An Indian wedding is a celebration of great pomp and show and the Bride is the undisputed star of the spectacle that a big fat Indian wedding usually is.
Obviously nothing but the best would do when it comes to her wedding ensemble for this occasion and most Indian brides are likely to splurge a dear sum on buying that perfect Indian wedding bridal wear be it a lehenga or a saree.
However, once the wedding ceremony is over it is nothing but a criminal waste of money and artistry that a piece as prized and as special as an Indian Wedding outfit should henceforth be relegated to forever storage. Imagine if your beloved lehenga and choli just become a relic of the wedding party's revelry.
Remember the good old days when mother used to wear her wedding banarsis and kanjeevarams for a lifetime; back when a wedding trousseau was a lifetime investment more than just an enviable wardrobe for the Bride.
Indian Brides today have a new fashion ethic blending fashion with practicality and many of them now go for pieces in their Bridal Trousseau which may be mixed and matched and reused well past the wedding.
That is a welcome trend indeed and who doesn't want to be able to wear the carefully selected and much loved trousseau pieces again and again ?
Now that is a trend we would love to ride on that not only get us a bang for the buck but also expands the scope of our Indian Ethnic Wardrobe for a lifetime. As always Pure Elegance brings you the perfect inspiration and tips that tell you how master this trend so you may enjoy your trousseau pieces more than once.
A different take: Red is no more the Bridal uniform. Brides are now choosing a variety of other colors in pastels or even white like this blush lehenga- gown with a stylized top and drape. Not only will you be able to carry a blush or peach lehenga outfit into other occasions and festivities, its modern styling will allow you to modify the look for more than just Indian outfits.
What's your Motif: A bridal lehenga in modern and geometric embroidered motifs like this one is a great choice because you can mix and match the blouse with a saree, the skirt with a western style collared silk shirt and the dupatta can easily double up as a ruffled stole with a western style gown.
Laced with drama: A lace saree in a neutral tone is an instant hit any time of the year, any year. You can take it from being your reception outfit to an all eyes turning ensemble for a white tie dinner gala.
Monochrome me up: Pick a piece for your reception which is one single metallic color like this saree which can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. This not only immediately sets off a festive vibe but is a timeless piece that will let you have more freedom to style it with different looks using a variety of accessories and blouses.
East goes West: If a western silhouette is already on your list pick something like this monochromatic, understated but gorgeous gown for a church wedding and dress it up or down as you please, long after you have thrown the bouquet to the bridesmaids.
Definitely this is just a tasting from the array of options that are available to brides today. Gone are the days of the typical magenta lehenga of the 1990's and the red saree of the 1980's.
A bridal trousseau is a treasure chest of dreams for all brides and the best dreams are the ones that last a lifetime, make yours a forever affair too.
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Article By : Bhavna R