Saree represents Indian women in the international picture. Today, Indian women are going places. From walking on red carpet in Cannes to presenting Oscars in Kodak Theatre- they are getting wowed and bowed for their achievements. And amidst everything, a perennial question is coming up every time an Indian woman is making a public appearance in international stage- whether or not to wear a saree. If Deepika Padukone looked mesmerizing in her Rohit Bal saree in Cannes then Priyanka Chopra left everyone swooning over her with a breathtakingly beautiful Zuhair Murad gown. But unquestionably, everyone comes to one conclusion that when it is the right occasion, Indian woman should wear saree, whether you are representing India on an international platform or attending a traditional occasion.
This is exactly the reason why Indian women prefer to wear sarees during marriage. As a bride, she is supposed to wear saree in most of the cases as it is the traditional attire. However, in some parts of India, brides can also wear salwar kameez and lehenga choli. But otherwise in majority part, saree is the wedding trousseau. Most common bridal wear sarees are Benarasi silk, Kanchipuram Silk and in some contemporary styled wedding, designer georgette and tissue sarees as well. Often modern brides contemplate experiments with their wedding outfits, but in most of the cases, they chose the traditional dressing and make up for the most important day of their life. Different designers specially launch their bridal collections every year to showcase their best bridal wear sarees. Owing to this popularity, saree has become popular attire for weddings even in the regions where it is not so, like Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern states.
Bridal wear sarees are becoming so popular due to another fact as well. Lehenga choli set can be really expensive and you don’t get to wear such a heavily worked lehenga later, unless it is someone’s wedding in family or their first Karwa-chauthh. The best part of saree is that no matter how heavy it is, you can always wear it for different occasion. Even if you are wearing your wedding Benarasi or Kanjivaram saree for someone else’s wedding, you will not look over dressed for the occasion. Such is the beauty of this outfit that it can blend in any surrounding.
About women, since saree is unofficially the official outfit of Indian women, so they wear it on marriages. But not just the senior women, even young women love wearing sarees for marriages because saree is a beautiful amalgamation of tradition and fashion. If varieties of silk stands for our age old culture and heritage, the very modern surge of fabrics like tissue, chiffon, georgette, jute, and different handlooms have made saree a favourite among young women as well. Even a simple monochromatic georgette saree with sequins in border can look exquisite with a smart and fashionable blouse like backless, halter neck, or strappy ones. These blouses custom jewellery change your look completely. So, to stand out in the crowd you don’t even need an expensive saree. But if you go for lehenga choli or a party wear salwar suit or Anarkali suit, it can be quite expensive. You can wear the same saree with blouses of different style and jewellery and you will get a fresh new look.
However, no matter what you wear for wedding- your or your friend’s, bottom line is the fittings. No outfit will look good if the blouse does not fit well. Even the saree will not look good with ill-fitted blouse and inappropriate petticoat. So, while choosing bridal wear sarees, pay equal attention to the accessories and fittings. This will ensure you look best on your best day.