13 Gorgeous Sarees Every Bride-To-Be Needs In Her Trousseau!
Our never-ending love for sarees, is even more elevated when we are getting married. The beauty in the colours, the shine and the nine-yard wonder leaves us in awe every time we find a saree that we love. Given the number of choices available, it’s best to pick a few key collectibles, considering that these gorgeous fabrics can also be pricey. Here are 13 kinds of sarees that you should definitely add to your trousseau.
1. A Luxurious Gharchola
A type of bandhani saree, a gharchola has a distinct grid-like pattern created with broad zari stripes. This auspicious saree is usually worn by brides in Gujarat and Rajasthan. ‘Ghar’ means home, and ‘chola’ means wedding costume. Typically worn by brides on the first day of their marriage in the new house, the thought behind this saree makes us want to get one!
POPxo Recommends: Brick Red Bandhani Gharchola (Rs 12,100)
2. A Flowy Leheriya And Gota Patti Saree
This staple Rajasthani beauty is created by the process of tie and dye done in a manner so that patterns look like a wave or ‘leher’. Usually worn at mehendi functions, this saree combined with traditional gota-patti embroidery is one colourful and bright creation. Gota-patti is an applique form of embroidery wherein zari ribbons are cut in different ways and put on the colourful sarees. This is a must-have!
POPxo Recommends: Pink Georgette Leheriya Saree With Gota Patti Work (Rs 6,850)
3. A Rich Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
A combination of temple borders, stripes and a completely different pallu pattern, kanjeevaram silks are the most coveted silk saree, made in mulberry silk and woven beautifully. They come from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. We’ve seen a lot of film stars wear this marvellous shiny saree, and this may be your chance to invest in one of these! It’s timeless.
POPxo Recommends: Cream Orange Handwoven Kanjivaram Silk Saree (Rs 29,000)
4. A Luscious Lace Saree!
This very exquisite lace saree is definitely worth being packed in your trousseau. It’s for the new-age bride. With lace being in trend, it’s time we bought something like this gorgeous lace saree in black or a neutral colour you like. This is for the times you want to take a break from the heavily embroidered sarees and go for an elegant look.
POPxo Recommends: Black Lace Saree With Sequin Border (Rs 5,940)
5. A Floral Printed Silky Satin Saree
The satin weave in any fabric gives it that ultra sheen and it also drapes very well, accentuating the curves. A floral satin saree is both feminine and refreshing. Choose a colour that suits you and wear this with some lightly embroidered blouse. Make sure to keep the look very neat with just a pair of small drop earrings. It’s perfect for dinners and small get-togethers.
POPxo Recommends: Pink Floral Satin Printed Saree (Rs 7,740)
6. A Simple Saree Made With Just Sequins!
For a cocktail party and other after dark social parties, you’d need a few sarees that are blingy but not too traditional. We’re thinking a plain saree with a heavily sequinned border and a sequinned blouse will do the trick. Try offbeat colours like a midnight blue, wine or a grey! Get creative with the blouse cut and accessorize with contemporary jewellery.
POPxo Recommends: Grey & Red Sequinned Saree With Blouse (Rs 6,850)
7. A Brilliant Paithani Silk Saree!
A traditional woven art that comes from a town called Paithan in Maharashtra, this fine silk saree has a distinguishable peacock motifs pattern in the pallu created in different colours. There is a hint of Buddhist paintings too in these patterns. It’s one for the collection. This bright orange one is perfect for the newly married woman. You could wear this at pujas, weddings and your first karva chauth maybe.
POPxo Recommends: Orange Pink Paithani Silk Zari Border (Rs 10,750)
8. A Ready-Made Party-Wear Saree!
With the ongoing trends of draped gowns and dhoti sarees, a nicely pleated saree in a flowy fabric along with some interesting work details on the pallu and the blouse should be considered. This easy, non-fussy outfit is perfect for cocktails and for an indo-western look. Pick one in a fabric that suits your style.
POPxo Recommends: Pista Green Saree With Embroidered Blouse (Rs 20,340)
9. A Radiant Chanderi Saree!
Chanderi or silk/ cotton sarees come from Madhya Pradesh. They are economical, easy to handle and can be as dressy as you want them to be. From a simple border saree to a zari booti saree, you’ll find a great variety. This vibrant green chanderi saree with the decorative pallu is suitable for a bride-to-be. Indulge in a few of these sarees, we say.
POPxo Recommends: Green Chanderi Saree With Zari Border (Rs 4,543)
10. An Interesting Half And Half Embellished Saree!
A combination of two types of fabrics to create a saree is the new thing now. Many designers have shown us sarees made this way and we cannot help but want to duplicate that soon. So here is a net saree along with a crushed purple silk pallu and lots of bold mirror and pearl work to make sure you stay stylish and stand out in the crowd. Some embellishments always add drama!
POPxo Recommends: Half and Half Purple Silk & Net Saree With Mirror Work (Rs 16,740)
11. A Graceful Chikankari And Mukaish Saree!
Chikan which literally means embroidery, comes from Lucknow. This was traditionally work of white thread on pastel coloured cloth, but now even tone-on-tone threads are used. Mukaish is a technique in which a silver metallic thread is twisted into the garment generally forming dots. This combined with chikankari work give the saree a more lustrous look. This is a style that is classic. So go forth and get one.
POPxo Recommends: Shaded Yellow Pure Georgette Chikankari & Mukaish Work Saree (Rs 28,500)
12. An Exclusive Banarasi Saree!
This is one saree every bride desires to have in her trousseau. Banarasi silk, as the name suggests, comes from Banaras and these sarees come with zari and brocade work. They are mostly inspired by Mughal designs and thus you’ll find a lot of intricate patterns which look amazing when worn. This purple saree is a dream!
POPxo Recommends: Purple Benarasi Handwoven Silk Georgette With Zari Saree (Rs 7,500)
13. A Pleasing Hand-Embroidered Saree!
From kantha to zardozi, the types of hand embroidery you can find in India are limitless. Go and indulge in some hand-embroidered sarees in different colours and designs. They’ll never go out of fashion and what’s more, they are made with so much love and care that every time you wear it, everyone will notice! This ombre saree has zari thread work and cut-dana embroidery used as highlights, just what the bride needs to shine!
POPxo Recommends: Pink & Coral Zari & Cutdana Hand Embroidered Saree (Rs 16,740)
We can’t help but love them all!
Published on Dec 27, 2016