When you see a wedding looming in the corner and have to rummage through your fashion-ill wardrobe, you might get panic-stricken. There is a compelling need to hide the paunch and yet look all jazzy for the occasion. In these precarious times, we need to pick something lighter and fancier, an ensemble that is in the magazine books and Instagram pictures. Well, you are getting to it!
Yes! We are talking about abandoning your flared lehengas and gaudy sarees and instead choose a Salwar Kameez suit. An authentic Indian attire, the salwar kameez has been customized with the passage of time. There are unique ways to drape your dupattas. The salwars are multi-functional and can easily be paired with palazzos, long skirts, churidars, culottes, pants and shararas too!
For the bridal wear section of salwar kameez suits, we have broadly classified some unique styles and divulged into nitty details of each!
Regal apparel of its own kind, the Anarkali suit doesn’t have any timeline to it. If you’ve to choose an outfit for the Mehendi or Haldi, you can ditch the flaky lehengas and go for an Anarkali instead. A flowy frock style kurta, fitted at the bust paired with a tight-fitting churidar and a diaphanous choker dupatta –and you’re ready to dance and slay the crowd. An Anarkali does justice to all body types and is an amplification of a woman’s beauty in every way possible. The kurta is heavily embroidered with stonework, patchwork, sequins work, Kundan work and zari adding the royal speck to it. The texture is usually georgette and silk. The length of the kurta can be tailored to your comfort and style – avoid floor-sweeping ones for a comfortable look!
An ensemble for every fashion-forward woman is the risqué-free Palazzo suits. The palazzo pants are wide-leg, flaring out evenly from the waist till the ankle and are teamed with a heavily embroidered Indian kurta. This combo is new in the vogue town and has been the go-to outfit ever since. The kurtas are usually a fusion of zari embroidery, sequins and stonework to make it glitzy and regal for the wedding day. The chosen fabrics for palazzo suits are silks of varying tones. The palazzo is usually matched in the same colour and so is the dupatta – enhanced with lace borders.
A lot of experimentation can be done with the kurta. It could be full-sleeved with dotted sequins and woven motifs at the hem of the kurta. There has been a rage of sleeve-less kurta pieces as well, embroidered at the yoke and mildly sequined otherwise.
Go back to the basics and pick up the immortal beauty from your wardrobe – straight salwar suits and the wedding look is done! A straight-cut kameez is fitted around the waist and hips and flares at the hemline. You could design a stellar outfit by pairing this with a tight-ring churidar, ankle-length pants and even shararas! To match up to the wedding vibe, you could choose a solid colour palette and experiment with the neck-lines and sleeves. Scoop necks and full-sleeves are the fetishes of today. Choose silk fabrics with this style as they elongate your torso and add to the royal tinge. There is also an appetite for three-fourth sleeves amidst women, and the cloth used is georgette with the dupatta draped around both the wrists, lying loosely at the back.
Unveil the modern woman element in you and blend it with an ethnic touch this wedding season with Patiala suits. The attire has its roots in the Patiala city of Punjab. A characteristic feature of this ensemble is the pleating style of the salwar – which could be customized to be heavy or light. Patiala suits are a three-piece outfit comprising of a preferably short kurta, a densely pleated salwar and matching dupatta. Bright and colorful, these suits catch your fancy instantly. Patialas are a wow when the kurtas are cropped till above the calf and adorned with zari and mirror work. To accentuate your toned arms, go for a sleeveless look; otherwise a three-fourth looks smashing too!
FRONT SLIT SUITS
A new edition to salwar suits – front slit suits have taken the world of women already. Front suit slits can be teamed with a wide-flared palazzo, tight churidar pants or even a sharara! High front slits show off the flat belly and are usually chosen by girls to jazz up at wedding occasions.
You could choose a net base with heavy embroidery on the yoke and sequins on sleeves to match up to the wedding mania. The bottoms are usually a match to the kameez and dupatta is ornate with lace borders. The colour palette covers a huge spectrum – it could be the basic pop of solid colours or you could look more placid and beautiful with pastel colours.
Here, we sorted out 5 different styles of salwar suits for you. We believe that their best feature is the extensive reusability. You could pick up a heavy embroidered kurta of one suit and eloquently donn it with culottes of your regular wear – and that still qualifies for a bridal wear! Well, don’t forget to enhance your stellar salwar kurtas with emboldened jewellery. If the yoke is dipping in stone work, go heavy on the earrings – danglers or jhumkas, the choice being yours! If the scoop neck is what you’ve chosen to wear, a layered neck piece- choker or conventional, looks absolutely stunning.
We hope that we have been able to sort out your wedding mania by helping you choose the subtle and ravishing in-fashion salwar kurta!