Indian Bridal Apparel Trends 2013 A-Z Part III

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A bit late, but nevertheless presenting the final part of our Indian Bridal Apparel Trends 2013 A-Z.

S is for Sarees


Do the sarees ever go out of style? This elegant and traditional attire can be dressed up using modern twists: Saree belt being one of them. This was seen during the Aamby valley fashion show/IBFW2013. Jyotsa Tiwari, for one, paired up plain sarees with gold belts or kamarbandhs in which the saree could be tucked into for an elegant and neater look.

T is for Traditional Tribal Weaves

tribal weaves

This is another trend popularized by the likes of Vidya Balan and Kanagana Ranaut. These stars preferred to wear the traditional six yard staples or block prints and simple silks on the red carpet (as well at weddings of fellow Bollywood stars).  Similarly, many designers paid tribute to local craftsmen of Manipur in the Lakme Fashion Week 2013 by using traditional tribal weaves in their collections.

V s for Veils


Sheer veils are sure to be in vogue and they are perfect for our blushing brides, we feel! Tarun Tahliani’s show stopper Lisa Haydon perfectly balances the old and new as seen in image above.

W is for White Indian wedding dresses


Tradition dictates that brides (in most Indian communities) wear red, green, yellow (or any colour other than white and black for the wedding). However, we feel that might change, given the popularity of white at Aamby valley fashion show 2013.

Z is for Zari/Zardosi

zari zardozi

Zari and zardosi are similar embroidery types using gold threads;  the only difference lies in the material and method used for the job. Tarun Tahliani used zari and zardozi embroidery heavily in his  “Marriage, Mystic and Magic” collection at the IBFW 2013 Aamby valley show .

And that concludes our series on the A-Z Indian bridal wear trends for the year 2013. Do comment below on the trends we might have missed!

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