Indian Bridal Wear
In some ways, Indian bridal wear differs from western bridal wear and yet in some ways, they are the same. Rather than white, Indian brides traditionally wear red. Yet both western and Indian brides both often have elaborately decorated dresses. Sequins, embroidery, patterns, and satiny material are common themes in both western and Indian bridal wear.
The salwar kameez is a great alternative for western brides. This Indian bridal wear looks great on all bodies, no matter what the type or size. The salwar kameez comes in many different styles. The bride looking for something very different in bridal wear could go with the trouser salwar suit and a short Kurta top. The salwar kameez is often less expensive than other wedding dresses. In addition, the salwar kameez, unlike more traditional wedding dresses, the can be worn to other functions such as parties, semi-formal events, even work.
Another example of Indian bridal wear that looks great on any size from plus to petite is the lehnga cholis. Brought to India by the Moguls thousands of years ago, the lehnga cholis is a skirt and blouse combination that is rapidly becoming a favorite in Indian bridal wear. The lehnga cholis is dressy enough to be worn as a wedding dress yet can also be form to other formal occasions. Indian royalty, these beautiful outfits were often decorated of real gold, silver, and precious stones. Today, the lehnga cholis are still carefully hand decorated, making any woman feel like royalty.
To complete the look, you may want to accessorize with Bindi. Traditionally, these were the red dot found on the foreheads of married Indian women, but now women of all ages enjoy this fashion statement. Bindi now come with colored stones and look great with salwar kameez and lehng cholis or any other type of Indian bridal wear.
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