Question 10: How to choose the perfect wedding saree?
If you are very slim, go for Jamawar, Banarasi and Bandhej saris. Because of their busy patterns, they give a full appearance. If you are curvy, chiffons and silks with zardozi borders would look elegant on you. Plain saris draw the eye to the overall form rather than pattern. Solid, dark colors also help create a slimmer silhouette. The rich colors of Kanjeevarams suit most Indian complexions. Elaborate, broad borders look lovely on tall women. If you’re of average height or petite, go for medium to narrow borders which will not draw attention to your lack of inches.
Question 11: What’s new in Haute Couture for grooms?
The days when grooms would wear boring, neutral colors are long gone. Today’s grooms have their own style statement to make alongside their glittering brides. So you have ethnic menswear embellished tastefully with semi-precious stones, pearls, intricate (but subtle) embroidery and accompanied by rich, silk scarves. Contrasting shades are in – team pastel sherwanis for instance with churidars in gold or deep coral. Dhotis are also making a comeback. Above all, coordinate details with the bride’s outfits.
Question 12: What’s unusual from famous fashion designer Satya Paul?
“Think different’ is the motto of famous designer Satya Paul. His wedding collection features off-beat shades like aubergine, turquoise and emerald green. His lehengas and saris are worked with a variety of designs using chikankari, zardosi and even French lace. The hot trend in surface embellishments though, is beaten metalwork in glowing colors.
Question 13: What are some recent exciting, new trends in wedding embroidery?
Designers are experimenting like never before, to compete for the attention of recession-hit clients. Parvesh Kumar Sharma and Jai Prakash Singh, for instance have been inspired by Krishna and Rasleela motifs. On a canvas of traditional wedding colors like red, gold, green and beige, the colors of their embroidery shine forth brilliantly, from deep magentas to the turquoise of peacock feathers.
Question 14: What’s the Kamasutra choli?
Another designer, Reynu Tandon, plays around with the conventional lehenga-choli for a daringly different look. Her tiny, fitted cholis leave the back bare, with just strings holding it in place. This is teamed with beautiful, kalidar lehengas, with plenty of pleats to add volume and flare. Georgettes and silks are her fabrics of choice, with lavish gota work.
Question 15: What’s Bold n’ beautiful for wedding clothes?
This season, brides are turning sassy. Designer Raakesh Agarwal says that apart from the traditional costume worn for the marriage ceremony, girls are looking for bridal wear that spells glamor all the way. This year, his collection of strapless cholis resembles structured corsets, covered with intricate embroidery or metal components in brilliant colors, while saris are draped almost like long dresses.
Question 16: How to pick pick the right Wedding designer?
Looking around for a designer? A competent one should be able to efficiently handle your requests, whether it’s making a slight alteration, translating your hazy ideas into reality, or perfectly reproducing a picture from a magazine. Do they have plenty of styles, colors and high quality fabrics to show you? If the designer can come up with creative suggestions that suit your body shape and the all important budget, go for it!
Question 17: Why is dress up Weddng Rehearsal so important?
Weddings are big ticket items to risk not looking good. So have a dress rehearsal with your bridesmaids and groom, all dressed up in final outfits, at least one week in advance. Ask some close friends to give their candid opinion. Take digital pictures to see if there’s room for improvement. A good facial along with manicure and pedicure would set your groom up for the big day. If either of you have a tendency to lose or put on weight quickly, try on your outfits at least two days in advance
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