Indian bridal outfits are traditionally very colorful and ornate, with a focus on intricate embroidery and embellishments. It comes as no surprise that the most popular outfit for Indian brides is the saree, a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body and draped over one shoulder. The saree is often made of silk or other fine fabrics and can be embroidered with gold or silver thread, as well as sequins and beads. Typically worn with a blouse, the bride may also wear a dupatta along with the saree to complete the look.
One of the many reasons Kanjivaram Silk Sarees, also known as Kanchipuram sarees, are considered an appropriate form of bridal wear is due to their elegant and traditional look. The sarees are known for their heavy silk fabric and rich colors, which make them perfect for formal occasions such as weddings. Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are made with genuine mulberry silkworm yarn that provides a long lifespan of the saree. Made in vibrant colors with pure silver or gold zari, these sarees are precious heirlooms that are passed from one generation to the next with lots of love and blessings. Additionally, the intricate designs and gold thread work on the sarees add a touch of luxury and glamor to the overall look.
The decision to zero-upon your bridal outfit can get quite stressful and overwhelming. So to make things simpler, here are some of the reasons why this luxurious silk saree should be a part of your bridal trousseau and make it to at least one of the events leading upto your special day:
- Quality : Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are made from the finest quality silk. This high-quality silk drapes elegantly on the body, making it perfect for a formal occasion like a wedding. The zari work, which is a type of thread used to create intricate designs, is made with real gold or silver thread, adding to the luxurious look of the saree.
- Durability : Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are made to last. The silk and zari used in these sarees are of such high quality that they can withstand the test of time. This means that a Kanjivaram saree can be passed down from generation to generation and still look as beautiful as the day it was first worn.
- Versatility : Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are available in a wide range of beautiful colors and designs, making them appropriate for a number of occasions. You can flaunt them stylishly in traditional ceremonies and cocktail events alike. They can be paired with different types of blouses and jewellery, making them a versatile choice for any woman.
- Cultural significance : In South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu, Kanjivaram Silk Sarees hold a special place in the local culture. They have long been an integral part of South Indian traditions and are frequently worn by ladies on important occasions like weddings and festivals.
- Elegance : The intricate designs and patterns on a Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are beautiful and add an air of elegance and sophistication to the wearer. The saree's borders and Pallu (the ornate end of the saree that drapes over the shoulder) are usually adorned with intricate zari work and small motifs, which make it a perfect attire for a wedding.
- Tradition: Weddings are a time to celebrate tradition and heritage. Wearing a Kanjivaram Silk Sarees at a wedding is a way to pay homage to traditional customs and culture. It also shows respect for the ancestors and the cultural heritage of the bride.
- Significance of Silk : Silk is considered a luxurious fabric and its use on the wedding day is a symbol of the bride's prosperity and well-being. Silk is also considered to be an auspicious fabric and is said to bring good luck to the bride and groom.
- Personalization :Kanjivaram Silk Sarees come in a wide variety of colours, designs, and patterns, making it possible to personalize the attire to the bride's taste and preferences. The bride can choose a saree that reflects her personal style and complements her skin tone.
- Bridal Look : Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are known for their vibrant colours, intricate designs and luxurious look, making them perfect for the bride's attire. The saree's opulence and grandeur will make the bride look like royalty on her special day.
- Comfort : Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are lightweight and comfortable, making them perfect for a wedding. Unlike other heavy and stiff fabrics, the silk used in these sarees is breathable and allows the bride to move freely, allowing her to enjoy her special day without any discomfort.
If this exhaustive list hasn’t convinced you, head over to Weaver Story's bridal line to have a look at our favorite picks for your big day. It has been beautifully chosen to make you feel exceptional on your wedding day. Here are a few of the Kanjivaram Silk Sarees you could consider for your big day. These Kanjivaram Silk Sarees are crafted by professional weavers, and our designers have styled them with fine jewellery to give you an idea of the overall look.
Handloom Pink Pure Zari and Pure Silk Kanjivaram Saree
This exquisitely made traditional, classic silk saree with contemporary checks and stripes makes for an ideal outfit for a pre-wedding function.
Green Handloom Pure Silk Kanjivaram Saree With Blue Borders
Dazzle the night away in exquisite blue and green Kanjivaram Silk Saree. It has been expertly woven by our finest weavers, and it comes with a vivid blue blouse piece that matches the border.
Author - Aditi Bapna