‘Weddings’ are extremely special, they hold an exclusive place in our hearts, especially our own wedding! It is that one grand celebration we dream of since childhood (thanks to the Bollywood in us). And while planning for the D-Day, the crucial thing of all is - What should the bride wear?
While these days, the bazaar’s are flooded with an array of choices - with traditional bridal lehengas available in various fabrics, designs and colours, we highly recommend the Banarasi Lehenga for The Bride to Be. And here’s why -
Banarasi Silk Lehengas
Make for a traditional wedding attire - with intricate designs and patterns woven on pure silk fabric. Known for their luxurious and opulent appearance, the Banarasi Lehenga Choli is a popular choice amongst brides, embellished with gold or silver embroidery, beadwork and other decorative elements.
Here are our 4 reasons why you should go for one -
1. The elegance in style- The Banarasi Lehenga is a class apart with its evocative texture and design! The best of designers and labels are bringing it for the subtle yet glamorous sheen of the fabric. With a fantastic mix of modern and the royal, you will be all set to be a trendsetter with this one!
2. Its rich history and tradition- A Banarasi Lehenga has an old school charm and was much loved by the Mughals as much it is fancied by the present day royalty. It held a special place in the hearts of the royal queens worn extensively by them on special events! Hailing from the oldest inhabited city - Banaras, now known as "Varanasi", the fabric represents the glorious history of Indian textile art, making it a traditional heirloom passed on to us by the royal families, with a rich history to behold. We bet the feeling of adorning such a timeless piece is priceless, especially on your WEDDING DAY!
3. A bold color palette - The Banarasi fabric gets its shimmering appearance by weaving gold and silver threads into the fabric. Prized for their softness and durability, they are available in an array of shades from soft pastels to vivid colors, fitting ones contrasting personality and choices. Be it a day event or an evening celebration, the Banarasi Lehenga can be your go-to choice with bold colors like - red, gold, blue, purple or green.
4. DIY- Buying not just a glamorous but a brand new wedding lehenga just for a few hours feels like an expensive affair. But on the contrary, a Banarasi Lehenga will be an investment! They are easy to store, and can be worn again because of their elegant look and feel - ideal for family functions or your best friend’s wedding with options to pair them in unique ways - The choli can be paired with a saree, you can mix and match the skirt with a blouse or use that beautiful dupatta with one of your kurta sets. Moreover, the age-old fabric doesn’t lose its charm and can be passed on to the coming generations. It’s definitely here to stay!
Now that you are fascinated with its beauty and are looking to add something super alluring into your wedding look, which also an ethnic treasure, here is our pick of Banarasi Silk Lehengas for you from Weaver Story
Rangkaat Handloom Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Lehenga
We are totally swooning over this Banarasi Lehenga in Katan Silk with lovely hues of pink and gold. A shimmering pista green dupatta will complete the look, making it ideal for a day wedding! If you enjoy the company of pastel shades, this is the one for you.
Pink Meharaab Jaal Handloom Banarasi Lehenga
Make a statement with this dazzling Pink Banarasi Lehenga! Well you can never go wrong with pink and this one will be an ideal traditional wear for your wedding day. A satin satin blouse and organza dupattas in matching shades will complete the look and this beautiful piece handcrafted by weavers in Pure Katan Silk will be an absolute stunner!
White Mughal Jaal Banarasi Lehenga with Gotta Work
White and ivory is the new red for Indian Wedding Brides and when accompanied with gold, it makes for a flawless fit! The lehenga handwoven in Pure Katan silk with Mughal Jaal design gives it a royal outlook, and an impressive gota border all over embellished with zari work is something to look out for. Along with a chanderi silk blouse and an organza dupatta, you will be totally nailing your wedding day attire!
Peacock Blue Handloom Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Lehenga
Reimagined design crafted in Pure Katan Silk in a bold and beautiful peacock blue colour will definitely stand out on your wedding day! A pure silk blouse with embellishments on the waist and an organza dupatta completes the piece. Truly rich-looking and elegant!
Red Banarasi Handloom Lehenga
The classic red is a quintessential choice for every bride and why not? The red is a colour that speaks for itself - of love, passion and romance. Styled with a chand boota blouse and a hand embroidered organza dupatta, the lehenga in Pure Katan Silk is an ode to Indian craftsmanship. For the old school brides, red and gold lehengas are simply a beautiful dream choice!
Pigeon Blue Pure Katan Silk Banarasi Lehenga
An enticing pure silk lehenga in subtle shades of light blue and intricate work in shimmering gold is a perfect fit for a day wedding! A winning combination with a pure silk blouse , an organza dupatta and soothing blues.
A Banarasi Lehenga looks stunning, be it an intimate day celebration or a grand Indian wedding. Making for a dazzling pick for a millennial bride, this one is totally a timeless piece and will woo hearts, just like you!
Author - Aarushi Sharma