If you have a wedding on the cards, we are sure you're going crazy with how to plan it all in these post covid times. No matter what kind of wedding you're planning, there's no denying the importance of your wedding trousseau!
Wondering what to buy and how to do your wedding shopping in these unsafe times of social distancing? When in doubt - go classic! Here's five reasons why and how a traditional bandhani saree fits right into the budget and aesthetics of your intimate wedding with its classy and evergreen appeal.
#1 Bandhani Is Back In Trend... and How!
Picture Courtesy: Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Ace designers and couturiers from Sabyasachi Mukherjee to Manish Malhotra are embracing the tie and dye art form in their latest wedding collections. Sarees and kurtis in pop bright colours and even jumpsuits and Patiala pants - it's raining colours all over the place.
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From classic Bandhej sarees on traditional benarasi weaves to our own connoisseurs who've picked stylishly draped Bandhani lehenga-sarees, brides are taking the Bandhani trend to a whole new level!
To be honest, whether you’re attending a Sangeet function or a Griha Pravesh, there's always a bandhani saree to suit every occasion.
#2 Keeping Up with the Ambanis!
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Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's daughter, Isha Ambani’s wedding was a fashion fest and the most glamorous wedding we've ever seen. From the Ambani family to the Bollywood celebrities, we're sure you got a lot of wedding trousseau inspiration.
Take a closer look at Isha Ambani’s bridal lehenga and your gaze will get stuck on the bright red bandhej odhna that added just the right dash of colour to her ivory wedding lehenga. The odhna that completed Isha’s look was refashioned from her mother’s old red bandhani saree that Nita Ambani had worn on her own wedding day.
And the Bandhani fever doesn’t end here. Do you remember spotting the gorgeous Jahnvi Kapoor in a vibrant blue-green Manish Malhotra bandhani saree? Featuring a rich gold zari border, it was styled with a bottle green velvet blouse; and made for a perfect ensemble for a classy destination wedding!
Picture Courtesy: Janhvi Kapoor
#3 Evergreen Bandhani
While Bandhani is trending now, it is more than just a trend. Classy Bandhani sarees and lehengas are almost an investment for your wardrobe that can beautifully stand the test of time and generations!
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From celebrities to royalty, brides to mother of brides - this is one style that looks good on almost everyone at almost any occasion that demands ethnic wear.
While they've always been comfortable, non-crease and light-weight, now versatility is another scoring point for bandhej outfits - with trendy silhouettes and styles like anarkalis, patialas, jumpsuits and kurtis being in trend.
#4 Looks classy without crashing your Wallet!
Imagine the pocket pinch of wearing a couture label lehenga to your friends' sangeet function? And how much to spend on those sarees that you need to stock only to attend formal receptions?
Bandhani sarees and lehengas are classy enough for both occasions without burning a hole in your pocket! And if you know how and where to select your pieces, you would end up looking nothing less than royal.
#5 Best buy for Intimate Weddings!
Post the lockdown and Coronavirus impact, wedding celebrations are going small and intimate. So what do you wear to an intimate wedding? Something that looks evergreen, classy and can effortlessly be worn again in future, we say!
Because if you're looking for timeless and classic, nothing comes close to the elegance and ethereal romance of a beautiful Bandhej saree for a simple wedding. Pick regal reds or pinks if you want to be traditional, or pastels and dark hues for a more offbeat and unconventional look - but a Bandhej saree is an option you just can't go wrong with.
Now you know why Bandhani Sarees are a must buy for every trousseau. How are you planning to add Bandhani to your wedding look? Let us know in the comments below!