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Mother of the Bride - Indian Aunty Sarees

A wedding affair is mostly all about the bride. However, the mother of the bride ensures that her daughter does not stress out for her big day and irons out all the creases cropping up at the event. So this lady needs an outfit befitting a queen when she is bidding adieu to her princess.

The famous Indian designers like Neeta Lulla, Manish Malhotra, Ashima- Leena, etc. offer an amazing collection of Indian aunty sarees that the mother of bride can pick from. She can follow these guidelines in choosing one of the Indian aunty sarees:

Go Pastel
When her daughter is going for bold colours she can opt for paler hues. Very light tints of blues, greens, beiges, peaches and pinks are great choices for the mother of the bride.

The fabric can be sheer or opaque with crystal embroidery or applique work. The light tones of Indian aunty sarees do justice to the age of the wearer and glorify class and grace at the same time.

Hema Malini in pastels




Easy on Embroidery
Indian aunty sarees with lighter embroidery work on just the borders and the pallu is a nice choice for the mother of the bride. On these lines, the website Strand of Silk offers an amazing collection of sarees from the Indian designers, for the mother of the bride.

Gold and Off-white Saree

Like Mother, Like Daughter
The mother can match her saree with her daughter, by choosing a common colour theme. She can go few shades lighter in the colour choice. When the bride is going for lehengas with bare midriff, the mother can go for sarees in similar colour and same type of lighter embroidery.
Hema Malini with Esha Deol

Aishwarya and Jaya Bachchan


Tread the Tradition
The mother of the bride can go for the traditional Indian aunty Sarees like Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Chanderi, Sambhalpuri, Bandhani, etc. Each of these sarees, uses traditional Indian weaves, prints or fabrics. The traditional Indian sarees always look amazing on elderly women and brings culture to the traditional wedding affair.
 
Paithani saree


Kanjeevaram Sarees

Blouse it Up
The Blouse for Indian aunty sarees should be one that gives coverage to the arms and adds drama to the saree. For leaner arms the mothers can go for sheer fabrics with borders and shorter sleeves.

For heavier arms a more covered look with opaques and embroidery depending upon the saree is a way to go. The veteran actress Shabana Azmi is seen a lot in full sleeves or three-quarter sleeves and she looks very classy wearing sarees with longer sleeved blouses.


Shabana Azmi at Lakme Fashion Week


Pull an Additional Pallu
An additional stole added to the other shoulder without pallu (saree pleats on the shoulder), with matching embroidery and colours gives a regal and commanding look. It adds dimension to the saree and takes it to a different level.
 
Waheeda Rehman with the extra Pallu Saree
The Indian aunty sarees are definitely a more popular and suitable choice for the mother of the bride over lehengas and anarkalis. The mother of the bride’s saree does not intend to take the limelight away but it subtly speaks for the woman behind the girl, who has begun a new journey in womanhood.



Image source: www.bollywoodvogue.com, www.designerblouses.co.in, www.indianweddingsite.com, www.metromela.com, bawree.com, bollyspice.com

Indian Wedding Sarees: The Must-Have Saree Styles in the Indian Bride’s Trousseau


To say that Indian weddings are colourful would be the biggest understatement of the century. Defined by a riotous mix of varied hues, events and ceremonies held over several days, a huge guest list of extended family and friends, weddings in India can be a little overwhelming for someone who hasn’t experienced it before. But it is at these weddings, that you can also witness some of the most beautiful aspects of the country that is India; you get to the see the culture, the rich diversity, the many traditions, and of course, the artistry evident in the clothes and jewellery of the families and friends, especially the Indian wedding sarees that steal the show.

For a bride, this is the time to indulge in Indian wedding sarees, each special in their own way. While lehengas are picked by many brides for their nuptials, no trousseau is complete without the six-yard-wonder in it. And if it is your wedding, why wouldn’t you want different styles of the saree as a part of your wedding wardrobe? We understand that a bridal trousseau needs to have a bit of everything, and, therefore, we tell you which Indian wedding sarees you definitely should pack into your suitcase.


Traditional Threads



Every region in India is renowned for a specific handicraft, so you have the Kanjeevaram silk from Tamil Nadu, the Lehariya from Rajasthan, the Banarasi silk from Uttar Pradesh, the Mekhla Chador from Assam; the list could go on. As a bride, you should definitely have a saree from your native state in your wardrobe. You could also go a little cosmopolitan and opt for woven wonders from around the country. It is an indulgence in Indian wedding sarees you will never regret.

Sheer Sensuality


Whether or not you are a fan of Bollywood, you have definitely at some point of time, admired the glamour of a sheer saree embellished with sequins or ornamented with a velvet border. You can wear these Indian wedding sarees to a cocktails event, your engagement, or your reception; they have a seductive elegance that is difficult to match. Take your inspiration from screen divas like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra who have been known to wear sheer sarees with √©lan. Opt for a net saree with contrasting border or a lace saree in a pastel colour. There are very few Indian wedding sarees that are as beautiful as these.


Printed Parade



It’s been a few seasons since the quirky printed saree first made its appearance but the fad refuses to die down and we say, with good reason. Now you may find it a bit too much to have too funky a print in your wedding wardrobe, but if you focus on fun colours and less zany prints, it can make for an interesting addition. Think Manish Arora, Masaba Gupta, Yogesh Chaudhary; all designers who have perfected the art of over-the-top yet elegant Indian wedding sarees. Just remember the key to perfecting this look are the right accessories.

Futuristic Flourishes

Now if you are a bride who loves fusion more than Indian, and finds wearing a saree a tad too traditional, you can opt for more contemporary styles of Indian wedding sarees that are draped in modern ways. Think the neon accents of Manish Malhotra sarees or the Rani Sultanate collection unveiled by Shantanu and Nikhil in Delhi this year. You can also wear the Indian wedding sarees you already have in your wardrobe with an obi belt or with a vest-influenced blouse for modernistic touches.


A beautiful six-yard wonder can help you flaunt your femininity in a way that is unattainable in most other outfits. Let your bridal resplendence shine its brightest with these Indian wedding sarees which are must-haves. After all, your wedding day is going to come only once in your lifetime, and it’s your day to steal the show.
Get inspired also by the Indian Bridal Fashion Week!