Bridal Fashion – What’s Hot

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Bridal Fashion

Wedding is the biggest dream event for girls in India. This is the d-day when all the eyes would be on her and she wants to make the most of it in everyway, after all she is the queen today. Marriage being the most extravagant affairs calls for lavish celebrations and vibrant dresses. Here are some handy tips to help you hunt for the best and trendiest wedding ensemble.

Colors

The Hot colors this season are jewel tones and metallic colors like Gold, Silver, Copper, Bronze, Emerald Green, and Blue. Burgundy, Cherry Red, Brick and Wine color are some other safe options. Pastel shades continue to be popular as well.

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee vouches for myriad hues of crushed diamonds, sapphires and rubies, brought alive with the luster of liquid gold, silver and copper and textured, to work fabulously with Indian skin tones and features.

Fabrics

 

Banarsi koras, silks, tissues, organza and brocades are some of the most popular choices. Flowy chiffons and georgettes are also in great demand.

Embroidery

The challenge here is to smartly blend classical with the contemporary– so you see streamlined fits with traditional intricate embroidery—in dull antique gold or metallic. Kundan work is popular and so are mukaish, zardozi, mirror, gota and pearl work. Add crystals for that extra dazzle and you have that perfect look.

The Silhouette

The silhouette is tight and neatly cut and extremely feminine. The fish-cut skirt is popular, as is the A-line ghagara with a fitted choli. The emphasis, according to Neeta Lulla is on the shoulders and back.

 Accessories

 Maangtikas and bindis are going to be really popular this season and so is Diamond jewelry. Jadau and kundan jewelry are also in vogue. Neeta Lulla recommends classical jewelry because she believes that jewelry lasts whereas fashion doesn’t. Kaleeras are also a rage this wedding season, so make sure that you do buy one for yourself.

Body Tattoos / Stick-ons designed to serve as arm bands, necklaces or body ornaments are gaining popularity and are in great demand today.

To complete the look, go for ethnic silk clutch bags and comfortable footwear.

 

 

 

According to Neeta Lulla “Elegance is the buzzword and a lavish use of fabric, textures and the dupatta in different drapes are very in. I am even doing two dupattas, one for head and one for the body”.

Designer Manish Malhotra suggests a “sans-accessories-high-on-costume” look. According to him, this wedding season brides can play down the accessories and make their outfits the prime focus. After all, Priyanka made a bold fashion statement for brides-to-be in “Dostana” with an intricately embellished lehenga which had a traditional yet contemporary twist with long slits.

 

 

Your wedding day is meant just for you. That is why you need to shine and look your very best, so no matter what you wear just top it up with oodles of confidence and you will certainly leave a mark.
To take a look at the trendiest wedding ensembles like jewelry, bags and other accessories do visit www.CarmaWorld.com.

 

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Bridal Jewelry

The wedding day is a special occasion for every bride. Swathed in bridal finery, bedecked in magnificent jewelry, with hands and feet and a flutter in her heart, she is poised at the threshold of a whole new life.

 

The jewelry that a bride wears holds special significance. Indian bridal jewelry itself varies from region to region as well as in different communities.

 

Usually, precious stones such as jade, garnet, emerald, amethyst, pearl and coral are widely used in Indian bridal jewelry. These stones are said to pass their own special healing touch to the wearer.

 

The mangal sutra is an important item in the bridal jewelry. This necklace is tied by the husband around the wife’s neck as a symbol of their union. This is usually created on a necklace strung with black beads. It is considered a protection against the evil eye. Brides usually make a few changes to suit their individual tastes, keeping well within the prescribed parameters.

 

A bride from South India wears a thaali as a symbol of their marriage. This is usually in the form of a thick yellow thread with gold pendant.

 

Brides from Maharashtra wear stings of pearls in a cascade from the temples down to the shoulders, framing the face. The Punjabi bride wears bangles that are made of ivory called churas. Some churas are set in ivory with inlay work done on them. They are given by the bride’s mother and it is customary to wear them for about 40 days after the wedding ceremony. Red and green bangles or churas are important in many communities of India..

The parting of her hair is decorated with a gold ornament called the tikka.

 

Toe-rings are another jewelry item that is worn by married women in many parts of the country. The women from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar wear toe-rings called bichwa. Kashmiri women wear a long suspended cord with an ornament from the pierced ears. Brides from Bengal wear the iron kada or bangle called loha. This is artistically encased in gold. A red lac bangle is yet another important bridal jewelry item.

 

Fine filigree jewelry in silver is a hallmark of the artisans of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Filigree work uses silver wires of varying thickness to make geometrical shapes, leaves, flowers and butterflies and birds. Jaipur is famous for enamel work – exquisite bangles and necklaces with colored enamel paneling on crafted gold.

 

Kundan jewelry also finds favor with many Indian brides. Kundan jewelry is characterized by gems embedded in gold leaf and not rim or claw. This jewelry style is inspired by the Mughals. Temple jewelry from South India is inspired by temple statues and motifs and is usually characterized by red and green semi precious stones. Jewelry in the southern states is inspired by nature – paisley motifs, rice grains, melon seeds, cobra head and birds.

 

For beautiful jewelry for that very special wedding day, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com

The Time is Festive!

 

 

Hi again!

 

Come September, and the anticipation begins, excitement mounts and we wait with baited breath for the festive season to come engulf in its mood of celebration.

 

End of the year is marked by the festive spirit in all cultures and India is no exception. With the confluence of varied elements of varied cultures that India is, our festivities take on a whole new dimension.

 

There is hardly ever a lull period in the Indian festive calender but this period is usually packed to the brim. It begins with Navratras, which are week or longer affair marked by fasts, dandiya raas and vibrant clothes. It is followed almost immediately by Dusshera and Durga Puja.

 

Diwali soon follows to fill our lives with light, fireworks and excitement. The year culminates in the celebration of the birth of Christ and the birth of a whole new year.

 

The mood for all festivities is set by spirit which takes over one and all. The refulgent colours, the bright clothes, exquisite accessories, mouth watering delicacies… it is endless.

 

This season is considered most auspicious and so it coincides with wedding season.

 

The individual expression of all this celebration is the attire. We dress in our best clothes and accessories to join in the jubiliation.

 

This festive season try out the beautiful collection Kurtis at CarmaWorld. Adorn yourself with exquisite jewelry in Polki, Cubic Zircons and Faux Gold or accessorise with a beautiful clutch bag.

 

Bedeck yourself in clothes and accessories from CarmaWorld and be in the spotlight at all weddings and festivities.

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