Latest Bridal Silk Saree Designs: In the esteemed Indian culture, a wedding trousseau is not complete with at least one silk saree. When talking about Indian ensembles, we must mention the saree, in all its crowning and majestic glory. An unstitched garment that has become a part of the very fabric of Indian traditions and culture, a garment that is truly for everyone.
Be it the daily wage workers of the country or the female global leaders of Indian origin, the saree is donned by all, with equal prestige and pride. With the progression of the times, and the country’s slow but sure ways of discarding heteronormative practices and beliefs, males too have ventured into wearing these magnificent sarees and they are truly a sight to behold.
Silk, a naturally made textile, is associated with luxury. A silk saree exudes and emanates an aura of sophistication, gravitas, and grandeur. Iconic and easily the most popular choice of the people, silk sarees often go on to become family heirlooms. A bridal silk saree is both the foundation and the cherry on top of a wedding chest, something that’s appropriate for the bride, her closest friends, family members, and esteemed guests.
What are the Best Silk Saree Designs for Brides?
There are a plethora of ways to style a saree, and with a silk saree, the options only become that much more magnificent and vast. Although it is impossible to zero in on all the style elements of all looks, here are a few ways that have always worked for us. Tried, tested, foolproof and we promise you, it’s going to be raining compliments if you take these into consideration.
- Monochrome: Monochrome never looked so good before. Matching blouses, similar toned jewelry and same hued flowers for your hair are a big tick mark in our book for a traditional bridal silk saree outfit. You can learn more on this from our post on styling plain sarees.
- Contrast: As much as we love monochromes, we can’t deny that nothing catches the eye like a good contrast. Mint green and electric blue, hot pink and white, red and black, gold and purple are only some of our favorites in silk sarees, and they’re sure to turn heads.
- Jewelry: The moment you go for a silk saree, you set the tone for an old school charm and romance. Taking cue from the same, we can’t get heavy chokers, statement jhumkas and stacked bangles out of our head to complement this look.
- Hair Accessories: When we say hair accessories, what we really mean is a stunning maangtika, and needless to say, gajras, i.e., flower garlands to spruce up your bun. Modern day tiaras got nothing on these gajras.
- Perfumes: Your choice of scent is as crucial to your personal style as any other visual element of your outfit. When decking up in a bridal silk saree, we suggest you go for strong yet floral scents as on ode to your bold and unafraid femininity.
- Footwear: When in a saree, we always advise you to wear heels because that reduces the chances of tripping on your pleats and gives you that extra elevation. However, if you’re not comfortable in the same, we’d suggest you go for embellished or embroidered flats. And in case you’re one with our constant rebellion against societal expectations, we strongly urge you to choose your favorite pair of sneakers! Here’s our detailed post on the best shoes to wear with sarees.
14 – Complement Your Saree With Hair Accessories
A maatha patti and floral jewelry are the basic must-haves for a bridal look, we love this bride’s choice! To make these accessories shine, however, you need to choose the right hairstyle so here are some ideas on hairstyles with maatha patti & maang tikkas.
13 – Simple Saree for an Intimate Wedding Function
They say eat your greens, we say wear your greens. This light green silk saree is the perfect pick for any intimate function. Pair it with a contrasting sleeveless blue blouse with a plunging neckline. It is important to note that the real element of this outfit is statement jewelry. Add bold statement chokers, long necklaces, bangles, rings, and more. Leave your carefully styled curls open, let your hair down and enjoy.
12 – Bridal Silk Saree for a Temple Visit
A big fat Indian wedding is only complete with multiple temple visits and religious ceremonies. Here’s an outfit to take you through them in style. Choose a muted purple silk saree with a contrasting orange or yellow border for this occasion. One with thin gold threads in a checkered or striped pattern would elevate the outfit subtly. Pair the saree with a pink and gold brocade blouse, one with a paisley design. Part your hair down the middle and make a neat, low bun. Accessorize heavily with a bejeweled choker and bangle. Add two thinner and longer neckpieces to layer and add to the aesthetic. Finish the look by adding some roses to your hair.
11 – Rosy Red: Silk Saree Edition
A rose-red silk saree is the ideal saree for a bride on her wedding day! Pair this mostly minimal saree with a modest blouse. Go for half-length sleeves and a simple round neckline. Gold embroidery on the blouse would be an eyecatcher. Now, spruce and dress up your look with heavy, intricate, and maximalist gold jewelry. Add a maang tika with forehead extensions, multiple layers of neckpieces, big jhumkas for your ears, and stacks of bangles to adorn the Mehendi on your hands. Don’t forget to add some white flower garlands to your hair, and needless to say, go for bridal makeup with bright red lipstick. Here are some latest blouse designs to go with silk sarees.
10 – For The Morning After The Wedding
The morning of a wedding is always overwhelming. It is a rollercoaster of emotions for the bride, the family, and all her closest friends. For this occasion, we suggest you go for a bottle green saree with a minimal floral pattern and a hot pink blouse. The blouse would look best when short-sleeved with golden piping. Go for light or no makeup that’ll make you look as fresh as a flower. For jewelry, pick a green beaded neckpiece, some statement earrings and pull the look together with a kamarbandh, i.e., a bejeweled belt.
9 – While Silk Saree for Engagement Bride
An ethereal white outfit is unparalleled, no matter what the garment is. For this look, choose a white saree with traditional golden motifs. Pair it with a white cropped camisole to stay comfortable and hassle-free. Accessorize with a semi-precious gem-studded, choker, and earring set. Tie your hair back in a neat low bun, and choose sheen and matte makeup.
8 – Electric Blue Silk Saree for the Sangeet Bride
Sangeet night is all about friendly dance competitions between the bride’s brigade and the groom’s gang. And obviously, stunning outfits. While you set the stage on fire with your killer dance moves, an electric blue saree like this one is the perfect pick to complement your Bollywood songs! Style it with a sage green, half-sleeved, short blouse that dons a sweetheart neckline and accessorize with big jhumkas and a stack of pink bangles on one hand. Do your hair up in a bun, or leave it open to accentuate your hair flips!
7 – Pink Silk Saree
If Barbie was asked to choose a saree, we’re so sure that she would go for this one! And, what did we tell you about monochromes? Traditional, but absolutely breathtaking. Style this pastel pink saree with a matching blouse (ideally, stick to the blouse piece provided with the saree). A sleeveless, deep-neck blouse is perfect for adding the oomph factor. Comb and set your hair in a clean and sleek back brush style, so it doesn’t draw any attention away from your outfit. Accessorize minimally with simple gold rings, a thin and dainty pendant, and single gold bangles on both hands. Choose nude heels for this look. Go for a natural make-up look, and add a pink bindi. Complete the look with a pink lip shade or gloss. And just like that, you’re a doll.
6 – Silver Shimmer: Desi Version
We all love ourselves some silver shimmer, but make it desi. Put it on a silk saree with a mauve or lilac base and you have yourself a saree to take you from day to night in head-turning style! A stripe pattern looks especially beautiful for a duo-toned saree like this one. Choose a matching lilac blouse to go with it, and add a choker, a small pair of jhumkis, and some bracelets and rings to complete this look. Translucent heels would look lovely with this saree.
5 – Best Color Combination for 2022
This saree is a stellar example of how intricate and over-the-top a bridal silk saree should actually be. A color combination like pink and orange has emerged triumphant time and again. Style a gorgeous and gaudy saree like this with a bottle green bustier top as a blouse. Add a choker and some studs to complete the look. Wear high heels as you strut down in style.
4 – Dripping in Gold
If you’re not South Indian or Christian, white may be unorthodox for a wedding ceremony, but the gold makes it so worth it. Pick a gorgeous white and gold Kanjeevaram saree and pair it with a sleeveless, golden blouse. Slip into white or beige flats to stay comfortable, and accessorize minimally with statement studs, a watch, and a bracelet. An outfit that exudes effortless elegance and is sure to bag you tons of compliments!
3 – Black, with the Midas Touch!
No, we’re not quite done with the touch of gold yet. And this time, instead of white, we’re going with black. Black looks good with everything and with a little bit of that Midas touch, you’d simply be a sight to behold. Choose a golden blouse to style with this saree. Accessorize with a thin gold choker, ear studs and a big stack of bangles on each hand. This outfit emanates power, and my oh my, we are here for it!
2 – Authentic Royalty
This red Kanjivaram silk saree screams royalty that’s raw and unfiltered. Perfect for the day after the wedding, pair it with a tube top or a corset to add that oomph factor. A single statement choker should be more than enough accessorizing, although some rings and an armful of bangles never hurt anybody!
1 – Fashionista Fit
When you’re the fashionista in a family, there’s always a need to amp up your outfit and make it stand out. And, if there’s a will, there is a way! Pleat your Banarasi silk saree into a neat pallu, and make your blouse piece into an off-shoulder cropped top. Then add a kamarbandh to secure your outfit together and wear your favorite demi-fine jewelry. Classy and sassy with a splash of traditional, is the way to go this wedding season!
That was our curation of bridal silk sarees, hope we inspired you to get one and make it your own with our styling tips!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Pattu Sarees are Best for Brides?
Bridal Pattu sarees look like a dream at any wedding ceremony. A silk Pattu is obviously the most popular and gorgeous pick and well, we are so here for it!
Which are the Best Silk Sarees for a Wedding?
While all silk sarees look absolutely stunning at weddings, the following silks are some of our favorites for bridal wear: Mysore Silk, Paithani Silk, Patola Silk, Tussar Silk, Banarasi Silk, and Pochampally Silk.
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