For #FashionFriday, today, in collaboration with Rani By Neha Mahajan, we bring you the latest trends in Indian Wedding Fashion for Fall 2011.
Anarkalis are still the craze: Anarkalis suits make a style statement and looks good on everyone! They were worn during the Mughal era and look regal and classy. The Anarkali cut compliments all body types and the kalis or panels of the Anarkali can be increased or decreased based on one’s style. Moreover, almost any neckline and sleeve length works with this style! This way you can make it as traditional and classy or sexy and modern as your want. An Anarkali makes for a great outfit for a Mehendi or a Sangeet.
In Style: Short ethnic vests are in style and can be used to dress up a Salwar Kameez or transform an old one into a stylish new one. Bonus Tip: You can even wear it over your LBD for an Indo-Western look!
This Anarkali, paired with a short ethnic vest, has a lovely crimson border and beautiful antique gold embroidery.
Embroideries that are “in”: Traditional Lucknowi, Chikankari and Kashmiri embroideries are back in fashion. Many couture designers, like Manish Malhotra, are incorporating these embroideries in contemporary styles.
Priyanka chopra in a Manish Malhotra: A gorgeous lehenga with Chikankari Embroidery graced with broad Zardosi border in Maroon velvet and highlighted with hand work.
Image Credit: Fashion Voyage
Fabrics in vogue: Net and Chantilly Lace is another fabulous combination. Both Net, and Lave are back in fashion and are being used by all the top designers for Salwaar Kameezes, Anarkalis, and Saris.
Get creative with that old Sari: Never throw out any of your out of fashion saris or your mom’s old saris. There are many ways to make an old sari fresh and fabulous:
Use your old saris and lehengas with kalis or panels and transform them into beautiful Anarkalis. The sari borders can be used as a beautiful border on the bottom of the Anarkali and used to detail the dupatta.
This Anarkali is stitched with a heavy bordered lace taken from an old cream and antique gold sari, combined with an old plain yellow georgette sari for the skirt. The bodice of the Anarkali is an old brocade blouse used with a yellow satin lace belt.
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This autumn, get your mom’s old silk sari stitched into a fabulous Achkan or jacket style suit with contrasting silk cigarette pants or a churidar and a dainty stole. If it is a printed silk sari, all that is needed on the suit is some embroidery or Swarovskis on the sleeves right above the elbow. For a dressy look, pair it with georgette stole with a thin border of your old sari around.
Neha Dhupia in a Manish Malhotra lehenga/corset combo with embroidered motifs in antique gold. Dia Mirza is donning a Manish Malhotra Achkan style heavy antique embroidered jacket highlighted with a fuschia pink velvet patti and a vine colored lehenga.
Image Credit: Fashion Voyage
Fall 2011 Colors: Crimson, Burgundy, Black, Antique Gold, Ink Blue, Mustard, Beige/Nude, Gray