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The bridal sari continues to gain popularity

Alia Bhatt in Sabyasachi on her wedding day

The sari, which dates back centuries, has always been entrenched in the fabric of our nation. Ever-present and ever-evolving, its widespread appeal remains eternal. Be it on the red carpet of international events like the MET Gala or at every festive occasion in the country, nothing spells lasting elegance like the sari.

Katrina Kaif in Sabyasachi for her wedding celebrations

And while the sari needs no comebacks, as it has never ever dipped in popularity, it is winning more favour among present-day brides as a choice for their big day. This shift from heavy-duty lehengas to easy saris for the big day has, to an extent, come about due to lockdown-induced intimate weddings. Celebrity brides like Alia Bhatt, Dia Mirza and Patralekha Paul who chose to go the sari way for their big day, have also furthered its shine.

Manish Malhotra

The sari wins on all practical reasons and purposes too — from being a great investment piece which can be styled and re-worn in multiple ways to being passed down through generations knowing that it will be relevant, even decades later. It’s really the versatility of the sari that makes it so easy to embrace.

Punit Balana

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Ridhi Mehra

Sabyasachi

You can choose to channel vintage glamour on your sangeet night with a dull gold sequinned number or restrained luxury at an engagement soirée with a diaphanous pastel-toned organza look. A multi-hued floral print ruffled sari fits the fun and flirty mood of a mehendi, while an ornate chikankari sari embellished with zardozi adds to the regal and resplendent vibe of the reception. Want to have more fun with the classic silhouette — add a jacket, throw on a cape or say yes to a sexy, pre-draped number. There are no steps out of style in this case!

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