Indian bridal fashion is no more about size, it’s all about style! Designer Sabyasachi creates wedding wear for the plus-size Indian bride! Surreal or appreciable? Read on to know more!
Hey beautiful! Weddings are always special. From getting dressed up to being pampered by everyone, weddings are surely a milestone in a girl’s life as she’s entering a new phase in life. And most of us try to get that perfect lehenga/ saree/ gown for the wedding. Whether it’s the fit, uniqueness, color, we women make sure to get the best one.
But when it comes to Indian bride, there are very limited options for plus sized women. In fact, we can narrow it down to zero. But the problem isn’t only for plus sized women, even for other body types like pear-shaped do face such difficulties while shopping, especially for wedding wear.
These women literally have no options and have to settle in with whatever is available. Ugh! I know, why do designers ignore certain body types? It’s as if they don’t even exist! Well, recently Sabyasachi Mukherjee unveiled a set of images of a gorgeous plus-sized Indian bride wearing his ensemble on his Instagram account. So cool! Now that’s like a whole new revolution considering Indian bridal fashion.
We have seen western designers having a range of collections for the plus sized brides. ASOS has a separate section for plus size women’s clothing and they do have bridal wear, too! But it’s high time for Indian designers also to concentrate on all body shapes. After all, we need to make sure everyone feels like fashion can be for them, too!
Sabyasachi Mukerjee’s Plus Sized Indian Bride
The bride, Dolly Menghani, wore a white floral printed lehenga with heavy embroidered border. The lehenga also had gold embellishments all over. The bride completed the look by pairing traditional jewelry and subtle makeup.
A simple yet unique look complemented her body so well. The elbow length sleeves of the blouse and wearing the lehenga higher, the styling was done perfectly. The pictures on the Instagram feed shows the bride having fun with her friends and sipping coffee. These pictures surely tell that the bride was super confident in her own skin and made a statement by being herself. Unlike other brides, she chose a lighter color over a dark shade, which is even more pleasantly surprising.
Proud to Be a Bigger Bride?
A famous designer like Sabyasachi creating plus sized clothing in Indian fashion is surely progressive. But Indian brides, too, need to be cool enough to accept their body type. There are instances where brides are pressurized to lose weight by their family or friends, especially before the wedding and no one bothers about it after the wedding. Instead, make fitness a lifestyle and concentrate on loving yourself!
In fact, well-known television celebrity and comedian, Bharti Singh, who is plus-sized rocked a pink and blue lehenga like a dream. She wore a yellow gown for her reception! See, no one can limit your dreamy wedding dress. Just go for it!
Plus Sized Indian Bridal Wear Ideas
If you’re a curvy bride, there are so many other ideas you can try on your special day! Go for lehenga with small prints or embellishments or a plain one with a heavily embroidered border. Try half sleeved blouses and to make a statement, wear a cold-shouldered one! Keep the makeup minimal so it’s light not overpowering but elegant. Gowns, too, are perfect for plus sized women especially empire-waist ones. Choose something that’s eye-catching, like go for gowns with fringes, ombré or even a gown with a jacket! These are just a few ideas but don’t shy away from wearing what you really love!
So, what are your thoughts on plus sized Indian bride? What are you gonna wear for your wedding? Let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
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