Wednesday, October 17, 2007



The most common dress among the Hindu women is either a set and mundu or a colored sari. As the wedding day is considered one of the most important days of their life every effort is made to make this occasion truly memorable. Kanchepurum saris considered the finest in kerala is worn on this auspicious day Saris of other makes including those from silk, georgettes and crape are also worn. Bridal dresses presently come with Zari, embroidery, zardosi, sequence, cut work, mirror work, patchwork, pearl work, kasab and kundan that all add a touch of class and beauty to the the sari worn.


The bridal dress worn by the Christian women is peculiar in that it is different from the dress worn by the Hindus and Muslim women. A Christian woman wears a purely white sari with a white veil on their head symbolizing purity. Nowadays designer made bridal gowns are also rather popular. Bridal gowns are traditionally of a single color, depending on our culture., brides wear white or ivory gowns.


Muslimwomen usually wear bright colored silk saris on their wedding days. The lehnga that was the traditional dress during the mughal period is also worn by a large number of Muslim women now. The dupatta is worn as a headdress along with this lehnga. This combination increases the visual beauty of the lehnga. The dupatta was made of a flimsy material and to give some more weight to the cloth, golden lace or tassels were attached to the ends.

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