Since the marriage ceremonies are popular in the every society of
the world and the bride and groom are given some special treatments,
and the dress is perhaps the most evident part of it. These dresses
have long history, and the most part of it, in the sub continent,
is Indian in origin. Indian marriage ceremonies are famous all over
the world mainly on account of some lavish treatments. Colourful
dresses with some heavy embroidery and for all the different events
in a single ceremony is perhaps the unique aspect of Indian culture.
This invites the more attractive look and more passion and zeal.
This dress brings about life in the different events and makes everything
rather full of high spirit and fun. The conventional dress items
used in sub continent for the bride includes; lehnga,
Blouse, Heavy dupatta, Open
shirt with Churidar pajama, Pishwaz,
and the rest of undergarments Their details are as follows
All the above mentioned dress articles for the bride are long been
treated as the convention in the oriental societies, like the sub
continent. These dresses have different styles and colours.
Lehnga or skirt
Lehnga, and in other words, skirt is the loosly fitted garment and
the one that really has a great attraction in the eastern societies,
mostly of dark, bright and usually red colours. This is considered
to be the part and parcel of wedding ceremonies to an extent that
you cannot even consider the bride without that. It adds to the
personality of brides and gives them some acceptable enhancement,
since brides are of course the focal point of such ceremonies.
It is the shirt used over the skirt usually of red in colour, in
quite matching with the colour of skirt. It is some loose-fitted
upper garment. The blouse and the skirt is equally used is the eastern
and the western part of the world. In the west it is the dress of
working women and in the east, usually Pakistan and India it is
mostly worn in the wedding ceremonies.
This is one other dress item and quite necessary part of not only
bridal dress but the women at large. Dupatta is the eastern dress,
and used by almost every woman. In the wedding, for the bride, the
dupatta is usually heavy with rich embroidery and used along with
Skirt and blouse. The corners are richly worked with dapka, aar,
gotta, salma sitara etc, all are the traditional embroidery methods.
Open shirt and Churidar
Churidar, being tightly fitted trousers worn by the men and women alike (In India by men and women both and in Pakistan just by the women). Churidar in a sense that it has creases since it is longer in length and thus gathered. Open shirt is rater a full-length loose-fitted upper garment.
It is the kind of frock, meant usually for the brides, either sleeved
or sleeveless. It is less formal and is used in parties too.
Some other dress accessories for the bride may include pouch in the place of purse, heeled sandals, jewellery, perfumes, socks, bangles, bracelets, locket, earrings, bindia, ghumar, ring, nose ring etc.