Traditional Wedding Sarees From All Over India

Indian weddings are steeped in culture and tradition. These traditions are on full display at weddings which are often the best venue to get a real taste of the Indian culture. Different states have different wedding customs and this often includes what the bride or the groom chooses to wear on the day of the wedding. Most brides and grooms often stridently stick to traditional ethnic garments that differ from region to region with India for Bridal wear. For example a bride from Tamil Nadu is most likely to wear the Kanjeevaram saree which a bride from Orissa will stick to the Sambhalpuri silk saree. One can easily buy these traditional wedding sarees online  which means a bride from Tamil Nadu would probably still wear the Kanjeevaram saree on her wedding day even if she is based in Los Angeles. List below are prominent example of traditional wedding sarees from all over India that can be easily sourced online.

Kanjeevaram

kanjeevaram

mongst Tamil brides however its fame has travelled far and wide and this saree is sought after by women all over the country. Due to the increased demand, this saree is widely available one can easily buy Kanjeevaram silk sarees online.

Net Sarees

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Net Sarees are very popular in the northern region of India and is often the favoured ensemble for bridal wear along with the lehenga choli. The net saree stands out for the beautiful embellishments that are often used to accentuate the saree. One can easily buy beautiful net sarees online.

Benarasi

benarasi

According to Wikipedia… “A Banarasi saree is a saree made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design and, because of these engravings, the sarees are relatively heavy.

Their special characteristics are Mughal inspired designs such as intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a characteristic of these sarees. Other features are gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal (a net like pattern), and mina work. The sarees are often part of an Indian bride’s trousseau.” What, Wikipedia doesn’t make clear here is how popular this saree is in the Bengal region. Having made this point it is also imperative to state that this saree is sought after all over India and fortunately one can easily source these silk sarees online.

Sambhalpuri Saree from Orissa

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While the Bomkai and Kotki sarees from Orissa are widely popular, the Sambhalpuri silk saree wins hands down when considering the popularity of this traditional weave for bridal wear. The Bomkai saree is by far the most sought after saree amongst brides in the state of Orissa and its appeal lies in exquisite work done on the anchal. From natives of Orissa getting wedded outside the state, it is a boon that one can easily source the Sambhalpuri silk saree online.

Assam Silk

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The Assam silk saree which is also known as the Muga silk saree is one of the most popular sarees amongst Assamese brides. This saree is typically the customary saree for Assamese brides and is easily distinguished by the red border on a white base.

Resham Silk

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Apart from the Kanjeevaram saree, the resham saree is also widely popular all over South India. The appeal factor of this saree is the many variations available in different designs and patterns.

Zardozi Saree

zardozi-saree

According to Wikipedia… “Zardozi work is a type of embroidery in Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Central Asia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Zardozi embroidery is beautiful metal embroidery, which once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India. It was also used to adorn walls of the royal tents, scabbards, wall hangings and the paraphernalia of regal elephants and horses. Zardozi embroidery work involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads. Further adding to the magnificence of the work are the studded pearls and precious stones. Initially, the embroidery was done with pure silver wires and real gold leaves. However, today, craftsmen make use of a combination of copper wire, with a golden or silver polish, and a silk thread.” This zardosi embroidery is used to accentuate a wide range of ethnic wear and amongst these ethnic garments is the Zardozi saree which is popular all over India.

Paithani Saree

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra is the point of origin of the Paithani saree which is now worn by brides all over Maharashtra. One can easily buy these beautiful gold embroidered silk sarees online.

Bandhini Saree

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The Bandhini or Bandhej saree is most popular amongst Rajasthani and Gujrati brides. These sarees that are died by a special tie and die method are known for the polka dot designs all over the saree. While this saree is a customary bridal saree in Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is widely worn all over India.

Pattu Saree

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The beautiful white and gold silk sarees known as Pattu sarees are the choice ensemble for Christian brides in Kerala. This saree is so popular that Keralite brides from outside the state often stick to the custom of wearing the Pattu saree. Fortunately one can easily source Pattu silk sarees online.

Brocade Silk

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According to Wikipedia… “Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. The name, related to the same root as the word “broccoli”, comes from Italian broccato meaning “embossed cloth”, originally past participle of the verb broccare “to stud, set with nails”, from brocco, “small nail”, from Latin broccus, “projecting, pointed”. Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique; that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The purpose of this is to give the appearance that the weave was actually embroidered on.”  Brocade fabrics are often used to make beautiful ethnic garments and the brocade silk saree is popular traditional wedding saree.

 

 

 

 

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Styling and Shopping Tips for Nehru Jackets

The Nehru jacket is one of the most sought after ethnic garment at the moment. This trendy garment is sought after for so many reasons but the primary factor that contributes to its popularity is the fact that the Nehru jacket is very versatile. The Nehru jacket can be easily paired up with a wide range of men’s garments whether ethnic, casual or formal wear. It can be worn out on a casual move or dinner date, it can be worn on a festive occasion and even as office wear. For those who do not possess a Nehru jacket can easily buy this garment at a store and or purchase a Nehru jacket online in India or any other country. Read further for styling tips involving the Nehru jacket and how to accessorize this garment.

Casual Styling Casual Fridays at Work

Casual Styling Casual Fridays at Work

Casual Fridays at work are a pretty good reason for you to buy Nehru Jackets online in India. With most offices relaxing the dress code for work on the last day of the working week which may be Friday or Saturday, many young professionals dress to work on these day in semi casual garments. The Nehru jacket is apt for Friday wear as it can easily be paired up with semi formal mandarin collar shirt and chinos. For casual Friday dressing, it would be best to stick to Nehru jackets stitched from lightweight and cool fabrics like cotton and linen. Sober colors like beige, brown, white, ivory and other pastel shades work pretty well for casual Friday at work. One can purchase these Nehru jackets online in India or at store near you.

Nehru Jackets for Casual Movie or Dinner Dates

Nehru Jackets for Casual Movie or Dinner Dates

Nehru jackets can be a great addition to your wardrobe for movie and dinner dates with friends or your significant other. The jacket can be easily paired up with a mandarin collar casual shirt and denims for that easy going yet dapper look. For casual wear, stick to Nehru jackets in sober shades like white, grey and beige. Fabrics that work best for casual wear are lightweight cotton and linen fabrics. Once can easily buy such casual Nehru jackets online in India.

Full Sleeved Nehru Jacket for Formal Wear

Full Sleeved Nehru Jacket for Formal Wear

Full sleeved Nehru jackets which are also known as bandhgala blazers are great for formal wear. These blazers when paired with similarly colored trousers make for great formal wear for cultural functions and corporate parties. These blazer suits are genrally stitched from suiting fabrics like velvet, woolen blends and terry rayon and work best for evening wear.

Bandhgala Blazer for Wedding Wear

Bandhgala Blazer for Wedding Wear

An ornate embroidered bandhgala blazer can truly make for great wedding wear. Embroidery and embellishments on the ethnic bandhgala blazer reflects the mood of the festivities that are a usual part of any Indian wedding and goes well with the desi wedding theme. These bandhgala blazers are genrally stitched from high sheen fabrics and accentuated with resham, zari and zardosi silver and gold threadworks.

 

 

 

Amafhh’s Top 8 Salwar Kameez Picks for Eid

With the upcoming festivities of Eid, it’s only apt that we at Amafhh make your shopping experience with us easier by compiling a list of top ten Salwar Kameez suits for Eid. All these chosen garments reflect the joyous and festive mood of Eid and every garment is stitched from luxury fabrics and accentuated with ornate embroidery and embellishments. Competitively priced, Amafhh bring you the best of salwar kameez suits for you to wear and gift to friends and family on the occasion of Eid. Read further to know more.

Black and Gold Georgette Anarkali

Black and Gold Georgette Anarkali

This gorgeous black and gold anarkali suit from Amafhh is great for evening wear on the occasion of Eid. The exquisitely ornate gold bodice is reminiscent of an Indian princess; the ornate sleeves and the gold border sharply contrast with the pitch black georgette suit adding to its appeal. This suit is a definitive winner for Eid fashion for young women.  

Black Georgette Suit with White Floral Embroidery

Black Georgette Suit with White Floral Embroidery

This beautiful black suit with white floral embroidery is a sure shot winner for the occasion of Eid. It’s hard to beat the delicate appeal of white floral embroidery which contrasts strikingly with the bold black suit. The sheer dupatta and sleeves add glamour to this ethnic ensemble.

 

White and Blue Patiala Salwar Kameez

White and Blue Patiala Salwar Kameez

 

This beautiful white and Prussian blue Patiala salwar suit is great for morning wear on the day of Eid. The ornate neckline, the delicate blue floral embroidery on the bodice, the rich and lustrous dark blue dupatta and Patiala pants are worth every penny you spend on this outfit.

Light Green Suit with Delicate Floral Embroidery

Light Green Suit with Delicate Floral Embroidery

 

This beautiful green salwar kameez is ideal for morning wear on the occasion of Eid. This elegant white and green salwar with delicate floral embroidery is subtle, classic and stylish. This is just the right out for a discerning sophisticated lady for the joyous occasion of Eid.

Beige, Black and Pink Floral Print Cotton Salwar Kameez

Beige, Black and Pink Floral Print Cotton Salwar Kameez

 

This beautiful printed cotton black, beige and pink churidar suit is great for morning wear on the occasion of Eid. The delicate floral prints, the beautiful neckline and the light weight summer friendly cotton fabric makes this ensemble a must have for your Eid celebrations.

 Pink and Blue Chanderi Cotton Salwar Suit

Pink and Blue Chanderi Cotton Salwar Suit

This beautiful pink and blue Chanderi cotton suit is a great pick for Eid. Perfect for morning wear, this delicate white striped pink suit is truly complete with the gorgeous printed dupatta and Patiala salwar bottoms.

Royal Blue Palazzo Suit

Royal Blue Palazzo Suit

This beautiful royal blue palazzo suit is great pick for evening wear on the occasion of Eid. This regal Royal Blue ensemble flatters the female form with its slender silhouette and ornate neckline. The Palazzo bottoms compliment the kameez perfectly combining Indian and western silhouettes.

Orange Ankle Length Anarkali with Embroidered Jacket

Orange Ankle Length Anarkali with Embroidered Jacket

This beautiful orange ankle length Anarkali suit with a unique jacket design on the bodice is perfect for the joyous occasion of Eid. This exquisite embroidery on the jacket, the ornate border and sleeves and the colorful dupatta perfectly complete this ensemble.

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Shop Online for Trendy Men’s Ethnic Wear

Men’s shopping has become all the more pleasurable with the advent of e-commerce and online retail. Now men do not need to tolerate queues, crowds and trial rooms; all the things that we hate, anytime we want to buy something to add to our closet. Online shopping is as easy as sitting in front of the idiot box watching a game and eating pizza; all the things that men love which is enough impetus to hop aboard the online shopping craze. To add to that impetus here are the best of ethnic wear garments for men like kurta pyjamas, bandhgala blazers and Nehru jackets easily available online. Read further to know more.

Nehru Jackets Online

Buy Nehru Jackets Online

Buying Nehru jackets online is a great idea as these trendy jackets work well with most men’s clothing and is truly versatile. Nehru jackets make for great casual wear as they can be easily paired up with a mandarin collar casual shirt or a tee and denims while it also makes for great formal wear as you can wear it over a mandarin collar dress shirt with trousers and dress shoes. These jackets come in wide range of fabrics so one can easily take their pick from lightweight summer fabrics like linen and Khadi while one can also opt for warm winter wear jackets in woolen blends and velvet. Buying Nehru jackets online is a great idea as one can choose from a wide range of options and many e-commerce platforms also provide competitive discounts to attract customers during festive seasons.

Casual Kurta Pyjamas

Casual Kurta Pyjamas

Casual kurta pyjamas make for great every day ethnic wear and can easily be purchased online. This buttonless ethnic tunic and cotton bottoms combination ensemble is favored by many Indian men as it is elegant and sophisticated yet very casual and comfort oriented. Cotton fabric casual kurta pyjamas are one of the most popular ethnic wear garments for Indian men.

Festive Wear Kurta Pyjamas

Festive Wear Kurta Pyjamas

Kurta pyjamas in exquisite high sheen fabrics like silk, jacquard and brocade make for great festive and wedding wear garments for men. These ensembles are genrally designer made, highly embellished and ornamented or worn with an embroidered Nehru Jacket. These ensembles are truly in keeping with the Indian festive theme which involves vibrant colors and lots of bling.

Sherwanis for Wedding and Festive Wear

Sherwanis for Wedding and Festive Wear

In India the sherwani is highly favored and makes for trendy ethnic wear for weddings and festivals. These highly embroidered and embellished ethnic overcoats often worn over a kurta and pyjama or kurta and dhoti is mostly preferred by grooms across India. Many men even wear minimally embroidered and embellished sherwanis for festive events and social gatherings. The sherwani is truly the pinnacle of ethnic clothing for Indian men and the creativity that goes in to making these garments is indicative of that.

Bandhgala Blazers

Bandhgala Blazers

The Bandhgala blazer which is a full sleeved variation of the Nehru jacket is a very popular ethnic blazer. This blazer is preferred for its western silhouette and is best paired up with Jodhpur pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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