Brides around the world have some very beautiful traditions that they follow on their auspicious day. As in every country, the choice of dress and society values are different, we get to see a bunch of variety in bridal dresses these days. In our eastern culture brides are seen wearing either very traditional classic piece on their big day or they totally reform their choice for a bridal dress by merging western thinking into eastern values. Pakistani brides these days are seen rocking some very bold contrasts ranging from a deep darker color palette to some very light dusky hues according to their skin type, body structure and general features.
The bridal dresses in Pakistan are seen rocking heavily embellished with sequins, thread work, beads and related other adornments out of which zari work is quite famous. Many brides also prefer an intricate lighter embroidery over full on splattered embroidery while mostly it is been seen that the obvious choice of the brides is a full-on glamorous masterpiece. To lend you a helping hand with your selection during this wedding season, here are a few types of wedding dresses that you can wear on your big day without having to look basic.
Bridal LehangaBridal lehenga
has been in the bridal fashion line since the early 70s and as a matter of fact it looks very regal. The dress basically consists of 3 pieces: a shirt, a dupatta and a long embellished skirt. The bride has the liberty to choose the diameter of the hemline of the long skirt which basically is referred to as lehenga. With proper color contrasts and embroidery, any bride can look like a princess in a lehenga.
Angrakha has been a top choice of the mughal emperors and was worn by the queens on festive events. Brides who do not prefer to wear a traditional piece on their big day mostly deviate towards the bridal angrakha. Angrakha is basically a straight flowy frock with a long slit in the front and is paired with a tight trouser to make the whole attire look classy.
Bridal sharara is a very versatile choice for the brides who want the oomph factor of the lehenga while keeping the decent look of the kameez as their top choice. This type of Pakistani dress
consists of an embellished kameez and a flare bottom trouser that outs together 2 plain dress components into a chic and majestic sharara.
Bridal Shalwar Kameez
Bridal shalwar kameez is an excellent choice for the brides that cannot commit to wearing something too flowy or poofy. Salwar Kameez Suit
doesn't only look regal with a nice chiffon duppta but with the right amount of embroidery and contrast, it can look like a million dollar attire. Long story short, bridal shalwar kameez is a diamond in the rough.
Bridal MaxisBridal maxis
came into the spotlight since the Victorian era but for Pakistani traditional brides, it is an ultimate merging verge between a western resource and traditional motifs. Maxi doesn't only look extremely elegant but also add a lot of character to the bride's look. With the perfect flare and right cut according to the bride's posture, bridal maxis can be a game changer.