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November 18, 2016

Sabyasachi’s Pearls of Wisdom For The Traditional Indian Bride

Text by Tanisha Choudhury. Images courtesy of Instagram

“Whether you have a big waistline or a small waistline, confidence is not a size issue.”

The ‘Sabya’ bride…
“You know a real ‘Sabya’ bride is somebody who doesn’t need Sabyasachi the brand, at all. She probably buys from us because she likes the clothes. She’s very culturally and ecologically conscious, and she sets her own standards rather than following trends.

Bridal trends…
“There’s going to be a lot of pakka kaam which is traditional work that is coming back in fashion. The big colours this season are South-Indian magenta and very deep plum, berry and burgundy.”

Is it over for red?
“It’s never going to be over for red because a red lehenga is as iconic as a white wedding gown. Red and gold can ever go out of the Indian wedding palette because it’s so culturally entwined with the history of weddings in this country.”

Traditional weaves for the trousseau…
“A Patan patola, a Benarasi and a Kanjeevaram.”

Golden rules for the big day…
“A practical tip for brides is to hydrate yourself and drink lots of water. On the wedding day, don’t be a bridezilla because no one wants to be around an obnoxious bride. Also, remember that whether you’ve bought the most expensive lehenga, or the cheapest one, what’s going to set you apart and ahead of everybody else is a radiance which comes from being confident and feeling good about oneself. And whether you have a big waistline or a small waistline, confidence is not a size issue.”

Pitfall to avoid…
“When you wear a wedding lehenga, it is already heavy at the hips and you have to stand on your feet. So, while stilettos are beautiful, you’ll be more comfortable in platforms or wedges”.

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