Whoever said life comes back a full circle kept in mind the popularity of brocades. The classic shuttle-woven fabric owes a majority of its admiration to Banaras, where they became a hub. Think coloured silk, regardless of them being gold and silver threads, that is handwoven to perfection. These glorious beauties can be totally imagined in a wedding scenario. Whether you're a bride or a part of her clan, think of brocade ethnic outfits the next time you get an e-vite, or plan on sending one. Their timeless appeal makes them a wardrobe classic, and won't ever let you down. In case if you are having a budget situation going on (we all do), fret not, we've got you covered there as well.
Here are some of the best brocade pieces on Aza that will not only suit you but also your pocket.
Under 35k - Closet must-haves
These hand-picked styles under 35k are primarily for your festive closet upgrade. Pick numbers with statement brocade pants, like this one by Sue Mue, or give your woven kurta a cutting edge by pairing it with a simple palazzo. Brocade dupattas and statement blouses too are a great way to attract attention to your outfit. Traditional ghararas and anarkalis are a mainstay anyway, include this form of handloom detailing and reach out to them during festivities and pujas. Needless to say, keep them as the highlight of the look and opt for minimal accoutrements like pearl-drop earrings and dainty choker set.
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35k to 60k - Occasion-centric pieces
Attending a wedding in your first circle? Go a tad bit heavy with your choices that feature detailed brocade work. Since they're an ideal investment that you can repurpose for future events, a kurta-lehenga or an intricate A-line kurta set (like this Pankaj and Nidhi one) prove to be a must-have in this department. If you're feeling slightly modern, go for concept lehengas with fusion silhouettes or pre-stitched sarees with a dash of brocade. Different occasions will demand varying levels of dressing up, for which you'll find a gamut of options in this price range. Pair these pieces with long meenakari necklaces and a sequin-embellished potli.
Check out these elegant styles that are in the price range of 35k to 60k.
Above 60k - For the bride
A bride's traditional trousseau should definitely have brocade numbers. Whether it is in the form of a classic banarasi saree, sharara or lehenga, get one of these silhouettes for your phera ceremony. Gold tissue lehengas are very much in trend, in case you want an option other than jewel tones. Find the best brocade styles from India's leading designers that will not only make your wedding picture-perfect but also heirloom-worthy. Even if your lehenga is detailed, like this one by Anita Dongre, it still allows room for heavy baubles, so team your long jadau and polki necklaces along with a mathapatti.
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