The staple red saree is much more than just a saree; it is a movement. The country's top fashionistas and actresses have proven that any great Indian wedding cannot be complete without THE RED SAREE.It started off with Anushka Sharma's red Banarasi saree look for her reception and till date, almost every A-grade celebrity has taken the red route distinguishably. Most recently, a lot of Bollywood's leading ladies such as like Aishwarya, Gauri Khan and Deepika Padukone have flaunted red sarees at the much talked about Isha Ambani wedding, affirming that this trend is here to stay.
So our millennial brides have taken the cue and are jumping right on to the bandwagon, making the ever trending red saree's popularity surge even higher. But which red saree should you pick? The dazzling Banarasi or the sensuous chiffon? Here is a low down on the Top 10 Red Sarees for the wedding season that you must check out-
1) THE BRIDAL DELIGHT
If you are the kind of bride who would choose a wedding saree over her wedding lehengas, this stunning silk saree with Bandhani pallu and cutwork is ideal for you. It's not too heavy and the cutwork design, which is very much in trend nowadays, will definitely make you stand out.
2) A COTTONY TREAT
A lot of women love making a statement with cotton clothing, including cotton sarees at pre wedding ceremonies. A woven handloom cotton silk saree is a classic that can be teamed up with stylish blouses to create a fun, quirky wedding look.
3) FROM BENARAS, WITH LOVE
From Anushka Sharma to Aishwarya Rai, every Bollywood actress has flaunted a red Banarasi saree this wedding season. Take the celebrity style home with this stunning deep red designer saree with Jaquard motifs and dual shades. It looks extremely classy and elegant as a wedding saree.
4) LEHERIYA MAGIC
Leheriya print is associated with the colors of Gujarat and this saree is considered to be among the most popular festive styles. It can be paired with a stylish contrasting blouse to make the right wedding saree statement.
5) NOT SO PLAIN JANE
Do not underestimate the power of a plain red saree. It can look as smashing and stunning as any embellished lehenga if done right. Plain sarees are versatile and you can dress them up, style them in multiple ways to create a different look each time. Add statement jewellery and you are ready for a wedding look, add cute accessories and you can take it to a party.
6) GO FOR GOLD
Red and gold may be the traditional wedding look but the style is as eternally classic even today. A georgette saree with heavy gold zari work and stone embellishments is definitely what you can flaunt on the wedding even today. Opt for a gold blouse and traditional maathapatti, haath phool, kamarbundh, necklace and create magic!
7) THE CORALISTA
Corals are reds that are not too bold and basically not too red. Opt for this shade of latest sarees if you think red is too overwhelming for you. They are softer and easier to carry and suit most complexions almost effortlessly. A crepe silk saree or a georgette or chiffon saree in coral shades will look absolutely smashing this wedding season. Team it up with coloured stones or traditional gold jewellery for the complete look.
8) GO BOHO
Sangeet and Mehendi functions are probably the best time to experiment a little and go extra. Try doing the Boho look with your saree. Flaunt a printed red saree with tasseled jewellery or floral accessories to create a unique and youthful look. It looks easy on the eye and gives a contemporary chic impression.
9) DUAL SHADE/OMBRE SAREES
Ombre looks smoldering and classy at the same time. Add a dash of colour to your red with coordinated shades such as orange, beige or even contrasts if you may please. Choose from georgettes, nets, and traditional silk sarees to get that gorgeous dual shade right. Traditional polki jewellery and full sleeves blouses would complete the look.
10) THE SHIMMER EFFECT
A deep red, sheer shimmery saree, a.k.a. Deepika style (The one she flaunted on Isha Ambani's cocktail) is your go to look for any reception or cocktail party this wedding season. Make sure to keep the accessories bold with this one to match up with the sensual style. Georgettes, satin and lace sarees are ideal for this kind of look. Light embellishment (sequins, threadwork, zari, etc.) in matching shades also work well.