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Jennifer Joseph's Blog – April 2015 Archive (21)

Shopping for Dazzling Designer Sarees Online

Purchasing sarees is not an easy task for any woman because there are so many styles, types and varieties to choose from that one can only hope that the saree they’ve chosen is the best in town. However, the onset of the digital age has made this task slightly easier as one can shop for traditional as well as designer sarees online. Since the latter is extremely popular among the tech-savvy younger demographics of the country, it is essential that only the best…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 30, 2015 at 2:27am — No Comments

Anarkali Salwar Kameez Styles

While many consider the salwar kameez to be a less glorious dress option when compared to the saree or a lehenga choli, the salwar kameez has evolved so much over time that currently it is one of the favorite party wear and formal wear options in the country. Designer salwar suits have come up in a big way in the market because of the chic and trendy look they bring to the table. Whether it is through the use of modern fabrics such as net, jacquard, chiffon,…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 29, 2015 at 2:34am — No Comments

The Latest Bridal Sarees for a Modern Bride

Being the most elaborate costume in the culture and civilization of any nation, bridal dresses are ornate, exquisite, opulent, intricately crafted and trendy even while being traditional. In India, a bridal saree collection is one of the largest and most resplendent collections in any modern, high-end designer store. It is a known fact that design houses invest a lot more time, effort and money into designing the perfect bridal saree collection each year.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 28, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments

Traditional Indian Clothing for Women

The customs and heritage of traditional Indian clothing is rich, robust and vast. In a land that has nearly 29 states and a great amount of ethnic diversity, the traditional clothing for women is bound to vary from state to state. However, for the most part, sarees for women are considered to be traditional Indian clothing, with each state having its own interpretation of the same.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 27, 2015 at 3:11am — No Comments

Choosing the Correct Saree Blouse Styles

Sarees are incomplete without saree blouses that complement the garment as well as the wearer in all respects. There is no scope for error when it comes to sporting the right kind of saree blouse styles in a day and age where fashion is synonymous with self-expression and an outward reflection of one’s personality. One can purchase the most gorgeous looking sarees on the planet, but if they are paired with saree blouses that are ill-fitting, whose colors don’t…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 25, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Kundan Jewellery For Brides

The day of one’s wedding is one of the most important milestones in a person’s life. It is a once in a lifetime event and everyone wants their day to be absolutely perfect. One of the primary aspects of making the day perfect is to look stunning in a striking dress and accessories to match. To that end, the preferred ensemble of Indian brides is the lehenga choli or the saree with the occasional salwar kameez, sprinkled in the mix. More often…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 24, 2015 at 2:42am — No Comments

Complement Ethnic Attires with Indian Jewellery

Indian jewellery is one of the most exquisite crafts in the world. The history of India is witness to the fact that its people have been fascinated with adorning themselves in the most beautiful way possible. While currently there is a huge market for modern jewelry, our heritage of ethnic Indian jewellery for women is vast.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 23, 2015 at 5:17am — No Comments

How To Wear Evening Dresses

Evening dresses are among the fanciest clothes in any woman’s wardrobe, regardless of which sex they cater to. The embellishments on evening dresses are generally elaborate and eye-catching, which necessitates pairing with accessories that complement the overall glitzy look.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 22, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Uttarakhand's Ethnic Wedding Celebrations

Kumaoni and Garhwali ethnic communities are among the most prominent ethnicities in Uttarakhand. As a result, the wedding celebrations held in this state closely reflect the mountain culture of these two communities. This is reflected in the fact that the wedding attires designed for the bride and groom is meant to be warmer than those worn in most other parts of the country.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 21, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

Wedding Culture of Tripura

The wedding traditions and rituals of Tripura are steeped in culture and history with a lot of Bengali influences, as a majority of the population in this state is Bengali.

The Tripura…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 20, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

High Fashion, Beautiful Weddings in Sikkim

Sikkim has a unique cultural heritage that is known for high fashion costumes and accessories to accompany them. This can specifically be seen during the wedding season in this state. The bridal dress has a majestic look and feel to it and is known as ‘Bakhu’. It is worn with a full sleeved blouse made from the finest silk. The attire is fastened at the waist with a belt, which gives a defined shape to this otherwise loose falling garment. To go with the outfit…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 16, 2015 at 7:52am — No Comments

Punjabi Weddings: A Statement of Flamboyance and Bling

Punjab is known the world over for being a colorful state. This vibrancy is reflected in equal measure in their vivacious celebrations, including a wedding, which almost tops the list of grandiose Punjabi celebrations in India. A Punjabi wedding is as much about the traditions and rituals as it is about entertainment in the form of song, dance and food. There are several wedding ceremonies in the Punjabi bandwagon such as Takha, Roka, Mangni, Sagai, Sangeet,…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 15, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

High-Fashion Mizo Weddings

Mizoram is a state that boasts of really high-fashion weddings in terms of the grandeur of the outfits of the couple as well as the wedding guests. Around the 19th century, the cultural and religious beliefs of the Mizo people, underwent a significant change. A large population in the state adopted Christian beliefs which then transpired into the wedding customs as well. While many clans adopted the Western Christian style of marriage completely, others mixed…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 14, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Vivacious Marriage Ceremonies in Manipur

Weddings in the state of Manipur are known for their grandeur and opulence. Not only in terms of the décor and amount of money spent on the arrangements, but more so in terms of the magnificence of the wedding costumes of the bride and groom and the splendor of the Manipuri culture that comes across in these celebrations. Several rituals, customs and celebrations are observed before, during and after the actual day of the wedding.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Weddings in Kerala: God’s Own Country

There are two predominant in Kerala i.e. Nairs and Syrian Christians. The wedding customs of these two communities are vastly different because of their underlying religious beliefs. The Christian weddings are conducted in the church while Nair and other Hindu communities hold the wedding at either the bride’s home or a community hall.

The hallmark difference between these two types of marriages is the finalizing symbol in the…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 11, 2015 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Enchanting Weddings of Kashmir

Kashmir is known for its use of heavy fabrics, owing to the climatic conditions as well as intricate, luscious embroidery techniques such as Kashida. The wedding traditions followed in the land are all the more glorious and glamorous, so much so that it has often been portrayed in Bollywood films. The population of Kashmir is a mix of both Hindu and Muslim communities. Muslim weddings in this region are heavily influenced by Iran, Turkey while Hindu weddings are…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Traditional Wedding Customs in Jharkhand

Originally a part of Bihar, the weddings in Jharkhand are comparatively simple but still extremely classy and sophisticated. Women prefer wearing silk saris while men opt for either dhoti kurtas or kurta pajamas. In contrast to the colorful shades of women’s wedding attires, men’s wedding garments are resplendent in white. Many a times, women also opt for a white saree with red or green borders.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 8, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Colorful Gujarati Weddings

Gujarat has one of the most vivacious cultures in India, which is reflected perfectly in the wedding traditions, costumes, customs and décor of Gujarati weddings. The traditional costumes for the bride and groom are sarees and dhoti-kurta, respectively. However, both these garments have a distinct Gujarati essence to them.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 7, 2015 at 4:38am — No Comments

Wedding Ensembles in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh, also known as Dhaan ka Katora or Pot of Rice, is a melting pot for tribal culture in India. Some of the biggest tribes in the Deccan have found a place in this state and it is they who give a unique identity to the collective entity of costumes here. All festivals and grand occasions see the men and women dressed in colorful clothes, which is the essence of dressing in this state.…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 6, 2015 at 4:28am — No Comments

Wedding Attires in Bengal

Weddings in the state of West Bengal are celebrated with much fanfare and can go on for several days. These festivities are divided into pre-wedding rituals, wedding ceremonies and post-wedding customs and these begin with a ritual known as Aiburo Bhaat and ends with the Oshtomongola ceremony. Traditionally, these matches are set up by matchmakers known as Ghotoks. A traditional Bengali saree and the doti kurta, is the attire of the bride and the groom,…


Added by Jennifer Joseph on April 2, 2015 at 4:24am — No Comments

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