We are a South Asian Boutique based in Toronto, Ontario. We offer you the latest from Pakistan in bridal, evening, party & casual wear. With over 20 years of experience, we continue to give the best to our ever growing Oriental Costumes community.
We further carry: Costume Jewellery, Shoes, Childrens wear, Menswear, Bangles
and so much more.
On this blog we would tell about the latest fashion and tips.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Red – The Colour of A Bride
In South Asian culture, the
colour red symbolizes many things. It is a colour of happiness, joy, passion,
purity, life, celebration, luck, long life, new beginning, and suhaag of a married woman. South Asian
brides wear this colour on their wedding day to bring joy and prosperity in
their marriage. A married woman wears this colour, whether in outfits or in
jewellery, as a symbol of being a happily married Suhaagn. In Hindu culture married woman put red sindoor – vermilion, in the middle
parting of her hair symbolizing being a suhaagn, happiness, and prosperity in
Our models display a unique bridal piece
The Modern Look
This bridal lehnga is all red with a touch
of purple piping along the border of the dupatta, the top, and the lehnga. The
beauty of this outfit is in it’s top, which is adorned with crystals,
rhinestones, and crystal cut red beads. While the red colour and heavy work
makes this dress traditional, the use of crystals, rhinestones, and purple
piping gives it a more modern look.
The Contemporary Look
This lehnga is more contemporary. The red
is paired with an unusual combination of royal purple. The outfit then have
thread work combined with rhinestones and cutwork patterns. The neck of the top
and the border of the top and the dupatta have beads and rhinestones merged
with beautiful cutwork pattern. The unique cutwork and colour combination with
a traditional red gives this outfit a contemporary look.
The Traditional Modern
This gorgeous outfit is a combination of
traditional and modern. The bead work, the pattern, the use of velvet along the
borders, the hint of aqua, and the use rhinestone balls on the dupatta gives it
a modern look. However, the beautiful bride red colour, the Anarkali open
shirt, and the use of royal aqua in velvet makes this outfit a very traditional
one. Another modern factor of this outfit is the heavy patterned work done on
the crown of the dupatta.
Amongst the combination of traditional with
modern is this stunning Traditional Bridal Red Gharara outfit. The gharara of
is made out of red and gold banarasi pattern, while the top is of chiffon. It
has simple bead and thread work done on it; and even though there are no
accents of any other colour or contemporary work, this gorgeous outfit stand
out amongst all the others due to it unique beauty and traditional nature.
To see these beautiful pieces visit us at 3180 Ridgeway Drive, Units 39 & 40, Mississauga, ON or visit our website: www.oriental-costumes.com
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