More expensive a saree is, more elaborate embellishments and embroidery it carries. Detailed and intricate geometric, floral, or figurative ornamentation create an affluent aura that makes a designer saree special and unique. In terms of styles, one can classify a wedding saree according to the regions where they derive their popularity from. In eastern India, the brides are usually found opting for one of these styles; baluchari (Bengal) cuttacki Pata Silk, sambalpuri pata silk, bapta & khandua silk and berhampuri silk (Orissa). Moving on to western India we have options like pathani (Maharashtra), bandhani (Gujarat and Rajasthan), kota dori (Rajasthan) and lugade (Maharashtra).
With the cultural diversity in India, people get enough opportunities to play with the color palette of their wedding saree i.e. golden, pink, orange, maroon, onion-color, magenta, brown and even yellow. However, traditionally a wedding saree remains red. Even in countries like China, Vietnam and Japan red is used as the traditional color of good luck and auspiciousness. But with designer reaching a new level of creativeness, brides today are being more experimentative and looking for a fresh color palette for their designer sarees which would be worn for different wedding ceremonies. Saree designs and designer sarees come in myriad hues and prints; this makes shopping an overwhelming experience. Next on the list is the new rage of designer salwar kameez designs. Woven in large scale of fabrics like silk, jacquard, brocades, cottons, chiffons, organza, georgette and the most popular nets, designer salwar kameez designs are highly popular among women belonging to younger age group.
Designer salwar kameez are most frequently worn for evening dos, cocktail parties, reception and wedding ceremonies. Winters in India witness numerous weddings therefore, selling of designer salwar kameez picks up during that season. Also, the festive season offers a good opportunity for designers to experiment and bring out trendy salwar kameez collections. Latest trend in fabrics is all about going little away from the conventional fabrics and experimenting with new selections. Designer use heavier fabrics like velvets, silk and brocades for winter wear designs, while spring summer collections are woven in lighter materials like chiffon, crepe and cottons which suits the seasonal shift from winters to summers.