10 Gorgeous Maharashtrian Bridal Sarees That Are In Vogue

The Marathi bride’s Maharashtrian bridal sarees is the flavour of the season. Wonder why? Just think of Bajirao Mastani and it comes as no surprise that the Paithani saree has become a rage all over again. The Nauvari or kasta is back in vogue! The nauvari is a nine yard saree (yes, the whole nine yards, take that!) draped dhoti style, it’s also called kasta and was initially worn as a symbol for equality of a woman, with respect to her man in a marriage (and here we thought feminism was a recent fad). So here we go again, with a protocol list you’ll need to follow, if you want to be the perfect traditional Marathi bride – 10 Maharashtrian bridal sarees you can to learn about:

1. A Beautiful Bride In Nauvari

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In case you want to learn how drape a nauvari, do watch the video below.

Every once in a while, it takes a visually beautiful yet shallow movie, to remind us of our traditional weaves and their adaptable beauty. The Maharashtrian bride and her Maharashtrian bridal sarees are nothing if not earthy, beautiful and lively. The traditional colours for the bride are also a scream and a few hoots apart. While the rest of the brides drape themselves in red or pink on their big day, the Marathi bride gets to glitter in yellow, or stun the guests in purple, or make heads turn in green.

Although it isn’t written in concrete that the bride has to pick a native saree, and over the years, silks like Uppada and Kanchi from fellow southern states and Kota silk from Rajasthan and the ever popular Banarasi silk have made way into the Marathi bridal trousseau. However, most brides prefer to pick Kolhapuri silk or the traditional Paithani silk for the wedding.

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2. Uppada Silk

Uppada silk comes from a quaint little town in Andhra Pradesh. The motifs are usually floral, big flowers and their stems interwoven all over the saree is the signature style of this weave. A traditional silk Uppada starts off around 2500 INR and can go up to 80000 INR or more. Seen below is a Maharashtrian bride draped in a traditional Uppada saree.

3. The Evergreen Kanchi/Kanjeevaram

Kanchi pattu or Kanjeevaram needs no introduction whatsoever. For centuries, brides, especially the ones coming from the southern states, have coveted this prized possession called kanchi pattu saree. The price of a kanchi pattu saree starts from 1200 INR (sometimes even less, if you are lucky) and can go on till you find yourself writing a cheque because you usually don’t tend to carry a few lakhs in your purse, right?

Pick a traditional white kanchi pattu saree, and make it your own with draping style and jewellery, much like the gorgeous bride in the image below.

4. The Royal Kota Silk

Kota silk saree is a traditional weave coming out of Rajasthan but has original roots in Mysore, from where the technique was brought to Rajasthan. The Kota sarees are lightweight and the unique chequered weave sets them apart. The price range for a Kota saree is between a few hundreds to a few thousands.

A saree like the one in the image below would be perfect for kelvan. Lightweight and bright, perfect while you pray for your future.

5. Banaras Silk – The Ever Popular Choice

The Banarasi saree, much like the Kanjeevaram, needs no introduction or brief. One of the most popular fabrics in India, the Banaras silk, when woven into a saree, can brighten up the proceedings.

The sakar pudi need not be an occasion you have to dress down. A Banarasi saree could just be the answer. Traditional yet fun.

A touch of pink like the one in the image, to match the natural flush on your cheeks.

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6. The Native Kolhapuri Silk

The Kolhapuri silk, originating from Maharashtra, though not as popular a choice as the Paithani, is one of the traditional choices for the bridal saree. The origins of this saree are self explanatory. It shares its roots with its sibling and more popular son of the soil, the Kolhapuri chappal. The sarees, unlike the chappal (that have limited colour choice) come in a number of colours. A traditional Kolhapuri silk saree can cost you anywhere between 1500 INR to 20000 INR.

Green, very symbolic so to speak, while you commit to the waiting prince.

7. The ‘In Vogue’ Paithani Silk

Paithani sarees are differentiated mainly by weaving style, motif designs, and borders. Adding a Paithani saree to the trousseau could cost between 5000 INR to 50000 INR. Take a look at this beautiful and vibrant orange Paithani.

The black Paithani below could be the perfect pick for the reception.

8. Mix And Match

Who says you have to choose? You can have the best of both by attaching a Paithani border to a Banarasi saree like in the picture.

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Combine Banaras georgette and Paithani fabric and it could result in something as stunning as the pic below for your post-wedding reception.

Whatever the choice of attire, nothing makes a prettier picture than a radiant bride, as she looks forward to the dreams in the future, while she holding on to the strength of the past. So go ahead and choose your favourite Maharashtrian bridal sarees and make a statement.