Beauty in Black

I love love love black. Not only it is the best color to wear when in doubt but it also is flattering on most skin tones and body types. When it comes to wedding however, black may not be the first choice for many people. One reason is the superstitions attached with black (I experienced that during my own wedding too!!!). The other reason is that as most Indian weddings are held at night & black may appear a bit dull and monotonous on the bride. This post addresses the second reason.
Whether for a wedding, family dinner or a night out with friends, rock in black with these options:


- Have black as a base printed bright gold motifs (butis etc) as print, giving just a hint of black to the entire outfit.(pic 1)
- Go for a plain chiffon black saree with gold or silver lace (gota) border paired with a gold or silver blouse. (pic 2)
- Black paired with dull sand gold – Not as bright as the first style but is sure sensuous and beautiful.(pic 3)



- Play with the dupatta – This is perhaps the most common way to wear black. You can choose almost any colored dupatta on a black lehenga and it will look good. But, don’t settle for usual reds, maroons and yellows. Go for something different like in the 4th picture below - pale blue, pink & lemon would be perfect for summers. Gold, though common, never fails with black. So when in doubt combine black with gold (pic 5 & 6).

22 comments:

God Made Me fuNky said...

Omg, i love the 4th pic in the top row....what a great way to add contrast with black....mindblowing...
i need to keep this in my inspiration folder

Ruth said...

wow, these are lovely. I adore saree although i don't wear them. 'tis such a dignified dress....

Tanveer Parmar said...

Black in any form was a big No - No during my wedding. I think it's that way for most Indian weddings. Some communities even don't allow newly weds to sport the color for 6 mnths post the wedding.

It is a very royal, regal color if worn and matched correctly :)

Tanvi said...

I love Black Sarees ... I have a couple of them ... though as you said weren't allowed to wear them at MY own family functions ... I always wore them to friend's weddings/cocktails/sangeet etc.

§ωατι §ετhι said...

I too love black....it brings out an amazing elegance in one's persona.. I particularly love the 4th pic.

anamika sureka said...

I was a black freak and some how had loads of it in my wardrobe...Now i have shifted to colors and more colors..

but a black sari...it will always be there in my wardrobe because when in doubt you can never go wrong with black.:)

anamika sureka said...

I was a black freak and some how had loads of it in my wardrobe...Now i have shifted to colors and more colors..

but a black sari...it will always be there in my wardrobe because when in doubt you can never go wrong with black.:)

Spardha Malik said...

I agree... black and gold are a match made in heaven!!!

Isabel said...

gorgeous! there is something so luxurious about them. i love it!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Love pics 2 and 4..and pic 5 is such a unusual combination of black and greyish blue..pretty, pretty, pretty!!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great black options. So beautiful.

Sovina said...

@God Made me funky - yeah the motifs on the dupatta are beautiful..

@RUTH - thanks dear:))

@Tanveer- thnks for stopping by..black is surely beautiful but not a hot one during wedding time.

@Tanvi- i had a plain black chiffon saree that i wore on one of my alumni meets..it was amazing and i got loads of compliments :)

@Swati - hey! how are the prep going on..please keep sharing any and all of the photographs on the blog :))

@anamika - rightly said..a black saree surely is a wardrobe staple.

@spardha - hey! thanks for stopping by..glad you liked them :)

@isabel - yeah all the fabrics in the pic are pure chiffon, crepe and brocades.

@Sonal - i read your name in the article and now i don't have to type your blog name...its pretty long. 5th one is my favorite of the lot.

@style she - glad you liked them ...thanks :))

Noble Beeyotch said...

OMG! I had no idea that a blog like yours existed. I am so glad to have found you at last. I am such a huge fan of all the bling associated with an Indian Wedding and I just can't have enough of you fab blog!

xoxo
www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Sovina, thanks for visiting me and leaving me a comment!! i'm beginning to fancy Saree now...lol

Vintage Obsession said...

Hey, really nice that i came across your log :) loving it here :)

BarelyVogue said...

Love those sarees aaamazing.
xx
Sahi
www.barelyvogue.com

Rofi'Lestari said...

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Sovina said...

@callmestylista - thanks for stopping by...so so happy that you liked the blog..visited your amazing blog too :))

@ruth :))

@vintage obsession- hey thanks for stopping by the blog...hope you continue to like the stuff i post :))

@barelyvogue - thanks for stopping by!!hope you visit often :))

@rofi - sure rofi..lets exchange links..and you have an amazing amazing blog yourself :)

inspirationalladdu said...

Black saris are definitely the Eastern equivalent to the little black dress!! Always sexy!

pooja elangbam said...

i just love the sarees which you have posted! really inspired me for my satree for my farewell! thank you!

The Goddess of Boho said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am to see sarees on blogspot.
they are absolutely lovely!


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Sovina said...

@ goddess of boho - thanks :))