Stone Work Salwar Suits
Stone Work Salwar Suits
A little dazzle and brilliance is always good when you want to dress up for a party. Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary celebration or just another social gathering, you ought to be decked up to match the crowd gracing the event in their best dresses.
Indian wear is one of the most detailed forms of wardrobe, with a plethora of techniques used to decorate fabrics. Salwar suits, which was typically a North Indian attire has now become a wardrobe staple of every Indian woman around the globe. Salwar suits are more comfortable and easy to wear and carry around as compared to sarees which require extensive draping. For special occasions, women usually follow a dress code that has generous amounts of embellishments like stone work, zardozi, zari work and beads stitched over the garment.
Stone Work Suits: Traditional and Contemporary:
The art of stitching precious and semi precious stones like ruby, emeralds, turquoise, diamonds, etc. goes back centuries when members of royal families preferred to wear priceless garments to mark their affluence. Over the years, this art has continued to charm women and is extensively used in making salwar suits for special occasions. Upscale designers like Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal and Sabhyasachi use Swarovski stones to adorn their runway collections while economically priced suits have stone work done with glass and acrylic stones.
To make traditional garments like bridal Anarkalis or heavy floor-length suits for weddings, stone work is often added to zardozi, bead and zari work to make intricately filled motifs of peacocks, flowers, paisley and flower vines. Usually every stone is bordered with zardozi or ctudana beads to give a magnificent look to the garment. Such garments involve days of labour and are therefore priced quite high. But the appealing look of such hand embroidered suits totally justifies their price tags.
With a cultural shift towards westernization, Indian salwar suits have been adapted to suit the changing preferences of women. Stone work is a versatile form of art which can also be used in making elegant and lush contemporary suits. A pastel floor-length suit made with flowing fabrics like georgette or silk and adorned with rhinestones combined with cutdana work would add immensely to your contemporary look.
Precious or plastic, it seems that stones will always continue to charm us with their captivating appeal! You can find the latest styles of suits adorned with stone work on saree.com.