Saturday, June 11th, 2016

For weddings, Gota Patti is the way to go for the elegant, fuss-free look

Deepannita Chakraborty | June 11, 2016 12:41 pm Print
Designers swear by Gota Patti which is a traditional form of Indian embroidery that originated in Rajathan and uses the appliqué technique.

Subtleness is the new bridal theory this season. Colours like pastel blue, pink and citrus are making a statement everywhere. Be it the bride or the bridesmaid, everyone nods for subtle luxury. Comfort and ease is foremost when it comes to wedding wear.

Ever wondered, how much a bride wants to dance at her wedding, seeing others dance their best !! She wants to dance, enjoy, rejoice with the wedding celebrations, but she is always bogged down by a heavy weight lehenga. She too seeks versatility, functionality, comfort and glamour in her wedding ensembles.

Keeping that in mind, I bring you some bridal lehenga collection that are not overpowered by embroidery or embellishments. Heavy embroidery at times, overpowers the persona of the bride. Here, I am talking about none other than the famous Gota Patti collection that is the most hyped thing in the bridal scenario these days and is a big hit in the market. Gone are the days when brides used to prefer heavy embellishments, zari or stone border. The modern day bride opts for simple and elegant look that remains forever classy.

Why Gota is loved by all:

Gota is a traditional form of Indian embroidery (woohoo !! It is in sync with the “Make in India” campaign) that originated in Rajathan and uses the appliqué technique. The embroidery involves the use of silver and golden ribbon edging to the garments. Designers like Anita Dongre and Manish Malhotra swear by the use of Gota Patti in  most of their ensembles, making them look attractive and Indian. The Gota Patti work gives a royal touch to the lehengas and highlights the fabric, but is light and easy to carry with less amount to karigari or work done to it.

Gota Patti work done on a bandhej fabric is perfect for the day look or mehndi function look.

These days you can find a bunch of Gota Patti design patterns done on various kind of fabrics. I personally like the Gota Patti work on a chikan fabric on lehengas and sarees. This is perfect for someone who dares to look different and minimalist. The chicken work talks about luxury. Pairing the bridal chikan work ensemble with polka or kundan jewellery can simply oomph up the extravagant look in you.

Deepannita Chakraborty
Deepannita Chakraborty
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