Bridal fashion remains incomplete without the royal touch of the sensuous
fabric in the form of silk lehengas. Not only the brides of North India
adore these lehengas
as their bridal dress but the
brides from other parts of India as well as from rest of the world love to
get bridal lehenga choli
their big day. Silk lehenga
perhaps the most sought after Indian
. Most of the brides love silk as their bridal fabric due
to its matchless elegance! There are some other reasons too for liking silk
Advantages of Silk Fabric for Making Bridal Lehenga
First of all
silk is the most luxurious and sensuous fabric- perfect for the royal and
lavish Indian weddings.
- A silk lehenga has luster and shine.
- It is a natural fabric besides being comfortable and durable.
- Silk is a weather friendly fabric- it feels cool in summers and warm
in winters- thanks to its quality of being an absorbent fabric.
- The most important factor, perhaps, is the graceful and easy sensual
drape of silk wedding lehengas. The flowing ghagra and
with designer cholis look great on brides.
- Silk is stronger, even more than steel but then also it is so smooth
and soft to wear.
- Due to its highly absorptive nature, silk takes dyes exceptionally
well. This is why silk lehengas are exceptionally brilliant and
However, there are many contradictory factors too which deter many brides
from wearing silk lehengas on their wedding day. These are the disadvantages
of silk fabric but with some knowledge and judicious selection, one can
always buy silk bridal lehengas of their choice and look all the more
beautiful on their wedding day.
Disadvantages of Silk Fabric
silk is soft, smooth, lustrous and luxurious fabric, it has certain
- Silk is expensive than other fabrics.
- It even creases more easily
- Traditional silk is not an eco-friendly fabric. Some people do not
like silk due to inhuman harvesting of silk worms for making the silk
- Due to the presence of protein chains in the silk fibers, it is not
skin friendly for many people. These people are allergic to silk fabric
that may cause asthma or allergic rhinitis with symptoms of runny nose
and itchy eyes similar to hay fever.
- Chemicals used for silk finishing may also cause allergic reaction to
How to Select the Right Silk Bridal Lehenga?
In spite of all its
disadvantages, Indian brides still love to wear silk lehengas on the
occasion of their marriage. So, what to do and how to select the right silk
Buy Eco-friendly Natural or Organic Silk
If the brides worry about
health risks and non eco friendly nature of silk then consider buying
lehengas that are made from organic silk. Buy raw silk, noil silk, Muga
silks or Eri silks that are undyed or dyed with low-impact, fiber-reactive
dyes. Muga silk of Assam used for making
is famous for its
glossy fine texture, durability and natural golden amber glow- so perfect
for making any bridal wear! The golden hue of muga silk increases with time
and washing. It is naturally stain-resistant and is never bleached or dyed
with chemicals. As such, it is also skin a friendly fabric.
Buy Lehengas Made of Peace Silk or Vegetarian Silk
Some silk fiber
do not kill the silk worm for obtaining silk fibers. They allow the moths to
emerge from the cocoon and then salvage the damaged cocoons. Due to humane
harvesting of these silk cocoons, this silk is sometimes referred as peace
silk or vegetarian silk. The silk fabric produced from such fibers are more
warmer and softer because it is spun as a fiber rather than reeled as a
thread. This is all the more better if you are getting married in winters.
Bridal lehenga choli made of this silk will keep you more warm and
comfortable. Eri silk is also spun from the cocoons of domesticated
silkworms where the silk caterpillars are not destroyed. It looks like wool
mixed with cotton but has the feel and softness of silk.
Buy Lehrngas Made of Silk Fabric Without Finishes
If you want your
bridal lehenga to be with you lifelong, buy one that is made from such silk
that is not weighted. Weighting can increase the weight of a pound of raw
silk manifold but the metals used to weight silk cause it to lose much of
its strength and durability if weighting is not done properly. While
shopping for silk lehengas, confirm whether the silk is weighted silk or
pure-dyed silk. Pure-dyed silk is just colored with dye and not weighted.
The metallic salts used to weight silk can also cause health risks and
problems for some people.
Buy Easy Care Silk Bridal Lehenga Cholis
anyway, you are not concerned about the health risks or eco friendly nature
of silk but you worry about the maintenance of your bridal lehenga then you
can buy wedding lehenga choli
made of silk having chemical treatments. The various chemical finishes make
silk anti-static, water and oil repellent, flame retardant, mildew
resilient, dimensionally stable and give it many other wash-and-wear