Even though it is a very old Nawabi concept of dressing, shararas is among the hottest rage when it comes to weddings. And Indian wedding being glitzy and extravagant, a sharara is the best outfit that makes a bride feels on top of the world.
A bridal sharara looks the best made from silk or brocade along with elaborate embroidery in zari or zardosi. As the concept goes, a bridal sharara consists of a kurti, a veil and a pair of wide-legged pants ruched at the knee. For a bridal sharara, intricate designs in golden zardosi and sequins along with a heavy georgette dupatta look the best. It can be teamed up with a crepe silk backless kurti. The new varieties are made from either silk, brocade, crepe silk or gold tissue. The designers are using traditional heavy embroidery to give them a rich look. Some of the popular styles of bridal shararas include those worn by Preity Zinta in "Veer Zaara", Amrita Arora in "Kitne Door Kitne Paas" and very recently Katrina Kaif in "Tees Maar Khan".
With bollywood influence riding high in marriages, a bridal sharara is also enhanced with sequins, mirrors and resham embroidery. The camisole tops are replacing the traditional kurtis in new latest designer wear. The use of delicate crystals in a bridal sharara is common for some young brides. Even though red is considered the color of marriage, bridal shararas come in many other soothing hues of pinks, magentas, greens and even browns to match the groom's attire.