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Kamis, 30 September 2010

Saudi Arabian Wedding Dress




In Saudi Arabia, the bride adorns traditional dress known as Zaboun and Yashmak, which is embroidered with silver thread. The dress may be white or of other varied colours. The bride also attire in long cloak like dress with lower garment for underneath the cloak.The bride groom wear traditional long dresses with head gear, and a square scarf for wearing over head. Also business suits and normal western wear too may be attired by the Saudis. [source : Saudi Wedding]




Jumat, 24 September 2010

Saree Wedding Dress




Saree (Sari) Wedding Dress featured a great deal of zari embroidery and kundan stones set in floral motifs. Bridal saree is incomplete without jewelry. From sparkling diamonds to antique gold and kundan, the motifs are striking. Traditional pieces have become essentials for the Big Day.


There are different costumes for bride in different religions. In Hindu weddings a bride would normally wear either a red bridal sari or a colored  lehenga  choli with  the sole  exception  of  white. In Uttarpradesh bride would wear  a bridal sarees with chunri. Jewellery makes an important part of the bridal wear in Indian marriages mostly in Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. A Christian bride would wear a wedding gown. [source : Sari]

Kamis, 16 September 2010

Qi Pao Wedding Dress




The qipao is a fitted gown with a high neck. Some groups refer to the dresses as cheongsam, though this term is less common since for certain groups it explicitly refers to clothing worn by men. Qipaos began as loosely fitted robes and evolved into the slimmer styles, as seen today. Though dresses of many different styles are considered qipaos, for brides, a short-sleeve, floor-length style is the most common. That said, there is plenty of opportunity for customization.
 Most qipaos are made of heavy silk, satin, or jacquard fabrics that are woven or embroidered with a design or pattern. Some jacquard fabrics have an allover pattern, while others feature a single motif. If you have a slender frame and want to create curves, consider using a heavier fabric like a brocade or jacquard -- the dress will hold its own a bit more, giving the illusion of a shapelier frame. If it’s a summertime wedding, opt for breathable silk instead.
 A red dress with gold embroidery is the most traditional look for a qipao, but these days, more brides are bending tradition. For example, you might opt for a different hue if you are more interested in matching your color scheme. It’s your call when it comes to color, but keep in mind that particularly if you have family members who are very traditional, you would do well to avoid inauspicious or otherwise unlucky colors, like black or gray (these beliefs vary among different groups within China and the Chinese diaspora). Another option: Stick to traditional red for the base color, and then use another hue or two in the pattern.
There are many overall qipao style options to consider. Collars may be different heights, and sleeves different lengths (though in the latter case, sleeveless or short-sleeve styles are most common). Button-closures also vary from the strictly functional to the wildly decorative. Lastly, you should consider the overall shape and length of the dress. A fitted, floor-length dress is the norm, but you should explore your options if you don’t think that style is for you. It’s all about finding a balance between tradition and what makes you look and feel beautiful. 


[source : http://chinese.weddings.com/articles/chinese-wedding-quipao-basics.aspx]

Sabtu, 04 September 2010

Shinto-style Wedding Dress




In this Japanese traditional wedding dress the brides wear traditional wedding kimono called shiromuku (white kimono robe), and grooms wear montsuki (black formal kimono), haori (kimono jacket), and hakama (kimono pants). 


source : http://gojapan.about.com/cs/traditionculture/a/japanesewedding.htm