7 must-have Benarasi handloom sarees in every bride's wardrobe this wedding season

Known mostly for the intricate gold and silver zari work, Benarasi sarees should be on every bride's 'must-have' list

After Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli secretly tied the knot in Italy, the newlyweds hosted a grand reception party in Delhi for their friends and family. While the party was a lavish affair, all eyes were on Anushka, who looked resplendent in a beautiful bright red Benarasi saree by ace designer Sabyasachi.

Thanking Anushka for opting for a traditional red Benarsi saree, Sabyasachi, in a social media post stated that ‘copies of this saree will flood the entire country in the next few months to come’ and we completely agree with him. And why not? Benarasi sarees deserve all the love and attention because they not only look and feel royal but also reflect the Indian heritage and promote the handloom industry. Known mostly for the intricate gold and silver zari work, Benarasi sarees are available in a variety of colours and should be on every bride’s ‘must-have’ list.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at their wedding reception

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at their wedding reception
(Photo: Instagram/ @afashionistasdiaries)

So, here’s a look at some of the beautiful handwoven Benarsi sarees that you need to have in your wedding wardrobe:

1) This Aftab ‘kadwa’ red Benarasi silk saree is from Raw Mango’s Shamiana collection and the intricate gold embroidery gives it a royal look.

ALSO READ: Why Sabyasachi’s happy that Anushka Sharma chose a red Benarasi saree for her reception

2) The grey Benarsi silk saree is from Raw Mango’s Padma collection and is worn with Afroz silver tissue blouse.

3) This bright  ‘Chaand’ Benarasi brocade saree is from Raw Mango’s Sanjay Garg Festive 2016 collection and is a perfect pick for all the brides-to-be.

ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone loves red sarees and these photos will make you fall for 6-yard of sheer elegance

4) Popularly known as ‘mehraab’, this mulberry silk and zari saree from Swati and Sunaina is made with pure silver threads dipped in gold. Isn’t it magnificent?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Benarasi silk saree

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Benarasi silk saree

5) This burgundy and gold Benarsi silk saree from Ayush Kejriwal is love at first sight. With meenakari bootie detailing all over it, the element of pink is what makes it unique.

6) A yellow Benarsi silk saree is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it can make you look like a ray of sunshine when carried out right.

7) This Benarasi silk saree from Ayush Kejriwal is a perfect blend of red, yellow and gold tones with aesthetic Paithani floral design in green.

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