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When it comes to Indian outfits, there is so much variety in terms of the styles, handiwork and even colour schemes. Be it an Indo-Western dress or a traditional lehenga, there is something for everyone's taste and function!
Once all the wedding details are chalked out, it comes down to picking out outfits for each function and even your trousseau and the key to getting it right is variety with each piece. Always be sure to pick out different colours and different schools of work. And one such traditional Indian work we have been obsessed with has to be mirror work designs.
Mirror work designs also known as Shisha (very commonly seen in Rajasthan and Gujrat) is an ancient style of embroidery work which sees its origins back in Iran but got its traditional makeover in India. These traditional mirror work designs often used to brighten up an outfit is a type of art where different shaped fragments of mirror are embroidered onto an outfit to give it detail and designs.
It is now spotted not only on apparel but also traditionally made tapestries, accessories and even bags. But lately, we love how eminent Indian designs have championed this age-old traditional mirror work designs.
1. When in doubt, go monochrome!
Image Courtesy: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor's Instagram
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia looks stunning in this monochrome burgundy mirror work designs lehenga set by Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor for the Ambani wedding. This lehenga though featuring all traditional designs is all about embracing modernity through the monochrome scheme and cami style blouse which seems to work so well along the heavy lehenga and dupatta.
The mirror work designs here on the skirt form beautiful flowers while on the bodice blouse is all about the symmetric mirror work. This the perfect outfit for the minimalist brides looking for an outfit for their engagement or even cocktail!
2. Jumping into modern designs
Entrepreneur Payal Shah looks so chic in this deep blue jumpsuit all about the traditional mirror work designs and gota patti by Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika. All set in modernity yet highlighting traditional Indian handiwork this is the perfect Indo-Western outfit for brides looking something uber modern, fashionable and unique for their cocktail function!
This outfit with intricate mirror work designs is all about the modernity and comfort. The designers have created many versions of her signature jumpsuits, which you absolutely must check out!
3. King of mirror work!
Image Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra's Instagram
If there is one designer who comes to our mind immediately when it comes to mirror work designs, it has to be Abhinav Mishra. The Delhi-based designer has time and again championed the traditional mirror work designs through his timeless collection of elegant clothes be it sarees or even sharara sets.
So when we saw this regal lehenga set with mirror work design we had to feature it! With an embellished background running all along with the blouse and lehenga, the subtle hints of mirror work designs from the skirt to the dupatta are what give the outfit an extra dimension!
4. The one for day functions!
Image Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra's Instagram
Could not help but include one more outfit from Abhinav Mishra's latest stellar collection highlighting the mirror work designs! This simple yet bright lehenga with long top is just the perfect outfit for brides at their Mehndi function, Haldi or even Roka.
It is not overly simple owing to the subtle extravagance peering through the slit showcasing the shimmer lehenga with mirror work designs. We especially how the outfit has been paired with layers of jewellery making it quite the look to replicate.
5. One for the bridesmaid!
Image Courtesy: Natasha Luthra's Instagram
This bright peacock pink lehenga by designer Vvani by Vani Vats is all about the embroidered and symmetrical mirror work designs. Blogger Natasha Luthra has paired it up with contrasted temple jewellery which reinforces the gold while introducing new colours making the perfect look.
The plain lehenga along with the heavily embroidered blouse is well coordinated making the mirror work designs stand out. This is the perfect outfit for bridesmaids in every season and is a versatile piece owing to its simplicity.
6. The versatile outfit
Actor Aahana Kumra in this ice blue culotte pant suit from Papa Don't Preach by Shubhika looks absolutely gorgeous. The pant suit set in pastel hues is all about that embroidered ice blue jacket with mirror work designs all over it.
This is a versatile outfit where each element would individually come to many uses and rescue you through many functions. This is the perfect set for a cocktail party or even a Mehndi function for the bridesmaid looking for a modern look.
Ah, mirror work designs what's not to love about it? It is an evergreen traditional embroidery style which will always remain in vogue simply because it is so understated and beautiful. Each of these outfits has won us over and are giving us major fashion goals for the wedding season. Be it a traditional bridal lehenga or the bridesmaids' sharara, there are so many more routes to take with this traditional style, so be sure to experiment and stay stylish!
So which of these mirror work designs did you like the most? Do let us know in the comments below.