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son has asked for help finding wedding dress for fiancee
moushka

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Date: 12/19/10 12:24 PM

My son has asked me to help him find photos of South Asian/Western fusion (or inspired) wedding gowns. His fiancee is a wonderful young woman with absolutely no interest in fashion and no idea of what suits her. OTOH, my son is very design-conscious (he works in the film industry) and is taking an active part in designing the look of the wedding (formal, evening bash and Hindu wedding ceremony). Having spent several hours on google, I haven't come up with much. I've found plenty of traditional Indian style wedding dresses and red (bride's preferred colour) western style dresses, but can't seem to find the desired fusion of the two. We're in Toronto, multi-cultural capital of the world, so you'd think I'd get lucky, but so far NADA. Any suggestions would be welcome. TIA.

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Date: 12/19/10 12:51 PM

My gut reaction is a Western-style dress (take your pick for what type would suit her body) in a red sari fabric. I dunno if that's helpful or not, but at any rate I'll bump the topic for you.

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Date: 12/19/10 1:12 PM

Check out these two sites to give you some ideas, especially lehenga styles and some fusion wear.

kaneesha.com
homeindia.com

HTH

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Date: 12/19/10 1:15 PM

Thanks CurlySu.
That's a great idea I hadn't considered. I'm not sure if we have the time, though, as the weddings is tentatively set for the end of May.
Our main problem is finding photos of styles to suggest to Aikta. She needs help visualizing what will look good on her. She's not good at seeing designs in her head. If I were to suggest dress A made in fabric B, she wouldn't be able to visualize it. I need photos of styles that will suit her already made up so that she knows what to look for when shopping. I want to send them to my DS. As a new MIL, I don't want to be accused of interfering! He doesn't have the time to do an extensive search himself.

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Date: 12/19/10 1:16 PM

Thanks, Kavita.

Could only find traditional saree, did I miss the fusion?

Thanks again for the suggestions.

-- Edited on 12/19/10 1:30 PM --

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Date: 12/19/10 2:43 PM

Photoshop!

Has she been shopping to try on dresses? That will give her an idea on styles. Perhaps you can take some pictures, and use software to change the color of the dress.

ETA: I found a plum blossom dress
You can also look through red wedding dress pictures for ideas.
-- Edited on 12/19/10 2:51 PM --

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Date: 12/19/10 4:16 PM

Moushka,

Take a look at Choli Skirts category on kaneesha and

Search for bridal lehengas and regular lehengas on homeindia. There are also examples of lehenga style sarees there. That site is a bit clunky but they do have some good stuff.

You can also check out benzerworld.com for more ideas.

None of these places have a western style gown per se, but some of the the lehenga styles could come close. And if it is supposed to be a Hindu ceremony, a lehenga/saree will fit right in.

Congratulations! and enjoy the search.

kavita

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Date: 12/19/10 4:37 PM

What does the bride's mother think would work well?

I am not familiar with Hindu tradition, but there is a large Sikh community where I live and often the bride has two dresses, one for the Sikh ceremony that would be a traditional Indian design and a second Western dress for the reception.

Grooms will follow this as well, grow a beard and wear traditional Indian clothes for the ceremony, then shave and change for the reception.

Now those are blended weddings, where they try to accommodate the traditions of each family's back ground.

Have you checked out Indian Bridal shops yet?

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