3 Ideas to Make a Kannada Bridal Attire More Urbane While Retaining Traditional Charm

Bridal attire has seen a drastic change over the years, and we must say it is for everybody’s good. Brides from every community are ready to experiment with their look and try something new. Be it the wedding dress, the jewellery, henna designs or the makeup – change is all they want and ready to accept. Keeping in sync with the tradition and culture, there’s no harm in giving space for something new, right? Therefore, tweaking a little here and there without hurting anybody’s sentiment can add a fun element to the bridal attire.

Since every community is seeing a change in the wedding attire of the bride, why should Kannada brides be left behind. Twisting a bit from the traditional 9 yards Naavari saree to green glass bangles and heavy bridal jewellery, there are some simple additions that can be made to a bride’s attire to make it chicer. These add-ons will add to a fun element in the look, without losing on the traditional charm of a Kannada matrimony.


  1. Adopting Different Saree Draping Styles: You can stay in trend with your tradition, and yet give your look an urbane change by opting for a different saree draping style. Some of the latest draping styles that have been a hit amongst brides from different religions are the one-sided front to back drape, belted half and half draping, Indo western dhoti draping, back to front mermaid skirt saree draping and butterfly saree draping. If you are ready to experiment with your bridal attire, this is the easiest work around.
  2. Adding Diamond Jewellery to your Ensemble: Since jewellery plays an important role in a Kannada matrimony, it’s important you choose your jewellery wisely. Along with the gold ornaments like mangtika, necklace and kamarbandh, you can wear a small diamond neck piece to enhance your look, or diamond jhumkas to make you look every bit classy. Diamond jewellery comes in intricate designs and patterns, and you can choose from a collection of heavy or light pieces.
  3. Trying a Different Hairdo: You can either tie your hair in a bun or a braid with gorgeous natural flowers or a netted flower jada. Along with the traditional jasmine flower, which is quite common in a Kannada wedding, you can use flowers in the combination of red and yellow, or pink and blue instead of orange and white. Using artificial flowers adds on a style statement as you have the freedom to choose from a vast range of colour combinations and designs.

If you are a Kannada bride-to-be, we hope these ideas work for you on your D-day and make you look nothing less than a princess. There are many more ways available that can help you get an urbane look while retaining a traditional charm, but the ideas mentioned above have worked well for most of the brides and we can’t wait to see you adorn your perfect bridal look.

News Reporter