Mirror work salwar kameez

The traditional and classic craft has been a part of our culture for many years now, but designers today have succeeded to re-invent and modernize it. Today, mirror work has become an emerging trend in the fashion world and is adored by brides and celebrities. With just the right touch of glimmer & beguiling colours, mirror work salwar kameez can take your look to a whole new level. And to make sure you don’t miss out on anything as beautiful as these glimmering beauties, we’ve got you some of the best mirror work salwar kameez lined up right here at saree utsav.

Punjabi salwar suit that dazzles like a night sky in black foil work and gold shisha work

The advent and popularity of Mirror work

Rajasthan and Gujarat are particularly famous for their mirror-embellished salwar kameez, Lehengas, accessories, bags etc. Popularly known as shisha or abhla embroidery, Indian mirror work has been appreciated and admired all over for centuries. In fact, the famous Venetian merchant and traveller, Marco Polo believed that India’s mirror work was more intricate and skilfully crafted than any other he had seen before. As shisha embroidery was patronised by the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, these three states are still the three major hubs where mirror work is created. Rajput queens were fond of embedded mirrors not just on their clothes but also their jewellery.

Mirror work comes in various shapes including round, square, triangular and polygonal, There are several types of shisha available, such as the antique shisha which is still used in various sizes and irregular shapes; machine cut glass or embroidery shisha; and sequin shisha. The embroidery works best on fabrics like georgette, crepe, cotton, silk and chiffon. Mirror work with tie and dye and bandhani are particularly trending today.

Bollywood Dream Girl Sunny Leone in Mirror Work salwar kameez for a Holi event

Magic of Mirror Work among Designers

One designer who has adored mirror work in most of his fashion shows is, Designer Abhinav Mishra. Lehengas and Anarkalis that are strewn in mirror work, are the most-loved looks from his collections. He has managed to use the craft to deconstruct motifs with thread embroidery, gota work and prints. Exploring the versatility of mirror work, designer Abhinav Mishra steers away from incorporating the craft in traditional ways but has given the age-old handcraft a modern outlook by fusing it with contemporary patterns. Designer Manish Malhotra, Arpita Mehta uses the form on their contemporary Indian wear, take Devdas Maduri Dixit for example and couturier duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are the ultimate mirror work connoisseurs , which showed up dominantly well in the movie Veere di Wedding.

Designer Mirror Work Anarkali suit, palazzo suit and lehenga

Kurta with mirror work pants

A simple kurta with a mirror work yoke, paired with palazzos or dhotis is ideal for a festive party or day-time wedding event. Rajasthani traditional dress is shisha work embroidered dhoti salwar kameez suit, who doesn’t love the song “mhare hissa mein” song from movie hum saath saath hain, were the top heroines wearing different shades of rajasthani dhoti suits in mirror work dancing like peacocks. Nowadays, there are different designs of dhoti suits in shisha work and palazzo salwar suits that comes with modern and traditional mirror work designs. Opt for a cute pair of mojris with mirror work or classic pieces of jewellery, such as meenakari rings, with mirrors embedded in them.

Short and long kurta with mirror work designs

Mirror Work Long Anarkali Suits

Glitz and glam with a hint of bling! What more can a girl ask for to look her fashionable best at her BFF’s wedding? Umm, a mirror work anarkali salwar suits, maybe? Mirror work Anarkali are one of the most scintillating & sought after choices for bridesmaids. They are timeless, graceful yet extremely glamorous. Even though mirror work anarkali look the best in popping colours, the pastel-hued ones aren’t any less beautiful! So, irrespective of whether you’re eyeing that bright fuchsia pink hue or a considerably dull dusty pink, be assured that either of them would make you look like a complete stunner.

Actress Deepika Padukone in a Glimmering Mirror work Anarkali suit

Chikankari in Mirror work

When Chikankri and mirror work are merged together you can’t expect it to be anything short of magical. We love how Bollywood divas design their chikankari mirror work salwars with a sheer tasselled dupatta so gracefully and the oh so awesome Gota patti borders . Gota works and shisha work combines together are match made in heaven. Chikankari, Gota patti and mirror work are inseperable combination that is patented as Royal-ness. Pair your ethereally beautiful chikankari mirror work salwar kameez attire with a pair of oxidized chand baalis or uncut diamonds or even mirror embellished silver earrings.

Chikankari mirror work anarkali with gota patti linings

Over Dose of Mirror work Salwar Kameez

For someone who’s too obsessed with mirror work or has an undying love for bling, a mirror work salwar kameez with overall mirror work gold bling on your suit including dupatta a handful of sparkling mirrors outlining the edges with such finesse is the most suitable one to pick for festivals and reception. Embellished with mirrors from top to bottom and how beautifully! One look at this surreal creation and you’ll know what gorgeousness looks like. One, like the Devdas attire in 2002 but in salwar kameez style. One can never go wrong with this detailing with delicate mirrors laser cut in droplets creating an illusion of ‘falling drops’. The offbeat pattern is so intriguing that you’ll instantly fall hard for it!

Mirror work Bling !

Mirror work Patiala and Punjabi suits

Women prefer mirror work over any other for the exuberant charm of little mirrors scattered over the outfit that sparkle beautifully under the sun or night lights. The much loved mirror work salwar kameez looks one of a kind for the elegance it exudes in a mirror work Punjabi or Patiala salwar suit. Over the years, certain styles like Punjabi patiala suits are liked for their graceful appearance. There is a humungous range of mirror work Punjabi patiala suits at sareeutsav. Mirror work traditional Patiala salwar Suit will mesmerise the rest of the crowd added with mirror work tassel potli bags and mirror work jutti for your foot that will bring out your ethnic glow.

Mirror work border Punjabi Patiala suits
Actress Alia bhat in jacket style mirror work sharara suit

There are endless varieties of accessories that can be paired with mirror work outfits. Like mirror work clutch bags, potli bags, mirror work jutti and slippers . Also mirror work tassel and latkan for your skirts and kameez back knots and mirror work hair accessories to add that extra oomph factor . 2020 has started with mirror oxidised jewelleries and silver jewelleries that bring out the ethnicity and taking indian culture to the centre stage.

Mirror handworked clutch bag
Mirror work Jutti
Designer Abhinav Mishra Lehenga with Mirror work Latkans and Tassel

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