Half sarees are like a blend of lehenga and saree in a single outfit. Dhavani was worn as a transition garment between Pattupavadai and Saree. In South India, the half saree has different names across states as Langa Voni, Pavadai davani and Langa davani.
Dhavani was an essential garment for young women at that period.
There was, however a diminished likeness for half sarees in the late 90s as women started to embrace the practicality and comfort of the salwar kameez. Dhavani was mostly confined to onscreen heroines when they played nubile village girl characters.
But, of late there has been a resurgence towards the likeness of half sarees onscreen and off-screen. We should thank the designers for experimenting with new fabrics,silhouettes and patterns to revive our classic attire. We could see bold and innovative designs on half sarees nowadays.
Dhavani is no longer a simple bordered blouse and silk skirt with a contrasting traditional dupatta. Present-day, half sarees became a style statement in marriage rituals for brides and bridesmaids. At Ekatva we design and stitch Kerala Kasavu Lehengas and Haldi Lehenga for brides and birds maids
In earlier days engagement functions were more of a close-knit family affair. Nowadays engagements are more of social gatherings with theme-based parties and twinning ensembles. Kasavu Lehenga is the most chosen one by the brides and bridesmaids in Kerala. While brides prefer ethnic kasavu dhavanis with contrast elegant shade jacquard blouses and heavily embroidered silk bodices, Bridesmaid’s choices are minimal, trendy half sarees with contemporary block prints, ruffles and trims.
Haldi ceremony is the most entertaining and happening pre-wedding ceremony.
Ornamenting yourself and making style statements with the most bright and gorgeous outfits makes the Haldi ceremony more auspicious.
A happy go lucky bride twirling in her off-white lehenga with yellow borders, Floral embroidered bodice with exquisite zardozi or maggam embroidery, and the matching piping dupatta is sure to bring about your inner goddess.
Breaking the monotony of yellow, south Indian brides are flaunting in fuchsia pink, mustard orange shades which makes them beautiful and elegant as well.
The latest Indian bridal dhavanis are very innovative in their appeal while being traditional in their aesthetic.
The universal bridal lehenga, that was traditionally always red or maroon and heavily embroidered has changed to extremely traditional ivory white or pearl white kasavu fabrics with fine and intricate embellishments. Though this davani creates a monotonous look, exquisite zardozi / Maggam embroidery with heritage designs makes it a mesmerising wedding attire.
Indian ethnic wear presents you with improbable options and every single outfit in Ekatva is meticulously handcrafted keeping alive the age-old craftsmanship of India. We believe in a sustainable and timeless fashion. You can shop your bridal dhavani from Ekatva with one of the largest collections of Dhavanis available online. We do customize these dhavanis according to your needs and ship them all over India and worldwide.
Purchase this beautiful bridal kasavu lehenga here https://ekatvacollections.com/kerala-davani
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