Outfit: The Chantilly Lace Saree!

by mehak on October 18, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Bridal fashion

Remember the makeup ignorant friend of mine??? The one who we helped to shop for her makeup trousseau?  Well her wedding celebrations just ended and here are some sari scenes from the occasion !

True story: I reached the mehendi function which happened a day before the wedding, to find her doing her makeup on her own. She put no foundation (I dont know how to apply it!!! she said). She put blush , with a little kajal and brown lipstick. She could very well have been just heading to work looking like that !!! We had to do a quick 2 minute emergency ‘bridal makeover’. No time to wash off all that blush etc..so just put  concealer on all the areas, mixed in some pink into the lip color and darkened the liner to make her bride appropriate!



Sorry about the poor photo quality, they are all I-phone pics, we were all too busy handling the bride to click photos remember? Thats me in the extreme left- i did smokey eyes and nude lips! There is some wierd thing happening with the hair- please ignore!

The other three girls, im sure you are all familiar with by now !




I love that waist belt!

Shout out to my mom, who is by far the BEST saree tie-er ever. I always end up being dissapointed at a salon. They make me look like an airhostess every time they tie a saree !!! Two things i need to learn from my mom (apart from a gazillion already in the list):

  1. How to tie a saree like this such that it stays the entire night
  2. How to bajao a dholki!



Do you like Chantilly Lace Sarees? I for one love them but i think its easy go to wrong with them. What i definitely DONT like is Chantilly lace is bright colors- emerald greens, turquoises etc. I think they end up looking a tad bit tacky !!! I prefer Chantilly laces in soft pale pastels or metallic, muted kind of colours. I even made my Sister in law buy one for her trousseau– remember when i took her shopping for her trousseau?

As for the wedding itself- it was as expected, SUPER FUN! We were at the venue at 7:30 pm and out by about 3:00 am, and in between all that there was a whole lot of dancing, madness , food, joota chupai (dont tell anyone this but it came down to the girls side actually biting the best mans hand to let him go of the shoes ! Lol !)

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poo@beautyandmakeupmatters October 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

You look gorgeous Meha.. I am love with ur saree.. and yess it is best tied saree ever!! :D :D
Me too a bit messy at that front!!
and the bride with only blush and kajal.. u need to rescue her sweetie.. how cud she go without makeup on her own functions.. ;) :D :D


Gowthami October 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Waist belt is so attractive and awesome!! :) Great looking :)


Vipra S October 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

You look Drop Dead Gorgeous Dear :)
Lovely saree *Drooling* – I love lace stuff and the eye catchy waist belt <3


Aparajita October 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

that waist belt is soo pretty…and you look gorgeous in your sari


SuperSummer October 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

LOVE the lace sari – everyone looks beautiful!


ishita October 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm

The sari is super pretty… from where you have got it? Your selection of saris are awesome … I have been hunting for these kinda lace saris fr years but nowhere found them in Kolkata


muneeba October 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm

you are looking beautiful mehak:)
love the colour and the way you carry your sari..


Krithi October 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm

U look awesome


ki. October 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

What a lovely Saree! You carry it off really well Mehak :)


Ashima October 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm

You look lovely Mehak! You carry off waist belts really well :-) I wish there was a close up so that we could see your make up! I’m a big fan of smokey eyes but obv don’t know how to do it! :-) Great post though! Really look forward to your posts!


Swati October 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

You are looking super gorgeous! That saree draping is so fantastic!


Tiny October 19, 2013 at 9:49 am

I was waiting for you to post pics from this function Mehak :)
Loved the saree very very much ;) Somehow this one reminded me of ur engagement outfit :)


mehak October 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

haha yeah a lot of people said the same thing..colors were similar.


Tiny October 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

how much does it costs, and where did you get it from ..
In two months, a cousin’s wedding is coming up and I am about to hunt for a saree :)
and I am thinking of Georgette/lace ..


Xuvious October 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

When it comes to lace the colour you choose is perfect!! Gorgeous pics! ^_^


Riya October 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

U look lovely there…whats that bronzer or is that Absolute wala blush? Pls lemme know


Shivi@COSMOCHICS October 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Lovely pics! Loved the waist belt!
I Need to learn Dholki from my mom too!
Happy Weekend:)


coralcrue October 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Oh I totally loved this post. everyone looks gorgeous and I love the saree you are wearing here, Mehak. God bless your mom, I can’t even tie one correctly. Looked through so many tutorials on the net but still. sheesh


Nidhi Sharma October 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Hahaha “her marriage just ended ” is a poor choice of words…


mehak October 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm



kayennat October 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Your saree is gorgeous! I don’t have a lace one but might invest in one now!
Congrats to the bride and groom and best wishes for the future.


Clothes and Creativity October 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

That’s definitely a different take on the traditional look. I’ve heard Dubai is famous for chantily! Also, just wanted to ask whether you wrapped the waistband along-with the aanchal within it? Or was the aanchal left free?!


mehak October 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Aanchal was free ! Yeah dubai has some of the best chantilly lace sarees- and i heard they are much chepaer as well, but now most of the inidan stores have also caught on and its comparable to dubai.


Clothes and Creativity October 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Where did you get yours from? I want to add one to my saree collection but haven’t come across any good ones here? Shop suggestions?


Gunna October 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi Mehak – absolutely right about the two things we need to learn from your mom. But there are two more I need to learn from her daughter – 1. How to wear make up 2. How to wear my midnight blue chant illy lace saree? -:))


Supria October 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

All you girls look lovely :)

A more elegant looking watch would have looked super girly… although I am all for sporting a big watch with sarees and what not.


suds December 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

What is wrong with the air hostess style of saree? It is crisp, neat and nice… did not understand your objection :( ?


mehak December 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Its too official looking. The pleats are too large, and it loses its sex appeal !


Haani April 13, 2014 at 2:31 am

Omg! I love your waist belt. Can you do post on waist belts and where can I buy them?


ROSHNI June 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Love your saree!I am going to Dubai in 2 days and would like to purchase a Chantilly lace saree..Can u tell me where in Dubai I can buy such a saree..the location or the shop?


kawther abdulkadir November 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Which shops in Dubai sell Chantilly lace sarees with sequins and stones and I need their addresses?


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