Appearances say it all-And when it is a special occasion like wedding, all the more reason to be careful with the clothes that will be worn. A good bridal dress and trousseau may become a fantastic memory or a terrible nightmare. A bridal salwar can evoke emotional feelings for Indian women. At some point of their lives, each woman has worn something that is special, either gifted or bought. It is a personal and private feeling. Women who share the sentiments know it has all to do with the design, color pattern and trends. When a mother offers her daughter the choice of making one or seeing the one that she wore when she married it can be a poignant moment. It is also a time to see how much the fashion rends have changed.

The embroidery, patterns and motifs have changed often in bridal salwar. Red remains the traditional color for Punjabi and north Indian brides. But those who have flown the coup and settled abroad, they are choosing purples, deep blues and fushcia pink. When one leading fashion designer married years ago, she chose a pink and green wedding ensemble. Certainly she set another new trend. She also set the ball rolling with some trendy mixture of old world designs suited to contemporary designs. All this reflected in the bridal salwar designs she presented on the ramp two years ago. Many women have already taken the cue and chosen to fit that style in their bridal finery.