Should you shop online for wedding outfits?

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For suburban Canadian South Asians living far from urban centres, nothing is more strenuous than finding fancy outfits for a wedding. If you are one of those, consider checking out online boutiques.

Online bridal wear shopping

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On first thought, online shopping, especially for wedding outfits, may not seem like a good idea. While it’s easier to shop for sarees, outfits that require a good fit may seem more challenging. This is where shopping with an established online store helps.

Many shopping sites in South Asia offer custom tailored fitting and express delivery, even to countries as far as USA, Canada, UK and Europe.

Others offer cheaper prices with discounts up to 50% or more, free shipping, payment on delivery and easy return options. You can choose from salwar kameez sets, churidar sets, lehengas, kurtis and a range of bridal sarees from georgette, chiffon, silks and designer bridal wear.

What makes online shopping score over running around town or expensive trips abroad is the convenience of browsing through a wider selection of styles, without leaving your seat. Many traditional stores do not offer modern outfits that are the order of theme weddings these days.

Online bridal wear shopping


Others bring you beach wedding dresses, reception dresses in attractive styles and cuts, plus-size outfits and garden wedding gowns. Look out for new arrivals if you wish to stand out. There is an impressive range that may spoil you for choice.

The world is changing. You don’t need shop till you drop to look drop-dead gorgeous! Have fun shopping from the comfort of your home!


By Joyeeta Dutta Ray, freelance writer at