For a bride to be, it is overwhelming to select the best attire for her D day. It definitely involves careful planning, depending on your individual taste and limits, and a lot of patience while you look for that special dress that makes you shine brightly that day. Nowadays there are various options to pick up from not just the traditional Indian, but also contemporary dresses or a mix of both. It’s not just the red that makes you outshine. There are various colour combinations, available today to give a try from. A fiery orange-red skirt and midnight navy top when teamed up with gold jewellery, would add a cherry to pie. Beach weddings are surely a place to try out something new like a vibrant orange. Sunshine can add more vibrancy to it. But for people like me, who try to stick to the Indian traditions, lehengas, are an all-time favourite and is the most preferred choice at an Indian wedding. With changing trends, there are a lot of different types of designer lehengas now available right at your doorstep!! Let’s have a look at a few of them:
This is one of the most traditional styles of lehenga. It has a broad flare and forms a complete circle at the hem. It is extremely heavy and has numerous pleats to form the flare. If you are getting your lehenga stitched, choose fabrics that can take a number of pleats and go for huge borders or even multi borders.
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These lehengas are tight at the thighs and begin to flare from the calves to form a fishtail. These lehengas are perfect for the ones, who have an hourglass or a rectangle body shape.
This lehenga has horizontal panels of fabrics attached along the flare of the lehenga, just like an Anarkali suit. The volume of the flares increases, because of the panelled fabric. If you are a friend of the bride, you can also go for a contrasting set of fabrics to give colourful designs. The best part about these is, it creates a slimming effect.
A line lehenga
This lehenga has the usual A-line hem forming a perfect A. Unlike the flared lehenga, the number of pleats in this lehenga is quite less. These are easy to carry ones as the volume in these lehengas is considerably less.
With the changing trends, these have also evolved into the categories of lehengas. These are like huge embroidered plaazo but gives the complete look of a lehenga when teamed up with long designer Kurtis.
Lehengas with jacket
These are in trend nowadays. The lehengas are medium flared teamed up with a long jacket covered in zardozi embroidery. Since it is only the hem of the lehenga that is visible through the jacket, it should have a heavy work too. To give you a variety of look, you can choose the jacket from rich and elegant ones to subtle and decent ones as well.
Saree cum Lehenga
This lehenga gives a virtual saree look without going through the hassle of draping one. The look is given by the way of draping the dupatta with the lehenga.
So which one of these designer lehengas is your personal favourite!!
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