You could be the blushing bride-to-be, the bride’s sister or the bridesmaid, but snagging that perfect lehenga for the D-day is likely top-most on your to-do-list.
Getting the perfect dreamy bridal lehenga sounds simpler than it is. However, worry not as we are here to make life simpler for you as you go about in your search for that perfect bridal lehenga!
While choosing a lehenga the first thing any fashionista wonders is whether it is on trend or not. The other aspect any bride needs to keep in mind is the color and the design of the lehenga. The color and design can either make or break your look so be careful when choosing a lehenga. You want to shine on your big day and not dull the impact with a lehenga that looks nothing out of the ordinary!
To help you zone-in on the perfect bridal lehenga here are some tips to help you get the perfect look in your budget.
The Summer Bride
If you are having a destination wedding – a seaside one – then make sure you plan your outfit accordingly. Opt for a pop-color or a pastel lehenga to complement the surroundings. A heavy bridal lehenga will look a tad too much in such a setting so opt for fabrics that are flowy and airy.
You can experiment with the lehenga’s cut and opt for something contemporary below gown-style lehenga. The dreamy powder blue or peach pink and mint green colors are not only trending this season, but make for a great ensemble.Those who want something a tad more contemporary can opt for an ivory number with an unusual blouse.
The stylista who is following the latest trends and carries them off with élan can opt for an off shoulder choli, which is teamed with a lehenga like below one. This type of outfit is perfect for a mehendi or a beach wedding – it is a great lehenga for the sister of the bride or the bridesmaid and oozes oomph.
One is spoilt for colors and as long as the choli is heavy, the lehenga can have light work on it. You can experiment with earth tones as they look great with a gold, silver or bronze choli. Fashionista’s can also work the jacket-style lehenga look which is oh-so chic!
The Pastel Lover
Pastels complement pretty much all complexions and you need to play it smart with the combination. For instance, if the lehenga is a lemon one – make sure that the dupatta is in a contrasting eye-popping hue such as a turquoise.
A traditional lehenga with flares and zardozi work looks amazing, team this with a net dupatta with badla work and you are ready to be the princess on your big day. For inspiration, pastel lovers can opt for a lehenga.
Another hot trend this season is ombre – right from lips to hair to clothing. Opt for a lehenga that is shaded subtly and you can experiment with any cut such as a mermaid or fishtail. A lahenga ombre bride, which is flowy and has plenty of ghera is the perfect example of an ombre outfit.
If you are experimental and have the confidence to carry off any outfit with panache then an abstract lehenga is the route to take for the big occasion. Such an outfit is great for the functions that build up to the wedding such as a mehendi or casual sangeet. Abstraction works on most cuts and make sure you opt for one that flatters your figure. This trend looks great on a flowy lehenga, which can be teamed with a cop top and scarf to add some pizzazz to the outfit!