The Lehenga Edit: Get Wedding Ready With These Not-So-Basic Options This Seasonby | September 02, 2019
Wedding season is just around the corner, which means, before you know it, a slew of invites will be at your doorstep, causing you to rush towards your wardrobe to see what works best and how. And with Couture Week having served some major inspiration, we, fortunately, have in store the best of lehengas, the quintessential attire fit for the big fat Indian wedding. Whether you are looking for a dainty embroidered offering that makes heads turn or a classic print that has been around for a while, we bring to you the perfect mix of good old timeless pieces and more contemporary attires straight from the runways, categorised into types to help you better. Are you ready?
Nothing beats the added appeal of two distinct tones of colour at play. Featuring the mix of bright and subtle, two-toned lehenga sets truly make for a delightful ensemble for a wedding function and if you don't believe us, we suggest you sample this particular style by Abhinav Mishra right away.
Layers of tulle to the rescue? Yes, please! Having graced several runways this season, tulle is definitely in its element, and just so that you know, there are no excuses required to opt for a playful attire, read lehenga, featuring one! Need we say more?
Ruffles & Details
Ruffled details have enticed us for multiple seasons now, and with newer versions coming in, they are only getting more exciting. Our pick? A lehenga from ace designer Anushree Reddy featuring strategic embroidery and threadwork, paired perfectly with a ruffled blouse for the win.
If going slightly off the traditional route is something you've longed for, we know just the attire you ought to take into account. Wear one that is complete with a plunging neckline and cape featuring lace and other vivid details à la this ivory Ridhi Mehra set with intricate embroidery to boot.
Quirky prints and a vibrant colour scheme are a winning combination, but you already knew that, didn't you! Go all out in an eye-catching hue that makes heads turn and in case you need the necessary inspiration, there's always a Masaba lehenga to bookmark!
A traditional ensemble worn to a wedding calls for elaborate embroidery. Be it intricate jaalis done by hand or a machine-embroidered masterpiece, there is plenty in store for you this season, such as this unbeatable offering by Tarun Tahiliani.
Florals are an undeniable element that have long graced couture outfits, so why stop now. Should you wish for something that's unique, there is always the added attraction of pairing your pick with a bustier, a corset or a slip-inspired blouse, an ensemble that is bound to be a knockout at the occasion.
Pop Of Colour
Is it even a wedding-ready outfit if it is sans colour? We think not. Perfectly apt for pre-wedding functions such as the haldi or an afternoon sangeet, a bright lehenga worn with a breezy, flared top could be the game-changer you have been hoping to get your hands on. Case in point: this yellow set by Nikasha.
So, what's your pick? Also, while you're at it, get your hands on some showstopping jewellery. Our edit below should help.