I love weddings and Bollywood. These are my 2 loves. I get all misty eyed when I see a bride walking down the aisle. When it comes to weddings you can forget those insane shopping sessions and the never ending search for that perfect lehenga for your wedding. In today’s post I will tell you some points that can really help you choose the best just like your would be husband…
Typical Indian weddings can get really pricey and out of your budget. You won’t even notice how fast you spend your money. As a bridal lehenga is the highlight of the wedding and also the most important attire of your life, it should be chosen carefully. Set aside a budget for your lehenga and do not go overboard. You will be able to get the lehenga of your dream within your budget if you will search the markets enough. Do not settle for the first one you see.
Are you a summer bride or a winter bride?
Yes, seasons do matter when choosing your lehenga. You do not want to wind up all sweaty and uncomfortable in the harsh summer months or shivering in winters. Choose the fabric according to the season your marriage is in. In summers go for lighter fabrics and softer color tones in net, georgette or chiffon. In winters you can choose fabrics such as satin or velvet in darker hues.
If the cut and flair of the lehenga does not suit your body type, it is not going to turn out well. So considering your body type when buying your lehenga is a must.
Ok now let me tell you what works best on which body type…
• Hour Glass: So you have that perfect figure with a defined waist and you will need to show it off in style. Choose an A-line lehenga with a short choli will work wonders for you.
• Pear-shaped: This body type has a heavier bottom and smaller busts. Choose a bridal wedding lehenga with simple and straight cuts with an embellished choli to accentuate those curves of yours.
• Petite: Do not go for very heavily embellished and elaborated lehenga as that will not go well with your tiny frame. Choose a lehenga in a stiff fabric that will add more volume to your curves with a low cut blouse.
• Top Heavy: Choose a blouse with a wide neckline in soft and sheer fabrics. You can go for flared lehenga with embellishments to keep the balance between your lower and upper body.
Your skin tone matters too
A right color can enhance your features like nothing else. So choose a color that flatters your skin tone well.
• Fair skin tone: Go for bright shades of pink or red and you can also experiment with blue in your attire. Soft colors like mint green, peach, baby pink will also suit you well.
• Wheatish skin tone: You can choose from a wide array of colors. Best option is to wear rich and warm colors in shades of orange, red, yellow, gold and brown.
• Dusky skin tone: You can choose from reds and bright greens. The color of the season, marsala will also compliment your skin tone quite well.
Look of the lehenga
The overall look of the dress should be breathtakingly gorgeous. To ensure that, make sure the style of your choli, the cut of your lehenga, embellishments, color tone, your dupatta and the fit are all up to the mark.
This is probably going to be the costliest piece of cloth in your wardrobe. Make sure it has certain elements so that you will be able to wear your wedding outfit again and cherish that lovely night all over again.
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8 thoughts on “How to Choose that Perfect Dreamy Bridal Lehenga”
OMG Vandana, first three sentences describe me! I am absolutely obsessed with Indian brides! I am not getting married anytime soon, but I will definitely have a red lehenga. 😀 Really good and my kinda article, loved reading it.
I am glad you liked it and I would love to get married in an orange lehenga someday 🙂
Aww…orange sounds good. I am very conservative when it comes to bridal lehenga colors, I demand them to be deep or bright!
hehe.. i really hope you will get the lehenga of your dreams 🙂
Great tips Vandana, well I am not getting married anytime soon but I too am obssessseddd with wedddinnnnggsss and beautiful brides 😀 😀
we both have something in common 😛
Hi, Vandana … Superb article … really loved this … I’ve already asked my aunt’s friends (She is fashion designer) to design my lehenga … (off course when I’ll be married ) 😛
thank u soooo much sheetal 🙂