Points to consider while purchasing Bridal Lehngas

Indian bridal lehnga takes the traditional lehnga a step further by decorating it with rich brocade and heavy gold and silver thread. The shawl of the lehnga is particularly elaborate with sequins and tassels. When the shawl is draped over the bride’s head, this completes the bridal ensemble.Therefore while shopping, you should keep these lehanga buying tips in mind and if you do so you are bound to become the center of attraction in the party.Now days, the brides are lucky enough to pick a lehenga for wedding and pre wedding occasions. One can purchase some hot designer lehenga, traditional lehenga, simple lehenga as per the occasion. Beautifully covered in the lehenga, with the matching jewellery and other accessories, the women of India looks like a sunshine. Lehenga adds flavor to the simplicity and the shyness of Indian women.

Different lehenga cholis :Georgette Lehenga

Fish tail lehenga

Crepe lehenga

Straight lehenga

A-line lehenga

Fish kali lehenga

Mega sleeve cholis

Sleeveless cholis

Half sleeve cholis

U Neck cholis

Considering the importance of this garment, one should keep in mind various factors while purchasing
While considering the body type, the factors to be kept in mind includes the preference of the buyer, their body shapes, height and the complexion. If you have a good figure then you are a lucky one
Indian bridal lehnga is usually in red, which is an auspicious color for weddings.Bridal should wear most elegantly designed lehenga choli with heavy embroidery.

If you are bold enough then you can opt for deep backlines or else Choli with thin straps or just one shoulder sleeve

If you are slim trim go in for some haute couture Lehanga Choli patterns with a deep neck cut and flaunt your feminism.You can choose a wide range of fabrics to highlight your perfect flabless figure such as raw silk, organza of Benaras or else crepe.

For too thin women, long choli is a no never.

For women with broad shoulders, the perfect wear is real deep-necked Ghaghra. Make sure it is deep and not wide.For a broad body type, fabrics in georgette and crepe would be the right choice as it gives a slimmer look and feel

If you are flat figured with improper bust size or shape, choose an A-line Lehanga made up of soft fabric like Crepe and Georgette. Wear elaborately embroided Cholis

If you are busty, jeweled necklines are a total no. Opt for small prints of flowers and leaves and look out for a full length Lehanga.If you are busty then be a bit considerate about your choice of lehenga. Wear lehenga with flat embroidery rather then the raised one to avoid looking bustier

If you are of a small figure and smaller height : Wide – U or square neckline, ¾ or full sleeves. Longer fitted top (overlapping the Lehngas belt) with princess seams (for an illusion for a curvier figure). A line Lehanga with built in train (no more than 15 inches). Dupatta folded and draped over shoulder with vertical border design falling from shoulder to Knee for an illusion of height.vertical prints with U neck or else square neck cut as they give you a taller appearance. Avoid short sleeves and in fact sleeveless is a total no for short heighted.

Avoid vertical embellishments as they will make you look skinny and add more height and slenderness than required. Do not use visually or physically heavy dupattas. They will engulf you taking away from your look.

Busty :
Avoid having raised embroidery work done on the chole as it would add to the bust size. Keep all embroidery very flat and avoid making big designs. Keep small designs on the choli like flowers, leaves etc. Keep away from a jewel neckline, which will make you appear bustier. Use under wire bra to give the bust shape and lift. Balance it all off with a full lehnga instead of A - line.

Pear Shaped :
Wear a lehanga that is “A” line with not too much of volume to it as extra volume adds bulk to shape. Keep it clean, straight cut and tapered. Soft fabrics are more advisable rather than stiffer fabrics. Ornate cholis draw attention upward. Full sleeves and padded shoulders extend the shoulder line and give the figure balance.

Thin and Tall :
Use a lot of volume to your lehenga as it adds grace and softness to your appearance. Any fabric complements someone who is tall and thin. Avoid too long choles as it would make you look thin, and overlay jackets is a great alternative for brides who do not want to bare it all. Make sure the dupatta is long as it would add length and grace to your look.

For women with extra inches on waist, the ideal is Kurti style hip-hop Choli in dark bright shades. Go in for sophisticated prints rather than complicated designs.

Go in for a long length choli for a slimmer look with a deep neck showing a bit of cleavage

For the women with fair complexion, colors like orange, ruby red, navy blue, rust and turquoise would look great.

For the women with dusky complexion, bright color would be right like red and bright blue. Specially, wedding lehengas should be something in red or orange.

For other occasions any color could be picked which bring out the real shine of the bride.Try purchasing something in red or similar color as this color symbolizes the Indian wedding tradition. If you are looking for a lehenga to be worn during the festival then you may buy a dress with little embroidery and in some exciting colors like blue, yellow, orange and many more

Main points while purchasing a “Bridal Lehnga” which should be always kept in mind are-

Fabric- should be, comfortable, relaxing and light weight as after the work done lehnga becomes very bulky and tough to handle. Try choosing the fabric Light. Latest trends should also taken into consideration and if we talk about the fabric which is in this year is Brocades and crushes.

Colour- Should be, according to the season ie light colour for the summers and dark for the winters. Colour should also suit your personality and complexion. Latest trends and colours should also take into consideration while purchasing the lehnga for the wedding.

Work- Its the most important part of the Bridal lehnga because all the grace comes from its work. Usually, people use zardosi for the regular lehnga’s but this work is out of fashion now inspite of this cutdaana, sequence, antique, resham embroidery, kasab embroidery, peeta work, use of crystals and stones these things are in fashion.

You can use lots of material to create an elegant flare lehenga in a slightly heavier raw silk, jamevar silk, banarasi organza or crepe tissue with a brocade choli. Shaded tones can be used to project your height. Your neckline can also be used to enhance your body frame. Go in for deep necks that are wide in the front as well as the back. Steer clear of high necklines and long sleeves. Yours is the only body frame that can opt for broad borders with elaborate embroidery.

Therefore, keep in mind the different lehenga tips while purchasing a lehenga to get an inconceivable look and feel.

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