Wearing, buying, take care of Lehenga
Lehenga choli fashion is ruling the festivities. Indian lehanga
has truly become the pride of wedding parties. It deserves an award for its
contribution in adorning the brides. Distinct kinds of designer lehnga
are rocking but what matters today is smart intelligent dressing just apt for
your body type. 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.
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. If you are bold enough then you can opt for deep
backlines or else Choli with thin straps or just one shoulder sleeve. 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. 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 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 your height is short then look out for 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. For disguising your short
stature, drape dupatta in such a style that it flows from your shoulder to the
knee. Don't indulge in heavy work or heavy fabric dupatta. 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. For
plumpy people, multi-shaded wardrobe is not advisable. Go in for a long length
choli for a slimmer look with a deep neck showing a bit of cleavage. Know
yourself and accordingly decide on your fashion style.
You are lucky to be in a position to
take full advantage of experimenting with a variety of styles be it with the
lehenga and the choli. And with the current trend of showing skin, don’t be
shy to show off your midriff.
You can opt for the eternal demure feel with a flounce in your lehenga or carry
off a slim fit one with equal ease. Your choice of fabrics will come from the
exotic woven lengths such as raw silk, brocade, jacquard silk.
Strappy, one shoulder, off shoulder, deep backs are complimentary to your frame.
But if you are not comfortable with this, full or three quarter sleeves would
also work well.
wedding ensemble must have a richer feel and intricate embroidery will work well
for you. Since you are petite, smaller designs in the weave of the fabric or the
embroidery is a must. To gain on height your choice for the embroidery could be
a vertical design.
If you are of a small figure and smaller
height: Wide –U or square neckline,
¾ or full sleeves. Longer fitted
top (overlapping the Lehenga belt) with princess seams (for an illusion for a
curvier figure). A line Lehenga 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. 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.
Avoid having raised embroidery work done on the choli 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 lehenga instead of A-line.
Wear a lehenga 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.
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 cholis as it would make you look thin, and
overlay jackets is a great alternative for brides who donot want to bare it
all.Make sure the dupatta is long as it would add length and grace to your look.
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.
Your choice would be the softer fabrics
in crepe and georgette. This will help in giving you a slimmer look and feel.
Single panel cuts would work well for you. A really deep neckline in slightly
darker shades will help in creating a slimmer look. Three quarter sleeves, deep
but not wide necklines are what will suit you best. The work on your lehenga
should have slim borders and preferably in vertical designs.
Softer material chiffons and georgette in a
single panel with a slight slim look would be appropriate for you. Kurti style
cholis up to the hip in a single colour and darker shades would also do you
justice. Your embroidery design should be tiny and delicate. While the length is
long, the kurti can have a wide and deep neckline. This helps in giving you a
Softer fabrics like chiffon, crepe,
georgette, will bring in a more feminine feel for you. Avoid stiff fabrics such
as organza, brocades or tissue. Try and settle for single colours in slightly
darker shades. The conventional 6 panel lehenga will work well for you. A well-
cut wide-open neckline will enhance your look for the day. You could even bring
in a sexy feel with a bit of cleavage showing. Cap sleeves and also slightly
longer choli lengths would be advisable. Smaller embroidery designs work well
is one of the most important elements in your wardrobe and the
choice of the right color can make it work for you showing off your
complexion to advantage.
Soft pastels and mid - tones make you look great if you have a fair
complexion. Other choices could be Peach, lilac, pinks,aqua, soft greens
and medium range blues etc. are all good choices. Avoid too - dark colors;
they might make you look pale.
Avoid very pale or pastel colors if you are very fair.
If pink undertones to your skin, your evening colors: deep navy and
sapphire blue with silver accents. And deep pine / hunter green with pale
gold accents. Your morning colors would be crème gold with gold and
If pale undertones to your skin, your evening colors: deep magenta (not
shocking pink) with tonal accents, burgundy with matte gold accents. Your
morning colors would be pearl with silver accents.
Emerald green, ruby red, bright orange, rust, turquoise and navy blue, the
basic black and white for the wheatish complexion.
If gold undertones to your skin, the morning and evening colors: rich
ochre/mustard with antique gold accents, deep saffron orange with copper
accents, deep royal/ink blue with tonal or silver accents.
Washing and ironing
of lehengas should be done with care. Expensive
lehngas and special lehengas should not be washed at home.
The most important part of this dress is the occasion of wearing it.
Different types of lehengas are made for different occasions. A designed
lehenga can be worn at dandiya playing during Navratri, Sangeet ceremony
and wedding ceremonies .
Satin, net, georgette, silk made pretty lehengas are essentially party
wear. Lehengas are the latest fashion in bollywood dress.