The lehenga is more than just a garment. It has assumed the status of a grand statement in a bride’s trousseau, so much so that a lehenga signifies a bride’s persona. It is not surprising, thus, to find the lehenga reinvent itself in different shades, styles, using a multitude of fabric and employing specialised skills that speak volumes about it's inventor.
When it comes to the lehenga, there is no looking back! You can only think forward and redo and refurbish this gorgeous garment to bring your A-game. So if you are looking to design your own lehenga, or redo an older one, here are some foolproof lehenga trends that are here to stay in 2017!
1. Lehenga Gown
The lehenga gown is a versatile garment for brides who can’t decide whether they want to don the classic gown or the modern lehenga on their wedding day! Go for subtle colours, like white or ivory to make a statement.
2. Lehenga with Gold and Silver Embroidery
While this may sound eccentric, it works wonderfully with the right colours.We suggest trying fine embroidery on lighter shades of pink and blue for a classy look. or, go for a sea of gold and silver like this outfit by Abu Jani.
3. Blood Red Lehenga with Booti Work
A blood red lehenga with golden booti work on the borders, repeated on the dupatta, has been a favourite for centuries and we see why! Pair this classic with almost anything- the bright red makes for a stunning bride.
4. Belted Lehengas
Since belts are quite trendy these days, why shouldn’t the lehenga have a taste of it too? Use a belt to brighten up a simple lehenga and take it's style quotient to another level!
5. Gorgeous in Green
A green choli instantly brightens up the quintessential red lehenga. Opt for one with heavy embroidery in gold and watch heads turn!
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6. Citrus-y Bright in Orange and Pink
Pink and orange lehengas make for a great combination, thanks to the versatility of the two colours. Pair it with a heavy set of polki and you’re good to go.
7. White Dupatta
A heavy dupatta is the best cure for a dull lehenga. One with heavy silver embroidery paired with a blouse in raw silk? Bliss.
Shantanu and Nikhil
How about an All-White Outfit?
8. Gota Patti Borders
There’s a reason gota patti borders never go out of style and this is it. A gota patti border on the dupatta, or the sleeves is the best cure for an eye sore!
9. Bandhgala Choli with Net Dupatta
Make a statement with a bandhgala choli with exquisite embroidery. Make sure you opt for a relatively simpler net dupatta to make the choli stand out.
Shantanu and Nikhil
10. Pastel and Silver
Pastels and silver embroidery were a match made in heaven. Experiment as you might, but be careful as pastels might dull you down at night!
Arjun Kartha Photography
11. Dull Gold and Striking Maroon
A dull dusted gold lehenga contrasted with a striking maroon dupatta is an eye turner. Opt for a simpler choli and a heavy dupatta with dull zari embroidery.
Shayamal and Bhumika
While we understand your love for the dupatta, we believe you can experiment with that skirt indefinitely if you ditch the dupatta and go hands free!
13. Net Skirt in Pastels
A gorgeous lehenga skirt in pastel with pretty embroidery is here to stay. Period.
Shyamal and Bhumika
14. Net Sleeves with Embroidery
If you are keen on keeping the sleeves, opt for a blouse with net sleeves with a golden or silver embroidery- or both!
15. Saffron and Gold
Another classic that isn’t going anywhere- keep the colours, ditch the old styles! We suggest mixing it up with a net dupatta with zari work.
Here are some foolproof lehenga trends that are here to stay in 2017!