The wedding season is in full bloom and if you too are about to tie the knot, heartiest congratulations! Your wedding date is fixed and you are pretty excited and a little nervous about the big day, well that’s but obvious, but if you are worried over searching for the perfect lehenga then simply don’t. What are we here for? To assist you choose that perfect outfit that gives you the thrills even when you think about how amazing you would look in that lehenga.
But before you take that final call you do need to keep a few things in mind and the fabric of the lehenga tops it all. So here’s what you need to know
- Body type
First and foremost comes your body type. If you are a petite woman then stiff fabrics can give you that fuller, stiffer look and if you are on the heavier side then fabrics that fall well and do not cling to body would do good for you.
- Fabrics according to your body shape
If you are heavy on the top or on your stomach then layering is the key for you. Style yourself with soft and sheer fabrics and for covering your heavy stomach wear a longer top that covers your hip and pair it with a flowy fabric.
For women who have a hourglass shape lehenga in an A-line style would look great on you.
If you have a skinny frame without much curves then you should style yourself in a lehenga that creates curves for you by using fabric that adds volume to your body shape.
- Winter weddings
Since winters are here the ideal picks for winter wedding are silk and velvet. They not only drape well but also have a royal look and feel to them making you look classy.
- Summer wedding
If it is during the summers that you decide to take the plunge then you need to go for fabrics that are light-weight and airy. Chiffon and georgette have an elegant fall that can be draped beautifully enhancing your figure. Both these fabrics will let you be comfortable even in the rising temperatures.
- Raw silk
Raw silk fabric is difficult to fold in to soft pleats but it offers an elegantly rich look. If you have a petite frame then it will be a good choice as the lehenga would be stiff making you look fuller.
- Velvet touch
Want that royal look for your wedding, velvet can lend that royal charm to your wedding as this fabric in itself is rich and gives a luxe feel. It falls well and is easy to get in to soft pleats. There’s a misconception that needs to be cleared right away from your mind. Velvet does not make one look big. If you do decide to go for velvet for your wedding make sure to use lycra velvet instead of the regular one and also it is best suited for a winter wedding.
- Brocade or Benarasi
If you are not looking for heavy embroidery then you can go for fabrics that have a rich and heavy feel to them and the best options you have are brocade and benarasi fabrics. They are the best traditional fabrics you can lay your hands on with beautiful gold motifs that in itself look rich.
- Synthetic fabrics
The market is full of counterparts specially when it comes to chiffons and georgettes and you wouldn’t want to go for the synthetic counterparts for your big day.
- Net it
Net has popularly become a preferred choice for brides as they are light-weight, can be dyed in beautiful shades and can carry all kinds of embroidery. When choosing this fabric make sure you choose imported soft net that has a rich look to it. There’s only one issue with this fabric, when clicking photographs the flash of the camera shows right through it making it look transparent.
- Fabrics that give you the desired look
Some fabrics work as a magic wand giving you a slim look on your big day. Georgette hugs you at all the right places whereas chiffon covers all the problem areas, imported soft net not only holds embroidery well but also makes your hip area look smaller.