Lehanga 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 lehanga 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 Banaras 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 Lahanga.
For women with flat figured with improper bust size or shape, choose an A-line Lehanga made up of soft fabric like Crepe and Georgette. Wear elaborately embroidered Cholis.
For women with short height 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. Do not 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 Lehanga 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.
For petite women you are lucky to be in a position to take full advantage of experimenting with a variety of styles be it with the lehanga and the choli. And with the current trend of showing skin, do not be shy to show off your midriff.
You can opt for the eternal demure feel with a flounce in your lehanga 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.
Any 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,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.
For Busty women 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.v For Pear Shaped women 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.
For Thin and Tall women 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 do not 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.
For Broad women 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.
For thick-waisted women 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 slim look.
For Full Figured women 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 for you.
Color Color 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 creme gold with gold and copper accents.
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
Washing and ironingof 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.