Festive season has started and you want to flaunt your ethnic side at all the social gatherings. While there is an ample of variety in salwar and kurtis to quickly channel your ethnic mood, lehengas call for special occasions. And aren’t these known to be every Indian girl’s favourite outfit of the season? Here are 5 basic but effortlessly elegant lehenga skirt designs that are timeless and you do not need to think twice before opting for one or two of them.
The moment we think about flared lehengas, Deepika’s magnificent golden embroidered red lehenga in the Ghoomar (Padmavat) song is the next thing we think about. Flared lehengas have broad flares and when aligned on a flat surface forms a complete circle at the hem. They are given a lot of volume by adding numerous pleats to the hem, thus making them very heavy but to-die-for! Pair it with short kurta-choli (just like Deepika’s in Padmavat) to achieve an ultimate regal look. Crop tops with elbow-lengthed sleeves also work well with flared lehenga skirt.
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Panelled Or Kalidar Lehenga
When you want something equally regal but easy-to-carry opt for a panelled lehenga, a.k.a. kalidar lehenga. A number of panels of fabrics are stitched to the lehenga skirt. This work well for ladies with hourglass figures. They work well with short-heighted woman since the cut of the lehenga give them a virtual height. Pair this lehenga with half or long sleeved short-kurti styled cholis. Even a stand-collared neck blouse will add a touch of sophistication to your look.
When it comes to gharara lehengas our mind runs towards Kareena Khan Kapoor’s wedding outfits. Sharara lehengas are probably the most comfortable ones. This type of ethnic bottom has been here since centuries now. Be it for a pooja or for a friend’s wedding reception, sharara lehengas will make you look fashionably different and chic. Pair one with a mid-thigh length kurti, statement jhumkas and a passa, you are good to go!
A-Line Cut Lehenga
The flares of this lehenga are minimum, giving it a shape of ‘A’. Of course, no rocket-science here. These lehengas are perfect to wear when you hosting an event and do not have time to tackle the flares and/or multiple pleats. One of the easiest lehengas to carry, you can even go for a lehenga-saree outfit with this ethnic bottom by styling the dupatta like a saree-pallu. You can even opt for a monotone silk kurta to add more ace to it.
Mermaid Cut Lehenga
Even though mermaid cut skirts have reach India late, its acceptance is clearly evident. A mermaid cut lehenga is something that a modern bride will opt for. It works great for woman who have broad shoulders and for those who have athletic build. Even though this lehenga does not give movement as much as the others do, they are a great pick for reception parties and high-end festive parties these days. Since it hugs your hips and outer thighs, wear body-shaper and/or tights underneath.