The summer sunshine, a refreshing cap of greenery, and the vibrancy of blooming flowers- summer weddings are welcoming events in countries with extreme winters. Promising clear skies, rain-free days, and pleasant surroundings, summer weddings allow you to show off your dressiest wedding outfits sans those cardigan layers and look radiant wearing the brightest colors. A summer wedding is a boon for Indian brides living in snow countries, but well, if you have to attend one in a tropical country like India, the very thought of attending the event can make you sweat!
Lehenga Choli for Summer Weddings
Many of the wedding guests would want to omit the summery mayhem that comes along with the myriad of parties during the nuptials and an array of rituals held outdoors. The blazing heat is a turn-down for the regular heavy ethnic wear like zardosi embroidered velvet lehengas and jacquard silk sarees, which women generally prefer for such festivities. So while you’re keen on keeping up your presentable levels and still be immune to the soaring temperatures, you need to explore some smart dressing for summer weddings.
Indian wedding wear for women can be broadly summed-up into wedding sarees, lehengas, festive suits like Anarkalis & Sharara suits, and ornamented contemporary wear. Lehenga cholis are always up for matching the wedding vibe. Essentially elaborate, a lehenga can spare you from extra sweating with its breathable silhouette. Above all, lehenga cholis and lehenga suits look extremely graceful, formal, and imperial- a hard to resist choice for an Indian wedding!
Here are the latest lehenga choli styles apt for the 2020 summer wedding season.
1. The Pastel Saga
Lehengas in pastel colors like lilac, pale pink, soft blue, and onion pink is a soothing response to harsh summer rays. A pastel lehenga choli in is a voguish and uptown dressing choice for summer resort weddings and even for contemporary themed destination weddings.
2. Layered Delight
Although putting over an extra layer sounds like a forbidden act for the summers, you can still follow the trend of jacket lehenga cholis using a sheer net or any other light, breathable fabric for the jacket. An embroidered jacket or shrug over a plain lehenga choli is also a practical choice if you like reusing your wedding wear.
3. Print Stories
Outdoor summer weddings call for giving up timeless zardozi, dazzling sequins, and all other embellishments that add weight to the garment and can irritate your skin under the heat. Metallic details are a staunch “NO” if you have sensitive skin instead, you can opt for a variety of prints ranging from evergreen floral to spunky object-prints.
4. Summer Fabrics
Light weaves and breathable fabrics like cotton, cotton-silk, georgette, and Chanderi will come to your rescue when you want to look great and feel light on a summery wedding day. A handloom cotton lehenga choli is not just summer-friendly it is also in tune with the growing trend of eco-friendly and sustainable fashion.
5. Easy Chic Embroideries
While it is a norm to indulge in apparel ornamentation at weddings, it would be wise to confine your wedding lehenga to thread embroidery dominant. Lakhnavi and Chikankari are some timeless textile arts that you can sport for the occasion.
6. Sheer Vogue
If there’s something you shouldn’t avoid for the 2020 summer wedding season, then it’s the trend of sheers! Go sheer-back, sheer-shouldered, sheer-sleeved; wear the net panel like a bold diva. Apart from the fashion appreciation that follows, you’ll be thankful for its breathable feels.
7. Indo-western Styles
Lehenga suit is the next-gen version of the traditional lehenga. Distinguished from the regular lehenga with their lighter flare and longer blouse, these suits have taken over the wedding wear scenario with their promising comfort and chic appeal.
8. The Dupatta Trend
An easy to elevate your wedding look is to use a heavy dupatta with a simple or plain lehenga choli. You can go easy on the lehenga and blouse design and over the top with an embroidered net or heavy Banarasi dupatta. This way, you can have your cake and eat it too!
9. The Neutral Vibe
We bet you’ll love the idea of going to a summer wedding in a white lehenga choli! White is an ‘a la mode’ response to the summer heat- pick a sequinned, printed or minimally embroidered white lehenga choli for an experience of glamorous comfort. If white is too light a color for your sartorial taste, then you can look for choices of lehengas in beige, cream, and taupe!
10. Tulle Diaries
A few extra layers of soft net won’t weigh you down! They will instead add a chirpy and voluminous look to your wedding attire. How about a pretty pink net lehenga with multi-layers and a hint of metallic dazzle! You can combine the dreaminess of pink with tulles or opt for any of the summery hues.