It’s the high-dose sunshine time of the year! Sweating already? Well, summers are not just about rising mercuries and the humidly scorching heat. There’s a lot to be thrilled about- from fruit popsicles to the holiday vibe. Above all, it’s time to get ready for the summer wedding season!
The idea of careful and safe celebrations has blended well into routines- the new normal. And yet, we’ve learned to make the most of ultra-special ceremonies like summer weddings with easy-breezy wardrobes and comfort-promising lehengas that go well for intimate weddings and the traditional Big Fat ceremonies.
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 soothing dressing for summer weddings.
Indian wedding wear broadly fall into wedding sarees, lehengas, festive suits like Anarkalis & Sharara suits, plus ornate-contemporary wear. And among all, lehenga cholis are always up for matching the zestful wedding vibe. Essentially elaborate, a lehenga can spare you from extra sweating with its breathable silhouette. To top it up, lehenga cholis and lehenga suits look extremely graceful, formal, and imperial- a hard to resist choice for an Indian wedding!
Intimate or grand-scale, here are the latest lehenga choli styles apt for the 2021 summer wedding season.
The Pastel Saga
You shouldn’t rule out the pastel palette this season! 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 is a voguish and uptown dressing choice for summer resort weddings and contemporary themed social moments.
Not those cozy, thick, and heavy layers! Give in to the layering trend with exquisite jacket lehenga cholis that has a light and breathable jacket. An embroidered jacket or shrug over a plain lehenga choli is also a practical choice if you like reusing your wedding wear.
You can put aside all your treasured zardozi, dazzling sequins, and similarly embellished lehengas for the season. Skin irritation under the heat would be beyond the last thing on your mind! Instead, choose a printed lehenga that gives you highlighting moments without adding weight to your garment. Stick to florals, Bandhani, tie-and-dye, or Shibori if you’re keen on trend-adhering classics, or go all out and experiment with funky object prints!
Light weaves and breathable fabrics like cotton, cotton-silk, georgette, and Chanderi will come to your rescue when you want to feel pleasant and comfy on a humid summery wedding day. A handloom cotton lehenga choli is not just summer-perfect but also in tune with the growing trend of eco-friendly and sustainable fashion.
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.
Sheers are graceful saviors for the 2021 summer wedding season. 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 skin-breathe benefits.
Every season is ideal for experimenting and innovating your wardrobe. Lehenga suits are the next-gen version of the traditional lehenga. A deviation from the traditional-style lehenga with their lighter flare and longer blouse, these suits have taken over the wedding wear scenario with their promising comfort and chic appeal.
The Dupatta Trend
A quick way to elevate your wedding look is to use a heavy dupatta with a 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!
A 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. Well, the neutral palette has several choices to suit your sartorial taste- you can look for lehengas in beige, cream, pearl, ivory, and taupe!
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.