The traditional and festive Indian ethnic outfit of lehenga choli sure is a popular one, when it comes to choosing apt dresses for special occasions – lehengas have always been a hot favourite.
Lifestyles have changed and so have preferences and fashion – yet the love for this gorgeous attire refuses to fade. In fact, if the trends are anything to go by – the popularity of lehenga has only increased – be it among brides for bridal lehengas or the wedding-goers and females of all ages and classes. For cultural, traditional events and celebrations – festivals or for weddings and related functions – lehengas continue to be the winners. And, here are the 10 most important reasons why –
The Casual, Fun element
Swirly lehengas are a lot of fun. They look cute yet are dressy at the same time – this feel is seldom present in any other traditional attire. Pick one with floral prints, tassles or ones in vibrant colors – and see how the mood transforms from dull to multi-hued.
The Youthful Vibe
Lehengas are girly and have a young appeal. While sarees tend to glamorize a look, or make one appear elegant and salwar suits are quite formal or conventional – it is only the lovely lehenga that makes one look vibrant and younger than her age.
Feminine and lady-like, the lush lehengas have a dramatic effect on the wearer’s personality. The sway of the skirts and aesthetics of the bodices make for an ensemble that subtly yet luxuriously exudes sensuality.
Accentuates the Curves
Lehengas are great for all body types. The bare or cinched mid-riff – where the choli ends and the lehenga – begins creates an hour-glass like illusion. It slims, lengthens and enhances the overall profile of the wearer.
The Western Edge
The skirt like silhouette of lehenga makes it a perfect fusion dress. Play with the bodices and blouses, and what you have is an equivalent of bohemian, flowy skirts.
Dress it up or Dress it down
It’s never too difficult to dress up or down a lehenga. Wear a plain one with a plain blouse and it becomes your Navratri Chaniya Choli. Jazz up the blouse or add a heavy dupatta and it is good to go for a pre-wedding function. Pair a modish cold shoulder blouson and see how your plain lehenga grabs the eyeballs at a sangeet evening – and so on. Same goes for the heavy wedding lehengas, which can be remodelled in hundred different ways.
Sensuous lehenga can easily be glamorized, should you want or like it. Play with the blouse, add a cape or pocho or simple ditch the duppatta. Show off your toned back or torso – or simply play the peekaboo effect to the hilt with a gossamer wrap.
For All Occasions
From brides to the bridesmaids and the entire bridal brigade – there is a kind of lehenga for every girl, lady or occasion. From delightfully dangerous ones to the simpler, girly ones to the regal, suave picks – there are lehengas made in every fabric, cut and design imaginable. You are spoilt for choice here!
Turn your usual lehenga ensemble to a modish lehenga suit, or dress it down by pairing it with a waist long kurti – turn on the heat in a backless choli or go the coy way with long, regal jackets. Add a traditional flair, a nawabi charm or a bourgeois edge – there is nothing that stops you from getting creative, while styling this fluid separate.
Age No Bar
Last but certainly not the least – there is really no age, when you need to stop playing with this delightful silhouette – for there is one that will go with every stage of your life. The heavily flared, bias-cut umbrella ones of your teenage will surely give way to the suave pleated varieties. The experimental fish-cut is great for your youthful figure, but an A-line will let you enjoy it, even when you wish to hide that unwanted bulge.
There are 100 more reasons, why we love lehengas, but we hope that by now, you get the point. They really are your best friends – and therefore, you must sport one this festive and wedding season.