Three Most Common Types of Lehengas
Straight Cut Lehenga
A straight cut is the simplest form of lehengas. This is a three-piece outfit that has a blouse, a lehenga similar to a skirt, and a dupatta. The skirt does not have any pleats or flares and it does not swirl around as well. Moreover, the skirt has a straight shape and it also has side slits that aid in movement.
This outfit is an ideal choice for any and all formal events and suits well on the Apple, Rectangular T Shape, Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, and even Straight body shapes. However, it does not suit women who have a pear-shaped body or are too thin. Brocade, Satin Silk, Jamawar, and Jacquard are the recommended fabrics for making this particular type of lehenga.
The most conventional and popular lehenga among Indian women is the Flared lehenga. Being the oldest style of lehenga, this ensemble has a wide flare, several pleats, along with some extra volume added to it. Moreover, it makes a large circle at the bottom.
This attire can be worn on Holi, Diwali, or any other occasional event. The lehenga has a lot of pleats at the hem, and large borders with a gotta lace. Too many stones and embellishments are not recommended for this type of lehenga as they will weigh the lehenga down, hence, giving a pretty bad look. Women with a body with Hourglass Shape, V shape, Rectangular should wear this attire. However, women with Straight-Shaped bodies can also give this dress a try. Whereas, if the waist is too small and slim, you should avoid wearing it. Georgette, Chiffon, Raw Silk, and Crepe fabrics can really increase the grace of the outfit.
The Paneled Lehenga is the trendiest and classy lehenga. It has a broad flare with a heavy border with the panels horizontally joined to the flare. Because of these panels, the lehenga looks wide with extreme volume. Moreover, the panels are attached to the flare of the skirt.
Women who are a bit healthy should go for this type of lehenga as it gives a slimming effect and makes you appear smart. It is recommended for people with Petite Body type and is the worst choice for those who have a rectangular-shaped body. Long cholis and net dupatta can also make this attire look even more classy and stylish. This should be your first choice if you are planning to go to the wedding of your friend. Moreover, Jamawar, Crepe, Jacquard, and Raw Silk fabrics are widely used to make this outfit.
Lehenga with a Jacket
Lehenga with a Jacket has the latest style in the Indian fashion industry. This type of lehenga has a jacket over the blouse which is similar to a long shrug. The skirt or the lehenga has many flares to provide it with a volume. If you want to make the lehenga appear broader, you may use the 'can-can'. Moreover, the jacket is made up of fancy material or is covered with Ornaments, Resham Embroidery, or even Zardozi Work, etc.
The velvet fabric is one used the most to make these jackets, and only the border of the lehenga is visible as the jacket covers all the upper parts. For this reason, it should have a highly embellished lace or stonework on it. You can also keep the attire simple by choosing light embroidery material. Women with Hourglass Body Shape look very elegant in this ensemble, and cloth-like Organza, Tissue, and Jacquard are suggested for the making of this dress.
Must-Have Lehengas with Crop Top in India
Sun Yellow Skirt, Crop Top and Jacket with 3D Flowers and Embossed Embroidery
This yellow georgette lehenga with a jacket is perfect attire for Mehendi, Shendi, Mayon, and even the Sangeet functions. Its blouse is in yellow Raw Silk material with a matching lehenga made up of Georgette material. The jacket has work of cut dana, beads, thread, and digital 3D flowers in floral jaal, and the jacket, as well as the blouse, are sleeveless in net material, with a corset neckline. The blouse is, moreover, cropped with a length of 13.5 inches, and the skirt has a cancan under it to provide more volume and flare. You can get the lehenga at Kalki Fashion for ₹ 46,100.
This classical zari weaved Lehenga Choli in Silk material is very delicate and elegant for festivals as well as wedding functions. The skirt is full flared with panels, and is in Silk material, whereas, the choli is in Banarsi fabric with an off-shoulder style. This beautiful lehenga is handmade, with heavy borders, and has an intricate pattern.
The crop top is self-printed, and is in golden colour, with cap sleeves. It is available in three different colours, Red, Pink, and Green. The designs may slightly differ from piece to piece due to the fact that they are handmade, and due to digital photography, the colours may also vary slightly. You can get the lehenga at Nykaa Fashion for ₹ 6,800.
Mesmerising Green Colored Georgette Lehenga Choli
This Georgette Green Lehenga Choli with heavy mirror work and embroidery is a perfect outfit for formal events, wedding ceremonies, and even engagement functions. The skirt is made up of georgette material, with mirror work at the waistline, and double lace at the border in golden colour. The lehenga also has golden latkans, whereas, the blouse is in sleeveless crop top style with heavy work all over it. The dupatta is also in green colour, with light embroidery, and lace at the borders. Pair it up with heavy gold earrings and get ready to receive great compliments. You can get the lehenga at Aishwarya Design Studio for ₹ 22,000.
Biba: Mustard Embroidered Crop Top with Lehenga & a Jacket
This three-piece mustard outfit by Biba is an ideal dress for occasional events. It includes a crop top, a lehenga, and a shrug. The lehenga and the crop top have woven patches all over it, and the lehenga has panels that provide a large flare as well. The top, moreover, is fitted with cap sleeves, round neck, and a large shrug over it, and both, the lehenga and top, are made up of Silk fabric, with cotton lining under it, to make it more comfortable.
The shrug is in net material with floral embroidery over it, and the intricate multicolour flower pattern embroidery on it makes the shrug a classy yet trendy ensemble. You can get the lehenga at Nykaa Fashion for ₹ 9,597.
Label Anshita Garg: Beige Embroidered Lehenga and Blouse with Choker Dupatta
This lehenga set includes a crop top, a lehenga, and a dupatta. The whole outfit is in beige. Even though the colour is a bit contemporary, it is perfect to match your fashionable choice. The blouse, lehenga, as well as the dupatta, are made up of chanderi fabric and has a regular fit. The classical lehenga is panelled and has a flared body. The crop top is embellished and sequined in an intricate pattern with, a shoulder neck strap and no sleeves. The dupatta has embellishment in the center, like a choker style, whereas, the lehenga has heavy work at the waistline. This outfit is perfect for a bridesmaid. You can get the lehenga at Nykaa Fashion for ₹ 33,500.
Mustard Yellow & Pink Silk Lehenga Choli
This fancy Mustard and Pink Lehenga Choli is a perfect choice for Mehndi, Sangeet, Diwali, and Dandiya festivals. This lehenga choli set consists of a blouse, a lehenga, and a dupatta. The choli has bandhani zari work on it in a multicoloured pattern and the lehenga has a wide flare with sequins work on it. It also has fancy latkans attached it to. The dupatta, on the other hand, has sitari work on it and frill at the borders to enhance its look. To make it even more stylish, there is a belt added to the package that belt can be used to tuck in your dupatta. You can get the lehenga at Aishwarya Design Studio for ₹ 18,000.
House of Hiya: Pink Flower Dew Stitched Blouse & Lehenga with Dupatta
This fusion lehenga, with a tinge of western-style, will make you the center of attraction at any event. It is an ideal outfit for reception functions, a college farewell party, or even an engagement. It is a three-piece suit with a crop top blouse, a lehenga, and a dupatta. The blouse is in organza fabric with the pearl as well as crystal embroidery all over it. The back is in V neck shape and is covered with heavy pearl work and floral applique. Be that as it may, the lehenga is in pure silk organza stuff, with pearl work on it. The is also a silk lining under it and the dupatta has embroidery similar to that of lehenga. You can get the lehenga at Nykaa Fashion for ₹ 53,133.
Wine Art Silk Foil Print Lehenga Set
This wine silk lehenga is a perfect choice for all the wedding events as well as the festivals that you are planning to go to. It is a three-piece lehenga set that includes a blouse, a lehenga, and a dupatta. The blouse is in silk foil print material with two panels and the top is fitted and has a round neck and is sleeveless. There is also golden piping around the borders of the blouse. Furthermore, the skirt is A-line in silk material in metallic wine color and has a wide flare, and golden latkans at the waistline as well. The dupatta is in chiffon material with a golden ribbon at the borders. You can get the lehenga at Biba for ₹ 3,999.
Masaba: Pink Wispy Rose Organza Silk Lehenga with Dupatta
This Pink Wispy fusion lehenga is the most stylish as well as trendy attire an Indian woman can have in her wardrobe. This lehenga set includes a blouse, a lehenga, and a dupatta, and the 3D digital rose printed lehenga is also made up of organza and crepe, with intricate design and also frayed edge details. Also, the top is cropped and has a strapless neck, with balloon sleeves and buttons at the cuffs. This regular fit blouse has elasticated details around the shoulders as well. Moreover, the skirt has a mid-rise waist and is also easy to carry. To improve it even further, the lehenga has a flared silhouette and cancan under it. You can get the lehenga at Nykaa Fashion for ₹ 49,000.
Accessories That Go Best with Crop Top Lehengas
The most traditional accessory that women used to wear with lehenga choli was a Bindi, but nowadays, the Indian fashion industry has replaced the trend of wearing bindis with a Matha Patti or Maang tikkas. It was considered that Bindi shows the energy and the strength of women, but now, women avoid this accessory because of the time that it takes in the wearing and the right placement of the accessory. This is also because of the fear that it may come off during the function.
However, if you want to achieve a traditional look, you should always go for Bindi, and should select the size carefully, after considering your face cut. If you don't want to have to worry about it coming off, Matha Pattis and over-sized Maang Tikkas are also an option.
Bangles are the most important and noticeable accessory that goes well with a lehenga. Thus, the selection of bangles should be according to your attire. If you are planning to wear Silk or Jamawar Lehenga, then, Silver Kada bangles should be your first choice. If the lehenga is flared, and is in chiffon material, wearing a thick layer of matte metal bangles with the matching shade of lehenga will look absolutely exquisite.
However, if the lehenga is really heavy and embellished, you can wear Kangans, a chura and some heavy rings. However, if you do not like heavy ornate jewelry, and want to keep your look simple, you can go for simple diamond bracelets or bangles as well. This can also help you rock the stage.
Nathni - Bridal Nose Ring
A Nose Ring or a Nathani is extremely famous in many different cultures, especially the sub continent ones. Like ear piercings, the trend of nose piercing, at different positions on the nose has also increased, and it varies from culture to culture. A Nathan can completely change your look, and is an extremely eye-catching piece of jewelry as well.
From tiny nose pins to over-sized, large-hanging nose rings, all types of nose rings are in trend. Furthermore, a nathni can also transform your look completely, and is quick to grab one’s attention. If you want to stand out of the crowd, do not forget to add this jewelry to your list. To keep the nose ring in place, you can use a double-sided tape.
The selection of the right pair of shoes is the smartest decision that you can take during a wedding. As a bride, you should go for comfortable footwear. However, if you like heels, it's better to wear wedge heels, in spite of pencil heels, stilettos, or block heels. Thi iso so because they are more comfortable, and easy to carry as well. They also look elegant.
Be that as it may, many brides prefer Khussas or Juttis for their big day. You can wear anything you like, depending on your preference. However, if you are planning to opt for heels, make sure that the length of your lehenga, or Ghagra, is in proportion to the heels.
Nothing changes up your look faster than a dupatta drape (nothing non-surgical anyway! ;) You could have worn your anarkali/ lehenga once and had your photos all over Facebook but change up the drape the next time, and it will look like a spanking new outfit. Even for brides - adding a net dupatta, or re-draping an old one is a sure-fire way to stand out.