Tips for Choosing Lehenga for Kids
Ethnic Attire for Your Little Girl
As part of the traditional line of festive or party wear, Lehenga Choli is quite a hit even among the kids when it comes to ethnic wear. Designed, keeping in mind the comfort and a free-to-have-fun kind of styling, this traditional ensemble is no less competitive to create when compared to those designed for girls or adult women. Kids dressed in ethnic attire look adorable and beautiful in vibrant colours and add to the fun and festivities around. One can find a wide range of kids' lehenga in bright colours with gorgeous embroidery work.
The lehenga choli sets are available for girls of all age groups, designed suitably with zari, sequins or ribbon work, aiming high in the realm of fashion in kids. You can choose lehengas in custom length, which your child can manage easily, can run around in or dance and play in comfortably, in a size that fits her the best. You can also mix and match cholis for the lehengas in different styles and sizes.
How to Pick the Right Lehenga Fabric
Selecting the right fabric for your girl’s lehenga is best chosen, keeping in mind the weather, your budget, the lehenga style and kind of embroidery or fabric work you’d like on it, not to forget the occasion she’d be wearing it for! It is best to avoid fabrics like velvet in summers and choose net or georgette with a cotton lining to protect your daughter’s delicate skin from developing rashes. During winters, you can experiment with fabrics like raw silk, banarasi silk and velvet. In terms of cost-effectiveness, while pure silk comes expensive, taffeta silk is an economically accessible fabric, while net is low priced anyway.
The make of a lehenga requires a free-flowing fabric, so thick fabric is best avoided. Fabrics like georgette, net and silk can contribute volume and flair to the skirt. As for styling, you can customize the lehenga with embroidery or hand work in velvet, raw silk or net, as the lighter fabrics may not be able to withstand heavy work in zardozi, stones or beads, and may also feel heavy on your child.
Lehenga Colors and Style for Kids
Apt usually for formal occasions and festivals, the traditional lehenga choli attire is best made in cotton or silk. With all kinds of fashionable designs and textures in a breathtaking fusion of colours, they look good on the kids. From pink and red colours to orange and green coloured lehenga set with the net or crimpled dupattas, designer lehenga choli set comes in all types of styles and patterns. You can pick your choice from a fish cut, an A-line with flair or straight cut lehenga choli style, teaming it all up with matching earrings and hair accessories, as per the preferences of you and your child.
10 Great Lehenga Cholis for Your Little Princess
Solid Lehenga, Choli and Dupatta Set
Ammanya’s Lehenga Choli for Girls is a set of Lehenga, Choli and Dupatta, available in the age group of 1-11 years. Made in Cotton, the sleeveless choli is pink in colour with a solid pattern, while the lehenga is in green with a multi-coloured border and completing the set is a cotton dupatta in green as well with a border that’s multi-coloured. Ammanya’s Lehenga Choli set is priced at Rs.759.
To add glamour to the occasion, pair the set with a green beaded stretch bracelet priced at Rs.370 from Amazon.
And a crystal set with a pendant necklace, and chain earrings with a dual solitaire crystal stone of 0.75CT each, priced at Rs.399, also available at Amazon.
Cambric Cotton Anarkali Lehenga
Available in the age group of 12 months-6 years, Mirraw’s red and blue hand-embroidered Cambric Cotton flared Anarkali ready-to-wear lehenga is made of pure heavy glaze cotton with a lining of soft American crepe and raw silk material and is embellished with handwork patches and stonework. The Cambric Cotton Lehenga has a back-side Velcro closure and is crafted sharara-style, priced at Rs.1,245.
To make her look like a princess, you can choose to accessorize the Lehenga Choli set with a pair of silver anklets by Jewel99, priced at Rs.1,757.
If she has had her ears pierced then include these tiny closet long drop earrings with red beads and pearl beads to her outfit. They are priced at Rs.207 and are available at FirstCry.
Velvet Lehenga With Borders
A navy blue velvet lehenga, bordered in cream and gold work with a cream embroidered blouse is available for kids aged 6 months-6 years at Rachel Boutique. The lehenga choli set is made complete with a red-orangish bordered dupatta. The velvet lehenga is embellished with cutwork and sequins work in gold and cream on the border and is also available in assorted colours. It can be customized for orders. The Velvet Lehenga set is priced at Rs.4,410 and takes about 2 weeks for delivery.
Add to the style quotient of this gorgeous apparel by pairing it with an easy-to-wear Akinos Kids bracelet in royal blue colour with off-white and blue bead works from FirstCry, priced at Rs.88.
Embellished Ready to Wear Lehenga
The orange and green ready-to-wear embellished lehenga set from YK, on Myntra includes a sleeveless round neck green blouse with a hook and eye closure with detailed thread work, an Orange fully stitched lehenga with a flared hem and detailed layering and a solid pink dupatta with gotta patti embroidery on the border. The fabrics used in the entire set are net for the lehenga and dupatta and cotton for the blouse and lehenga lining. With its embellished top pattern and taped dupatta border, the lehenga set with its heavy bead & stone detailing is best with a set of jhumkas, jewelled hairpins and sandals that are embellished. Priced at Rs.2,659, the Orange & Green Embellished Ready to Wear Lehenga & Blouse with Dupatta is available for girls aged between 2-5 years.
Available for girls in the age group of 1-11 years at Utsav Fashion, this navy blue Brocade lehenga is a ready-to-wear lehenga made of Art Tussar Silk with a beige cotton lining. It includes a navy blue art brocade silk kameez and a net dupatta in beige. Appropriate for festive wear, the lehenga is priced at Rs.5,138 and is best dry-cleaned.
You can accessorize this gorgeous lehenga set for your girl with a pair of deep blue round martini crystal stud earrings from Amazon, priced at Rs.274.
Complete the look with a pair of royal blue fashion sandals from UCB, Amazon, priced between Rs.386-666 for foot size 1-9. She may insist on high heels but these pretty sandals should make her more than happy.
Floral Studded Polyester Lehenga Set
With a cold-shoulder floral studded design choli, a ready-to-wear lehenga in floral print overall and a zari dupatta, this lovely ensemble for your little girl comes in a vibrant colour combination of Yellow and Sea Green available for girls in the age group of 12 months-5 years. The Choli is styled with cold-shoulder sleeves with a round neck and the entire set is recommended for dry clean. The Choli has an intricate design of rhinestones and beads work, while the lehenga has floral designs printed all over the length. The Polyester fabric Lehenga from FirstCry is priced at Rs.2,015 and is best combined with sandals and earrings to make your princess ready to party!
Chinon Viscose Lehenga Set
Adorned with moulded buttons, zari and thread work in ornamental motifs and highlighted with a patch border, the Mustard Lehenga set in embroidered Chinon Viscose set comes with an art dupion silk long length choli, in sheer fuschia net fabric and blue shimmering net dupatta. The party lehenga is lined in cotton fabric and is available for ages between 1-14 years, priced at Rs.5,916, on Utsav Fashion.
Accessorize the Lehenga set with a pair of crystal radiant clip-on earrings from Amazon for Rs.299.
And a white embellished hairband with pink roses on the side, priced at Rs.299, which is available on Myntra.
Poly Georgette Printed Lehenga Choli
Biba’s coral red and black printed Lehenga Choli with Dupatta is available in the age group of 9-11 years. The black floral print polyester kurta has a mandarin collar, long sleeves, multiple slits and attached lining, a hook & eye placket, and comes with a woven flared net, poly georgette lehenga in a coral red with an elastic waistband, attached lining in poly chiffon & a slip-on closure. It also has rusty red dupatta in poly chiffon with border taping and is available on Myntra.
Dress your princess up with a black claw clip adorned with sequins, priced at Rs.374 on Myntra.
For her feet we found a pair of round toed printed red ballerinas with a velvet upper, a cushioned footbed and textured pattern, priced at Rs.374, also available on Myntra.
A traditional silk cotton lehenga choli, made of Mysore Silk, the Pattu Pavadai is typically worn during festivals and special occasions in South India. It comes fully stitched with sleeves and in premium quality fabric. The Sembhaga Pattu is available for ages 6 months-6 years in a colour combination of Golden Yellow and Sea Green lehenga choli set, adorned with embroidery, a waistband and zari border both on the choli and the lehenga, priced at Rs.722 and available on Amazon.
An 18k yellow gold pendant adorned with cubic zirconia in an Elephant shape would look really cute on your little princess, as an accessory to take it a notch up, priced at Rs.5,662 and also available on Amazon.
Organza Wedding Wear Lehenga
This peach and grey silk lehenga blended with organza fabric is embroidered, flared and perfect for wedding wear for kids in the age group of 2-11 years. The Choli is made of pure satin silk, styled as an off-shoulder top, with a patterned design. The choli also has a diamond motif lace on the front and is lined with crepe fabric. The organza lehenga has been made with a satin silk fabric for flair, while a soft crepe material has been used to line the lehenga. The Designer peach & grey silk Lehenga is embellished with stones and diamond and cut the sharara style in a length of 1.6m and is priced at Rs.1,791, on Mirraw.
Tips on Styling the Lehenga for Kids
Here are some easy to handle and quick ways of styling your child’s ethnic apparel for a special occasion:
- Regular lehengas are the most common choice for a simple lehenga attire, bejewelled with flashy accessories. Albeit simple, choosing an apt styled lehenga for your child can make a huge difference in her attitude and comfort. You can style her dupatta around her, with the ends turning inward at the elbow, making it seem like she’s carrying a faux fur wrap!
- Saree Lehenga is another alternative to draping the dupatta like a saree on Your kid. It will not only complement her but also allow her to leave a charming impression with her looks. It would really look chic if the dupatta’s made in a net or georgette fabric.
- Indo-Western style to a lehenga is an added styling tip for your princess. She will stand out among kids and crowds of people dressed in their ethnic refinery! You can try the Indo-western Lehenga style with a flowy ruffled skirt and a crop top without a dupatta.
- Accessorize the ethnic lehenga with the right kind of footwear, jewellery and other adornments to enhance her personality and shine like a Diva in making.
- Colors are very important when it comes to ethnic styling in kids. It is best to select an ensemble that matches her complexion well. For instance, if you’re styling her up for a wedding, then pick colors that match the theme of the wedding, or in the absence of one, look for bright colors and shades like lime green, pink, yellow, fuschia, royal blue and the likes which gel with the skin tone of Indian kids.
Your Daughter, No Less Than a Princess!
While traditional attires are an elegant dressing solution for most grown ups when it comes to festivities and weddings, it even is a great choice for kids. Make sure you buy an attire that also is comfortable for your kid. A lot of factors need to be considered, since they have a very delicate skin. After all, comfort comes first, and that applies to all ages!