Ditch Your Leggings for Lehengas and Palazzos
We all have loved our leggings that complement any traditional look. But nowadays there are so many other options like palazzos and lehengas or flared skirts which have evolved the overall look, feel and perspective associated with traditional kurta combos.
This article is about welcoming those new trends in style, with all the reasons why you should switch or try those palazzos or lehengas, with 10 unique ideas. We also added some bonus tips on how to style them to create a new look!
Here are the reasons why you should ditch your classic leggings for those lehengas and palazzos.
Comfortable to Wear
Palazzos and Lehengas are extremely comfortable, especially in the scorching heat. It is made up of breathable fabrics, are comfortable to walk in and unlike the body-hugging leggings and jeans, you do not have to worry about anything since they are flared and a great choice for the summers.
Creates a Stylish Look
When it comes to palazzos and lehengas, you do not have to compromise on your style quotient in order for it to make you feel comfortable. Rather, palazzos and lehengas make every outfit look stylish since it offers a new and fresh take on traditional looks, which adds that element of fusion into any outfit.
Moreover, there are so many different ways to pair them these days that you can use the same bottom - be it a palazzo or a lehenga skirt, to create a completely different look.
Suitable for All Occasions
Be it formals, a casual everyday look or a festive occasion, palazzos and lehengas are always in, especially with the wide variety of options available online.
Not only are there so many options online to choose from, from a sharara palazzo for a festive occasion, or a slit lehenga skirt or a palazzo for an edgy look, there are so many options and looks that can be created these days. Since palazzos and lehengas have so many different styles and looks, there is so much you can do, and create a perfect look for any occasion.
Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Traditional Sets Online
Even though online shopping seems like a more convenient option rather than hopping from store to store, or getting something stitched from your nearby tailor, there are some things you must keep in mind when buying traditional clothes online to avoid any hassles later. Here are those tips for you:
- Check for the fabric because how it looks in the picture can sometimes be deceptive so always check the details of the fabric quality before you place your order.
- Check the return policy to ensure that you can always return the product in case it doesn't fit well, or doesn’t look as great as you’d expected.
- Compare prices on different websites and buy the one which offers you the perfect deal.
- When buying for a specific occasion, buy well in advance so that you can get it altered if need be, or exchange for some other product in case you do not like it, rather than struggling because you ordered at the last minute.
10 Stylish Lehenga and Palazzo Sets
We’ve compiled a list of palazzo and lehenga sets which you can buy online, suiting different occasions and creating different looks. Scroll below to have a look:
Pink and Black Embroidered Set
The first one in the list is a Pink and Black Contrast Palazzo Suit Set. It showcases an intricate embroidery work and the kurta has a collar design. It makes a perfect outfit for a simple evening get together or a party since both the kurta and the bottom have embroidery work all over them in contrast colours.
It is a perfect indo-western outfit with unique styling but traditional detailing. It comes as a semi-stitched option and you can get it designed when getting the same stitched. It is priced for Rs. 1,099 and you can get it from peachmode.com.
Turquoise and Gold Contemporary Lehenga Set
Again a contrasting combination is this Turquoise and Gold Three-Piece Lehenga set from Imara which comes with a unique style.
The turquoise lehenga skirt creates a balance with the minimal golden Top. The lehenga skirt has a block print pattern all around its bottom, and the top has a unique jacket style look with a mandarin collar and buttons for closure.
It also comes with a chiffon turquoise dupatta to complete the look. It is a perfect outfit which can be worn both as morning as well as an evening occasion.
You can get this for Rs. 1,999 from usplworld.com.
Green Layered Kurta Set
This Layered Embellished Kurta from W has a pastel pink open front layered kurta with pastel green palazzos. Both the kurta and palazzo have intricate designing over them, with the use of prints and some studded pattern on the same.
It has a great style, colour and is a great option for a mehendi function, or even for an evening dinner party. You can get this set for Rs. 5,999 from wforwoman.com.
Black Long Kurta with Flared Lehenga
Black and gold is a classic combination when it comes to traditional wear and this list would have been incomplete without this option.
We picked this Black and Gold Kurta Lehenga set from Biba. The black kurta has a beautiful design of gold embroidery all over it. It is made up of cotton silk fabric and has full sleeves. It comes with a dupatta and a solid black skirt with some gota work on the border.
It is perfect for any night party. Pair it with some gold jewels, and you’d be good to go! You can get it from biba.in for Rs. 7,196.
Maroon Anarkali Palazzo Set
Another one on the list is this printed Kurta and Palazzo set from Libas. In a darker shade of Maroon, both the palazzo and kurta showcase a foil print design. The kurta has an asymmetrical hemline and a layered look.
You can wear it for a regular day at work, and then also carry it for a follow-up evening dinner with friends or family. Simple, yet great looking, you can get this ensemble from myntra.com for a price of Rs. 1,449.
Sleeveless Palazzo Kurta Set
The Ethnic Kurta and Palazzo Set by Rangmanch from Pantaloons is a perfect showcase of what a modern ethnic outfit looks like.
As a cut-sleeves, calf-length kurta, this one has a layered look with contrasting shades of dark and light pink. It has a round neckline and has an embroidered pattern around the neck.
It comes with a solid pink Palazzo and you can also use the palazzo to create different looks by pairing it with different tops. You can get this from pantaloons.com for Rs. 2,499.
White Fusion Lehenga Set
White on White is a modern element to the traditional wear and it gives a very elegant look. That made us pick this White on White Lehenga Set from W.
The lehenga comes with a cut sleeves crop top, a flared white skirt, and a cut sleeves long transparent jacket, which adds that overall fusion element to the look.
This three-piece ensemble is made up of viscose fabric and showcases a simple yet eye-catching print all over, with pink and green flower pattern. The skirt also has a lacey border at the bottom.
This outfit is what you should wear for a light occasion, where you want to dress simply and stand out. You can get this from wforwoman.com for Rs. 5,999.
Pink Lehenga with White Shirt
A perfect outfit for an evening cocktail party is this colour block outfit by Studio Rasa. It comes with a white collared shirt with embroidery around its collar and is paired with a bright pink flared lehenga skirt with gold prints around the border.
This outfit has a very stylish and contemporary look, making it perfect for a modern woman. To complete the look, you could add a kundan necklace over the shirt, elevating the fusion look. Moreover, you can use this top to create various other looks in the future. You can match it with any solid colour skirt with some gold embellishment, or even with a set of embellished palazzos.
Originally priced at Rs. 4399, it is presently available on a 50% discount on jabong.com and you can get it for Rs. 2,199.
Modern Palazzo Set with Jacket
An everyday outfit, or a very easy to wear evening look, get yourself this layered Kurta and Palazzo Set with Jacket from Sangria.
Blending solid olive green palazzo, with a similar coloured kurta, it has a red printed layered pattern and an asymmetrical hemline. This comfortable and stylish look is what you need to wear for a day at work or some evening drinks.
The kurta, made up of rayon fabric, comes with a simple round neckline and three-fourth sleeves. Palazzos are made of cotton fabric, making it comfortable to wear all day long. You can also wear this outfit as a dress with some sneakers. Get it from myntra.com for a discounted price of Rs. 1,399.
Peach Lehenga with Quilted Jacket
The last one on this list is one of our favourite outfits which showcases the simplicity and traditional designs.
This two-piece lehenga and top ensemble comes with a matching peach skirt and top wherein the top has a quilted jacket pattern with buttons and the skirt has a good flare with hand block printing and zari embroidery on the border.
Even though it is a little on the simpler side, it is a perfect reflection of elegance. You can add some jewels to complement and elevate the look depending on the occasion you’re dressing for. Both the skirt and the top can be paired differently with other tops and bottoms, to create different looks. Originally priced at Rs. 24,999, ajio.com is presently offering a 75% discount on this beautiful attire and you can get it for Rs. 6,250.
Bonus Tip: Different ways to Style Your Lehenga and Palazzo
Palazzos and lehengas are always a preferred option because of such diversity that comes with these two pieces of the garment. Here are some quick ways to style them in different ways:
Add Some Jewels
Casual wear can be easily converted into quick evening wear by adding some jewels. For instance, when wearing an anarkali indigo kurta with a skirt, add some oxidised silver jewellery to create a more party wear look. You could go beyond the earrings, and put on a quick necklace or a choker and some silver bangles.
Play Around with the Kurta/Blouse
The same palazzo or lehenga skirt can be worn multiple times without even getting the same noticed especially if you pair it with a different top.
For instance, in case of a lehenga skirt you can wear it with long kurtas at times, and then wear the same later with a crop top or a solid/print shirt and make it look completely different each time.
With the palazzos, you can wear them with kurtas for an ethnic look, and the same can also be worn with solid tops to create an indo-western casual look.
Layers are always edgy and they make anything look different. You could add a jacket or a shrug to elevate your look whether you’re pairing your skirt or palazzo with a kurta, a shirt or a crop top.
For instance, if you are wearing a solid Kurta with a solid skirt, you can layer it with a patterned shrug like an ikat print. If you are wearing a crop top with a skirt, you can either add a short full sleeves jacket to create a party wear ensemble or add a stylish cut sleeves long shrug for an easy casual look.
From printed to solid shrugs, cropped to long shrugs, layered or straight - you can play and create so many looks with the same skirt and palazzos depending upon the top you’re pairing it with and the occasion you’re dressing up for.
Palazzo and Lehenga; The Style Statement
Palazzos and lehengas are probably the most comfortable attire you could find even when compared to leggings. The fact that they can be paired in many ways and not just with a kurta is just icing on the cake. Tired of the boring old kurtas, pair it with the timeless white shirts or just any solid shirt and you are sorted for your trip to the mall. Stock up your wardrobes with solid and printed palazzos; Your wardrobe is sorted for this summer. Enjoy your summer in style and comfort.