How many times have you walked into an Indian wedding and mistaken her sister, cousin or her best friend for the bride? These days such a scenario is just possible. Those girls or ladies, who like to look good, revel at the idea of looking gorgeous at a wedding within the family. Especially those girls who have been eagerly waiting for their bestie to get married are usually the ones dying to wear heavy jewelry and the most beautiful clothes to gild the lily.
You Have Many Choices
Typically, at an Indian wedding you wear ethnic clothes. For sheer variety in terms of designs, colors used, and materials, Indian designer lehengas are peerless. They boast of an enchanting mélange of traditional craftsmanship, contemporary design, and assiduously detailed embroideries. You can choose according to your age, figure, and personal preferences. Even if you don’t have the figure to give the reigning Miss Universe a complex, it doesn’t really matter. There are designs which can camouflage figure related flaws.
Red, blue, beige, green, royal blue, cream … you have a plethora of choices in terms of colors. Usually the material used to make a lehenga is silk; sometimes satin is used to give an extra rich feel. Brocade, sequins, unique embroidery, and special effects by way of cut, mirror work, and applique are often used to embellish them.
The most important input required from you is confidence. As a wit had commented, you’ll look well dressed in a swimsuit if you know how to carry it. The best part of any top of the line designer silk lehenga is that it will instill enough confidence in you to look the diva you are. For example, you can choose an elegant grey zardosi and sequined blouse and peach lehenga in cotton silk base. Appliqued with sequins and thread embroidery in leaves and floral motifs all over, the lehenga has a heavy zari and sequin work at the hemline. Its grey blouse has a net base, which is appliquéd with leather and sequins work all over front and back and a peep hole at the back. It comes with a matching grey net dupatta with zari work all around the border.
Matching lehengas with net dupattas is normal. Always look for lehengas which have unusual blouses. Sometimes the blouses have embroidery or zari work done on the sleeves and back. Such blouses lend a touch of spice to even not so distinguished lehengas.