Bridal Lehenga is the most important attire for the Bride on her Wedding day. Its the day when she will be the cynosure of everyone's eyes. So Brides have to take an extra care choosing her Bridal Lehenga, paying attention to the fabric, figure, color and ofcourse the fitting.
Though there are several fabric and material options available in the market, you have to understand which style will complement you best. Before you finalize the designs or the designer i would suggest you consider the following -
- Weather or Season: Summer or Winter
- Time: Morning or Evening
- Body type: Hourglass, pear-shaped and the likes
When selecting your lehanga, it is important to try different fabrics. You can get a feel for the weight, quality, and structure of the garment. See how the fabric "moves." This will also help you to narrow your search and focus on the fabrics that you are comfortable in.
With so many choices, how does a bride choose what is right for her?
If you have decided to have a Summer Wedding or you don’t have experience wearing a lehenga for long stretches of time, avoid wearing a fabric that will make you feel uncomfortable with rising temperature. Use some light fabrics like Chiffon or Georgette. Chiffon with its elegance and sheer quality gives quite a graceful drape. Georgette. on the other hand has a grainy sheer texture. Though it is not as soft and lustrous as chiffon, it drapes well and is easy to maintain. In a chiffon lehenga or a Georgette lehenga, you will have enough comfort to perform all the wedding rituals without breaking a sweat !
For a Winter Wedding, a Silk lehenga may be the best choice. Silk adds a touch of glamour and elegance and drapes well on any body type. If you find silk as an expensive option then you Satin. A Satin lehenga is a classy option, as it feels smooth and drapes well on brides with a slightly fuller body.
If you have a slim figure, Organza may be a good fabric choice for you. Organza has a stiff drape and falls away from the body and therefore women built on the heavier side should avoid this fabric. Because of the way this fabric falls, organza can bring a Crispy freshness to your wedding lehenga. Plus-size women should always choose some fabric that has a smooth drape and which tends to cling to the body. The preferred fabric for women with such a built would be silk, chiffon or Georgette.
Another excellent choice of fabric for your wedding lehenga is Crepe. Crepe is another fabric which looks beautiful and drapes well into soft flares. However, it can be a bit expensive for brides with an eye on the budget. One thing you have to remember though that crepe though a luxurious fabric with a dull sheen, tends to shrink a lot. If you don't care for the budget then crepe is a good option for you.
Another fabric that is rich and elegant is Brocade. It makes you feel like a queen and gives a classy look to the Bride. Brocade is a rich and elegant fabric, woven on a jacquard loom and is usually stiff. But with its intricate designs and lovely motifs, the lehenga will get a designer look. Brocade can be heavy fabric for Brides preferring softer, lighter fabric. We suggest you go for trials before getting it stitched.
A glamorous choice for your wedding day look can be a net lehanga. You can choose some elegant fabric like chiffon, Georgette or silk as its lining for making it a really beautiful wedding outfit. Last but not least, if your skin is allergic to synthetic fabrics, try to make the lehanga with some skin friendly fabric. Go for organic silk or other such fabrics. Cotton lehenga made with fine and soft cotton with sheen can also do provided you decorate it with some special fabrics and trims like net and laces. You can even have a net lehenga with a lining of fine soft cotton. The aim should be ultimate comfort so that the bride too can enjoy her own wedding!
Choosing the color of your Lehenga
Selecting a perfect bridal lehenga is a task in itself as more than the color of the season, it depends on the style and color that suits you. Marriage is an occasion, which is forever remembered by you and people who were invited to your wedding. So you need something that will have a lasting impact not only on your guests but also on the pictures in your photo album that you will so fondly keep viewing for the rest of your life. So you need to make the right cut.
For December Weddings you can go in for a warm shade that will flatter the mood. You can consider burgundy, rust or may be onion pink for your attire. Avoid wearing blue-to-greens shades, as they will conflict with the feel of the season. You can go for contrasting colors. But remember to use colors in such a manner that the dark colors are more pronounced and at certain specific places than the light ones.
However, a bride needs to like what she is wearing. If you know your color, go for it. Don’t be hesitant to buy a lehenga of your choice just because it’s not the color of the season. In your wedding, the color on your cheeks will matter more than the color of the season or latest trends. So don’t compromise with your liking.