No More Weight Woes – 5 Tips for Lighter Indian Wedding Lehenga


It’s no secret that for most Indian brides, the wedding ceremony is mostly about how they look. The wedding lehenga should be stunning, the makeup just right, and the final look heavenly. But what they forget is that while all this is important, so is comfort. After all, you’re going to be wearing that outfit for hours and hours.

So, be a beautiful but smart Indian bride. Plan your wedding attire intelligently so it’s light and easy to carry on D-day. Here are some tips.

#1. It’s all about the fabric.

Avoid lehengas in heavier fabrics like velvet and brocade. Instead, go for a lighter fabric such as georgette or chiffon. If you don’t want to compromise on an absolutely regal turnout, an Indian wedding lehenga in raw silk would be a good option. You can also consider going in for a piece with self-fabric; leheriya, ombre and bandhej lehengas would make quite a statement.

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#2. Let the choli do the talking.

A lot of brides prefer having heavy lehengas and dupattas, but simple, minimalist cholis. If you want to make your outfit lighter, do the exact opposite. Have a show-stealer choli with lots of work or chic stylistics and keep the lehenga/dupatta simple and light. Cape-cholis would be a great way to keep both the fashion and comfort quotient high.

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#3. What about the work?

Most lehengas are heavy due to the kind of work used for embellishment. Stone and sequin work, zardozi embroidery, mirrors and latkans, all add immense weight to your outfit. Lighter work such as gotta-patti, thread embroidery and chikankari karhai may be better if you have a long ceremony planned.

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#4. Can-Can to Cannot-Cannot .

When selecting your wedding lehenga, you’ll have to choose between a puffy look and flowy finish. If you go in for fluff and volume in your lehenga, you’re going to be adding additional weight with can-cans, layers or gheras. If you want a lighter lehenga, go in for a flowy silhouettes such as A-line lehengas or fish-tail pieces.

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#5. Drape it right.

Sometimes, the dupatta is draped in a way that weighs down one particular body-part like the neck, one side of the waist and do on. If you want to avoid aches and pains on your post-wedding days, go in for easy, balanced draping that doesn’t sit heavy on any one area. 

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Bride who would love to wear lighter lehenga on the wedding day? Don't compromise on the look of your Indian wedding lehenga. Follow these tips.

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