The lehenga is a long-established part of a woman’s bridal trousseau. However, lehengas aren’t just worn by brides. Women can adorn lehengas for many types of social occasions such as religious ceremonies, parties, receptions and even as attendees at a wedding. From the intricately detailed bridal lehenga to the very simply styled regular wear lehenga, this Indian attire is a true representation of our country’s diversity.
Perhaps because it truly is a comfortable piece of attire or maybe because it suits many body types, the lehenga is an outfit for every woman.
Since its introduction in the Mughal period, the lehenga has evolved into a beautiful work of art.
Listed below are five contemporary style lehengas for the modern woman:
1) Wedding Lehenga/ Occasion Wear Lehenga
Whether it’s your own wedding or a friend’s, your goal is to look stunning. Silk is a common fabric used in a wedding lehenga. It features intricate details such as sequins, zari work, semi-precious stones and fine thread work. With all the embellishments that are outfitted onto a wedding lehenga, it is not surprising that a single bridal lehenga can way up to 10 kilograms or more!
For women who prefer light embellishments with a breezy feel, the net or georgette lehenga is ideal. These can be worn during any formal occasion with full pomp!
Like the saree look but don’t want to be bothered with the pleats? Consider wearing a saree style lehenga. This type of lehenga is usually cut in an A line or fish tail style with a dupatta wrapped around the waist and draped over the shoulder like a saree.
A lehenga is the best attire for festival dressing. It’s a perfect combination of tradition and comfort. Who doesn’t want to feel comfy while tending to guests? These types of lehengas are lightly embellished and often feature bright colors with lots of sparkle. You may even wear it for Karwa Chauth or Diwali.
This attire is a lehenga style skirt with a kurta on top. It is a perfect combination to wear to work or at home while entertaining guests. For a more youthful twist, consider wearing a wrapped scarf around the neck.