by Vaishali Sudan Sharma
Zuri brings to you 18 stunning designer lehenga cholis perfect for summer dressing. Now, own one and look gorgeous at the wedding!
You know why I like spring and summer weddings? It is because I like to dress up comfortably. With the outdoor setup during spring time and pleasant summer nights, one gets to dress up stylishly as well as with an ease. From revitalizing signature cocktails to the fragrance of spring and summer flowers, the entire ambiance of a summer wedding is so beautiful. As for the dressing, I do feel that it requires a little less effort. For pre-wedding ceremonies, outfits in lighter fabrics, even cotton works well. As for the wedding day, one can wear a designer saree, suit, an indo-fusion dress or a lehenga in chiffon, georgette, crepe and other summer-skewed fabrics. Besides, with the arrival of the summer season, all of a sudden we have so much more flesh on display 😉
Take a look at 18 gorgeous designer lehenga cholis. They are ethnic, heavy, light, elegant, sexy and stylish. These outfits are bespoke and speak of glamour and style, apt for a summer wedding. In such scenario, my favorite outfit for summer weddings by default becomes a lehenga choli. From a heavily embellished designer version to a really simple yet sophisticated crinkled skirt with a sexy choli, there are so many options available online as well as at retail.
Let’s take a look at the latest trends. Till about last year, net and velvet lehengas were quite popular. Contemporary- the theme that was in vogue until a few years ago has now been replaced with traditional style. Cholis have also seen a tremendous transition. These days, the cut of the blouse matters a lot. From corsets and halter necks to noodle straps, from backless strings to three-quarter sleeves, from bandh gala (band neckline) to shirt-style blouse, a choli is responsible for adding glamour to an otherwise traditional outfit.
You can either go for a classy cream net lehenga choli with zari embroidery on the skirt and a choli in soft pink shade with a sexy cut, heavy again. Team it up with a net dupatta. This one is ideal for a cocktail night. On mehndi night, look ethnic in black, high neck, sleeveless choli with thread work in gold. Leave your hair loose or curl them a bit to add some volume for the festive looks. Zuri recommends an intense smokey eye look for an extra oomph! For the wedding, pick up a lehenga choli in rich shades and fabric. Go for a beautiful and unique combination of peach and baby blue. Dupatta with lace borders on all the 4 sides and zardosi booties all over. To add grace, the skirt could have lace borders in peach at the bottom.
The latest trends in lehenga choli include:
- Kind of embellishments on the skirt and stole. Gotta-patti work, resham, zardosi, Swarovski crystals and intricate antique style embroidery on borders is ‘in’.
- The patterns and motifs are heavily inspired by Indian traditions. Ambi (paisleys), lotus, floral vines and royal figurines are being extensively used.
- Colors that are popular this season are tangerine, aquamarine, navy blue, mint green, custard yellow, soft pink, wicked green, timeless black and elegant white.
- There is a beautiful amalgamation of traditional and modern styles. For instance, the designs and patterns are traditional, but the embellishment is pretty up-to-date. The outfit The overall lehenga choli is traditional but the cut and style of draping it is modern.
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