by Aarti Kapur Singh
Get mesmerized by these 10 best bridal lehengas of the season!
Summer is a great time to get married. Seriously. Although both summers and winters have their own share of pros and cons, the best thing about getting married in summers is that you get to be the conventionally modern bride with a host of options in everything you decide to wear. You do not have to worry about the cold or the gloomy cloudy days that can ruin your picture-perfect wedding album. A summer wedding can be right out of a fairy-tale. But only if you are not hassled by heavy jewelry and bulky outfits that will only make you feel as though you are trapped in a furnace.
The typically ‘heavy’ and ornate lehengas could be suicidal and even the colors need to be subdued, muted and summery.
It’s time to get rid of heavy clothing, dark colors, excessive embellishments as they are a torture to the eye in this season. Now is the time to pick pretty pastel shades in clothing, light flowing fabrics & minimal work for a perfect summer bridal look.
In the sweltering heat, it is best to wear lehengas in georgette, chiffon, crepe and other lighter fabrics. Georgette has got a grainy structure of sheer and is really very easy to maintain though it is not as soft as chiffon. Usually, chiffon is light, and elegant fabric that produces a graceful drape, and thus is easy to wear among the brides while summers. Net and chantilly lace are also quite popular. Avoid wearing synthetic and silk as they may make you feel suffocated in heat. Rayon, which is a semi-synthetic fiber allows your body to breathe unlike polyester and silk which tend to retain heat.
Also, the cut is important. Anything that is not loose enough will be uncomfortable. Let the skirt of the lehenga be pleated or kalidar. Avoid long sleeves or high neck blouses. And you can glam up the look by wearing a backless choli too.
This year, the colors riding popularity charts are mint green, light sky blue, soft pink, mustard yellow, tangerine, aquamarine, elegant off white, wicked lime green, and shades of coral. A light color will need to be picked up with zari or embellishments in the form of crystals. Gota patti and dabka are also rather popular in 2016.
Choose a lehenga fabricated with lightweight fabrics like georgettes, nets, and some cotton blends adorned with delicate zardozi embroidery, cascading sequin work or intricate embroidery patterns. Ditch the silks; go for nude tones of ivory and gold to add a royal touch. Team it up with a hint of red, or fuchsia pink in the form of a dupatta or accessories, to keep the traditional element intact.
Take a cue from the best lehengas that could set trends this season.
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