Vibrant hues, the richness of fabric, dazzle of embellishments – lehenga and choli is one of the most intricate and ornate silhouettes of the Indian culture. This outfit that is deeply rooted in history and dates back to ancient India, is still an on-going trend when it comes to weddings, festive occasions, and celebrations. But your expensive lehenga sets usually get confined in your closets and yearn to be taken out and worn again. But who would want to repeat a lehenga set that you wore at your sister or cousin’s wedding? Well, there’s a point that you are missing! Who says you should wear that outfit as-it-is. Get experimental; let your creativity flow, reinvent or re-style your lehenga skirt and choli blouse! Wondering how to do that? Read on to find the twists.
Shirt it up
Pick your lehenga skirt and pair it with a silk shirt or a shirt in Chanderi and provide your outfit a completely new look. Or just pick an ivory top over a contrasting coloured lehenga skirt to give it a twist. Even a collared solid button-down shirt or blouse will put all the focus on the heavily embellished lehenga skirt.
Reuse the Lehenga with a Long Jacket, Kurta, or Tunic
Have you considered pairing your lehenga with a solid long kurta with a front slit or a tunic? Even a long jacket will help you transform the look of your outfit and will up the style quotient. Pick a jacket or kurta with simple embellishment at the neckline or on the sleeves. Even a classy georgette kurta in contrasting colors with simple embroidery can look stunning if your skirt is heavily embellished. Join us and see the latest tunic sets that could add a touch of glam to your outfit.
Replace the Dupatta
If you think you could use the lehenga skirt and blouse as-it-is but still want a new touch, then simply leave that heavy dupatta and replace it with a plain contrasting coloured transparent dupatta to offer a fresh look to your outfit. The plain dupatta will reduce the monotony of heavy embellishments and yet the embroidery and stonework will peep through the georgette or net dupatta to give a classy touch.
Wear it as an Indo-western outfit
If you are not comfortable with the skin show by wearing crop tops or short blouses over your lehenga, don’t fret! Try a tunic with a modern cut on your lehenga skirt. This will transform your traditional attire into a chic Indo-western one. Flaunt your new look at an occasion or if your skirt is not embellished, it can be worn for a family dinner too. If you want to lend it a hip and chic look, then try adding a peplum top in a bold colour and instantly get a regal and flattering look.
Re-construct your Lehenga into a Jacket
Have a heavy bridal lehenga with Kundan work, appliqués, sequins, and stonework, or zardozi hand-embroidery and can’t use it anymore? How much you love that piece in your wardrobe, alas, you can’t wear it often. So, when such an expensive and exquisite outfit becomes outdated or you can’t repeat it as-is anymore, then just find a good tailor or designer who can give a miraculous twist to your lehenga and may be a long or front open jacket! Just pair it with a pair of olive palazzo pants or dhoti pants in black colour to give it a layered look. Don’t want to waste any bit of your expensive lehenga set? Use the remaining material to make a Potli bag.
Mix and Match Your Choli Blouse
If you have ordered a new tunic set for your lehenga, and now wonder what to do with your choli, here are some options. Reuse the choli as a blouse with your georgette or silk sarees. If your blouse is heavily embroidered, then pick a simpler and classy saree to create a balance. But if the choli is in solid colour and has no embellishments, then you could pair it up with a heavily embroidered saree for a rich look. Join us to see our latest collection and new arrivals if you want to add a designer shirt, kurta, or tunic set.
Transform it into a Sharara Suit
Yes, you can turn your lehenga into a beautiful Sharara suit and use it for an upcoming wedding or function. This is a great option if you are bored of wearing your lehenga skirt and want to try a new look. A swirly Sharara paired with a contrasting shirt or kameez is a great choice in which you will surely set the floor sizzling.
Layer your Lehenga
To get an instant designer look, try a layered lehenga. Get some extra layers of materials added on the skirt to form a flair and dreamy look. A layered lehenga has a high-low hemline mostly with the same fabrics or at times even with different fabrics to give a dramatic look. The layers will make your skirt look attractive and it will remove the focus from the shimmery part of the skirt.