Women's Clothing

Types of Lehenga Choli

       The wedding is something every girl must have fantasized at some point in time. But more than that, what she would have fantasized more is how she wants to look on the D-day. The market for wedding apparel is huge today. Starting from designer sarees to wedding gowns to bridal lehenga cholis; you will get everything you want. But Lehenga cholis are one of the most favorite drapes of many brides. It makes you look like a dream on your wedding day. It keeps many eyeballs rolling.

     A lehenga is basically three piece attire which looks like a long skirt called ghagra embellished with heavy work of beautiful stones, beads, embroidery, sequins and handworks. It is teamed up with a beautiful choli and dupatta which enhances its look. If she is a bride to be, then major part of her look is carried by the type of lehenga she opts for on the day of her wedding

But before getting to know which type of lehenga you want to wear on your wedding day, it is important to have a look at the various types of lehenga choli available in the market.

  • A- Line Lehenga Choli:


This type of lehenga has a perfect a look that perfectly resembles an A. The lehenga is tighter in the waist and flares out towards the bottom. It has lesser number of pleats and is perfectly elegant and easier to carry. Cholis of varying length can go with it. It can also be paired with lovely cholis or blouses with puffy sleeves which can beautifully accentuate the upper part of the body.

  • Circular Lehenga Choli:


It is also known as flared lehenga choli. These types of lehengas have beautiful broad flares and great volume. It starts with numerous pleats near the waist and gives an impression of flaring around the air. These types of lehengas are made of smooth flowing fabrics. A short length choli with subtle and elegant design work looks beautiful on the same. A waist yoke with fancy work gives it a magical look.

  • Straight cut Lehenga Choli:


This type of lehenga flows along the body curves and doesn’t flare like other lehengas in general. It resembles a wrap around skirt which falls straight from waist to hemline. It comes with both less number of pleats and a large number of pleats. But to get the natural look of this kind of lehenga tries to keep the volume of the borders less. It goes well with almost all body types.

  • Panel length Lehenga Choli:


It is also known as Kali lehenga. It has horizontal panels stitched along the flares of lehenga. Often because of too many panels the volume of the lehenga increases. If the contrasting colors of the fabrics are used then it gives a colorful and vibrant look to the lehenga. This kind of lehenga gives the bride a slimmer look.

  • Mermaid Style Lehenga Choli:


Also known as the fish cut lehenga; this type of lehenga is tighter at the knees and gracefully flares at the bottom. This gives the bride to be a glamorous yet traditional look. You can flaunt your curves in these types of lehengas.

  • Asymmetric Lehenga Choli:


This is the latest buzz in the market these days. The asymmetric lehenga does not have specific hemlines or panels. These types of lehengas have clinging drapes or pre-stitched pleats attached which precisely unbalances the lower hemline making the skirt unbalanced. Try to avoid more borders and keep less work to make the lehenga beautiful on you.

  • Sharara Lehenga Choli:


These types of lehengas are stitched from the middle of the hem like huge palazzos but look like a lehenga as a whole. These are preferably worn with long kurtis and usually worn in the Muslim weddings.

  • Lehenga with a Jacket:


These types of lehengas are simple and flared with long jackets Zardozi embroidery and delicate weaving work on the same. This style is getting into hits these days. These types of lehengas generally have heavy work on them and with the type of jacket, you opt to wear, give u an impeccable style and elegant look.

  • Half Sari Lehenga:


This type of lehenga gives a virtual saree look. It is inspired by the South Indian half saree. This look is determined by the way the dupatta is draped with the lehenga. It almost looks like a low flared A-line Lehenga.

Summary: Lehenga cholis are very rich attires with beautiful heavy works. It gives you a traditional yet elegant and super stylish look. So choose your type of lehenga choli that will make a style statement for you. Accessorize your wedding lehenga choli with beautiful big earpieces like jhumkas, balis etc; dazzling neckpieces and kamar bandhs. Don’t forget to wear your attitude to make a huge difference and rock the bridal look.