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Multi color bridal lehenga designs for the brides

Let the colours on your lehenga do the talking

Instagram was on fire when Priyanka Chopra uploaded her picture of herself in her wedding morning attire. A beautiful multi-coloured lehenga cling on to her perfect figure as she danced to the beats. This Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla masterpiece of a lehenga got famous for good reason – apart from the fact that Priyanka Chopra chose it for her wedding morning, the lehenga was unique in the true sense of the term. It was quirky, with the correct flavour of bohemian in it. It was gorgeous yet not stereotypical. It was Indian and vibrantly so. Most importantly, it was indicative of the fact that brides now want to move away from the typical red and golden or maroon and beige lehengas that have been worn in weddings for centuries.

So if you ladies out there are dying to wear something out-of-the-box on your wedding, there can be no better option than the multi-coloured lehenga. A multi-coloured lehenga is the perfect fusion of tradition and quirkiness.

The Peacock Lehenga

It was God of Indian wedding couture – Sabyasachi Mukherjee – who first created the peacock lehenga. The peacock lehenga comes with a gorgeous skirt having multi-coloured bands. The blouse and the dupatta are in a colour that contrasts with all the different colours on the lehenga skirt. These lehengas usually come with heavy zari work.

The Gipsy Lehenga

Want to go completely Bohemian with your wedding look? Then this is the outfit for you. The skirt of a gipsy lehenga is inspired from Rajasthani and Gujarati tribal fashion. The colours used on the skirt are not only contrasting but each one is bright and vibrant, almost at conflict with the other. What tone them down are the different types of work done on each band of colour. If one band has zardozi work, the other will have gotta patti. Overall it gives the impression of an exotic outfit sewn together from pieces from various other fabrics – all of which have a story to tell. If you can carry it, go for it!

Lehengas with Multi-coloured Digital prints

Digital prints are seldom used on traditional ethnic clothing. But a digital print multi-coloured lehenga is a ‘dream come true’! Want inspiration? Jacqueline Fernandez in a taffeta zig-zag digital print multi-coloured lehenga choli was all over Pinterest this year in May.

Beige Dupatta with Colourful Lehenga

If you want the vibrancy of colours in your wedding outfit yet don’t want to go overboard with it, wear a lehenga with a multi-coloured skirt and blouse and pair it with a sheer beige dupatta. Beige is a colour that can accommodate other brighter colours without making them look outrageous.

The Tri-Colour Lehenga

Multi-coloured does not mean too many colours together. You can even sport a multi-coloured lehenga on any of your wedding functions that have the blouse, the dupatta and the skirt in three different colours. These colours need to be meticulously combined with each other to give a symmetrical yet an extremely vibrant look to the outfit. Blue, yellow, pink go well together. Also green, yellow and pink goes well together. Blue, orange and pink may also be combined together.

Pastels and Florals

Lehengas in pastel shades and multi-coloured floral prints are irreplaceable as an outfit for pre-wedding morning functions. Pastel shades like baby pink or sky blue or lemon yellow give a very soothing effect on the bride’s outfit. Such an outfit prepares all the onlookers for a highly gorgeous lehenga on the wedding night.

Layered Colours

We have spoken about vertical bands of colours on the lehenga skirt. But if you are tall, you can also go for the ‘horizontal band of colours’ look. In case of such lehengas, the blouse, the dupatta and the skirt are taken as a frame together and colour coordinated to form horizontal strips of various colours from top to bottom. A challenging look to carry, it is not recommended for brides with a petite frame.

Abstract Aztec

Geometrical patterns like Aztec prints give the designer the opportunity to play with colours. If you want to have multiple colours on your lehenga, you can bank on Aztec patterns. Though it will create a highly unconventional wedding look, it will be doing artistic justice with a riot of colours.

White Lehenga

Love colours but want to play it safe? Go for a white, off white or tussar colour (tussar fabric) lehenga which has multi-coloured designs on it. White and black compliment every colour! Since you can’t flaunt a black lehenga on a wedding function, as per Indian traditions, go for white!

Traditional Crafts

Indian culture and colours go hand in hand. So do Indian traditional crafts. Pashmina, bandhani, kantha – you name it and what flashes in the eyes of your mind are vibrant and beautiful hues. Some of these crafts go very well as wedding couture and if you are planning to flaunt these you will also get the chance to sport multiple colours on your wedding lehenga.

1. Aari work

Aari is an intricate form of embroidery that originated in the Mughal era. It requires great skill and intricacy. Aari work is done in multiple colours on silk. You can get your lehenga made in silk with detailed and colourful aari embroidery on it. It will surely turn out to be a timeless piece and it will breathe class. You can also flaunt a heavy aari lehenga on your wedding night.

2. Bandhani

Bandhani is a tie and dye art that is practised in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Think of Aishwarya Rai in the movie – ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and you will know exactly why we are telling you to wear a Bandhani gaghra on any pre-wedding morning function. The hues on your attire and the golden sunlight will create the perfect wedding function photos for you.

3. Jamawar Brocade

Originating in Kashmir, a shawl in this special type of weave requires months to be completed. No, we are not asking you to wear a shawl on your wedding but you can get a jamawar inspired lehenga woven for you if you have the budget for it. It goes without saying that such intricate and detailed designs will encourage the use of multiple colours.

Threadwork Lehenga

Apart from tradition crafts, machine threadwork or mixed threadwork can also be used on lehengas. Nothing is more elegant than elaborate threadwork. It has become a common trend nowadays that brides want to sport lehengas with some aspect of her love story with their grooms, embroidered on it. Elaborate embroidery calls for the use of multiple colours. So if you have a wedding planned in a few months, this is something to go for. You will need the help of one or multiple craftsmen who will put your lehenga together. If you have a bit of time before your wedding and the budget to carry out this plan, you should definitely go for it.

Multi-coloured Jacquard Lehenga

Jacquard is a special kind of apparatus fitted to the loom that enables the weaver to weave out beautiful brocade or figured fabric.  Figured fabrics and brocade are great for assembling a gorgeous multi-coloured lehenga. In fact, many designers are using strips from different figured fabrics to create a lehenga that will be colourful and artistic at the same time. But if you are a bride, you must remember that such a lehenga will be heavy and a bit uneasy to carry around. So choose such a lehenga for any pre-wedding function that does not require you to move around a lot. Definitely, don’t choose it for your sangeet function.

The Printed Silk Lehenga

Talking about light lehengas brings us to printed lehengas. Printed lehengas are colourful, bold and just perfect for a pre-wedding function. However, you need to choose the fabric properly. A printed lehenga in cotton or rayon will look very plain on a wedding function. Instead, go for a fabric like silk. Make sure you use a light variety of silk-like raw silk. Wearing a printed silk lehenga in a bright mix of colours on a pre-wedding day function is a great way to kick-start your wedding.

Chanderi

The chanderi fabric is another light option for a wedding lehenga. Moreover, Chanderi fabrics come in a variety of colours with elegant zari designs. You can assemble a chanderi lehenga in the three-colour style. Ask your designer to choose three exotic chanderi fabrics and use one each for the blouse, the dupatta and the lehenga skirt. Choose colours that go well together. In fact, Chanderi fabrics come in earthy tones and natural colours. Thus, no matter which colour you choose, it will look good together. You will also be feeling extremely light and ventilated while wearing such a lehenga.

Multicoloured bridal lehenga designs are currently in trend. But to add that extra twist to your outfit, choose unconventional colours. In fact, we will recommend you to go a bit overboard with the quirkiness in your outfit on occasions such as the sangeet ceremony, the engagement ceremony, the haldi ceremony etc. On the wedding night, most brides want to look traditionally beautiful. Most brides have imagined themselves in a gorgeous red and gold or maroon and gold lehenga on their wedding nights. Thus, the fun and the colours can be reserved for the pre-wedding functions. Moreover, these multi-coloured lehengas are mostly light and easy to carry around, allowing you a lot of movement and fun on the pre-wedding functions.

But when choosing a multi-coloured lehenga you need to be very careful. One can easily go wrong with colours as there is a very thin line between ‘colourful’ and ‘weird’. We suggest that you take the help of an expert like a fashion designer or buy such a lehenga from a shop that has been in the business for years. If you do not have access to any of these, you can count on us. At Get Ethnic, we have a team of stylists and designers who are backed by a bigger team of highly skilled craftsmen. Our experts will get in touch with you, interact with you on your preferences and dislikes, show you hosts of suggestions and in the end, give you the lehenga which you had only dreamt of. So don’t waste time and get together with us to choose the perfect multi-coloured lehenga for any of your pre-wedding functions.

Indian wedding dress ideas for groom getting married in Summers

Summer Weddings: Groom’s Fashion Decoded

Introduction

So you are soon going to become a groom! Is the summer heat leaving you half as excited as you should have been? The scorching heat of the summer months is a real concern for all those getting hitched this wedding season! But brides have an advantage over grooms when it comes to different types of wedding wear. For women’s wedding wear, one can play around with fabrics too. But men just can’t wear their typical office linens at any of their wedding functions. Now, don’t get disheartened! Today we will give you ideas on wedding outfits that will keep you cool and comfortable during your summer wedding days. So what to wear for your wedding in summer? Read on to find out more!

Tips to Stay Cool

Did you think that you could escape your wedding planning? That isn’t happening! Like your bride, you too need to sit down with your friends and relatives or a design expert so that you can come out with the best outfits for your summer wedding and related functions. Here are some points to consider while you are at it!

Indian Wedding Dress Ideas for Mens in Summer

Stay traditional: It is always a better option to go for traditional Indian clothing than semi-western or western clothing in summer. This is because Indian fashion allows you to wear loose fits and cuts. If loose fits are incorporated in indo-western or western outfits they tend to give out the “casual” vibe – something that you would like to avoid at your wedding.

Play with Colours: A good thing about a summer wedding is that it allows you to play around with colours – bright hues and pastel shades. A combination of a pastel blue dupatta or sea green waistcoat on a pair of white kurta pajama will not only keep you comfy but will also be a soothing sight for your friends and relatives at a morning function of the wedding.

The Bottom-wear is Crucial: Another great thing about Indian outfits is that you get the chance to choose bottom wear that allow air circulation, keeping you cool. For instance, trousers with western outfits have to fit perfectly. This keeps your legs in a stiff position. On the other hand, with Indian outfits like kurtas and sherwanis, you necessarily do not have to wear a tight churidar. You will look equally good in a pair of wide bottomed pajamas or a salwar. Nowadays men also love to flaunt patialas with their kurtas. So get creative and think of bottom wear that will make you feel super-comfy and make you look like the most handsome groom in town!  

The Waistcoat: A waistcoat has a lot of functions at a summer wedding. First of all in amps up your kurta-pajama look. In other words, it makes you ready for your wedding function without your having to put on heavy jackets and coats. Secondly, you can hide a comfortable cotton kurta underneath a gorgeous waistcoat and look and feel cool – all at the same time. 

The Fabric: No, you can’t wear your plain cotton or linen clothes for your wedding day. But you can use a little bit of wisdom while choosing the fabric of your outfits. Make a mental note of all fabrics that are apt for wedding functions but do not contain blended or synthetic fibres. If you choose hand-woven, unblended, natural fabrics like pure silk, tussar, raw silk, chanderi, jamdani etc you will feel cooler without looking plain.     

The Work: Some of our grooms may not be too happy with poky zaree or sequin work on their outfits. Such work makes the outfit heavier adding to the summer discomfort. So we suggest you choose the work on your outfit accordingly. Some intricate designs that will make you look and feel cool and classy at the same time are Lucknow chikankari work or pure silk Benarasi brocades.

Some Wedding Dress Ideas You Can Choose From For Your Summer Marriage

We thought if we could work out some outfit ideas for you, it will be easier for you to decide what kind of wedding attires you want to flaunt. Also, you can take inspiration from these ideas and create your own customized outfits. Don’t trust your tailor with that? Keep reading until we reveal in the end how you can get your own customized wedding wardrobe in the easiest way possible.

We will be dividing these looks function-wise so that it is easier for you to compile outfits for each function.

Engagement Day

         Love your western clothing? This is the day to flaunt it. Engagement parties are usually held indoors in air-conditioned surroundings. Hence you do not need to worry about the heat. Wear a wedding suit in classic colours like brown, grey or navy and make sure to set a perfect first impression.

         A long bandhgala suit or a pathani kurta in a cotton based fabric is also a great option. Do not go for much glitter and zari on this day. Such kurtas in solid colours will work wonders making the outfit much lighter and putting across an impression of seriousness. Remember that an engagement party is a formal occasion.

         A rajwadi kurta suit is a lightweight outfit but also very apt for the engagement day.

         If you just want to quit a heavy outfit for your engagement day, create a statement by going for the ‘print on print’ style of fashion which has been in vogue for a few months now. In this case, you need to pair a printed kurta with another printed jacket. However, the bottom-wear should be in solid colour. If you can carry this style well, even in lightweight fabrics like cotton, linen, rayon or raw silk, you will be the talk of the party. However, compiling such an outfit is a tricky job and you should expert seek advice for the same.

Sangeet

         This is a day for dance. Therefore, you need to extra careful while choosing your outfit for a summer sangeet. We suggest go for a sherwani cut solid colour kurta in a lighter fabric like a mix of linen and silk threads and pair it with a pair of dhoti pants of the same colour. To glamorize the look wear a benarasi brocade jacket in a contrast colour.

         Sangeet is such a function where you can go a bit overboard with your fashion. If you are someone who likes to try out new things, we suggest you go for a Mughal inspired flared kurta-churidar with a gown style embroidered jacket on top with cuts in front and on the sides. You do not have to go for heavy fabrics for this look.

         Owing to the unique cut of the angrakha style kurtas, they end up creating a statement even if they are worn in less glossy fabrics like cotton. Go for one in embroidery and pair a set of dhoti pants with it.

  Haldi Ceremony

         It is a day function. Hence, the sun is another guest. Keeping yourself cool is, therefore, the first priority. So on this day, you can reach out for all your cotton or linen kurtas. Go for bright pastel shades as these look great in summer. If it is not too hot, you can even pair your kurta pajama with an ethnic jacket.

         Patterned kurta-pajama sets look great during the haldi ceremony. It sends out the message that you have put some thought into your outfit. Go for a lighter shade as the base colour. You may keep the patterns simple by even going for something as plain as a textured fabric. Summer is a season for colours. Thus some grooms even like to wear bright floral patterns on their light coloured kurtas for the haldi ceremony.

         Want to flaunt that effortless look that speaks class – choose a chikankari kurta with intricate hand embroidered details. Only traditional outfits such as these make you feel cool and look hot at the same time. Chikankari kurtas are available in numerous light pastel shades like blue, peach, yellow etc which will also be a welcome break from the white ones.

Wedding Night or Reception

         If you are north Indian you just can’t ditch the sherwani on your wedding or reception night. It will be outright blasphemy to do so. Instead, you can do a few things that will make you feel a little light. Choose a lighter, light-reflecting colour like beige, gold etc. Get rid of the dupatta! Get your sherwani made in pure silk material as it will make you feel much cooler than fabrics made up of fibres that have synthetic blends. Experiment with the bottom-wear and get your sherwani paired with a pair of dhoti-style pants or a pair of jodhpurs pants instead of the tight churidar.

         If you are a south Indian groom, you are sorted as you will be wearing a mundu for your wedding. Even if you are not from the south, you can emulate this look. Get a mundu made in silk as the fabric gives more structure to the outfit. Pair it with a shirt-style kurta of some rich pure fabric. Mundus are traditionally white. You can also wear them in beige, cream or off-white.  

         East Indian grooms have an advantage as traditionally they are expected to appear in dhotis. Dhotis are lightweight, made with pure tussar fabric and allow the passage of air. You too can try wearing a tussar dhoti and pair it with a lightweight embroidered tussar kurta. Probably this is the best wedding outfit for summer.

Post-wedding functions

         It is after the wedding that you can really relax and go back to being yourself. You can now reach out for your linen shirts and trousers. Make sure that they are well-tailored and fit you smartly. To add that extra dose of glamour, you can pair it with a colourful waistcoat.

         Ombre kurtas with jackets and trousers are currently in vogue. Owing to the fact that they are available in light colours and cotton or linen fabrics, they are appropriate for those days when you have visited your relatives with your partner.

         An achkan is an Indo-Persian style of the kurta. It is basically a knee-length coat-style kurta usually paired with a churidar. An achkan in a piece of light fabric is the classiest way to dress up for a post-wedding function.

Conclusion

Though we have listed out numerous styles for men who will be becoming grooms this summer, there are numerous other ways in which they can dress up too. Men’s fashion may seem simple but in reality, that is not the case. Men’s fashion needs to be designed keeping various restrictions in mind. Moreover, compared to women’s fashion, men’s fashion suffers from a dearth of types of outfits. Thus it is highly recommended that if you are about to become a groom this summer, instead of taking the responsibility of choosing your outfits on your shoulders, take help of an expert. At Get Ethnic, we have a group of in-house stylists and fashion experts who can help you out. Moreover, we have a huge collection of readymade menswear for the wedding season. We procure our fabrics from original sources thus you can trust us with their purity. So think no further and get in touch with us for an apt, gorgeous and customized wedding wardrobe for your upcoming summer wedding.

Synopsys

With rising temperatures, summer Indian weddings are synonymous with the lack of fashion. But there are ways in which you can dress up to look your coolest and beat the heat at the same time. Though brides too need expert advice to plan summer wedding outfits, today we will concentrate on the groom. Men’s fashion is trickier than women’s fashion and needs more attention. First, we will talk about all the factors that need to be checked in order to design and create outfits that are summer friendly. Then we will give you function-wise outfit ideas so that you can get inspiration from them to create your own outfits. You may also seek our customized expert advice for the best wedding outfits for you.

Double Dupatta Style: Give that extra edge to your Designer Bridal Lehenga

Introduction:

Ethnic bridal fashion differs from all other forms of style because on the wedding day you just need to be your elegant-best! A marriage day comes once in a lifetime and on that day, the bride needs to look like an epitome of grace and a personification of elegance. Opportunities to dress casually will come in the future but a wedding day will only come once. Thus the bridal outfit can’t afford to be anything less than grand.

Brides struggle to find ways to look grandiose, stately and awe-inspiring. Apart from the lehenga, which is, of course, the most important part of a bridal outfit, few little things like the jewellery of the bride, her make-up or her dupatta, adds that extra flavour to her poise and the whole look. Amongst all, the dupatta may be regarded as that essential element of the bridal wardrobe which can make or break the elegance factor of the bride on her D-day. And a great way to sport the dupatta is the double-dupatta style which is taking the bridal fashion market by storm. Today we will tell you more about this trend and it will help you decide how you want to sport it on the day of your wedding.

Dupattas have been the bridal lehenga’s favorite companion since forever! Dupattas, in traditional weaves, intricate details, designer patterns etc compliment lehengas perfectly. A good dupatta with a lehenga is a match made in heaven, just like you and your partner!

Five Traditional Ways to Drape a Bridal Dupata:

  • The most traditional way to drape your dupatta over your lehenga is by pleating it and treating it like the pallu of a saree. You have to tuck one end at your waist and allow the other to fall behind your shoulder just like the saree pallu.
  • You can pleat your dupatta and let it flow in the front by pinning it to your left shoulder. The other part of the dupatta can be brought up to the forearm, over your head, creating a beautiful pattern with the pleats.
  • To showcase the heavy embroidery and detailing of your lehenga blouse you can give it full exposure by pleating and draping your dupatta only on one side.
  • Heavily embroidered or sequined dupattas should be brought to the forefront by the ‘U’ style of draping. You can do this by pleating one end of your dupatta and pinning it to your left shoulder. Allowing the dupatta to flow in front of you, you can either tuck one end of the dupatta in your lehenga skirt or drape it around your head forming a ‘U’ pattern behind.
  • To sport this draping style, inspired by royal fashion, you need to tuck one end of the dupatta at your waist and then bring it in front, letting it fall all over your blouse. Pleat it well and pin it at your shoulder for that flawless grace.

What is the double dupatta style?

This trend was started by the god of Indian bridal fashion, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and numerous Bollywood brides of the recent times have religiously followed it. The style involves using two dupattas – one for the body and the other to be used as a veil. This look is in no way minimalistic and is aimed mainly at bestowing that regal grace to the bridal outfit. You can use dupattas in two contrasting colours. You may choose a heavily detailed dupatta for the body drape and a lighter one to be used as a veil.

Why is the double dupatta style better than traditional single dupatta styles?

  • If you have one single very heavy dupatta, draping it over your head at the time of the wedding rituals will surely give you a headache. When using two dupattas, you can drape one across your body to show off its work and use a lighter one to cover your head.
  • To make your lehenga look even better pairing it with a contrast colour is a great idea. This can be done by using a second dupatta in a contrasting colour. It gives that much needed extravagant yet bright and cheerful look to the outfit.
  • If you want to show off the intricate work of the blouse of your lehenga set, you will have to go for that one-sided pleated dupatta look. This look might prove to be too casual for the bridal attire. Adding the second dupatta will bring the royal look back to the outfit.
  • Many brides prefer to invest in a ‘not-so-heavy’ lehenga as they like to re-use it on other occasions in the future. But the bride also cannot compromise with looking plain on her wedding. Two dupattas draped in complementing ways adds that grand look to a plain lehenga. You can use one dupatta like a saree pallu and the other over your head. You may drape a heavily embroidered dupatta across your chest and use another one over your head.
  • Are you a plus-size bride? Are you scared that your wedding lehenga will expose your curves? Be proud of them because dupattas look great on plus-size figures. The double dupatta style will help you hide those few extra inches and add an extra dose of grace to your entire bridal look.

Double Dupatta with Lehenga: 10 ways to carry it

Did you know that Bengali brides, who traditionally wear a red Benarasi saree on their wedding day, use a separate veil or dupatta to cover their heads? It looks extremely elegant and beautiful. You can also style an extra dupatta with your usual blouse-lehenga-dupatta set to become the most beautiful bride your relatives and friends have ever seen. Choose one of the following styles:

  • The most common way to style two dupattas with your lehenga is using a traditional drape for one dupatta, usually, the heavier one, and the other lighter dupatta is to be used as a veil covering the bride’s head.
  • In the double dupatta style, one of the dupattas is always meant to cover your head. This makes it convenient for the bride and adds that graceful look to the outfit. If you want to experiment a little bit with the other dupatta, try styling it like a suit dupatta, forming a ‘U’ the pattern over the chest.
  • Those with a more experimental nature should fasten the dupatta draped around the body with a belt. This gives a unique yet elegant, neat and put-together look to the bride. The other dupatta, of course, will be traditionally draped around the head of the bride. Wondering what kind of a belt you should use? Try your grandma’s kamarbandh or get one made for yourself. This look is ethnic and unique together.
  • We have mentioned the one-sided dupatta draping style that brings out the beauty of the lehenga blouse. If you are going for this look, make sure that the second dupatta which you are using to cover your head is allowed to flow downwards, next to your arms, bordering your frame. This creates a royal silhouette.
  • The veil looks great with a saree pallu. So use the heavier dupatta like a pallu across your body. You may pleat it neatly and create a narrow pallu or you may attach one end of the dupatta on your left shoulder in such a way that it gives the rest of the dupatta a free fall. Attaching the upper corner of the flowing side to the waist will give the dupatta a beautiful, lose-pleated drape that also shows off the work on it.
  • Bringing the heavier dupatta from behind your shoulder and arranging it in front of your frame like a Gujarati saree pallu will give a special look to your bridal outfit. The other dupatta will be used like a veil over your head.
  • Another great way to uniquely drape the heavier dupatta is by pleating it well, pinning it to one shoulder and bringing it down in a deep ‘U’ and then again pinning it either on the other shoulder or at the waist. With the lighter dupatta draped around the head in a reverse ‘U’ shape, this look creates a beautiful sense of symmetry.
  • Want to look like a Rajput queen on your wedding day? Epitomize elegance by draping one dupatta like a bridal chunari. Pin the other one behind one shoulder and bring it across your body, gather it in lose pleats and let it hang over your wrist. Though this will keep one of your hands occupied, it will create a statement of class. Remember to not use contrasting colours in this case.
  • Talking about two similar dupattas, you can use both together to drape like a shawl across your body. In this case, you have to choose a sheer fabric as an opaque one will hide the designs on your lehenga blouse completely.
  • Look like a Nizami princess by using the lighter dupatta to frame your head and then bring it in front to form a small ‘U’ and then throw it back over the other shoulder. This is similar to the casual way in which women cover their heads with dupatta during prayers. Let the other dupatta hang over one of the shoulders casually.

Colour combinations to go for:

If you are thinking about two dupattas in two different colours, make sure that they complement each other as well as the designer lehenga. Below are some suggestions to give you a better idea:

  • Choose a colour family and then match two different shades. For example, you can choose two dupattas – one in light blue and the other navy.
  • Pastel shades go well together like mustard yellow and peach or peach and blush pink or light blue and light pink.
  • If you are going for a white with gold or silver lehenga, use the second dupatta in red or fuschia or pink. This will bring out the intricacy of the zari work or embroidery of your lehenga.
  • Want to go for two dark colours? Try red and green or red and turquoise or marsala and ruby.
  • If you want to go for one dark and one light shade, try out the following combinations – red and peach, mint and dark pink, light blue and dark pink, magenta and light pink, white and orange.
  • Red and gold or maroon and beige are eternal combinations that look good on every skin tone.

Tricks to Master the Look

  • Never use the heavier dupatta as the veil; no matter how beautiful it is, it will surely make you very uncomfortable.
  • You can choose the two dupattas in different fabrics. Choose the fabric according to the way in which you will be carrying the dupatta. For the veil choose fabrics like chiffon, net etc. Want to go for pleats? Choose a fabric like silk that will not crease easily.
  • Choose the colours based on your skin tone.
  • If you are getting married in winter, choose a pashmina or velvet body drape dupatta. It will keep you comfortable.
  • Safety pins are your best friends when you are carrying the double dupatta style. So make sure you pin your drapes well.
  • Don’t go for two lightweight dupattas. The one which you will drape around your body should be unique and heavy. You may go for heavily embellished designer dupatta’s or choose a traditionally gorgeous one like a bandhani, phulkari or zardosi dupatta.

Conclusion

Now that you have aced the double dupatta style to complement your designer lehenga, don’t look back. Start your dupatta shopping immediately. In case you need more advice and customized expertise, we are here for you. You can consult our style experts or go through our huge collection of designer lehenga’s and dupattas to find the right one for you.

Summary

The double dupatta draping style was introduced by ace designer and wedding fashion guru, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. From Bollywood divas like Anushka Sharma to numerous fashionable brides – all have sported this look at their weddings. The trend is one to watch out for this shaadi season. So in this blog we have decoded the trend for you by compiling the different ways in which it can be carried, tips and tricks associated with the style and suggestions on colour combinations.

 

25 trending yet creative ways to get your wedding lehenga framed

Weddings are events a person cherishes for the rest of their lives. And weddings form an essential part of a couple’s journey of love. Weddings can be describes as the climax of a love story and this is why they need to be well documented. For this reason photography is an important part of a wedding. These days not only the actual wedding function but also things like pre-wedding photo shoots, bride getting ready photo shoot etc have become very popular and for good reason.

A vital part of shooting the bridal get-ready session is photographing the lehenga. Now come on, isn’t it important to give some extra footage to the piece of clothing you and your designer have spent months putting together? So today, we give you some useful tips and tell you some unique ways to getting your wedding lehenga photographed.

  1. An easy way of clicking pictures of your lehenga is by laying it on the bed and placing the blouse, the jewellery and other accessories near it. This is not only a hassle-free way of getting your wedding wear photographed but it also gives a realistic feel to the photograph. Isn’t this what we all do while getting ready for an important occasion?
  2. If you want to shoot your lehenga indoors you need to plan the background accordingly. In most cases you have to hang the lehenga in front of a wall, the colour of which makes all the difference. Of course we are not asking you to repaint the walls of your wedding venue but you need to choose one with a colour that compliments the texture and the hue of your lehenga. Sometimes keeping your lehenga amidst regular items like furniture may also result in a beautiful photograph. For example, a dark red lehenga looks great against a backdrop of vintage rosewood colour furniture.
  3. Hangers play a big role in deciding how your wedding lehenga photograph turns out. Many brides prefer to get a customized hanger with their names engraved or designed in it. One can also get wire hangers bent to spell the name of the bride. You may pick a personalized hanger for yourself and later use it to hang your prized wedding wear for the rest of your life.
  4. If you don’t want a hanger use a trolly to hang your lehenga.
  5. If you have a wedding planner, get a set designed for your lehenga’s photoshoot – it might just be a beautiful corner or something like that themed according to the colour and stylization of your lehenga.
  6. A very creative and aesthetic way of getting your lehenga photographed is by placing it amidst nature and vibrant greenery. This is because nature never fails to play an amazing background for any photograph and sunrays are the perfect lighting. Some brides even hang the lehenga from a tree.
  7. If you have opted for a destination wedding by nature, you need to get its elements photographed. For example, if you are getting married in a seaside venue, random pictures of the sea will not be any different from usual vacation photographs. Including the lehenga in the frame will add that much-needed wedding element to the photograph. Plus it will be a great way to frame the most important component of your wedding attire.
  8. Holding your wedding lehenga proudly – isn’t that a great way to get it clicked? You can also follow a theme to get this kind of a photograph. For example, you can hold it on you in front of the mirror to make the photograph as relatable as it can get. You may also wear western clothing to pose with your lehenga signifying your transformation or makeover. Such a photo will give the same vibe as that of a ‘before and after’ picture. But make sure the theme justifies your personality and is not something superficially imposed.
  9. If you and your groom are together in the same venue, you can get your lehenga and his sherwani or kurta photographed together.
  10. If your lehenga is one with intricate threadwork or meticulous zaree designs, just flaunt it! Ask your photographer to highlight the work and take a close-up shot of it with a blurry background and, voila, you have just made sure that your lehenga gets praised for ages.
  11. If you have taken the pain of planning a theme wedding, get it documented, along with your lehenga. After your theme venue gets decked up, just get a photo clicked with your lehenga and this background. You would not need to worry about colours and backdrop here as you have already themed everything with each other.
  12. A walkway, a corridor or a canopy proves a great surrounding to get a wedding lehenga photographed. Just blur the background to cancel out details that may distract.
  13. Get your photographer to click your lehenga from various angles and perspectives and get a collage made from it.
  14. Another great ‘before and after’ idea is to get your bridal lehenga clicked with a casual outfit which is personal favourite. This photo will signify how you are adding an element of richness and grandeur to your life through the wedding. It will also signify your personal transformation internally and externally.
  15. If you are getting married in a historically or architecturally significant venue like a vintage building or an erstwhile palace, use the architecture as the backdrop for your lehenga photo shoot. Old buildings have a different charm altogether and this is a great idea for infusing design concepts – one on clothing and the other on structures.
  16. A water body also serves as a great background for a wedding lehenga picture. The blue sky and the bluish-green of the water compliment almost all colours on the palette. You just can’t go wrong with this kind of a photograph.
  17. Some brides love to tell stories through wedding photography. Your bridal lehenga can serve as an important chapter of that story. To make it so get it clicked along with you getting ready in the background to give that feel of a sequence. Such a photograph immediately speaks to the person seeing it by telling him or her that the bride is doing her make-up and will soon slip into this gorgeous lehenga. Many brides like to take this one step further by sitting in a meditative pose in front of their lehengas signifying that they are trying to calm themselves down before stepping into the gorgeous wetting attire.
  18. If you insist that nothing but your beautiful lehenga should feature in the photo, think of a creative way to do so. First of all, eliminate all contrasting colour elements from the frame and locate a clean subdued background like a white wall. If you can’t find such backgrounds, we have a special tip for you – photograph your lehenga under a light fixture and keep the rest of photo dark. This will have a very aesthetic appeal in spite of having only one single element.
  19. To make your lehenga photo speak for itself, introduce a fun element in it. You can feature yourself in the photograph standing and gazing admiringly at your lehenga. You may also include your personal designer in the photograph handing over the lehenga to you.
  20. Feature your family in your wedding lehenga photo for that emotional appeal. How would you do that? Make your fiancé hold the dupatta of the lehenga around your head with the lehenga itself in the background, to pose for the photo. Ask your mother to feature in it. She may pose admiringly at you holding the lehenga against you. You may also include your best friend or your sister or better still, your whole group of besties, with the lehenga because hey, they helped you a lot with choosing such a masterpiece!
  21. Thinking of an artistic way to photograph all elements of your wedding wear together. Ask your photographer to divide the frame into three columns – one will have the lehenga skirt, the other one the blouse and the third one the dupatta. To add more dimension to this photo, hang the three elements from hangers against three similar looking frames or three similar looking windows or doors. Good photography is all about symmetry and here we are aiming to achieve just that.
  22. A simple yet appealing way of getting the lehenga photographed is by hanging it in the closet itself. Most closets come in wooden finishes and bridal colours look great with such elements.
  23. For a more dramatic photograph, hire an actor who can pose as the driver of a cycle-rickshaw. Hang your lehenga from the rickshaw and a fun picture is ready and so beautifully “desi”.
  24. If you have the budget to hire an expensive car, hang your lehenga inside it like men hang business suits inside their cars. It will create that “boss lady” kind of vibe. If you are career-obsessed by nature this will be the perfect lehenga picture for your wedding.
  25. Another concept you can’t possibly go wrong with is photographing your wedding lehenga in the dark with lots of fairy lights to give that magical illuminating effect. You may either choose to use the fairy lights in the background or even all around the lehenga.

So these were 25 unique and creative ways to photograph your wedding lehenga. Such photographs not only document weddings but also serve as memories that will be cherished for the rest of your life. Make sure you have a beautiful wedding lehenga picture in your wedding album.

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