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On a sunny afternoon, with all the bridesmaids by your side and the Mehndi function in full-swing, you would want to look like a fashion diva who makes fashion statements just like a side-hobby. If this picture relates with your personal style, then we say ditch those cliched lehenga styles and extend the silhouettes to the lehenga kurti style. With designers putting their creative hats on, you can explore an array of kurti styles that go well with floor-length skirts and for all pre-wedding ceremonies flawlessly! So here’s our list of designer and lehenga kurti designs, sourced to meet every bride’s style. Which one is your pick?
1. Peplum Kurti
Designed on jacquard silk and cotton with intricate mirror and thread-work in the embellishments department, this peplum lehenga kurti set is a suave statement maker. Perfect for a morning Mehndi function, the floral Kaarigari by the traditional craftsmen of Rajasthan and Gujarat contribute to the flower themes which have become quite a wedding trend in today’s times. Given that peplum is an evergreen trend, this lehenga kurti design defines versatility in terms of wearability for post-wedding functions as well.
What really caught our attention is the way the peplum has been set to complement the torso, as well as the mirror-work waist-belt that adds on glamour to the overall thread-worked ensemble.
Occasions To Wear On: Sangeet, Mehndi and cocktail party
Accessorising Tips: Wear tear-drop ebony earrings with an elegant wrist-watch to match the look. Comfortable pumps in patent black will add glamour quotient while a 70s style hairstyle with puffed-up bun and white roses studded on one side will add drama to the ensemble.
2. Traditional Punjabi Kurti
A bespoke outfit of Punjab, traditional Punjabi lehenga kurti style retains the meaning of Tehzeeb in every format. With the millennials favourite Gota Patti embroidery done through and through, this rose pink lehenga kurti set is a dream. You can incorporate this look with a pair of Amritsari Juttis and traditional heirloom jewellery that matches the tones of Gota Patti on the trousseau. For a day wedding ceremony, this style will keep you comfortable for long hours and the colour palette will amplify vibrant moods of the occasion. What’s essential here is to achieve the right fit, even if it means working on the fitting till the last minute.
Occasions To Wear On: Wedding and Mehndi ceremony.
Accessorising Tips: Don’t forget to adorn a bridal Passa on either side of your head to complete the traditional set.
3. Princess Lehenga Kurti
If making a grand entry for the sangeet ceremony is on your mind, then add on volumes to your lehenga kurti silhouettes. A volumized lehenga kurti set like this one set in pastel tones with Zardozi work will ensure that you glow like the celebrity guest of the event. Not to forget that a voluminous skirt will make many heads turn in astonishment. The glossy and soft silhouettes of silk wedded to the delicate embroidery work in royal colours stretched ankle-length makes this lehenga kurti style a pretty queenly trendsetting design. With kurtis as a wedding ensemble, the greatest advice any fashion style can give is to keep the fitting precise of the kurti so as to complement the lehenga skirt and not make the bride-to-be look bulky at all. With a princess lehenga kurti style, the precision needs to be perfected till the waistline, with the freedom of the further-flowing design to expand and rest on the skirt as is.
Occasions To Wear On: Engagement, Mehndi, Sangeet and reception.
Accessorising Tips: A matching hand-clutch with Chandbali and peep-toe heels with the hair pulled back into a bun will complete this look in harmony.
4. Long-Jacket Kurti
Long-jacket kurti styles are chic and apt for the hassle-free brides-to-be. Depending on your personal choice, you can either pick a heavily embellished velvet lehenga kurti set for your engagement or you can select lighter fabrics like georgette and silk with thread-embroidery to Zari work to match your Sangeet night theme. Mid-slit kurti jackets are comfortable, giving the bride-to-be to waltz the night away. With such styles, you can either keep the colour palette pale so as to support the heavy embroidery or print-work, or you can adorn a contrast between a vibrant coloured velvet skirt with a nude-toned jacket or vice versa for the perfect marriage.
Occasions To Wear On: Engagement, Sangeet, Roka and reception.
Accessorising Tips: Since floor-length ensembles demand heels, pick between kitten-heels or sling-back heels for maximum support.
Go ahead and experiment with the length of the kurti depending on what your personal style states. And while you are at it, dedicate time towards perfecting the fit of the kurta. Keep the volume of your lehenga skirt apt so that it lets you twirl but also saves you from tripping. Select a lehenga kurti design that is not too heavy for you to wear and can be carried comfortably. Don’t fret from experimenting with contrasting colours, fabrics and embroideries to match the theme of your wedding ceremony.
Which lehenga kurti style matches your twirl and statement-making personality the most? Tell us in the comments below!