A lehenga is a long skirt that falls around ankles .The skirt is often pleated and embroidered for ceremonial or formal occasions such as a weeding .The lehenga hangs from the waist leaving the lower back and midriff bare .The lehenga is very popular dress from India ,Known for its colorful and ethnic appeal .A traditional lehenga is paired with choli and dupatta.
The choli is a blouse that is worn with a lehenga or a ghagra and is usually designed to expose the midriff. It is cut to fit the body , with short sleeves and a low neck .Cholis are quite popular with designers because of its simplicity and flexibility .
The dupatta can best be described as a long multipurpose scarf that is common to many Indians dresses .While it is generally worn over both the shoulders or over the head ,it can also be worn over a single shoulder or draped over an arm.
There are different types of lehenga you can choose according to your requirements.
A-Line Lehenga—A line lehenga consist of long flowing skirt ,a short blouse known as a choli and a dupatta which is worn over the shoulder .The A-Line lehenga choli is adorned with interesting hand embroideries such as resham and zari work.
Jacket with lehenga-Long jacket and lehenga are elegant combination.
Flared lehenga—This is one of the most traditional styles of lehengas which has broad flares .This is a new concept where the lehenga comes with a broad flare and looks like a complete circle ar the hemline and thus known by its name flared lehenga .
Mermaid/Fishtail—These kind of lehenga looks like fishtail .Tight till knees then flared from claves .The final shape look like a fishtail towards the bottom .This type of lehenga comes to be pretty heavy but gracefully accentuates the curves .It is most suitable for an hourglass body .This lehenga also suits straight body figures .
Panelled lehenga—Panelled lehenga is quite heavy as lots of fabric gets added to the skirt .These additions come as horizontal panels that are attached to the
lehenga which have a great deal of embellishment and designs .Contrasting fabrics for the panels also gives way for very impressive variant designs .
Double Flare Lehenga—This is the most common and popular option of lehenga .It is the safest option for women who cannot figure out the different types .It is the most classic and oldest type of lehenga which is still a popular choice for women.
Trail Lehenga—Trail lehenga is most popular among the Indian brides and women we oar ready to carry that extra weight of cloth .It is best for weddings and related fuctions where there is enough space for the trail to show its magic.
Sharara lehenga —This type of lehenga are popular among muslim brides.It is usually worn with a long kurti where the lehenga are stitched from the hem to give a look of a palazzo.
We have some suggestion for you what to wear and what to avoid .
If your body stores fat around your waist ,then you have an apple shaped body-
What to wear:-Full flared high-waist lehenga .
The wide flare of the lehenga will make you waist appear smaller .This will make your body look proportionate .
What to avoid—Heavy or big embroidery and patterns around the waist.
If your fat is mostly around your hips ,then you have a pear shaped body .
What to wear—A-Line lehengas or lehenga with a lot ghera
For the blouse ,opt for boat neck & off-shoulder styles that are either in bright hues or heavily embellished .
Make sure the belt of the lehenga sets on the narrowest part of the waist to highlight it .
Go for a net dupatta to flaunt your waist.
What to avoid :-Fish tail lehenga as they tend to focus on hips and leg area .
If you are top-heavy(Wide bust & broad shoulders ) then you have a strawberry shaped body .
What to wear:–Heavily flared lehengas .
The lehenga should be heavily embroidered or embellished to draw the attention away from your bust and broad shoulders .
Minimal work on the blouse and dupatta is recommended .
Feel free to experiment with a kurti-style blouse .
What to avoid :–A short or tight blouse especially in light colours ,as it will make you look even wider on top .
If your bust ,waist and hips are equally small in proportions ,then you have a ruler shaped body .
What to wear:-A-Line skirts or heavily flared lahengas .
You can go bold with a short blouse (In length).
High neckline and 3/4th sleeved blouses will work really well .
Use a dupatta made of a stiff fabric to hold it up because this will add volumes and curves .
What to avoid:-off shoulder and boat neck blouses will make the bust look bigger .
A flowy dupatta will not suit this body type as it will fall flat .