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Any wedding wear seems incomplete without a perfect lehnga. From the bride to her bridesmaids, a voluminous ethnic lehnga sets the right mood for the festive occasion. The garment has moved beyond the traditional bridal wear and has seen a dramatic change in cuts and designs. All thanks to our ingenious couturiers, we now have modern variants of an ethnic lehnga and these looks can easily be achieved by making small tweaks. Moreover, these voluminous beauties are vibrant options to be donned at mehndi ceremonies.

So ditch the mundane lehnga and choli and try out these creative styles to give the traditional attire a fresh and edgy look.


Black is ‘haute’ for weddings




The couture versions have brought back the short choli with a lehnga in black. Though the shade is daring, you can opt for a plain raw silk self-printed skirt with gold motifs, and a short blouse kind of a choli. Keep the blouse heavy, and go with a bare neck, big earrings and a maang tikka. Wear an organza dupatta in a contrasting vibrant hue for an added oomph factor. Look at how Ayesha Omar has carried this Tena Durrani lehnga with ease.


Delicate is the new luxe




Saboor Aly looked ethereal in this blue and peach Mahgul number which is ideal for a mehndi fiesta. Go for a crop top style form-fitting blouse. If your choli is heavily accentuated, keep the embroidery at the hem of the skirt and pair it with a light chiffon dupatta. Focus on one statement piece while accessorizing; we vote for a choker!

Read: 4 exotic ways to drape a sari

Reinvent the normal




Since lehngas tend to be overpowering, it is better to add unique style elements and play with lengths. Sara Ali Khan is giving us some major style goals with her wardrobe choices. She has been spotted in some of the finest lehnga designs and modish sharara pants and we can’t wait to try out a few. Add a dash of drama with a floor-length cape or incorporate pleated sharara pants with a sleeveless top. Also, give a much deserving break to the usual blouses.

Also read: 3 ways to make a pleated skirt look chic


Make way for the bride




There are no rules for a quintessential bridal lehnga as it is an epitome of all styles. If you love old-school traditions, go with a heavily embroidered red lehnga and drape the dupatta from your head till the trail. Mahira looked like a million bucks in this pink and red bridal ensemble.

Stand out in a crowd full of women wearing traditional attires by choosing one of these artistic designs.