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Dont Want To Be A Heavy Bride? Tips & Tricks To Make Your Lehengas Lighter And You, Happier!

BY Apoorva | 21 Jul, 2017 | 1673 views | 4 min read

Lighter lehengas means more room to dance, run around and be happy! We know that not everyone wants heavy zardosi lehengas that weigh 20 kgs. Especially if you are having a summer or even a monsoon wedding. So here are the ultimate tips and tricks to make your lehengas lighter!

Opt For Self Fabrics


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Love the work of heavy lehengas but cant bear to wear one? Opt for benarasi lehengas! They are not only amazing to look at, but they are in-trend and super light. You can also opt for ombre or leheriya as they don’t need a lot of work or embroidery to look stunning. Brocade works well to, plush silk as well as a nice thin draped sari. 

Use Can Can Smartly

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If you have plain lehenga skirt, can can can add volume (without weight!) and make it look puffy and princess-sy! While on the other hand you can remove a few layers of can can on your medium heavy lehenga and say hello to a light & manageable skirt. If you love your can-can, have a detachable one (yes its possible) that can be removed after your main rituals are done.

Dupatta Woes: Wear One Or Get It Pre-Stitched

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Secretly we all hate the chaos that dupatta bring but love the sheer beauty of it. To address this love-hate relationship we would suggest you work with only one dupatta and reduce the mess & weight (borders add weight!) of it. If you have dinner & socializing after your pheras, swap the dupatta on your forehead and style it with your lehenga. Or you could also opt for a pre-stiched/attached dupatta.

Say Bye To Heavy Embroidery

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Opt for buttis all over vs a heavy motif. Small borders over heavy ones. If you love work all over, then opt for satin borders which are embroidery free. You can have a printed lehenga skirt with just one simple heavy border which will cut your lehenga weight by half! 

Get a Heavier Blouse & Lighter Skirt

Youw ill be photographed from your waist up most of the time. So pick a heavy blouse to add that bridal touch and keep your skirt simple and elegant . A heavy blouse doesnt weigh you down as much as a heavy skirt does.

Know Your Work

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Not all types of work are heavy and bulky. If you feel that a plain lehenga will look non bridal, opt for a gota-patti lehenga. They are not exactly light but much lighter than heavy velvet ones. You can also pick thread work or sequin work over heavy stone or embroidery work.

Cape Wisely

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Remember this bride who wore a cape blouse to her mehendi-sangeet function? It looked so light, airy and fuss-free! This way the cape becomes a statement piece while you can go lighter on the rest of the outfit.

Get Thin Borders

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The heaviest part of the lehenga is those heavy zardosi borders. Cut those borders down to 1 inches, and you have a much more lightweight lehenga to dance around in.

Accessorize It Right 

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No, we don’t mean to add 10 kilos of jewellery on. You can opt for colourful tassles or even fun latkans (find the perfect ones here) for your lehengas without adding any weight. Another way to add character to your lehenga without the weight is to add a gorgeous zardosi or embroidery belt. Simple yet stunning! 

Embellish Right: Keep design awesome; Jewellery minimum

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The trick is to know where and how to add work to your outfit. You can opt for a blouse style that’s embellished on the neck, just like a statement neckpiece. This will give your outfit the same effect, but will keep it light and all the sweat at bay!

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