5 Lehenga Trends Of 2018 For All Occasions

2017 gave us some super hit lehenga trends. But guess what? These are only getting bigger and here to stay this 2018. No Indian occasion is complete without a classic lehenga ensemble, so if you are a wedding guest, a bridesmaid or a bride, we are here to the rescue. This article will help you to choose the latest lehenga designs based on your style, body silhouette and of course the current trend. So here are some top 5 latest lehenga trends of 2018 that you must consider.

latest trends in lehengas

Latest Lehenga Trends

1. Kurta Lehengas

The classic kurta lehenga trend has been here since quite sometime and are just getting bigger by the day. You could mix and match your existing long kurtas or simply customize a long kurta instead of a lehenga blouse. This style suits almost every age and every body silhouette and looks best at traditional occasions like mehendi, sangeet and such festive occasions.

Bold accessorizing is always a good option with this style. However it entirely depends on the color contrast of the lehenga ensemble. If you choose for a single color skirt and top then go bold with the jewelry and if you go for a heavy lehenga skirt or kurta then make sure you balance your kurta lehenga look.

Kurta Lehenga

2. Cold Shoulder Lehenga Style

The cold shoulder trend is seen on almost every outfit and looks extremely graceful and elegant on your Indian wear. Lehengas with cold shoulder blouses add an instant touch of glam to your ethnic look. With the right design, you could go traditional with a cold shoulder lehenga blouse or try out edgy and stylish cold shoulder lehenga looks.

This style looks very beautiful on youngsters or anyone with a slimmer silhouette. If you are a bridesmaid and want to make a subtle statement then this style is sure to impress you.

Cold Shoulder Lehenga Trend

3. Cape Lehengas

Bridesmaids outfits, wedding guests outfits, wedding reception outfits are just so much more glamorous if you are confident enough to make an edgy statement with the cape lehengas. The contemporary fusion style is best suitable for taller and slimmer silhouettes but again, it all depends on the right amount of confidence to carry it off. If you are on the heavier side then you can go for a kaftan style cape as it will help you to camouflage your silhouette. This style looks very modest yet trendy and also allows you to skip on your dupatta thus making your lehenga look hassle free.

Cape Lehengas

4. Peplum Lehengas

Peplum lehengas are  not an easy one to pull off but are definitely worth the risk. This style is for the slimmer silhouettes and based on the design, you have an option to skip on the dupatta.

Peplum Style Lehengas

5. Silk Lehengas

The classic silk lehengas are drool worthy and a must try for every lehenga lover. The royal fabric is super versatile and will element elegance like nothing else. Be it any traditional festivity, mehendi or sangeet function, wedding or reception, the silk lehengas are sure to leave you impressed.

If you want to maintain a subtle look then go with silks in pastel colors. This style suits best for day functions. And if you want to flaunt a vibrant look in your silk lehenga, then go for bold contrast colors.

Silk Lehengas - Lehenga Trends 2018

These super trendy and versatile styles are here to rule this 2018 and you are sure to find your perfect style.

Try Different Ways to Drape Lehenga Dupatta

Wedding season is on full swing, and we all love this time of year because it gives us more reason to dress up. We all want to look our best and different than others in the wedding, but if you see the kind of attire we can choose from then the choice is very limited Sari, salwar kameez or lehenga we mostly wear one of this. What makes the difference is how we style it. Lehenga is a costly dress, and other then weddings we don’t really get chance to wear it many times, however wearing the same lehenga again and again is boring and no one wants to do that. But if it is draped differently it can change the whole look and can fetch you many compliments too. So no more doing the same Gujarati /Rajasthani pallu style for lehenga, let’s try something new and interesting.

 

1. Tie on wrist:

 

This one is simple yet elegant style of draping, which gives a bit of royal feel at the same time is very practical to. To do this style pleat the dupatta and keep it on your right shoulder, adjust the length of pallu (let it fall little below your knees) and secure with a safety pin as you generally do. Now take the other end of the dupatta and place it such that only the board is visible, fold it around your wrist in a loop and secure it with safety pin. You may need someone’s help here to put this pin, in case you have no one then put the pin first then insert your wrist in it. This style also gives you nice posture as you always have something in your hand. Picture shows how it looks from front and back.

Tie on wrist

 

2. The Half Sari:

 

This style of dupatta draping is inspired from the south Indian half sari. In this style dupatta hugs your waist making your waist look more defined and slim. Take one corner of your dupatta and tuck it in at right side of your lehenga. Now let the dupatta wrap your waist, make pleats and secure it with a pin on your left shoulder. Make sure dupatta is making a nice V at back and is tightly wrapped around. This will make you look slimmer, and will hide your problem areas like stomach and waist.

The Half Sari

 

3. The V pallu:

 

V pallu is modified version of Gujarati /Rajasthani pallu, it is a good option if your dupatta has a lot of work on it and if the blouse is plain this will cover that up. So to get this look tuck one corner of the dupatta in left side of the lehenga as you do for Gujarati /Rajasthani pallu then make pleats and secure it with pin on your right shoulder. Let it fall till your knee. Then take one corner of dupatta and put it on your left shoulder as shown in picture. While doing this make sure you are making a clean V in front. Put a pin to secure the neat V on top side. This is a very good option for people who have heavy upper body. As the V of dupatta removes the attention from your problem area and makes you look slimmer.

The V pallu

 

4. Sidha-Ulta pallu:

 

This one is my favourite, it looks very modern and interesting. This style if you see from one left side and front looks like sidha pallu(Gujarati /Rajasthani pallu) and from right side and back it looks like the ulta pallu(normal style of sari). To get this look first tuck one corner of dupatta in left side of lehenga then make the pleats and let it go over left shoulder, let it fall till your feet. Now take one corner of the dupatta wrap it around your waist and tuck it on the same place where we tucked the dupatta first on the left side of lehenga. Confused, read the instruction again and see the pictures you will get it. This look is very different and will surly fetch you many compliments.

Sidha-Ulta pallu

 

5. The bong touch:

 

This is inspired by the Bengali saree, so if you are attending a bong wedding or just want to put some bong touch to your look then go for this. Pleat the dupatta and secure it on right shoulder with a pin. Take one corner of dupatta from front side wrap it around your waist and tuck in lehenga. Now take one corner of the back side of dupatta bring it over the left shoulder, pleat it in such a way that only the border is visible. This look is like the Bengali sari look but I have just changed the shoulders.

The bong touch

 

6. Cocktail look:

 

This look is apt for cocktail parties. To get this look, pleat the dupatta and secure with pin on left shoulder, let it fall till your knee. Take one corner of the dupatta from back side and bring it to front around your waist and tuck it on left side of lehenga as in the picture. So if you have sweated it out in gym and want to show off your  slim waist then go for this look.

Cocktail look

 

7. Flowing dupatta look:

 

Have a heavy work dupatta and want to make that the center of attraction then opt for this look. Tuck one corner of the dupatta on left side of the lehenga, then bring the dupatta on top of the left shoulder, pin it. Take one corner of the dupatta and wrap it around you and tuck at back side. This will cover up your all your problem area and flaunt the beauty of your dupatta.

Flowing dupatta look