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A heavy lehenga is great, but a lighter one will let you enjoy your wedding in a better way. You will be able to move freely which means a lot of dancing! With a lighter lehenga, you wouldn’t feel bogged down by the end of the wedding.
If you are having a summer or a monsoon wedding, you should definitely give a thought to the points given below because we are sure that even you must be looking for some ways to make your wedding lehenga breezy.
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We know how much brides love to make the skirts of their wedding lehengas look fluffy and for that, they add layers and layers of buckram and can-can. These are the two main things, which add to the weight of the lehenga. For a lighter wedding lehenga, you have to reduce these layers.
Some fabrics are heavier than the others so, you must steer clear from them. Velvet and brocade are the heavier ones while crepe, chiffon and georgette are the lighter fabrics. Opt for these fabrics to get rid of the excess weight.
This is no brainer as we all know that the embroidery can add kilos to your wedding lehenga. Stone and zardozi work are some of the heaviest ones. You can have a really beautiful lehenga with lighter embroideries like gotta patti and thread work. You can go all out with them and still feel light.
Many brides complain about having neck sprains because of carrying a super-heavy dupatta on their heads throughout the wedding. Make your lehenga lighter and spare your neck by opting for a light and simple dupatta.
If you want some heavy work, get it done on the blouse instead of the skirt. No matter how much embroidery you add to the blouse, it will be less heavy. The bonus point is that your close ups will look much prettier!
Heavy borders can add unnecessary weight to your wedding lehengas. They always drag the skirt down. If you absolutely want to have a border, you can have a thinner one or a simple silk one. This way, you won’t add extra weight to the lehenga and have a border as well.
This season, capes are everywhere. You can get rid of a tedious and heavy dupatta by having a longer cape. This will drastically reduce the weight of your lehenga, and you will feel free.
Your stylist will keep on adding pins to make sure that your lehenga stays put throughout the wedding. It's not only frustrating to take them out once the wedding is over, they also make the lehenga heavier. To add this, you can have simple thread tucks to keep your dress in place.
If you want a lehenga that is light in weight, but still has substance, then you can have your lehenga made with self-fabric like brocade, bandhej, leheriya and ombre. These fabrics look beautiful and give the dress a heavier look without any extra weight.
Having a lighter lehenga isn’t only about reducing the weight; it’s also about giving you enough freedom. With umbrella sleeves or cap sleeves, you won’t feel tied up. You would be able to move freely and feel lighter.
Enjoy every moment of your wedding in a simple and elegant lehenga. Dance to your heart’s content and move around the way you want to without worrying about your lehenga. Follow these simple steps for a lighter and prettier lehenga.