Wearing lehengas during festivals is a must. But wearing the same kind of lehenga every time can be a bit boring. With Diwali just round the corner, get crackin’ on your new lehenga looks. Chuck the traditional route and try a few other alternatives to make heads turn. My Kolkata brings you six variations that are fun, flattering and flirty…
Mermaid tiered skirt
A mermaid-tiered skirt is a great way to add an extra layer of charm to an outfit. The skirt should be tighter near the hip and flared out at the bottom, with a more structured finish. Wear a layered dupatta that matches the flares of the skirt and you are ready to go.
Flared pants that fall like a skirt are perfect if you’re on the move this Diwali. They’re super comfortable and look gorgeous too. You can choose from a variety of pants — from layered to wide-legged ones. Since these pants are a bit low-key, don’t forget to wear a snazzy blouse, dupatta or a cape to go with it.
A draped gown renders an effortless look. It hits all the notes of a lehenga while doing away with hassles that come with one. Cutouts are perfect for the upcoming festive season because they’ve been in vogue all year round. Look for unique cuts that will enhance your Diwali look.
Confused which one to pick — a sari or a lehenga? Leave both and try a draped sari instead. It blends the two styles to perfection and looks elegant too. A draped sari will never disappoint you, so choose your favourite shade and be the centre of attention at any Diwali party.
Jackets and capes
A great way to amp up your traditional look is by wearing a cape or a jacket on your lehenga. There are many options available — from trendy cropped ones, longer variations to funky printed ones. These capes scream festive, so add one to your wardrobe this Diwali.
A co-ord set is an easy solution, if you don’t want to take the pain of wearing a heavy lehenga. Co-ords look cool and they are comfortable as well. Choose from gorgeous georgette sets or cotton ones that can be mixed and matched as per the occasion. They’re all very festive and double up as fancy outfits for any party you attend.