You have chosen the best designer bridal lehenga for yourself, and got the exact colour you were looking for. But often, you miss out on the most basic formula of getting your bridal outfit right, and that’s the fabric. You get swayed by elaborate designs and flattering cuts, and end up not paying much attention to the fabric. But well, let’s not forget that the fabric type and quality is extremely important. Here are a few things you should keep in mind while choosing a fabric for your wedding lehenga.
Fabrics are season specific!
Yes! There’s a reason there are different fabrics for different seasons and you can’t ignore that. If you are getting married in summers, then you should opt for lighter fabrics such as cotton, chiffon or georgette. If it’s a winter wedding, then you need a heavy fabric to keep you warm. Brocade, raw silk and velvet are popular fabrics amongst winter brides.
Do you have a sensitive skin?
You need to know whether your skin is allergic to any kind of fabric or not! Also, a low quality net or lace can cause irritation to skin if worn for long hours. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to stick to cotton or silk to avoid any uncomfortable moments during your wedding ceremony.
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What looks nice on the ramp might not look nice on you. So, do not follow trends blindly or get affected by what you see celebrities wearing. Know your body type and choose a fabric that flatters your body. If your petite, silk and organza are great to add a bit of volume to your frame. For the curvy bride, velvet and brocade are great options. We suggest you try lehengas in a variety of fabrics before you settle down on one.
Keep your purse strings tight!
It's tough because we know you have been drooling over those Sabyasachi brides. But be a tad realistic. You don't need to go all-in. Do a bit of research and be smart enough to pick and choose a fabric that suits your budget and desire. Silk usually is the costliest of the lot while net comes at an affordable price.
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Embroidery doesn’t go well with all fabrics
Every fabric has its own limitations when it comes to embroidery. While intricate handwork and heavy embroidery will look good on velvet, raw silk or georgette, for a cotton lehenga, prints might be a better option. However, if you do not wish to spend a fortune on embellishments and embroidery, then a printed brocade fabric is your best bet!