September 22, 2013

Reader query: Lehenga Vs Saree


One of our readers is not able to decide whether to wear a Lehenga or a Saree for her reception. The reader's family suggests to buy a Saree but her friends feel a Lehenga will look better leading our bride-to-be into a pool of confusion. I have been asked this question so many times by a number of friends/cousins that when I received this formal query, I thought of doing a post on it!


Keep your budget in mind: If you are following the blog regularly, I hope you have a budget in place for the outfit in dispute by now. If your budget is less than 15K - 20K, I suggest you go in for a saree. I feel lehenga's below 15K are tacky or over blingy (for a reception). I am sure you will find a lovely saree instead.

Often, I have heard people say that you will only reuse your lehenga once or twice. I did feel the same a few years back coz Maharashtrian weddings are a little toned down and usually girls our age are dressed in Anarkalis or simple lehengas or sarees. Although now I feel just by being a little smarter, you can make use of your Lehenga as much as you could have used your bridal saree. You can use the heavy corset of your lehenga on a simple plain skirt or use your heavily embroidered blouse on a plain saree. Similarly, you can wear your wedding lehenga with one of your Plain gold/copper/silver blouses to your favourite cousins/best friends wedding. The heavy dupatta can be teamed up with a contrast plain silk salwar kameez. Remember to have an easy hand on makeup/hair/accessories when you wear any of these heavy bridal wears.

Let me tell you that even if you buy a heavy bridal saree you wont wear that so often either.

Other options are:
A Lehenga saree - Keeps you and your family both happy.

Anarkali Lehenga - I need not explain how it can easily be reused a number of times.

So before you listen to your friends/family just take a deep breath and ask yourself what you really want and go for it! I am sure you must have day dreamed of being a bride before.. What did you wear then? Remember you are getting married only once. So while you buy an outfit for your wedding, don't only think where else would you able to wear it!

23 comments:

  1. Aditi :) well written...and great suggestions - Shakuntala

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  2. Actually, this blog is showing some true facts!! But whatever is the budget or planing, all it look is perfect...

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  3. Buying sarees online is a better technique for shopping. The good thing is that the datailed description of the product is available which also increases the knowledge about the product and the variety of it.

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  4. Lehenga sarees is one of the latest innovation in the world of female garments appreciated. Thanks for the post.

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  8. Deepika looks gorgeous in designer lehenga saree. Lehega saree is one of the best festival wear clothing for women but same time it is expensive also. But if you buy sarees online then it will not cost that much high like offline stores.

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  9. A Lehenga saree- that deepika wearing is so pretty. The color combinations are also the superb. If you are planning for wearing sarees on wedding then you are wrong. For wedding lehenga sarees are the best options to wear. Stylesurat offers wide range of collection of Lehenga Sarees online shopping for wedding.

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    All the Lehenga and sarees are Fabulous and their color combination are also nice .
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  15. The Marathi bride’s Maharashtrian bridal sarees is the flavour of the season.Just think of Bajirao Mastani and it comes as no surprise that the Paithani saree has become a rage all over again.
    Thanks for sharing such a fastidious opinion.

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  16. Lehenga is an all-time saviour for the women who feel like saree isn't their cup of tea.Lehengas have marked their imprint in almost every wedding in India and in most of the neighbouring countries
    Thank you for sharing this lovely post.

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  17. Loved the collection very much.
    Thank you.

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  18. We useful information about the difference between saree and lehengas.
    Thank you.

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  20. Well is the solution for that you can have lehenga sareesas you have combination of both ... the purpose gets solved

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