When it comes to flaunting a unique bridal or festive look, it must have to go beyond the basics. What matters the most is to get your pre-wedding festive looks right. But finding the apt ethnic outfit or a trendy lehenga gets challenging at times. So, this season you need to cut your worries short and follow our style guide on the short-length lehengas. Yes, this season it’s all about wearing the hipster cousin of the regular versions.

So, if lehenga isn’t in the top of the list, you need to rethink. The ankle and knee-length traditional skirts, ghagras or lehengas with trendy tops are a shout-out this wedding season for your rituals and festivities. Infact the celebrities and the fashionistas are giving the age-old lehenga a twist by trusting on the new and shorter versions. So, if you are bold and don’t fear experimenting with unexpected trends, these interesting silhouettes can be your new-found obsessions.


When the White makes Waves

White can be the most classic way to don the mini-lehengas A white is a universally flattering shade  and when it goes a little high up it is there to make it high in style and panache for your festivities. The quirky fashion will draw a lot of attention and will definitely make you a style guru among your girlie gang. Pair it with a white blouse or a crop top in contrast. The white shade can well be the staple for summer wedding festivities like mehendi, sangeet etc.



Kalis are Cool and Killing

Colour it up with different kalis on your lehenga. A short lehenga in different panels and shades will give a mesmerizing effect to your pre-wedding rituals and celebrations. The lovely lehenga will not only make you look pretty and sassy but will also empower you with a style statement. You can blindly go for a panelled version of the short lehenga. Well, taking a break from how we have been wearing a lehenga will be a breath of fresh air for the bride-to-be. What say?

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Saffron- Rang De Tu Mohe Gerua

Anything in saffron has always been a favourite pick when it comes to styling it for a puja, ritual or a wedding festivity. The gerua shade turns any outfit into an iconic piece and takes your style statement a notch higher. Take some clues from the ‘Masaan’ actress Shweta Tripathi who rocked the ankle-length lehenga like a pro. You just can’t take your eyes off the diva who went minimalistic in a simple yellow and orange skirt and top and has paved the way for the lehenga’s new avatar. So, how about the refreshing change?



Raging in Red- Trendy yet Traditional

The ‘red’ needs no introduction when it comes to an eternal style statement. It’s fashionable, traditional, quirky, glam and a safe choice for your grand party evenings. The red short ethnic ensemble can add special effects to your mehndi, ladies sangeet or tel baan rituals. You may have your own modifications in zari, gota, sequins or a lighter fabric if you wish to choose. Red lehenga always makes you look jazzy, young and peppy. Need we say more?

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Asymmetrical- Break away From the Lines

Asymmetrical lehenga comes as a welcome relief for the brides-to-be who wish to move out of the monotony. You can play it smart with like actress Kishwer Merchant who doesnot look boring in the least bit. She is carrying the short-length asymmetrical lehenga with perfection and a whole lot of style and punk. The outfit looks cool, flattering and the way to go for the edgy bride. She definitely proofs that there is a beauty in irregularity.



Play it up with Pastels

Gone are the days when wearing light shades was considered to be dull and boring. The pastels shades are infact shining out and are reigning this season. Nothing adds beauty to elegant women like a pretty pastel ethnic outfit. Be it with stones, pearls, sequins, zardosi or a mirror work, you can always cool it down with half-lehengas in pastels. So, girls get ready for some pastel attack as you roost at your parties and events. Here is how:



Leheriya- Trend to dye for

A Rajasthani leheriya design is trending at this moment. Ditch the stereotypes and give your wedding festivities a fresh and quirky take with a short-length Rajasthani lehenga-choli in wavy prints. Nothing can give desi vibes as much as a Rajasthani outfit can do. What’s more? Go ‘Tik Tok’ while you twirl your way to your festivities. The similar charm and flavour of Rajasthan was adopted by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in her ankle-length lehenga which was a superb match to her pre-wedding themes.



Ripple effect- Easy-breezy

The best way to add a contemporary twist to a desi lehenga is to make it rippled or layered. It’s doing quite well with the fashion makers especially the celebrities and actresses. The same gets the telly beauty Aashka Goradia grooving as she flaunts the rippled ethnic outfit in short length at her pre-wedding ceremony. The hot and talented actress from the telly land and the bride-to-be is the cynosure of all the eyes in a neon green ethnic skirt teamed up with a contrast crop top. You too can ditch the regular designs and go for something edgier and fancy for your upcoming festivities.



The Floral Net- So Entrapping and Enthralling

The laces and net have been dominating the fashion scene since ages. The feminine details on your outfit look super-captivating, cool and conventional. The green coloured short net lehenga  is a lot of inspiration for the brides-to-be. The pretty picture shows how to look chic and fabulous with an all-over lacy outfit. Try it out for your pre-wedding functions and ceremonies.



3D Work- The boho vibes

The 3D cut flowers turn out pretty on any outfit. It’s cheerful, cute and adds a vintage appeal to the short lehengas too. The added flowers give a refreshing theme to your outfit and get your fashion sense blooming. Fashion-forward women can beautifully use the 3D effect on their pretty wedding wardrobes as over-the-top embellishments. From tiny ones to oversized options; the flowers are just great to uplift the way you have been wearing the lehengas. Way to go girls!


Need we say more? When it comes to shining out, the new length lehengas cxan be your best bet. Go for the Indian, western, Indo-western or the fusion look in these variants which can do wonders to your personality. Spruce up your lehenga look by matching it up with cold-shoulders, cowl-neck or umbrella sleeves choli or a blouse.