Women often get swayed by the flattering silhouettes and elaborate designs while shopping for their wedding trousseau and tend to overlook the fabric they are investing in. Though it is the design and colour of the lehenga that catches the eye first, the fabric it is made of can make a lot of difference to your look. If you are not sure how to zero down on the fabric of your bridal lehenga, here are some tips to help you through.

Body type

Skinny women should opt for Banarasi or Jamdani designs that will add some bulk to their frame.
Fabrics like handloom silks, tussar silks, Kota and South cotton are the best options.

Though fabrics like net, lace, georgette, chiffon and velvet complement every body type, they are better suited for plump women as these fabrics tend to cling and render a slim finish.

Women with a pear-shaped body should invest in a flared or A-line lehenga in georgette or chiffon and pair it with a heavily embellished choli to draw the focus to their upper body.

Petite brides should go for a high-waist lehenga in silk or organza with a thin waistband. Choose a monotone outfit to create an illusion of a taller frame.


Summer weddings call for light and breezy fabrics like georgette, net, cotton, and chiffon while winter weddings necessitate the use of heavy weaves and fabrics like velvet, raw silk and brocade.

Velvet and silk render a regal look while georgette, net, and chiffon make you look delicate and sassy.

Women who want a minimalistic look without adding extra bulk to their frame should opt for a net lehenga.

Skin sensitivity

Brides with sensitive skin should be all the more attentive to the fabric of their outfit and invest in organic cotton or silk fabrics. Always feel the fabric on your skin to see if it causes any itching or discomfort.


Fabrics with large motifs and embroidery are ideally suited for petite brides while the ones with fuller frames should go for intricate work.

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