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Printed Lehengas Are Light And Flowy And Perfect For When You Want To Look Fancy But Without All That Weight

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No matter how many traditional styles come and go, a floor-sweeping gorgeous lehenga always tops the occasion wear options for us. It’s the ultimate festive and wedding staple that beats any other Indian wear when you want to make a statement. Although there are millions of styles, both elaborate and understated, that this timeless piece offers, we would prefer a contemporary and lightweight lehenga any day. And that’s what most millennial women have in mind while they are rummaging through the lehenga options for a special occasion but often end up with weighty numbers with poufy skirts and intricate embellishments. Enter: Printed lehengas.

Women are now opting for lightweight and minimal options like the printed lehengas which has officially become a fashion favourite in the ethnic wear category. You see, it’s mostly the heavyweight designs and elements used in the lehenga such as mirrors, zari threads, beads and motifs that make the lehenga look a piece of art, no doubt, but also adds ample weight to it. A printed lehenga on the other hand doesn’t involve bulky skirts, dense work and weighty elements, but prints and patterns that look equally aesthetic and glamorous, without adding any weight to the fabric.


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A printed lehenga is a welcome change from the intricately designed lehengas and checks all the boxes as it features fuss-free style, minimal work and relatively much lighter pieces than its embroidered and embellished counterparts. They are effortless to carry and won’t leave you with bead scratches on your arms and string marks on your waist. Plus, they look so chic and millennial-esque that makes it the perfect sartorial option for every celebration for modern women.

If you think printed lehengas won’t really go with the razzle dazzle of Indian celebrations, we have picked some very refreshing and refined lehenga styles worn by the celebrities that make for a convincing case for printed lehengas. Here are three very glamorous printed lehengas that we think you could trade for your heavily adorned lehengas this season.

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Stripes and polka


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This Arpita Mehta lehenga worn by Kiara Advani is a traditional take on the print on print trend. While the dupatta is printed in blurred stripes, the skirt has tiny polka dots. The wide embroidered border on the hemline of the skirt and hand-embroidered choli is balancing the understated printed parings without making it look too sparkly or gaudy. Janhvi Kapoor wore a similar style by the same designer in teal blue recently which looked equally beautiful.



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Not just the striking colour but the gorgeous leheriya print on Mouni Roy’s lehenga can give any designer or crystal adorned lehenga a run for its money. This printed lehenga in different shades of pink is from a clothing label Faabiiana that features comes with a solid-coloured choli and leheriya dupatta with a small border. We love how even with the peppy and vibrant hues, the printed aesthetics is making it look so sublime and sophisticated.



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Florals are fixtures in traditional wear but you can snub the flowery motifs and embroidery with the handblocked print or digital iteration of the design and get an effortless and easy-to-carry ensemble that looks fabulous. This floral printed lehenga is also a great option for your pre-wedding ceremonies like mehendi and haldi where you need a lightweight but pretty outfit.


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Here’s a bonus! If Katrina’s lehenga seems a bit too feminine to you, take a look at this colourful jungle print lehenga worn by Athita Shetty. The leafy print isn’t exactly floral and feminine but looks just as elegant.

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