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Once the wedding bells start ringing, the search for the best wedding lehenga begins. It is during this time when brides usually find themselves at a crossroads—printed lehenga or an embellished one.

The choice between these two distinctive lehengas is a difficult one considering both these styles have something appealing about them. So, if you too are struggling in deciding between a printed lehenga and an embellished lehenga, then you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got you covered!

Scroll below to find out what to wear when!

Printed Lehenga v/s Embellished Lehenga

When to Wear a Printed Lehenga

1. Day Wedding Functions for Prints

Printed lehengas are often crafted from lighter fabrics, making them a wonderful choice for a day wedding function. Brides can move around with ease and comfort while looking breathtaking!

Opt for this type of lehenga for any one of your day's wedding functions.

2. Intimate Wedding Functions

For smaller and more intimate wedding celebrations, a printed lehenga will be a more suitable choice. Not only will it allow you to get something personalized on the lehenga but you can opt for prints that reflect your individuality as well!

3. Weather Matters A Lot

Ladies, if you’re all set to tie the knot in summer then go ahead with a printed lehenga for as many wedding functions as you can. Printed lehengas are more airy compared to embellished ones, making them a great choice for looking gorgeous. I mean, you wouldn’t want your hair to get oily and your makeup to sweat because of a heavy lehenga and weather conditions!

4. Prints for the Mehendi Function

The mehendi function is one where the bride needs to look vibrant as well as be super comfortable. That’s why we suggest you don a printed lehenga for this function. The floral prints, geometric patterns, or bohemian-inspired designs will complement the festive atmosphere.

5. Tropical-themed Destination Weddings

If your wedding takes you to an exotic or tropical destination, we recommend packing those lightweight lehengas. The beauty of prints against the breathtaking beach backdrop will pop out so well that you’ll look like an absolute vision!

When to Wear an Embellished Lehenga

6. Bling for Grand Functions

For an effortless glamorous look, opt for an embellished lehenga. Perfect for grand functions like receptions or cocktails, the sequins and metallic embellishments on your lehenga will help you achieve a mesmerizing bridal look.

7. Night Wedding Functions

For wedding functions that take place during the nighttime, an embellished lehenga is a better choice than a printed one. Intricate embellishments will help achieve a more striking look compared to the subtlety of prints.

8. Luxury Destination Wedding

If you’ve picked a luxury destination for your wedding where each function is grander than the previous one then only look at donning embellished lehengas. With all the glistening elements, it only makes sense to stand out by picking a heavily embellished lehenga.

9. For Grand-Themed Functions

Ladies, if you’re planning on having a grand theme for any one of your wedding functions then opt for an embellished lehenga. Bling or heavily embellished work is synonymous with grand, making this lehenga an ideal choice to go hand-in-hand with your theme.

10. Embellishments for Your Big Day

The wedding day is a grand celebration, and it calls for a bridal ensemble that is nothing short of spectacular. The highlight of your bridal look will be the heavily embellished lehenga in traditional colours such as red, pink, or deep green. After all, this is the ultimate day to indulge in the opulence of an embellished lehenga, making a statement that resonates with the occasion's significance.


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What to Wear When: Printed Lehenga v/s Embellished Lehenga

by Shweghna Gursahaney

What to Wear When: Printed Lehenga v/s Embellished Lehenga