When we do wedding shopping be it for ourselves or for a wedding in the family, a lehenga always is one of the top five things we intend on buying. When we think lehengas fabrics like net, tulle with intricate embroidery is what comes to mind, and that is what we look for when we do our shopping too. In doing so we tend to miss out on these elegant Banarasi lehengas which are timeless and totally gorgeous.
Banarasi lehengas have been there like literally forever. You could fashion them out from the vintage Banarasi sarees which would give you total brownie points for nailing the look. Banarasi lehengas have this appeal that a regular lehenga might not be able to give. This is a perfect choice for a pre wedding occasion be it as a bride or the bride squad. Since the colors that have the standard Banarasi weave trademark are all vibrant they look great even in pictures.
When you want to know what kind of lehengas you can do using Banarasi fabric well, you can try quite a bit. Be it Banarasi separates to be exact with the top and skirt from the same fabric teamed with a plain dupatta of the same or contrasting color. You can also add some intricate work along with the fine Banarasi weave to make it even grander. Banarasi fabrics works well even for fusion lehengas and you can use this to make a slit kurta by teaming it up with interesting bottom wear. In fact it looks great if you wear a Banarasi lehenga with a cropped shirt. You may even add layers of tulle below to give the lehenga a fancy spin.
In terms of accessorizing, vintage jewelry, kundan, polki and jadau will suit your Banarasi lehengas. This should be a must have in your trousseau, even if not for your wedding you would love to wear it for a family wedding!!