Lehenga is basically a long skirt that has various folds and pleats as in a sari. The lehenga is often a substitute for saris, since it imitates the vertical pleats that are pinned together at the waist like that of a sari. A matching blouse and a dupatta are worn with the lehenga to complete the look.
Vidya Malvade's yellow and red net lehenga is certainly a work of art. The lehenga is a bright pink colour with a silver border and silver strips running around it at regular intervals. This particular net lehenga has a slightly increasing flare that makes it much more beautiful. The netted bottom has a matching yellow and red dupatta that has attractive chamki work done along the edges. The border starts off in red and then has chamki work in the form of crescents done in a black background, finishing with a thin strip of gold.
The blouse chosen for this lehenga is a dark shade of green, with spaghetti straps. The dupatta is simply draped across one side, baring the midriff, making it a very attractive look. Of course, you can choose the blouse that flatters your figure. There are different ways to drape the dupatta around you:
You could simply wear it as a sari; in which case the dupatta would have to have pleats that can be pinned to the shoulder. A reasonable length of the dupatta has to fall behind your shoulder to form the pallu. Make sure to fasten the dupatta tightly to your waist.
You could always copy Vidya Malvade's look. There's no need to be modest about your navel! Secure one end of the dupatta tightly at the waist, near the back and bring it to the front over your shoulders. In this style, the 'pallu' is in the front.
A slightly modified version of Vidya Malvade's look is to bring the dupatta over your head so as to cover it and then pull it forward from the sides to cover your navel. The dupatta can be pinned in the front and then brought back as well. This is a rather traditional look.
The dupatta could also be worn as a shawl. The picture struck by this particular style is one of true elegance.
These are some of the different ways in which you can experiment with your lehenga. Depending on the occasion, you can be a little bold or completely traditional. Accessories also add to the look. You can never go wrong with loopy gold earrings with this particular lehenga!
So, stop coveting Vidya Malvade's beautiful lehenga and buy your own! It's time to pamper yourself with this yellow and red net lehenga.