lehenga-with-shirt-trendIt’s not easy to be a trendsetter. It takes a lot of courage and an eye for good fashion aesthetics! While we truly admire the women of Haryana to be our inspiration, we’d also like to acknowledge our designers like – Manish Malhotra & Anita Dongre for bringing this concept into the limelight and with so much panache!

Lehengas are outfits usually worn for weddings or really traditional ethnic gatherings. So its obvious that this garment required a makeover in terms for it being re-used and also adding a dash of uniqueness so that it doesn’t look drab every time one decides to wear it.

The most innovative way in which this could be tackled was to replace the choli or blouse with something more wearable. The best fit for this seemed to be the shirt, it changes the traditional appeal of the lehenga giving it a more semi-casual or a bohemian look.

Our first reflection of this trend seems to be inspired from the Haryanvi women of rural Haryana.

Here are a few ways in which you could accessorize your look while wearing this trend.

  • Wearing a chunky neckpiece on a plain shirt would be a superb choice provided your lehenga skirt isn’t very embellished.
  • If you are up for some uber cool fashion, teaming your lehenga with a shirt and a pair of boots could definitely give you some good compliments!
  • If you like a mix of the traditional ethnic look wearing this trend with a nathani could be your next best option.

 

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We recently saw Huma Qureshi  wearing a full sleeved blue collar silk shirt along with a lavender Gold Lehenga by Manish Malhotra to support the Cancer Patients Aid Association at NSCI, Mumbai. Also spotted during one of the TV shows – Alia Bhatt wearing a Manish Malhotra lehenga with a shirt.

Since this is a very offbeat trend we would not advise you to wear this trend to a formal occasion as the lehenga in itself isn’t a very formal garment. But you can definitely wear this trend to evening parties and social gatherings.