Lehenga Work Designs

There has always been a great trend of embroidery and embellishments on lehenga choli. Lehenga choli just in plain fabrics never gives that mesmerising or elegant feel until it has some embroidered effect or embellished placement.

We will be looking at some of the new trends and styles of a lehenga in embroideries and embellishments in hand-work technique or machine embroideries. The most common lehenga work design is the kasab or zari work, which is quite a common technique used with other elements or alone to give it that Indian touch in metallic detail. But we will go through some latest lehenga work designs in fashion which are used for modern lehengas and contemporary styles.

Thread Work Design embroidery Lehengas

One major trend in lehenga choli is the thread work concept, and most trending is lucknowi style which is done in threads. This is a very elegant and subtle embroidery done of sheer fabrics mostly in self colors or light hues in chikankari work and shadow work. The Lehengas in Lucknowi thread work in panels or in a border are most trending work lehengas to go for.

Another trending thread embroidery lehenga would be one in kashmiri work or resham work. The hand-work technique of thread work in kashmiri embroidery is one which is admired and brings out an elegant look perfect for brides today and also worn for contemporary styles. We also admire the trend of colorful resham work in small butti flowers all over the lehenga just like designer are doing today for different styles.

Bead Work Lehenga Choli

There are multiple kinds of beads which are used in lehengas today from sizes to colors and shapes. We will focus on glass beads in small sizes and also cutdana work (long glass beads) which also are a huge trend in tassels and fringe look lehengas. The trend of glass beads was hyped by designers like Manish Malhotra and Payal Singhal by adding fringes of beads in cholis, dupatta or ghagras.

One other bead type to see trending is the gold beads lehengas and copper beads which are in strings or beaded motif with other elements of handwork make it extremely dominating. Mostly these gold bead embroidery is often seen neutral colors like black or white for a more classy look. Mostly bead embellishment is done with others like sequins or stone and zari. An edging of lehenga, blouse or dupatta with beads is something which defines the hems and gives it an extra look.

Pearl work Lehenga Choli designs

Recently pearl work alone has been a huge trend for blouses or cholis all over pearl embellishments scattered all over or made together in a close look. Pearls in all sizes are still popular from historic times and still give a classic look to lehengas. Pearls in tints hues in lehengas are very much in fashion, whether it’s the edges of lehengas, in buttas or all over the lehenga in haphazard patterns.

Zari Embroidered Lehenga Choli Trend

Like it is said above, Zari is a basic embroidered or thread in gold known as kasab, which makes up a beautiful add on to the outfit in gold. Most lehengas or blouses can have just zari embroidery in panels, buttas, motifs or even borders.

Most trending zari design would be one in gold small buttis all over the lehenga with some other element and zari embroidery border in zigzag floral or indian patterns. Even a Solid lehenga in red would look extra special once embroidered with gold zari. Choose any color for lehengas in zari work, they will always give you a festive or wedding look and if it has a border in zari, it works perfect for parties and modern lehenga work style.

Metallic Embellished and Embroidered Lehengas

Well a metallic work lehenga always involves zari, but also has gold sequins, gold zardosi work, gota work and other techniques to give it that heavy metal embroidered look. This has been in trend from ancient times and lehengas in metallic sequins, and lehenga in zardosi are always a huge trend for weddings and bridal wear.

Zardosi work lehengas are a great trend set by designers like Sabysachi, lehengas from his collection always has intricate floral design work in zardosi, which is with other elements. Borders or huge buttas or one butta on shoukder, or lower waist and lehenga hem is what gives a simple lehenga a dominant look.

Sequins work lehengas which is borders, or scattered all over lehenga or blouses is what trends for modern and party lehenga look. Apart from metallic hues, sequins in semi transparent look and other colors are great to add more elegance with soft shine in borders or motif figures.

Mirror Work or Abla work Lehengas

When it comes to festive lehenga for navratri, they will always be embroidered with abla work or mirror concept embroideries. Abla is just like a plastic mirror or big sequins stitched with thread around the fabric. Same way mirror work in different shapes are much in vogue for parties and weddings. Wearing a plain solid lehenga with big heart shape mirror work is what work great for modern lehenga designs.

Stone and Kundan Work Lehenga Choli

The most stylish work concept is the kundan work lehengas. A choli in kundan work all over or a choli with necklace lines kundan embellishments are in hype for the stylish look. The traditional element is now chosen for embroidery design for rich and heavy embroidered concepts of bridal and wedding wear lehenga choli.

Whereas stone embroidery lehengas are some which look pretty and come in budget prices rather than kundans would cost. Stone work in different shapes in diamond, circular rectangular or even leaf and drop shapes are used to add that gem finished look to a motif design or panel.