From Manish Malhotra to Anita Dongre, from strappy blouses to high neck cholis, discover the latest lehenga blouse design patterns for 2018!
Hey gorgeous! Weddings are once in a lifetime event, both for brides and the family who wanna embrace the traditions and have a gala time. And whether you’re a bride-to-be or planning to shop for your loved one’s wedding, it’s an obvious choice to consider, the evergreen Indian ethnic wear lehenga choli. As lehenga choli completes a wedding look. It carries such grace and ethnicity that no attire can match it. And undoubtedly, the right choli paired with lehenga make you look glam and gorgeous. If you’re wondering what the latest trends for 2018 are, scroll down to find out all the latest lehenga blouse designs, picked and curated from the Amazon Indian Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week 2018.
If you’re looking for a perf wedding dress for yourself or for a close one’s wedding, we’re sure you’ll find your pick amongst these lehenga blouse design patterns. Let’s take a look!
Latest Lehenga Blouse Design Patterns for 2018
1. Off-the-Shoulder / Cold Shoulder Choli
Off-the-shoulder cholis have been in vogue for quite a few seasons. Again, it’s time to show off those toned shoulders this season for a glam look. And if you’re bold enough to wear the off-the-shoulder choli, then you will steal the show for sure. Embellished off-the-shoulder choli paired with a flattering lehenga is a great option for your own engagement, reception or your BFF’s wedding. If this style is too bold for you, go for shoulder cut-outs.
2. Ruffled Sleeves
Ruffles are one of the most amazing trends in fashion, and this little detail has an ability to turn a simple lehenga into something special. So for a romantic and eye-catching effect, add ruffles to the sleeves of your choli. Ruffles can be layered, attached at the ends of the sleeves. We saw both loose and bold statement ruffles on the runways of Ashwini Reddy, Mrunalini Rao and Shyamal & Bhumika.
3. Extra Crop Blouses
Cholis are getting shorted and shorter. Extra crop blouses are very much in right now, and are great for unconventional brides who want to glam up their look! Here is our selection of the latest crop cholis with zardozi work and full or medium length sleeves paired with bridal lehengas and dupattas. Perfect for mehendi, friend’s engagement or destination wedding.
4. Floor Touching Sleeves
Floor touching sleeves are total showstoppers and here to stay! And I’m already loving this trend. We saw one-sided and off-the-shoulder sleeves with totally plain fabric and sheer with embellishments that gave an amazing look. Slit kurtas or cholis with floor touching sleeves also make a real statement. Wear them to your BFF’s reception or to your wedding sangeet.
5. Long Choli
If you’re not bold enough to wear extra crop blouses, opt for a lancha as it’s trendy, too! This year, long or kurti cholis are making a trendy fashion statement. We saw embroidered and embellished fancy cholis paired with matching or contrast-colored lehengas on the runways of Rahul Mishra, Reynu Taandon, Ridhi Mehra and many more. Ditch the dupatta for a chic, carefree look. I’m loving the bridal lancha by Tarun Tahiliani!
6. Jacket on Choli
Jackets have been the top trending style in lehenga designs for the past few seasons. So if you’re bored of carrying dupattas on lehengas, here is something for you. Yes, you can style up your wedding lehenga by pairing it with a plain, velvet, embroidered or zardozi jacket on your choli. We saw jackets of different lengths on the runways of Manish Malhotra, Ridhi Mehra and Anju Modi. Go for a matching jacket or in a contrasting shade.
7. Strappy Blouses
Here’s an even more daring trend – strappy blouses, inspired by bralettes and bikini tops! This season we’re seeing the cholis fully embroidered or with complete sequin work paired with plain and embroidered lehengas with sheer dupattas. Great ideas for your engagement or sister’s wedding.
8. Embroidered & Zardozi Blouses
Dabka, mirror work and gota patti are out. So go for embroidery and zardozi, which are timeless in fashion. The embroidered blouses can be paired with plain or embellished lehengas. Zardozi is a mix of silver and gold threadwork that gives a lot of grace and beauty when paired with lehengas. I’m loving the lehenga blouse design by Manish Malhotra.
9. Full Sleeved Blouses
Full sleeved lehenga blouse design is very trendy in 2018. It’s a great way to look classy for all the wedding occasions. You can also try an appliquéd high neck embellished choli paired with a long trail lehenga. Great idea for a destination or winter wedding.
10. High Neck Choli
One of the most popular choli designs on lehengas right now is the high neck as it gives a very classy and sophisticated look. Personally, I’m loving this style amongst all the trendy lehenga blouse designs for 2018. ‘Cause there are many options for styling a high neck design, and it can even work without a dupatta. Blouses can be sleeveless, half or full sleeved – anything you prefer! This modest fashion ensures that you don’t feel conscious, as sometimes become the case with other deep neck designs, especially in a conservative setting. Also, no need to find a necklace if the high neck is embellished. Great option to wear to your friend’s engagement.
11. Plunging V-Neck
Totally contradictory to high neck, plunging necklines are equally trendy this year! Looking for something little more seductive and unique, rather than the plain strapless and sweetheart necklines? Try choli with plunging v-neck paired with lehengas. Great idea to wear this lehenga design for engagement of your BFF. I’m loving the lehenga blouse design patterns by Shyamal & Bhumika!
So those were the latest lehenga blouse design patterns. Which fancy choli trend are you going to pair with your lehenga? Let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time… Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music.
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