If you’re looking for light lehengas that are also light on the pocket, I have an idea for you. I’m sure I’m not the first person in the world to have had this inspired thought, but last weekend I saw this picture of a maxi skirt & crop top –
and thought to myself, “This is so pretty, can’t it double up as a lehenga?”
Waittaminute *quickly scrolls down to check price*
Yes, it can!
The crop top and skirt were priced at ₹26,000 – the average these days to buy a light lehenga by an even slightly known designer. Was I onto something?
Were there other maxi skirts out there that could double up as light lehengas?
I had to find out. After all, lehengas are essentially long skirts, and with maxis having made such a comeback recently – had we just added a whole new Filter to explore on our favourite e-commerce websites?
I spent a whole afternoon browsing my beloved fashion e-tailers, and picked out all the pretty maxi skirts that could pass as light lehengas. You can buy these embellished maxi skirts for ₹20-25,000, and just add a light blouse and dupatta. You’ll end up with an outfit that’s so unique, you can be sure no one else will be in it! Perfect for brides who want a light Mehendi outfit that’s simpler and doesn’t make you shell out ₹50,000 for yet another item on the bride’s list. I’ve also picked out a few budget skirts (under 10k) for wedding guests or the bride with a limited budget.
Fit For A Bride
Buy just the skirt separately. The crop top costs ₹8,500, so just the skirt should cost you around ₹17,500.
Under 10K Buys
Wedding guests – if you want to stick to the basics, a gold or silver/grey lehenga goes with pretty much everything.
Notes on using a maxi skirt as a lehenga
- Remember that most maxi skirts tend to be high-waisted. If you don’t have a flat stomach, you’ll love this option because it accentuates the slimmest part of your waist and covers the rest! But if you want a mid-riff baring lehenga, you might want to try the skirt out in person first to see where it sits on the waist.
- Most of these will fall relatively flat, as they don’t have kalis like a voluminous lehenga. If you want to add volume, get a full-length can-can skirt made separately (costs very little) from your local tailor and wear it under the lehenga.
- If you’re planning on wearing heels, make sure you tell the designer/tailor to add extra inches to the length of your skirt. Since these are actually maxi skirts, they may NOT remember to ask you about your heel height.
- You have to make sure your blouse and dupatta are cheap buys, otherwise this won’t remain as low-budget an option as you had hoped for.
- BONUS: All the 3 pieces can be re-used over and over again later!
14 thoughts on “Maxi Skirts: The New Budget Lehenga?”
Brilliant ideas.. i have been longing for such a maxi skirt lately.. very versatile..
Highly innovative and stylish ideas not only for the brides but also for the wedding guests looking for trendy ethnic wear.Great job !!!
This is a great idea. The red maxi skirt is just gorgeous. I’m definitely looking to get one soon.
I’ve already done that and gonna do it again. Best part is that you feel so proud of your unique creation!
Ohhh, share a picture!
That’s a great idea! 🙂
Maxi skirts are a great less expensive alternative. And a great way to remix outfits. Love the options you picked!
Hi,I had featured maxi skirts on my “Lehenga Mix-Match” post too.. I find this multi-utility concept amazing… Loved the yellow striped and silver maxis.. 😀
all the lehanga are looking very beautiful.
Why such less articles?? You were so regular earlier. 😦
Hey Sanaya, working on a couple of series at the moment that hopefully you will be enjoying very soon!
We did this recently! And the results were beyond fabulous.