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Top 5 Tips For Designing Your Own Lehenga/Outfit

I am so excited to feature Saankri Label on the blog today. Below they are sharing their top 5 tips for designing your own lehenga/outfit! Make sure you check out their Instagram page to be inspired by their beautiful custom designs.

Top 5 Tips For Designing Your Own Lehenga

Selecting a custom outfit for yourself can be an overwhelming experience so here are some tips that we always share with our clients who approach us looking for assistance in creating that perfect ensemble.

1. Season

It’s really important to keep in mind the time of the year you will be wearing your outfit. This will help determine the appropriate colours and type of fabric to use for that season. For example, if you plan to attend your best friend’s wedding celebration in the month of July, wearing a heavy silk outfit in a dark colour might not be comfortable, especially if the event is outdoors during a warm day. For a summer time event, we would recommend  pastel shades or vibrant hues in light fabrics which allows breathability for your skin.


2. Occasion

Knowing what kind of occasion you plan to wear your outfit to can help decide, for example, the amount of work that should be incorporated into your outfit. An outfit for your cousin’s wedding would require more work than designing an outfit for your vacation.


3. Style

Determine what style you are going to create your outfit in because the style of your outfit brings the whole ensemble together. Here at Saankri we create outfits in many different styles including lehenga sets, one piece gowns, sarees, mother and daughter outfits and indo-western wear. 


4. Wearable and Transformable

When investing time, money and effort into customizing your own outfit, you want to ensure that you can wear the outfit to different types of events and you also want to ensure you can mix and match different pieces of the outfits with what you already have in your closet to create new looks. Here at Saankri we always recommend keeping one part of the outfit simple such as the skirt, blouse, or the shawl. Simple pieces can easily be mixed and matched with other outfits in your closet!


5. Statement

Most people who want to design a custom-made outfit dream of being a show stopper at an event. You can make a statement by adding an element of surprise in the details of the outfit. The element can be as small as adding a ruffle on the sleeves or adding details to the border of the skirt. Small details also helps to elegantly showcase one’s personality through their ensemble.


Saankri’s Advice for Young Women

“The customization of an outfit to make it outstanding can be an overwhelming experience especially for young women so the best advice we always aim to give our young clients is no matter what you adorn, you make it your own with confidence. A little bit of attitude and confidence goes a long way in carrying anything you wear. So enjoy what you wear because you are wearing it.”

Saankri’s Favourite Quote 

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” —Iris Apfel

About The Woman Behind Saankri Label

“I have always been keen to be a part of fashion industry but started pursuing my dream only in the last 3 years. I am originally from India but currently am Toronto based. I wanted to create my own version of fashion and provide wearable designs to clients in a wide range of trending colours. I wanted to create pieces that are innovational and distinguishable but yet wearable.

I launched Saankri Label in 2015 and started off by providing designer saree blouses. Slowly as we grew we expanded our services to create be-spoke lehenga sets, sarees, bridal and bridesmaids outfits and kids wear. Our vision was to provide affordable trendy designs which were available for clients worldwide. We wanted our business model to be flexible by providing customized solutions to our clients which is proving to be our signature model. I have always been interested in colours and crafts and so we engage artisans and procure fabric from different parts of India to bring together a variety in our designs. All of our designs are curated and manufactured in-house.”


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