“Lacha” is one of the most unique yet classy traditional wear which is very popular in Punjabi and Muslims weddings and special occasions. It is a variation of the lehenga sets, while another variation to exist is ghagra-choli. A lacha dress is much like the lehenga but most often it comes with a longer choli, that reaches much below the waist. Not only does this form a well-defined silhouette but also serves as the best outfit for conservative brides. A traditional lacha comes with a flared ghagra, with a rich and adorned bottom hemline. Traditionally, the blouse of a lacha dress resembles a kurtabut; nowadays shorter cholis also accompany the ghagra. A long ornate dupatta is also a must in traditional lachas! Given is a list of the 30 best lacha dresses one will ever come across:
- Blue Ornate Pre-wedding Lacha:
- Mint Green iconic Lacha:
- Lacha with Peplum kurti
- Traditional Lacha with calf-length Kurta:
- Regular Kurta for a Lacha Dress:
- Grey and Gold Bridal Lacha:
- Green and Mustard Yellow Lacha:
- The Lacha in Black and Beige:
- Dusty Pink Georgette Lacha:
- Plum Velvet Lacha:
- Dark Pink Lacha:
- Lacha for Morning Wedding:
- Pink Bridal Lacha:
- Bridal Blue Lacha:
- Jacket Style Lacha:
- Dark Green Lacha:
- Beautiful Unique Cut:
- Ivory & Beige Lacha:
- Traditional Red Lacha:
- Lacha for Haldi Ceremony:
- Floral Bridal Lacha:
- Off-Shoulder Lacha:
- A Blazer Lacha:
- Mehndi Wala Lacha:
- A Modern Beige Lacha:
- Yet another Sage Green Lacha:
- Maroon velvet Lacha:
- Black and gold Lacha:
- Lavender Lacha:
- The Pure White Lacha:
Blue Ornate Pre-wedding Lacha:
This dark blue lacha is perfect for any pre-wedding occasion like mehendi or sangeet. The light ruffled pleats of the skirt look great coupled with the embroidered border. The kurti which is ornate with gold zari and thread work is well complemented by the simplicity of the upper half. The color, the lightness and the simple charm of the outfit makes it very apt for any pre-bridal occasion. It is one of the best lacha dress in the list.
Mint Green iconic Lacha:
The cut and style of lacha, as an ethnic outfit, is essentially traditional. It is not the type of outfit that can work the fusion way. So, the easiest way to carry this lacha dress is by going all traditional. This pastel color lacha has been embellished in gold zari and zardozi work.
Lacha with Peplum kurti
This bridal lacha comes in the colour light pink, the most favourite for both bridal and pre-bridal occasions. Coupled with that is the very understated yet textured design pattern. The embellishments are there in self color which gives a very light feel. But what sets the lacha dress apart is the peplum type of kurti which is fitted at the bust area and forms anarkali-like pleats.
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Traditional Lacha with calf-length Kurta:
If one is trying out the lacha for the first time, we suggest you go for a slightly longer top-wear than a kurti, that ends above the knees. A short kurti may make curvy brides look broader at the hip area. The best bet is to go for a calf length embellished kurta over a plain flared skirt. Like this outfit, add a net dupatta with slight embellishments will increase the attractiveness of the outfit.
Regular Kurta for a Lacha Dress:
If you own an ornate kurta you can easily pair it with a lehenga skirt in a complementary, monochrome or neutral shade to turn it into a breathtakingly beautiful lacha dress, like the one in this picture. The yellow kurta with golden work looks well with the yellow skirt underneath.
Grey and Gold Bridal Lacha:
Such an exquisite and uncommon color combination is depicted in this outfit. Zari and resham threads in golden color have been used to form intricate patterns on the net kurta and skirt. The zari embroidery gets denser at the borders and hemlines. The dupatta boasts a golden border in classic design. This lacha is perfect for a bridal or a reception look.
Green and Mustard Yellow Lacha:
This simplistic yet brightly colored lacha dress is apt for any morning function. The bright mustard yellow kurta adds a burst of freshness to the look. The dark green skirt and dupatta are is plain except for tarditional style embroidery in gold zari in the hemline. The outfit gives out a vibe of freshness and warmth and is perfect for the haldi morning look.
The Lacha in Black and Beige:
This lacha dress is definitely not in a bridal color but would look extremely glamorous in any non-wedding or non-bridal occasion. It can also work well on the bridesmaid on the reception night. The kurta is in taffeta silk and boasts gold hand embroidery. The soft net dupatta and skirt have an embroidered border and bootis all over in golden zari.
Dusty Pink Georgette Lacha:
Traditional and regal– this lacha dress with an extremely plain flared skirt, with a heavily embellished kurta, showcasing gold embroidery, upholds the simplistic appeal of a gorgeous outfit. With the dupatta draped in a fashionable manner, it almost gives a futuristic trendy vibe.
Plum Velvet Lacha:
This is a typical bridal lacha in a rich fabric and color. Plum looks very rich on velvet. The grandeur of this bridal outfit is enhanced by the aari and zardozi embroidery in gold and pink. Gold and pink work together on a plum fabric is also a very unique combination. The thread work is mainly floral, and traditional.
Dark Pink Lacha:
A beautiful bridal lacha dress on a dark pink fabric, this one boasts two unique features. First of all, the combination of the dark pink fabric and the matte gold embroidery is rare. Moreover, this lacha blouse has more of a lehenga-like blouse, and the dupatta draping, along with the two-tier embroidered detail on the skirt, gives the outfit a layered look.
Lacha for Morning Wedding:
This lacha in a off-white and gold combination is ideal for any wedding function in the morning. The thick matte gold embroidered border of the hemline and dupatta is the simplistic beauty of this outfit. The dupatta is sheer and has intricate zari work in the borders.
Pink Bridal Lacha:
A traditional pink and gold lacha dress like this can make any bride look as beautiful as a blooming flower. The outfit has gold embossed floral patterns as well as embroidered floral motifs in the border of the skirt. This makes it ideal even for the wedding night. The intricacy of the zari embroidery on the dupatta border is highly impressive.
Bridal Blue Lacha:
This lacha is ideal for the wedding day of the bride who wants to skip traditional bridal colors like red or pink. The silver embellishments and stone embroidery adorn the ice blue fabric. The real glam-factor gets enhanced with the maroon flower designs that form a sharp yet beautiful contrast with the blue.
Jacket Style Lacha:
This lacha lehenga is vibrant enough for great pre-wedding photoshoots. The entire outfit is monochrome in light sage green, with golden, silver and ice blue embellishments. The most unique aspect of this lacha is the top. The bodice is monochrome and sheer, with the same designer embellishments and lining which runs down and links the blouse to a jacket-like lower half with slit down the middle. The lower part of the jacket is layered, has details and is as flared as the skirt.
Dark Green Lacha:
Another traditionally beautiful lacha dress for the bride: the dark emerald green of the fabric is being enhanced by the silver stone and sequin embroidery. This coupled with the net dark green dupatta, with light silver work gives the outfit a unique and sophisticated look.
Beautiful Unique Cut:
The kurta of this lacha lehenga has the cut of a boat neck dress. This coupled with the fact that it is in a light sage hue with net details on the bodice and self embroidery on the jacket, with a comparatively simpler skirt, give the outfit a western look. Nonetheless, it is perfect as a bridal attire for the engagement or reception evening.
Ivory & Beige Lacha:
This lacha in the unique combination of ivory and beige has an old world feel to it. This is mainly owing to the inclusion of traditional art in the making of the outfit. The kurta boasts shadow thread work, with a sheer feel to them, and the lehenga skirt is made up of self work zari, with a golden border.
Traditional Red Lacha:
This is a traditional wedding lacha with lots of reds, maroons and goldens. The heavy golden zari work on the velvet skirt makes the perfect outfit for dazzling everyone in that outfit for the bride.
Lacha for Haldi Ceremony:
This simple yellow lacha dress is perfect for any morning pre-wedding function, especially the Haldi ceremony. The lacha is made in a light breezy fabric with minimal embellishments, and light work. The kurta has a lightly pleated gorgette hem and a pretty net sleeves with light work.
Floral Bridal Lacha:
This is one of the most beautiful lacha dress in the entire list. The skirt is filled with heavy embroidery of flowers blooming in all shades of pinks and reds with greens providing a refreshing touch. The blouse has a deeper leckline than others, and the sleeves have the same design as the skirt. The dupatta is of gorgette with light work at the borders. This lacha dress is a treat to the eyes.
This bridal lacha flaunts an off-shoulder cut that looks trendy and classy. Beads and heavy sequin work adorn the entire outfit. The sleeves of the blouse are dense with embroidery, like the entire outfit, giving the outfit a very rich look.
A Blazer Lacha:
Futuristic, modern and inventive in approach, lachas with blazers are still a newer concept. The neckline of the blazer top is plunging, and golden work on the collars and cuffs make it an interesting wear. The otherwise nude colour of deep beige is enlivened by the golden designs on it.
Mehndi Wala Lacha:
A monochrome yellow lacha dress, perfect for a haldi or mehendi ceremony. It is of brown and orange print on the bright mustard yellow body with golden linings at the borders of the dupatta.
A Modern Beige Lacha:
Biege lacha dress with gold prints are always a hit. The skirt and dupatta are of sheer material, with delicate golden work at the borders. It is soothing to look at, and efficient to carry.
Yet another Sage Green Lacha:
Sage green is a favourite colour while choosing a lacha. This lacha dress has a pleasant colour with silver zari work and embellishments to make the work pop. A great outfit for day weddings.
Maroon velvet Lacha:
Maroon velvet always looks great in lacha dresses, and with a golden embroidery, it looks even regal. In this one the minimalistic look makes it more sophisticated.
Black and gold Lacha:
Black and gold always are the best colour combination, hands down. In lacha dresses they look regal and commanding. In this minimalistic set, golden zari work are in the borders of both the upper and lower piece while the dupatta makes an interestingly bright edition.
Lavender or mauve lachas are very, very rare to find, and this one bags the title of being one of the best lacha dresses in this list. The intricitate bead and golden work in the blouse and dupatta border makes it a snatch!
The Pure White Lacha:
White lachas are a classic. There is, was, and will never be another that surpass this level of simplistic beauty. The light golden and self work with beaded embellishments only elevate its beauty.
Before you buy a lacha dress, here are a few things you must know:
- Most often fabrics like silk, satin, brocade, net, chiffon, georgette, crepe etc are used to create a bridal lacha dress.
- Traditional lachas come in bright vibrant colors like pink, yellow, red, orange, turquoise, green etc but nowadays lachas in more contemporary pastel hues can easily be found.
- Popular adornments include zari embroidery, thread work, beads work, phulkari work, beadwork, mirror work etc. Modern lachas also come with shimmer work and sequin work, stone or gem embroidery.
- The lacha dress is a perfect bridal outfit, not only for the bride herself but also her sisters, friends and bridesmaids.
- It is usually accessorized with bangles, jhumkas, jootis, parandas, and thus it is the perfect outfit to go along with heavy bridal gold or diamond jewellery.
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