Believe it or not, this lehenga was once a sari! I found this sari while I was traveling around India and upon first glance, I knew it would make the most beautiful lehenga. It's a faux Benarasi silk sari, however, still felt heavy. I had my (amazingly talented) tailor stitch box layered box pleats in the front and back so it can have volume. I used the attached blouse piece for the top, which I thought would be elegant with a high collar & 3/4 sleeves, to which I attached the same border that's in the skirt for continuity.
I paired it with gold-ish bangles, statement necklace I spotted at a street market in Mumbai & shimmery Steve Madden flats. Full disclosure: I couldn't stop twirling! xoxoV