Raise your hand if you've been chastised countless times (by aunties, mostly - you know who they are) for wearing black to a festive occasion, especially to, you know, a holy matrimony. While we can't fathom how a stunning colour - or any colour, for that matter - can affect any sacred events, we know that we still need a little more motivation to convince the non-fashion-savvy society to let us wear it.
That much-needed boost is provided by Ananya Panday, who danced her heart out in this stunning black Tarun Tahiliani lehenga at her friend's sangeet.
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How to make a case for this lehenga, you ask? There's the multicolour threadwork to fall back on. It does take the attention away from the black (well, at least a little). Then, there's the mirror work which has been ruling the 'trends' chart for quite some time now. Add to that the exquisite pop-coloured geometry-meets-tribal embroidery.
Ananya's super-toned midriffs are just the motivation for you to hit the gym.
Here are some options that we love that ticks our checklist points for a perfectly coordinated black lehenga look.
SVA - Sonam and Paras Modi
Did these lehengas inspire you to wear black to a wedding? Let us know in the comments below which outfit is your best pick.