10 Bridal Lehenga Designs for Every Style of Indian Wedding
Maharanis, we have come to the rescue today with the ultimate guide to finding bridal lehenga designs suited for any style of Indian wedding in 2019. Let the battle of the BLING begin!
Indian brides just can’t take it anymore. The wedding bells are constantly ringing, probably banging on their heads and they just can’t keep calm about the ‘bridal lehenga’ mahn!
The depressing thought transition of “what to wear” to “I have nothing to wear” could be laughed upon in memes, but the struggle, women know, is real! It is indeed more painful to put up the picture perfect wedding show on and the pressure of looking great on your big day often elevates a bride’s anxiety levels by zillions. Once the wedding dates are fixed, our social media feeds magically pop up with sponsored ads of anything and everything bridal trousseau. I mean, how do they even know? So many questions will start raining from whomsoever be and it seems like the only thing everyone cares about is what the bride will be wearing.
Hold On! Before you take a deep breath out of exhaustion, the stage two arrives when you finally decide or give up to everyone’s notion that you are going to wear the bridal lehenga. Now, how are you going to match it up with all the ideal destination, theme and décor you had pictured?
Chances are you bang your head again over multitudes of opinions and remain just as confused as you were at the beginning. Or you could get lucky enough and find this bridal lehenga designs guide, which we have been so kindly enough to complete the hard work and refine the search for you!
Talk of bridal lehenga designs, and you must begin with the king of couture, the name that is almost synonymous with grandeur and pride, Sabyasachi. The current leader in India’s crowded bridal market. We are absolutely in love with his latest destination wedding edit, and couldn’t help but include them on our list.
With all that earthy wooden arrangements and rustic details, by the time you make that dreamy entry, everyone should have already guessed that they are only expecting you to wear the best. There you are captivating your audience, walking down the aisle, enfolded in one of Sabyasachi’s bespoke bridal lehenga designs.
‘Mashobra’ is the title of his 2019 destination wedding collection. Pretty and plum and at the same time, with intricate floral motifs, quintessential prints and details let the rustic looks of your wedding churn out some happy vibes than opting for the otherwise boring and dull champagne tones.
Condé Nast Traveller India’s recent cover page spread featured ex-Miss World, Manushi Chillar, all decked out in Sabyasachi’s new destination wedding and resort edit. Breezy and easy, this outfit is perfect for a fun intimate destination or beach wedding in Bali, Seychelles, Thailand or Fiji. For the fun and flirty brides who love their pops of colour, but don’t want to stress out on their big day in a bridal lehenga design that weighs near a tonne, let this be your “bride-chiller” moment.
Let us now meet the new buzz maker designers who are creating some of the most inspiring and evolutional designs today.
Bridal lehenga designs are evolving. Progressive couturier, Gaurav Gupta has nominally changed the perception of bridal wear these days. Blending in traditionalism into the contemporary design so lightly, but with so much profuse, his designs are sculpted to make any bride look straight out of the runway. From his resort wear collection of 2019, here we have chose this elegantly sculpted ruffled hem lehenga which speaks volumes of luxe and sophistication, in the most subtle tones we have ever seen.
You don’t need to give up your love for the parties and nightlife now that you are getting married, right? Paint the town with shimmer against the backdrop of the city skyline. This extravagant shimmery blouse and free-flowing lehenga will take you all the way through the night! Designer, Seema Khan has merged Indian and western influences with ease here and we are loving the urban chic bridal lehenga style.
The Poise of Luxe
Jewellery designer, Kaabia Grewal’s design brief for her bridal lehenga would have been quite a task for design duo, Shivan and Narresh to crack. However, they had really put her words into practice by crafting a tasteful piece infused with modern feminism, splashing a bit of English aesthetic and subtly blending in the charm of culturally-immersed traditions. This masterpiece modern blush pink lehenga from the duo is an exemplary piece for brides who want to steer away from the traditional red.
A plunging neckline finished with ivory lace bustier, adorned with pearls and ivory beads conjures the dreams of luxury in design. To add on to the luscious pearl loops and flamboyant embroidery details on the lehenga, she added a path-breaking delicate three-meter custom embroidered ivory lace veil that just took over the shows cape to a wholesome statement.
If you’re planning a colourful outdoor garden wedding in pleasant climate, surrounded by a medley of pristine blooms of the spring, your outfit should reflect that Spring freshness. Here is the ‘Kivyaa Lehenga’ from bridal couturier Anita Dongre’s limited edition 2019 Spring Summer line, The Pichhwai Collection.
Practising nature in its most glorious forms, this lehenga endorses for the heirloom art of pichhwai from Rajasthan, which makes it a collectable art at the same time. Painstakingly hand painted by painter Lekh Raj Ji in pure luxurious silk, this exquisitely hand-painted ensemble is full of intricate detailing with pearls, sequins and Anita Dongre’s signature craft of gota patti.
Whether you are planning a whimsical wedding or not, bridal lehenga’s from Rimple and Harpreet Nerula are going to make you wish if you had one. If the extravaganza of Indian royalty has always enticed you, take some cues from different attires they designed in the Bollywood movie ‘Padmavaat’ for some opulent inspiration on regal bridal lehenga designs. This Lehenga reflects the craftsmanship of vivid cultures across central asia and hence portrays motley of culture and kitsch. The regal and slightly edgy silhouette of this lehenga presents an exemplified grandeur, which will make you look like an eclectic fantasy lost in some opulent era.
The old world vintage charm seems to follow us everywhere, and most of us have an unbreakable obsession with memories and the bygone past. So it comes with no wonder if we decide to go for a vintage themed wedding, right? Here is a beautiful lehenga from master couturier, Tarun Tahiliani’s yesteryear collection ‘In Elysium.’
An embodiment of chic subtlety, this chikankari kalidar lehenga lends weightless volume and structured finesse, highlighted with pearls and crystals, which evokes the allure and panache of paradise to every bride who is in the lookout for dream bridal lehenga designs. The intricate and elaborate threadwork used in the collection reminds us of a faraway time when these crafts enjoyed undisputed glory and love.
This collection from Tarun Tahiliani stands for pure Indian comfort and elegance. It is lighter in weight, in an attempt to ensure that brides are not weighed down during the celebrations. The blush pink lehenga worn by Bollywood diva, Aditi Rao Hydari is employed with lace edgings that bore Swarovski crystals. This makes the garment glimmer under lights. If bending the vintage charm with contemporary chic is something you are thinking about, this would make for a unique option maharanis!
Favoured by fashion connoisseurs all over the world, designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are well renowned for many of their signature styles. Let that be chikankari, mirror work or that be their latest musing in everything bohemian. They always know how to mix traditional aesthetics with modern design in the right proportions.
As we saw in Bollywood chick-flick, ‘Veere Di Wedding,’ Sonam Kapoor and her “veeres” displayed sass in their Abu-Sandeep, boho-chic lehengas. The love for these designers extended beyond the screen with supporting actress, Swara Bhaskar sporting their lehenga designs for her bestie Sonam Kapoor’s wedding.
Bollywood star, Parineeti Chopra also flaunts a kitsch Abu Jani Sandeep bridal lehenga design on this Femina Wedding Times magazine cover.
Here is how you too can take cues from the designer’s styles for your own wedding lehenga. Go bold, colourful and full of prints! Find something with enough vibrant patchwork, multi-fabric panels and gathers and the glitter to get it fit for your bridal self.
Okay, okay! So, guilty as charged! Even if we have a myriad of options to choose from, our heart starts thumping and we feel a little weak in our knees when we find that perfectly embroidered red bridal lehenga. Traditional red bridal lehenga designs have been a regal heritage that we have passed on from generations and we will always have a love for this eternal classic. The colour red’s essence stems upright from our cultures and customs and sometimes we just can’t find another suit to match up with all the glitz. This final lehenga from Shyamal and Bhumika is stunning. We now learn to stand true to the Indian wedding belief and be ever so graceful on our wedding day in the quintessentially perfect, pure red lehenga. What’s best of all – the trend game still stays on point.
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