by Vaishali Sudan Sharma
Zuri has handpicked 9 best designer lehengas for 2014
The wedding season is right here and if you haven’t yet decided on your bridal lehenga yet then here are a few ideas that can definitely help you decide on the designer, design, fabric, color scheme or perhaps just get a similar style stitched! To look stunning on the wedding day is a dream of every single bride. She wants to look the best and therefore her outfit has to be unique, pretty, glittery and bright. Depending on the personality, you can opt for glamorous, traditional, bohemian or stylish-sexy style of lehenga-choli for the D-day.
Zuri has compiled a list of top 9 designer bridal lehengas for Fall/Winter’2014-15 for you soon-to-be-brides. Inspired by fusion music, Indian royalty, maharaja of Madrid, contemporary Mughals, rock-meets-boho-chic and several other themes. Check out these gorgeous bridal lehengas and am sure you will be lured to own one right away!
1. Sabyasachi: Every bride’s dream designer, his collection as usual is inspired the era of Indian royalty, but of course with the hint of young-looking, glamorous charisma. If pastels are what you prefer along with a lot of shimmer and embellishments then go for a Sabyasachi lehenga or a look alike!
2. Nikhil & Shantanu: This duo-designer’s theme for this year’s Fall/Winter bride has been inspired by the cocktail night. Ingenious draping and frills on the shoulders to give an impression of a chunni/dupatta, ideal for the modern-day bride.
3. Anju Modi: Splendid, glittery, bright and beautiful defines her this year’s bridal collection. Lehenga-skirt full of embroidery, choli with long sleeves, dupatta in net, Modi’s bride is conventional and customary.
4. Anita Dongre: Her bridal collection speaks of art and thrill, fusion music playing in the backdrop. The ethnic-elegant collection reflects rich color-pallete, vivacious style that defines Indian-modern bride.
5. Manish Malhotra: Salmon, deep purple, silver, shades and hues of gray embellished with mirror work and gold, antique gold embroidery, the lehengas are sassy and truly of today’s new-age bride. If you want to go for deep necks then do check out Malhotra’s choli styles.
6. JJ Valaya: For a fashion-conscious bride-to-be, check out spectacularly stunning traditional bridal lehengas inspired by the “Maharaja of Madrid” theme. Bright and bold color schemes are perfect for your pre-bridal ceremonies as well as the wedding day.
7. Pia Pauro: Her Fall/Winter collection is for those brides-to-be who are inspired by bohemian setup. Pauro’s lehengas flaunting the theme- punk-rock-meets-boho-chic look fabulously ethnic, light yet dressy.
8. Mandira Wirk: If you prefer your wedding attire to speak of femininity & romanticism the Mandira Wirk’s work is what you must go for. The best thing about her collection is such intricate detailing and unblemished quality of work. Like Malhotra, she has also experimented with the neckline. Going with the 80’s sweetheart necks and late 90’s fishtail style bright combinations gotta work, the lehengas are a blend of modernism and traditions.
9. Tarun Tahiliani: If Pauro is too bohemian for you then its Tahiliani’s unconventional, contemporary Mughal style is for you. His lehengas in myriad pastel shades with wide layering in rich fabrics is bound to take you back to the enchanting Mughal era.
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