by Vaishali Sudan Sharma
For all you Indian brides out there who are looking for inspiration for their bridal and pre-wedding outfits. Take a look at these 8 gorgeous lehengas now!
The Fall/Festive collection showcased by the leading Indian fashion designers at the latest and renowned Fashion Week was splendid. It was a visual treat. The stylish, elegant and beautiful lehengas inspired by rich Indian culture, colors, traditions, and opulence were represented gorgeously. Use of rich fabrics, embroideries, a seamless amalgamation of modern and minimalist theme could not have been represented any better than this.
So, for all you girls out there who are getting married this year, here are 8 stunning designer bridal lehengas for you. Zuri understands that today’s new-age bride likes to look glamorous yet sport a classic look on her D-day. These outfit ideas are absolutely ideal to flaunt not just on the wedding day, but in fact even for your mehndi, shagun, etc. From ravishing heavily embellished lehengas to the lighter version in pastel hues, from rich handlooms to bright fabrics and accessories such as tassels that go so well with the ornate dupattas, we have got it all for you.
1. Red zardosi lehenga from “The Wedding Chronicle” by Anushree Reddy: This designer is known for presenting the finest and refine, royal princess like outfits. For a fall season bride, this red zardozi lehenga teamed up with a golden embroidered blouse is an absolute yes-yes! You can also opt for brighter colors such as fiery red, orange or lighter shades such as baby pink, pale yellow for the skirt. Make sure to wear an equally bright makeup. A heavy dupatta or chunni will only add to the entire royal theme.
2. Blue side cowl palazzo and a tank top from “Itvara” from Amoh by JADE: A side cowl palazzo is an ideal outfit for the mehndi night. Not a heavy lehenga and also a unique color with a lot of nomad like feel to it done on a traditional handloom fabric such as natural silk, in this case, is a stunner. You can also opt for something similar in pure cotton. This classic charm can also be presented on a black, beige, and ivory colors. A maang tikka or a traditional head gear such as a floral crown made from jasmine and orchid flowers decorating the open hair is going to add an element of a strong sense of individuality to your overall aura.
3. Charcoal black golden embroidered lehenga from “Mon Passé” by designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi: Elegance with a bohemian twist. Ideal for a mehndi night or the post-wedding reception party, a charcoal black lehenga in raw silk or other rich fabrics such as brocades is bound to look extravagant at a night-time function. The golden embroidery adds richness. To add a stylish twist, opt for a cold shoulder, cape or a cropped top. Go for smokey eyes for a mysterious, sexy look.
4. Zardozi embellished lehenga in red by Saroj Jalan: Some of the new-age brides still prefer sticking to the conventional Indian bridal theme, and for them, there is something really exquisite. This red bridal lehenga embellished with zardozi all-over. You can’t go wrong with this simple yet timeless style. A big red bindi and gold jewelry with red lips and black eyes is going to give you an effortlessly traditional and beautiful ‘dulhan’ look.
5. Mughal-inspired lehenga from ‘Illuminate’ collection by Sabyasachi Mukherjee: This ace designer does it again. A heavily embellished kurti on an equally heavy lehenga-skirt is what every bride needs on her wedding day. You can opt for subtle colors such as light pink, pale yellow, pastel gray or a pastel green and definitely give the fabric (net, velvet or georgette) a lot of golden thread-work inspired by elaborate Mughal designs and patterns. Wear a kundan maang tikka and statement neck piece for a complete bridal look.
6. Gray bridal lehenga from ‘Pakizah’ collection by Payal Singhal: Inspired by the subtle and minimalist theme, this beautiful lehenga doesn’t really fall under the typical red or an orange colored bridal theme. But the stunning shade with silver thread-work on the blouse and a heavily embellished dupatta is sure to give you a new-age look. If you want a lot more twist, go for an off-shoulder choli.
7. Deep green velvet lehenga by Manish Malhotra: For the wedding reception or cocktail party, we recommend trying out this amazing lehenga outfit. Malhotra is known for his uniquely traditional designs. This one is a deep green velvet lehenga paired with an applique-embroidered crop blouse. The designer sticks to the florals from the enchanted forest theme. We suggest the bride-to-be wears very berry lip shade and opts for a dark green smokey eye makeup. She shouldn’t wear a lot of accessories. Just a pair of long earrings would do the trick!
8. Brown lehenga from ‘Arcadia’ collection by Ridhi Mehra: The vintage inspired bridal lehenga in dark brown color is what a modern bride would sure like to be dressed up this wedding season. Heavily embroidered blouse with a sexy neckline and cape-like-dupatta barely covering the shoulders is an apt styling idea for a cocktail or a reception night. Wear dark smokey eyes and a messy updo for a grand entry at the party!
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