by Vaishali Sudan Sharma
These wedding lehenga designs are sure to steal your heart!
November- the great Indian wedding season is going to get you all busy with the business of shopping. We are sure of that. As a bride-to-be, you have probably seen all the beautiful designs and styles showcased at the latest fashion weeks. We at Zuri have handpicked 5 gorgeous styles and 20 splendid wedding lehengas made in fabrics perfect for the winter months.
Check out these 5 popular styles and design your own bridal lehenga:
1. Mermaid style gown: Malaika Khan looked sizzling hot in Nikhil and Shantanu’s black cut-out mermaid style gown with gold-colored embellishments. You too can wear the same look at your own wedding. Customize the same in the form of a lehenga in a bright bridal color, say red or tangerine and look demure on your wedding day. Besides, a sexy mermaid gown can be a perfect option for a pre-bridal ceremony or a post-wedding reception party. Be it a lehenga or a gown, the fabric should be rich. Skirt in silk, raw-silk, tulle or tussar-silk with a cape, broad-shouldered matador jacket or an off-shoulder crop stop, heavily embellished in zardozi with stone-work or accents in rich reds, deep blues, or emerald greens is sure to get you all the attention as a bride!
2. Royal embellished look: In the world of fashion, the term ‘royal’ can only be done justice to by none other than the ace designer- Sabyasachi Mukherjee. At the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week this year- Kareena Kapoor was the prime focus not only because of the baby bump but also because she was the royal queen. In a dull gray lehenga (full sleeved ankle-length kurti and a heavily embellished skirt with gold work), Kapoor took the center stage and won our hearts. So, for you- a bride-to-be of 2016, get inspired by the royal, embellished look inspired by Sabya’s rich work and have your own version of a ‘royal’ bridal outfit for your special day!
3. Metal inspired shine: Even though the lehenga we are talking about is black (which is not the traditional color of an Indian bride), however, you can picture a different shade/color but in the exact same style as seen from the highlights of SVA’s designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi’s collection. Just as Prachi Desai looked elegant and mysterious in a black lehenga with beautiful motifs and a shoulder-baring blouse with matching thread-work, you too can get inspired by the same look. It’s just that this year, metal-chrome colors are trending. They might not be the preferred choice of color for a conventional affair, however, you can always tweak it as per your liking. Plums, teals, and maroons in fabrics such as metallic brocade can give you the effect required. A skirt with an innovative cut of a blouse and a georgette dupatta with brocade border is an apt style for a modern bride!
4. Minimalist theme: A deep maroon lehenga with a floor-length chiffon and deep-cut embroidered choli on your wedding day? Absolute delight if the theme is minimalist. Unconventional, boho-chic and color- loved by Indians across! You can also opt for a bridal-red, bottle green or a saffron color. Opt for simple embroidery. Floral twirls and paisleys, peacocks, maybe, such motifs are sure to enhance the look and highlight the minimalist theme further. For a day-time function, you can opt for the same style in subtle, nude colors such as baby pinks, baby blues, off-whites, creams, etc.
5. Traditional contemporary look: Who doesn’t like to sport a traditional, contemporary look on their wedding day? While most of us are moving our base from the traditional looks to the modern-age chic-styles, some of us are still in love with the heavy red saree/ lehenga-look. So, if you are a lot into the traditional look then we would encourage you to look exactly like actress Radhika Apte who was spotted wearing a zardosi-embroidered velvet lehenga in traditional red at the latest fashion week. Choose from the shades such as rich red, orange, and pinks with golden or silver thread-work. Accessorize well and flaunt a heavy bridal makeup for an ultimate wedding-look!
Check out similar lehenga styles inspired by the themes mentioned above!
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