Hello brides! We know how important your wedding lehenga is to you. If you’re just like us, you have been dreaming about your wedding lehenga since your college days! After all your wedding lehenga may well be the most luxurious, most photographed piece of clothing you’ll ever wear, so we want to make sure that you find your dream lehenga. When you see it, you would know it’s the one! It will make you feel exquisite, beautiful, glamorous, comfortable and ecstatic all at once.
At MWP, we are always on a mission to help our beautiful brides find their dream lehenga! If you see the right side bar of the blog, we have a separate category for lehenga inspiration. We hope our lehenga lookbook will inspire you to find your perfect match!
Your lehenga will serve as the centrepiece of the day, a signature design around which the entire wedding will revolve. (No Pressure!) Because there are thousands of lehenga designers out there, lehenga shopping may be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what style will look good on you. But don’t panic! The more outfits you try, the better you would understand what suits your body type, and of course what fits your personal fashion taste as well.
We hope you enjoy and cherish the euphoria of your lehenga shopping!!!
HERE ARE THE TOP 10 LEHENGA TRENDS THIS YEAR:
Adding a contemporary twist to the traditional bridal lehenga, many designers have now started adding more bounce, giving it the appearance of a more flounced skirt. Yards of tulle and net under embellished silks and organza combine to give the outfit a dramatic flair.
FUN FACT: They are called Ballroom lehengas because they create the effect Victorian gowns did at the grand ball distinctive of that era!
If you like this style, check out our post on Classic Royal Indian Bride
Picture courtesy: Girl in pink Photography, JJ Valaya Bridal Collection
Undoubtedly an age-old bridal favourite, bright red and scarlet are synonymous with Indian weddings. Maroon and Vermillion are also hot on the list!
Translucent and sheer fabrics are widely used in Indian bridal wear in a manner that is alluring and not too provocative. Net, chiffon and lace have the transparency that can add to an ethereal look. Soft net saris with heavy embellishments are must haves in your wedding trousseau.
Picture courtesy: Shyamal and Bhumika
ALL THAT SHIMMER!!!
Who doesn’t want to shine at their wedding? Gold, shimmer and glitter are among those bridal trends that always look elegant, glamorous and modern.
Picture courtesy: Manish Malhotra Bridal
Picture Courtesy: Sabyasachi Bridal
The most luscious and richest of all fabrics, velvet can look regal if worn the right way. Velvet blouses, velvet laces over silk lehengas are some of the hottest lehenga trends.
Picture courtesy: Rohit Bal
NEON COLOUR POPS
Bright neon lehengas are the latest bridal trend. Bright neon green or fluorescent pink are bang on style this season!
Picture courtesy: Anita Dongre
Designers like Shyamal and Bhumika and Anushree Reddy have celebrated this romantic colour palette for a long time now. Earlier, brides shied away from wearing soft pastel shades for their wedding day opting instead for bright solid colours. Pastel shades like blushing pink, cream ivory and rose are now the latest fashion trend.
Picture courtesy: 1. Pallavi Jaikishen 2. Anushree Reddy
According to me, veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishen is a master at weaving floral fantasies. We are big fans, ma’am!
Picture courtesy: Pallavi Jaikishen with models
Jyotsna Tiwari, Ecru and Anamika Khanna amongst others personify the modern Indian bride. Simple and understated designs, less bling and nouveau styles of draping the dupatta goes in the making of a modern bride. Here’s a fabulous simple red lehenga by Jyotsna Tiwari.
Picture courtesy: Jyotsna Tiwari
Unusual colour choices and designs are the latest bridal lehenga trend.
Seen here: 1. Jacqueline Fernandez in a pink and violet stone encrusted fish tail lehenga 2. JJ Valaya Bridal
CREAM AND GOLD LEHENGAS
Pallvi Jaikishen Lehengas
Picture: Sonam Kapoor in Rohit Bal Couture
Which of these styles are you planning to opt for?