10 Best Bridal Lehengas Of The Season!
Wedding season is just a few weeks away and today we have short listed the 10 best bridal lehengas for all brides-to-be. There is a style for every personality, from traditional to vivacious. The following are picks from the top designers of India, you could take color, style and look inspiration for a more customized design too.
1. Tarun Tahiliani’s Monochromatic Lehenga
The master of couture – Tarun Tahiliani’s monochromatic lehenga perfectly combines old school techniques of embroidery with the needs of a modern bride. The vermillion detailing between the shades of orange gives the lehenga a pop of brightness. Tarun has balanced the traditional embroidery pattern with the use of thread work, zari and dabka work. It is paired with a wide neckline katori cut blouse which is perfect to highlight your wedding jewellery. The lehenga comes along with a heavily embroidered dupatta and a very light weight single border veil.
2. Varun Bahl’s Floral Embroided Lehenga
Varun Bahl always sticks true to his style, even for this bridal lehenga he uses his distinct floral embroidery style from head to toe. An ombre shaded velvet lehenga with multi-colored thread and zari thread work on the lehenga skirt and the dupattas. He pairs it down with a floral printed blouse in same color palette as the skirt and a contrast beige veil with splashes of gold tikki work. The on trend styling, with the belt, gives it an added dimension.
3. Rohit Bal’s Bird Motifs Velvet Lehenga
No one does a velvet lehenga better than Rohit Bal! The bird motifs in the ensemble along with a Banarasi weave dupatta and a fine balance of gold embroidery makes this lehenga perfect for the bride looking for something traditional yet distinct. The full sleeves blouse with a high neckline will suit most body shapes and save you from worrying about too much skin show. You could easily use the dupatta later with a lighter suit or pair the velvet lehenga with a lighter net dupatta to get more use out of the lehenga.
4. Anju Modi’s Gold Dabka Work Lehenga
Designer Anju Modi creates harmony between such distinct colors in a single lehenga set. A deep wine blouse with gold dabka work, a bright red fully embellished lehenga skirt with pillar like motifs, a mint printed dupatta and an off-white thread embroidered second dupatta – together makes this design a favorite among brides. Even if you use only the off-white embroidered dupatta the ensemble will look complete.
5. Rimple & Harpreet Narula’s Shimmer Maharaja Style Lehenga
Rimple & Harpreet Narula’s latest couture collection was an ode to the Maharajas of the erstwhile days of the Raj. The collection had a few other good lehenga designs too, but this all gold lehenga is a classic. It will stand the test of time! Repeat embroidery motifs, broad skirt border and the shimmer of the pita embroidery combined to make it a top choice for brides-to-be.
6. Krishna Mehta’s Contemporary Bandni Lehenga
This design by Krishna Mehta is a splendid choice for the neo-bride at a destination wedding. Light weight and contemporary with its use of brocade material and bandni style blouse. The bride could easily twirl away and dance into the night with this lehenga. The multi-colored weave with gold stenciled lines in the skirt and the velvet embroidered dupatta with pleated broad edges, even though a contrast, sits well with each other. You could go custom and play around with the separates.
7. Anita Dongre’s Gota Patti & Badla Embroidery Lehenga
This gota patti and badla embroidery lehenga is different from Anita Dongre’s usual full paneled lehengas and thus one of the best this season too. A somber pale yellow skirt with a contrast beige dupatta and orange detailing is a good choice for a demure bride. If required the bride could pick a heavier dupatta for the wedding day and use this beige dupatta as a veil.
8. Aharin’s Off-beat Cobalt Blue Lehenga
We selected this lehenga in the list particularly for it’s off beat color. Cobalt blue is not a common option for brides, but if you do go for a blue pick a design like Aharin’s traditional motif light gold and red embroidered lehenga. If clubbed with the contrast red dupatta, it will add the bridal color to this outfit. This lehenga comes with the added bonus of a lower price range.
9. Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s Gold Zari Embroided Lehenga
The traditionalists have gone full-blown with the color scheme making this a breath of fresh air among the monochromes and deeper tones of winter brides. Planning a beach wedding? Pick a multi-colored traditional yet lively lehenga by the designer Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla. The all gold zari embroidery keeps the colors in sync with its traditional motifs.
10. Manish Malhotra’s Marsala-Colored Uneven-Edged Lehenga
If Bollywood is your inspiration for d-day, Manish Malhotra’s marsala colored uneven edged lehenga set is perfect. The big thread embroidered birds on the skirt adds drama to the otherwise all dusty gold floral motifs. The same thread embroidery has been carried forward to the dupatta’s big and small floral motifs. A fun and unconventional bridal lehenga.
Now you can book your appointment at the courtiers with so much inspiration to choose from!