Whenever we talk about the wedding, the first thing that comes to our mind is- Bridal Lehenga. Because who doesn’t want to look their best in their wedding. But it is the most daunting task for a girl. Every girl is different in her choices, body, looks and she deserves the best for her wedding because the wedding is a one-time thing for everyone (well, for most of us!) To say, we are pretty much happy because the times have changed and brides have got adventurous with their wedding apparels. Brides no longer stick to traditional lehengas.
Don’t give yourself stress lines by worrying about what is trending and what not. Go through the lehengas to spot which one seems the best for you so that you can get the look at what is trending this season:
Lehengas with a trail
Bringing the western royal tradition to home, these lehengas look really like a designer or couture lehenga. Long trail or train of the wedding gowns that brides wear in western countries looks so glamorous and rich that designers thought of using the trail in the lehengas as well. These lehengas look absolutely glamorous.
Have a look at these beautiful fusion couture lehengas and give it a go if you want to stand out this wedding season:
Jacket lehengas are trending these days. Well, jacket lehengas or lacha gown as many people call it means you wear jacket styles choli instead of your normal blouse. Jacket lehengas come in various styles. The jacket may play the part of choli or may be a sheer clothed jacket that can be worn over a choli. It may be sheer or opaque, in silk or net or crepe, long or short. Any way you wear it they are totally on for this season. But recently we have spotted the designer collections with ankle length jacket lehengas. Take a look at these charming brides wearing gorgeous jacket lehengas:
Gota Patti border
Gota Patti border is a classic Indian wear that you’ll find hidden in every 30 or 40 something aged women’s closet because Gota Patti border can never go out of style. The collection this season have an immense range of gota patti with gold borders. Narrow and wide borders are both in styles so if you are looking for something that will never go out of trend then go for these and personalize them with huge tassels at the end of dupattas.
Have a look at this beautiful couture donned by a bride which has beautiful gota patti border:
Bandh gala choli and lehengas
Yet another mesmerizing trend this season is bandh gala choli. Bandhgala blouses can be personalized as per your preference whether you want cropped choli or long kurta style choli is left to you. The long sleeved bandh gala choli looks flawless. A bride should definitely go for this kind of lehenga. Have a look at this gorgeous bandh gala choli and lehenga adorned by Sonam Kapoor:
Velvet adds richness to any outfit you fusion it with. You might think that velvet has been long gone but let me tell you velvet is back this year. Many brides do not like velvet because it is too heavy to carry. So this time you can try velvet cholis with silk lehenga or velvet patch work, either way, velvet will give you a rich look in any occasion you want to wear it for. Take a look at this gorgeous bride wearing deep blue velvet choli and lehenga:
Silk is the all time outfit choice for South Indian weddings. But now people are all over are going crazy for the silk lehengas. We are totally rooting for silk lehengas with high definition make up this wedding season. Banarsi silk or Kanchipuram silk, any kind works fine with it as long as it is silk. We swear the groom won’t be able to take his eyes away from you because silk lehengas are stunning. Have a look at this beautiful silk lehenga in pink color anarkali by this beautiful bride:
Also, a pure vibrant banarasi silk lehenga inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Tajmahal:
Lehengas embellished with crystal and mirror work
Crystal and mirror work embellishment are one of the designs in lehengas that attract many eyes. The intricate designs of mirror work, crystal work, zari borders are the ones that you should be looking for. By donning the crystal and mirror designed lehengas you are going to stand out in the crowd, just like this lehenga:
Young, modern and beautiful is what every bride wants to be called as. Anarkali lehengas give you exactly that kind of feeling because these are so comfy to wear and they are trending too. This is a fusion of kameez and choli. The choli is sewn inside the anarkalis that go down to the length of the lehenga. Have a look at this astounding anarkali lehenga:
You might have already heard of contrast sarees and also might have heard of double colored lehenga. But that concept is already old. The new concept is to keep only the border of the lehengas as contrast. A wide contrasting border in unconventional colors like yellow, orange, olive green, mint green etc. Have a look at this beautiful blue lehenga and choli with a contrasting purple border:
Classic Red Lehenga
For those brides who want to stay traditional while taking vows red lehengas are still on the go! Classic, royal and rich is what a red lehenga is. Varying from Indo –western gowns to traditional lehengas, you can get any variation in red because a lot of them are in vogue. If you top the deep red shade lehenga with the bright shades of gold with the detailing or gota patti or zardozi then everyone is going to drool over you! Here are few breathtaking red lehengas:
Well, that’s everything but here are few things that no one tells you about your lehenga that you should know:
Pay attention to the inner color of your dupatta because that is what touches your face and that is what is visible in the photos as well.
Pay attention to your blouse and dupatta as much attention to your lehenga/skirt because it matters! A lot!
Match your lehenga to your jewelry and not the other way around. Why? Because jewelry is an investment and is worn more than your lehenga.
If you are on a slightly higher size then look for delicate small embroidery and motifs because they accentuate your size.
Sigh! I know when it comes to your dream wedding you might have seen some really big dreams. So take a deep breath and go for the hunt of perfect lehenga for the wedding. Don’t rush it when you are going for your lehenga shopping because this day comes once in your life and you want to look the best.
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