Over the years, wedding ensembles have created their own style and trends. Many created their place like the pastel lehenga trend and a few waned away like lehenga without dupatta and our beloved red palette is going on for years without a fail.
During the lockdown, many brides were seen restoring the heritage sarees and taking pheras in the comfort of their homes. But, the maximalist style of Indian weddings didn’t wane even during the tough corona times. In fact, if anything, it only took a full on traditional with a pinch of modern turn.
We have listed the latest wedding lehenga trends that every bride should follow, keep scrolling 😉
1. PRINTED AFFAIR
With the evolving trends, brides are opting for comfort over style. The same is reflected in the lehenga trends of the season. From comfortable silhouettes to printed fabrics, everything winds down to the side of relaxed and comfortable. So, the era of printed lehenga is enjoying the attention of its own. There are so many styles to choose from. From block printed to digitally printed, the options are endless. It’s hard to go wrong with the elegance and uniqueness of a printed lehenga. Pair it with a beautiful organza or net dupatta and you’re good to slay!
From designers as celebrated as Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre to numerous wedding stores at every nook, you won’t be disappointed with the options they have to offer for your big day.
2. THE TRADITIONAL STATEMENT
With the pandemic, Indians have begun to acknowledge the traditional Indian crafts and purchasing from designers who boost and encourage them. We personally root for protecting & supporting the traditional Indian weavers and artisans. Over the last two years, many designers have included hand-embroidery, block prints, ikat weaves, bandhani et cetera into their collection and god! the designs are so fresh and beautiful. If you are a bride who’s looking for an outfit that’s traditional, royal and trendy at the same time, you should definitely decide on making a traditional statement and steal the show.
3. BLING IT OFF
Bling in the form of mirror work, sequins has to be a popular option for the winter weddings or for a bride who wants to go all modern and stylish. Shimmer lehengas make you absolutely shine on your wedding day, and isn’t that USP enough to make them one of the hottest lehenga trends? We think so! Shimmer is always a good option for evening functions. So, go rock that cocktail or reception look with that bling glam.
4. TREND IT UP WITH THE BLOUSE
This year we are getting to witness tonnes of blouse designs in various styles. Brides are experimenting with completely revamped blouse styles with frills, unique back design, heavy embellishments paired with lehenga skirts. It gives a head-turning modern trendy touch to the entire look and if you’re a bride who wants to go all modern and chic, this should be on your list!
5. WHITE IS THE NEW RED
Traditionally, Indians don’t consider white outfit auspicious for brides to wear. Although, with changing trends, modern outlook and an influence of western weddings, a white lehenga is making a frequent appearance as the big day’s outfit. The best part about a white lehenga is that it would look amazing in daylight, but also at night in a beautiful modern day mandap setup. Go break the stereotypicals and slay in a pristine white lehenga. Our personal suggestion? Add a long hand embroidered net viel to your look and live that English princess dream 😉
6. PASTEL MAGIC
It won’t be wrong to say that Anushka Sharma kickstarted the beautiful trend of going all pastel and sober for the d-day. With the pastel pink lehenga she changed the colour palette of Indian weddings. But not just the pastel pink, mint green, pastel blue and lavender in the pastel shade became a hit too. And this trend isn’t getting off track anytime soon. For brides planning subtle chic celebrations, a pastel lehenga would look just mind blowing. Coordinate with your bridesmaids and you are set to have the best pictures for a lifetime.
7. BELT IT UP
We are sure, one of your dream outfits already includes a stylish belt around your lehenga. Trendiest belts are originally dated back to 4000 years, famously known as “kamarbandh”. To add the heritage hint to your modern look, you should definitely opt for this trend. And there are many benefits to donning it; from holding your dupatta in place to adding an accessorised touch – there’s no reason why belts shouldn’t make way into your trousseau.
8. MAKE ‘EM FOLLOW THE TRAIL
A sweeping long trail can add a beautiful princess vibe to your wedding look. To get the best idea, you should definitely check out Manish Malhotra’s bridal collection. He is well known for adding these sweeping trails in his lehengas. Make that walk a everlasting impression by adding a long trail to your wedding lehenga and live your fairytale dream.
9. THE ROYAL TOUCH
Since 2020, the colour palette for Indian wedding outfits has drastically changed and lord donwe love it so much!!! Brides are either opting for the traditional crimson red or a hue that’s completely out of the box – there’s no in-between. & we are definitely rooting for the unconventional colour choices. The two designers who have been delivering extra ordinary work are Rimple & Harpreet and Payal Keyal. They are not just giving a royal designer look to the bridal trousseau but creating magical colour combinations so artistically that it’s hard to eye away. If you’re a bride who’s planning a destination wedding in Rajasthan with the big mahal vibe, this trend is for you. Go pick that unique combination and be the “maharaani” you always wanted to be.
10. TRADITIONAL SUPREMACY
Reds in bridal lehenga still reign supreme!! Modern brides are experimenting with lehenga trends, sure, but when it comes to planning an ensemble for their special day, many are happily sticking to the traditional and never fading trend – THE ROYAL RED! And if you are the one, get ready to see gorgeous red lehengas with intricately embellished zardozi, embroidery, golden thread work and mirror work when you step out there searching for your perfect lehenga. And if you want to give it the trendy touch, an unconventional coloured dupatta or a modern style deep v-neck blouse would work the magic.
Deciding the perfect lehenga is definitely the toughest job but we hope this helps you a little to at least decide the trend you wanna follow for your big day. For more wedding related assistance, check out Peppynite For Best Wedding Services in India and let us take away that stress and make your day an unforgettable hassle free affair.