It's almost October and we're nearing the wedding season. Which also means, most of you must be on a rigorous hunt to get yourself the freshest designer lehenga for your wedding or an upcoming wedding on your calendar. But did you manage to find yourself the perfect one yet? Well, it's easier said than done!
Every year our coveted fashion connoisseurs flood our social media feeds with some of the most attention-grabbing designer lehengas for the season and all we're left wondering is what to pick & what to ditch! There are new lehenga colours and newer silhouettes to experiment with. So, we decided to turn your ultimate guide and make it a lot easier for you by listing some fresh and latest lehenga designs for the impending wedding season. Stop everything coz' these stylish designer lehengas deserve all your attention!
Want a trendy designer lehenga for your big day? Here’s the one you’ll instantly fall in love with. It’s a beautiful Anita Dongre creation in hues of coral and green, replete with florals and some fine gota patti work. Real bride Jaskirat Pannu donned it on her wedding day along with a bunch of sparkling baubles and a glam makeup.
We never get tired of rooting for the ever-raging red designer lehengas. They’re a fail-safe choice for all the Indian brides and this one by maestro Tarun Tahiliani is a sure shot win. It’s fresh yet so traditional. Right from the intricate embroidery, the thread work outlining the hem of the skirt to the puffed sleeves blouse & the lightweight dupatta, everything is so unique about this designer lehenga. Don’t you agree?
Ever since lilacs and lavenders have made it big in the bridal fashion scene, we just can’t stop ogling over these yummy hues. They are soft, elegant and refreshing. And if you too are searching for a bridal lehenga in one of these colours, your search ends here! We’ve got you this beguiling Tamanna Punjabi creation in a svelte lavender hue, fully detailed with hints of gold and pink. It’s super feminine and a hell lot classy.
This designer lehenga with choli from Sulakshna Monga’s latest collection is an ultimate fusion of Indian culture and modernity. While the deep V neck blouse is a complete charmer, it’s the striking lehenga skirt woven with Vedic chants & intricate embellishments that has our hearts.
One designer lehenga that literally stood from Sabyasachi’s latest winter bridal collection 2019 'Charbagh' is the impressive peacock teal lehenga. It’s every bit fancy. Right from the popping hues used, the stunning chaand blouse to the delicate embroideries, we’re in love with each and every detail of this masterpiece.
Mirror work lehengas have become another go-to choice amongst brides and bridesmaids. All thanks to the celebrated designer Abhinav Mishra. The progressive designer comes up such phenomenal mirror-work lehengas every year that you just can’t say no to it. And this year was no different! While there is a myriad of dazzling designs in his latest collection, we have our eyes set on this beautiful powder blue mirror-work lehenga. It’s our current favourite and is sure to make your hearts twinkle too.
This glimmering gold ensemble from Sabyasachi’s Fiza collection is currently one of the most popular designer lehengas. We love how our beautiful bride Sanjana Hiranandani donned it on her wedding day with such elan and perfection. Those polki jewels and dewy makeup literally accentuated her all-gold look by multi-folds.
Ever seen a remarkable fusion of banarasi weave and edgy cuts & hems? If not, you’ve landed on the right page because what we’re going to show you next is sure to leave you all stunned. This bride struck a chord between traditionalism & contemporary style by opting for this scintillating Shantanu & Nikhil lehenga set for her Sangeet. It is an offbeat wrap blouse and a multi-tiered skirt in a popping pink hue.
Take your fashion game a notch above with this alluring floral-print lehenga from Sabyasachi. It’s easy-breezy and has a refreshing feel to it. If you’re someone who likes to keep it all minimal, this designer lehenga can be a great option for you. Especially if you’re planning to have a day wedding.
While red lehengas are no alien concept, but the ones with meaningful & hep detailing definitely are. Don’t believe us? Check out this exquisite designer lehenga by Payal Keyal. It has such intriguing patterns all over the lehenga skirt. Also, we love how the belt, the two dupattas and the fully embellished blouse further add to the beauty of this designer lehenga.
While hunting for some ultra-mod lehenga designs for girls, we bumped into this beautiful bride who wore a cutesy blush pink lehenga on her wedding day. And we couldn’t help but add it to the list! The pastel pink hue with gold embroideries & maroon thread work is undeniably a unique choice. However, adding some more oomph to it is the contrasting jewellery that the bride paired with her Akriti by Ritika & Shakun ensemble.
Ever since Alia has donned the effervescent lime green lehenga on Sonam’s wedding, it has become one of the most favoured colours amongst brides. While some are donning the hep colour on their mehndi ceremonies, others are opting it for their wedding day. If you too want to give it a try, here’s one from Anushree Reddy’s phenomenal collection. It has a scalloped hem, sparkling embellishments and just the right amount of vibrancy to amp up your look.
Don’t want to stick to those cliche designs for your big day? We’ve got you this contemporary clear organza lehenga detailed with a plethora of blooms and a strappy choli by Mani Jassal. The designer lehenga is perfect for all the fashion-savvy beauties who like to swear by the latest trends and do things differently.
Who would say no to this mesmerizing Sulakshana Monga lehenga ornamented with gleaming gold details and embroideries? It’s super charming and can add oodles of elegance to your wedding day look. Even the off-shoulder blouse is beautifully embellished and going just well with the lehenga. Kudos to Kompal Matta for styling it so gorgeously and making for one breathtaking bride in pink.
Always been an ardent lover of pastels? Then this fully embroidered blush pink lehenga and off-shoulder blouse from Kalki is sure to win your hearts. Our Bollywood beauty is really setting the temperatures high in this gorgeous ensemble. Also, the elaborate matha patti and the stylish haath phool finished off her look just well.
Just when Anita Dongre dropped her 2019 winter collection, we knew ultraviolet is going to be the most loved colour of the season and this lehenga is proof! It’s a whiff of fresh air. Be it Mehndi, Haldi or wedding day, you can wear this designer lehenga on almost any of your wedding revelries. Just team it with the right set of baubles and you’re all set to slay!
Put those age-old inhibitions aside and give the striking ivories a try on your D-day. Trust us, there’s nothing more soothing & bewitching than a glamorous white lehenga adorned with fancy gota patti work. And this one by Dolly J is so far the best designer lehenga (in ivory) we’ve seen this season! Style it with a bunch of polki jewels and make everyone’s heart flutter in awe.
Move over classic reds and pick a deep rose hue for your big day. It is a promising colour for your bridal ensemble and we couldn’t help but agree after we spotted this extraordinarily pretty lehenga by Jade by Monica & Karishma. It’s intricately embroidered with rich floral motifs and hints of silver & purple all over the outfit.
This bold ivory & metallic lehenga by Aditya & Mohit is the best bet for brides who want to infuse a touch of bling & sophistication to their wedding day look. It’s a not-so-usual attire and can prove to be one attention-grabbing pick for you on your wedding day.
Stuck on the idea of wearing a red lehenga on your big day but can’t find a suitable design? Take a look at this stunning piece of art from Dolly J Studio. It’s a marvellous red designer lehenga for all you brides out there and you must not give it a miss. P.S. Don’t miss out on those captivating details!
Our Bollywood queen Deepika Padukone was an epitome of beauty & style in this enchanting Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla ensemble studded with all things fancy. She literally got our hearts racing on repeat with her elegance & panache. But more than that, it was her impeccable outfit that got us swooning over her.
Can’t decide where to buy designer lehenga? Our Bollywood celebrities are here to shoo away your wedding shopping blues. Take cues from our Sri-Lankan beauty, Jaqueline Fernandez. She looks super stunning in this dusty pink Aastha Narang ensemble and so can you. All you’ve gotta do is pair it with appropriate jewellery & makeup and you’re ready to nail your wedding day look.
This elegant floral print Sabyasachi lehenga is one of the best designer lehengas we spotted this year. It’s super simple yet so graceful. In fact, the distinct raspberry colour makes it an altogether unique choice for your wedding. Our real bride Medha Tyagi too smartly wore it on one of her wedding ceremonies. She kept the jewellery minimal and let her outfit make the loudest noise.
With a modish one-shoulder blouse, striking embroideries and colour so fresh & magical, this designer lehenga is a visual treat to sore eyes. It is every bit glam and a terrific choice for all the urbane brides & bridesmaids. Would you like to wear it on your wedding day too?
Make a royal statement on your wedding day in this smashingTangerine lehenga by Rahul Mishra. It is delicately crafted with fine thread work & embroideries. Also, the double dupattas and the sweetheart neck blouse are just the perfect add-ons.
When hues like lime green and baby pink come together, you can’t expect it to be anything less than a dreamy affair. And that’s exactly how our real bride Snehi’s Mameru ceremony attire looked like! The phenomenal Falguni & Shane Peacock creation had sparkling gota patti details & interesting thread work all over it. What acted as a cherry on top was the baby pink ruffled dupatta that finished her look.
Our real bride Tanvi Puri opted for this stunning tulle lehenga, a strappy choli & an attached drape cascading around her body for her Dhol Night and we were completely head over heels by her beauty. She literally made for a sizzling diva in her Tarun Tahiliani ensemble. And we loved how she accessorized it equally well with a sparkling ruby & diamond necklace& a sleek maang tikka.
Steer clear from the usuals and try this extraordinarily fashionable peachy lehenga with impressive applique work. It’s a unique lehenga design for all the to-be brides. Also, those beautiful floral patches are literally adding a touch of quirk to the entire ensemble and how!
Here’s an enthralling blush pink designer lehenga handpicked from Shyamal & Bhumika’s latest bridal collection. It is a perfect fusion of vintage and bling. While the lehenga skirt is beautifully woven with intricate thread work and delicate embellishments, the partly sheer and partly embellished blouse is the major highlight of this attire.
If there’s one colour combination you can blindly count on for this wedding season, it’s the magical ruby red & gold. Take some inspiration from our regal bride Aytal who wore a breathtaking bridal lehenga by Manish Malhotra in the same hues for her Nikkah ceremony and made for a total stunner.
For a day as special as your wedding, you need an outfit that is equally special and trendy. And this Sabyasachi lehenga is surely the one that you need to see. It’s not your average red lehenga and features an interesting blend of two contrasting hues-red for the blouse and white for the lehenga skirt.
One can never go wrong with this magnetizing designer lehenga in a dull pink hue sprinkled with sparkling charms and embellishments in an interesting fashion. It’s a perfect concoction of ultra-mod and ethnicity. Also, this real bride styled the Sabyasachi ensemble with utmost finesse. Her bridal baubles are just in sync with her attire and so is her makeup & hairdo.
This bride’s pretty pink bridal lehenga features all sorts of captivating elements a bride wants in her lehenga. The beguiling Anushree Reddy attire has a soft & subtle base colour, edgy embroideries, a scalloped hem and a blouse with an attached drape falling from one shoulder.
How gorgeous does this bride look in her glimmering foil-work lehenga amped up with fancy gota laces! We are impressed with how she draped her lehenga so differently and enhanced the look with a set of chunky bangles, a bib necklace, shoulder brushing earrings and a not-so-common matha patti.
Another raging hue that is currently doing the rounds in the bridal fashion scene is the lovely emerald green. It is a sure shot win. Which is why we have got you this surreal Sabyasachi lehenga in the same hue. It is neither too glam nor too light. While the blouse is fully embroidered, the lehenga skirt only has minimal embroidery and work around the hem.
Talk about best designer lehengas and this one had to be on our list. It’s a stellar creation by Arpita Mehta crafted with sheer perfection. From the sultry blouse to the oh-so-gorgeous lehenga skirt to the elegant shell embellishments, we are hearting over every little and big detail of this stylish designer lehenga. And we would like to recommend it to all the modern brides out there to give it a look and make it their most treasured possession for the big day.
Bedecked with shining gold embellishments across the lehenga skirt and some dainty tasselled hangings at edges of the dupatta, this designer lehenga has left us stunned. It is simply gorgeous and can be a go-to pick for brides who love to experiment with all that bling.
We have our eyes glued on this scintillating blue velvet lehenga featuring elegant pink florets all over. The stunning Poonam Kaurture ensemble is undeniably an offbeat design and can make for a killer pick for your winter wedding.
When the Bollywood Begum, Kareena Kapoor Khan herself approves of a designer lehenga, you know it’s no ordinary designer lehenga. The smokey gold tulle & silk lehenga by Rimple & Harpreet is truly one-of-a-kind. Kareena beautifully teamed it up with a crystal fringed off-shoulder blouse and a matching scalloped dupatta.
One can never go wrong with chikankari lehengas and who showed that us than our real bride Sukriti Grover. The beautiful lady opted for a glorious white chikankari lehenga from her own label Sukriti & Akriti and teamed it up with noteworthy polki jewels. She further accentuated her look with subtle makeup and a luscious half-tie hairdo.
If going traditional is your thing, you should give this JJ Valaya lehenga a check. It’s oozing with old-world charm and gripping details. The lehenga is cautiously rendered with foil work, gota, mirrors and all those fancy embellishments, while the blouse and the dupattas are kept simplistic and lightweight.
Don’t mind going a little offbeat with your bridal outfit choices? Then this Anamika Khanna creation deserves all your attention. The hep designer lehenga is not only drenched in so many vibrant colours but also boasts of intricate embroideries and exceptional mirror-work. Moreover, the yellow dupatta further adds a pop of colour to the overall look and feel of the outfit.
Baby pink is a very soothing & elegant colour. It instantly calms our hearts and reminds us of those cute cupcakes frosted with candy colours. So we thought why not take you on a similar trip as well! Here’s a beautiful baby pink lehenga with hints of turquoise from Anita Dongre. This bride wore it on her big day and got us crushing over and over.
Another designer lehenga that you can’t ignore is this bride’s fuschia pink lehenga. It’s such a bright pink outfit with notable gold embellishments & zari work. Also, take note of how this bride complimented it with an outstanding bunch of polki & emerald jewels, shimmery eyes and a beaming face.
Peaches & greens blend pretty well together and this designer lehenga is proof. It’s impressive, unique and must secure a place in your wedding shopping wishlist. So, wait no more and cart it right away!
One look at this bewitching navy blue designer lehenga and you’ll go all gaga over it. The beauteous garment from Dolly J Studio is crafted with an inter-mix of gota patti and zari work. The white dupatta further makes the outfit a fool-proof pick.
Lavender is still the freshest colour in the colour palette and you should definitely swear by it if you are wanting to go the pastel way on your wedding. Here’s our real bride Pratishtha who wore a lust-worthy lavender lehenga on her wedding day from her own label, Pratishtha-The Label. She played her fashion game well by pairing it with just the right kind of jewellery and made for one fashionable bride.
Red lehengas are fine, but red lehengas detailed with lotus motifs are a rarity. So, we got you one straight from the stores of designer Rohit Kapoor to wear it on your wedding day. It has an elegant embroidered blouse and a lehenga skirt crafted with enough creativity & style.
If you are one of those brides who want to stand out from the crowd and likes to take the road less taken, our real bride, Kaabia has all the inspiration for you. She wore a ravishing white lehenga from Shivan & Naresh on her D-day and it was one of the best we’ve seen till date. It screamed of newness and distinct elegance. It featured a lacy full-sleeves blouse and a voluminous lehenga skirt to die for.
This dazzling Shyamal & Bhumika lehenga and cold-shoulder blouse is a major hit. It has got striking embellishments both on the skirt as well as blouse, yet it looks so pretty. We love how effortlessly this bride wore it on her wedding day and enhanced its look with a suitable pair of jewels.
The moment chanced upon this contemporary Tarun Tahiliani lehenga, we just couldn’t take our eyes off it. The golden checkered pattern all over the skirt is so gripping & mind-boggling. On top of that, the beautifully embellished blouse outlined with tiny tassel hangings is surely the one you can’t say no to.
Our real bride Komal Sandhu donned an olive-grey lehenga featuring a majestic array of floral bursts and resplendent peacocks, with a heavy dusty pink blouse from Rimple and Harpreet on her big day. She teamed it up with double dupattas and a bunch of oversized jewels.
Be clear whether you’re looking for a designer lehenga only for your big day or for other ceremonies & your bridal trousseau as well. Once you’ve done that, pen it down somewhere.
Allocate a separate budget for your designer lehenga(s). This way it’s easier to shortlist stores and designers that fit within your budget.
Skim through your favourite designer's latest collections and designs to get a vague idea of what is trending and what is not.
While doing your elaborate homework, you’ll come across a lot of designs & designer lehengas that will instantly catch your fancy. Just make it a point you screenshot or save them somewhere to understand the kind of bridal style you have an inclination towards.
One of the most important things you need to know when picking your designer lehenga is your body type. Know if you have a rectangular, oval or a pear-shaped body structure. According to your body shape know what draping style, blouse neckline and lehenga type are best suitable for you.
Don’t just blindly pick a red lehenga because most of the brides do. There are so many fresh colours our fashion connoisseurs come up with, every year. Be open to experimentation and make a bold bride on your big day.
When choosing your bridal lehenga also ensure that you are taking weather & lighting conditions into consideration. Say if you’re planning for a winter wedding, opt for fabrics such as velvets and raw silks. However, if it’s a summer wedding stick to easy-breezy fabrics like chiffon, georgette, etc. Also, if it’s an indoor wedding, steer clear of dull hues & stick to vibrant shades. Whereas, for an outdoor wedding you can be as experimental as possible with the colour palette.
Before splurging on a readymade designer lehenga, don’t forget to take enough trials. Make sure the lehenga fits your body well and accentuates all your high points.