While the bridal fashion industry is thriving with alternative outfit ideas, when it comes to Indian weddings, there is nothing like a gorgeous lehenga choli. Elegant yet chic, lehengas are possibly the most stunning attire for the bride to dawn on her wedding day. And one of the latest in bridal fashion is jacket style lehengas.
With the chilly season around the corner, we know all the brides-to-be are thinking twice before going in for a short, possibly backless, choli. Well, we’re here to tell you that about an outfit that is not only low maintenance but majestically magnificent for a winter wedding. Inspired by the traditional lacha lehenga from Punjab and Pakistan, the Jacket Lehengas are all the rage this winter wedding season!
Lightly embroidered jacket lehengas are not only elegant but minimalistic which are the perfect fit for both day and night functions. They not only help showcase the rich and colourful personality of the bride but also reflect a perfect blend of tradition and modernism. Generally, the jackets of these lehengas are made of silk, chiffon or soft net. The light embroidery on these materials is mostly zari, sequins, stones and beads. And some of the most popular colours of these alluring lehengas are pastel pink, blue, green, lavender, grey, red, maroon and ultramarine blue. Here are some of our favourite designs.
This bride's crimson coloured lehenga is an exquisite combo of a silk skirt and a long jacket with beautiful rayon embroidery and light sequin work that lights up the entire event.
This sky blue asymmetrical jacket is an unconventional take on jacket lehengas which beautifully accentuates the features and is perfect for a sangeet or mehendi ceremony.
This lehenga with wide neck takes our breath away with its embellished beaded design that slits open right at the waist to flow down across the skirt.
A beautiful splash of lemon colour with a beige net skirt, we know this jacket style lehenga is ideal for a vivid sangeet function.
This imperial ruby coloured silk jacket is minimally embroidered on the borders and one look at the lightly worked on net skirt has us swooning.
A jacket which is intricately designed with sequins and zari that tops of a sleek lehenga choli is a winner in all our eyes!
Though an older design, this Manish Malhotra jacket lehenga with its wonderful gota patti border and light net jackets is what every winter bride should have in her wardrobe.
A rather unconventional design, this is one classy lehenga that combines the quirkiness of pastel colours with the richness of zari embroidery.
This jacket lehenga is a paradise choice for those who love light zari work with a mix of silk threads. And even though it's a double jacket, it's not heavy at all.
Since there's no set rule that says you have to be all traditional, we suggest you go in for this modish layered jacket styled lehenga blouse that sits perfectly with this wide imperial red skirt.
This powder blue lehenga is a show-stealer with a flowy crepe skirt that lets you have an effortless time at your wedding without worrying about looking after a heavy attire.
Every bride's dream outfit is designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. And this royal brocade jacket lehenga is just right for every queen like the bride.
This marbled silk jacket lehenga is the perfect attire for an evening function. Neither too flashy nor too heavy, this is the perfect fit for a bride that likes to keep it smart.
Aesthetic yet chic, this beautiful lehenga with a floral skirt and a georgette jacket with thread embroidery is simply beautiful!
This gorgeous Reynu Tandon lehenga is just another example of her bespoke lightly embroidered works for brides looking to add a dazzling touch to their wedding.
Heavily embroidered jacket lehengas are probably the best attire for brides on their big wedding day. They're beautifully traditional yet touched with the right amount of modernity in their design. Material like velvet, silk and net make the perfect base for heavy embroidery of materials like zari, stones, sequins and beads. Here are some of the most crowd-pleasing designs.
This embellished tiffany blue lehenga with long jacket with light orange work is perfect to stud your evening with intricate beauty.
This bride's heavily embroidered lehenga gives us fairytale vibes, the traditional way!
A scarlet red jacket styled lehenga blouse paired with a lightly ornamental net skirt is a beautiful bridal outfit, and we're going gaga over it.
This baby pink jacket lehenga with sequin embroidery and dark blue borders is just the right fit for a blushing and alluring bride.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee never fails to disappoint with his wonderful bridal lehengas and this blue and peach combo has us starstruck.
Bridal wear designer Reynu Taandon is a pioneer with jacket lehengas and this royal blue silk attire is as resplendent as ever.
Yet another creation by Sabyasachi, this is a jacket lehenga that encompasses the epitome of convenience and fashion
This jaw-dropping lehenga comes with a beautiful zari embroidered velvet jacket and a net skirt that drapes downwards with a thick border.
This beige net jacket lehenga is embroidered with zardosi, stones, french knot, sequins & beadwork which is perfect for a flawless bridal look.
An artistic treasure, this stunning designer hand-embroidered jacket lehenga exudes effortless sophistication.
This blue and golden silk jacket styled lehenga blouse speaks regal from top to bottom with its beautiful blue skirt and is the perfect fit for any evening function.
This peach coloured outfit by Reynu Taandon is a contour masterpiece and is bound to leave everyone awestruck.
Embellished with zari on a heavy silk jacket, this lehenga comes with a striking gold foiling and is best to make this wedding season a memorable one.
This heavy lehenga combines lark green with pink and purple embroidery and a flowing strawberry pink skirt that is a mesmerising play of bright colours.
Tarun Tahilian's intricately designed net lehenga is the perfect blend of modern couture and tradition, with flared sleeves and gold sequins work for an effortless look.