We know that every bride has her own style and while the signature Indian bridal look replicates the Maharanis of the yesteryear, not every bride wants to be decked up in a lehenga weighing kilos! If your personal style is relaxed, light and easy, we’ve got the perfect style guide for you.
While the traditional lehengas are usually bright red or wine in shade, you can definitely break the stereotype by opting for lighter hues that are more suited to your personality. Blues, greens, yellows and even ivory are all beautiful picks for brides. The perfect designers for pastel bridal lehengas are Anushree Reddy & Monika Nidhii.
Opt for simpler fabrics which are free flowing and do not add too much weight to your ensemble. A great pick for a beautiful flowing fabric is georgette or even net and tulle. Opt for Astha Narang lehengas for light, flowing fabrics.
Opting for minimal embroideries such as sequin work or gota patti will allow you to be much more relaxed in your bridal outfit than opting for traditional options such as dabka, dori and stone work. Keep the embroidery simple and uniform for a light look to your outfit. Many Sabyasachi lehengas or outfits by Shyamal Bhumika can be found in these styles.
Ditch the short choli style over your lehenga in favour of a longer kurti for a much more relaxed bridal outfit. Now popular in a Rajasthani avatar thanks to Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat styles, this beautiful looks is regal and trendy. Check out Sukriti & Aakriti, as well as Abhinav Mishra for these styles.
If you truly don’t want to splurge on a heavy, expensive lehenga, we highly recommend that you get your design customized by the many talented artisans in our country. Likely to be able to replicate any design of your choice, this will save you money as well as create a bridal outfit that is suited to your needs. Head to Shahpur Jat or Chandni Chowk for the ideal options.