20 Lehengas For Brides who do not want a Sabyasachi
Fiesty, fashion forward and fabulous – you want a lehenga that is exactly YOU at your wedding. Breeze through our top picks of designers with an eye for offbeat lehengas that will stand out from the crowd.
Your wedding day is coming at you real quick and you’re getting slightly frantic looking through and analyzing every designer’s collection. Indian bridal wear is actually the perfect forum for self-expression and so whether it’s quirky or quaint, offbeat or outré, we know you’re looking for a unique flourish for your big day. Here are a selection of unusual styles and interesting fabrics that stand out and will break hearts but not the bank.
Ditch the same-old same-old. Here are our top 20 designers other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee who are taking the path less travelled in absolute style.
1. Monika Nidhi
Ultimate luxury and European elegance abound in this layered nude and pastel lehenga by Monika Nidhi. Intricately handcrafted, this gorgeous confection with a touch of maroon is perfect for the bride not afraid of standing out.
2. Bhumika Grover
Pick an emerald green Banarsi silk lehenga like this one by Bhumika Grover adorned with gold accents. This bright lehenga’s vibe is all about contemporary style crafted with an authentic Indian aesthetic, perfect for your big day.
3. Akanksha Gajria
Ivory and gold is a cultural evolution already and those stunning embellishments add gravitas to this playful lehenga. The elegant silhouette bows to traditional tastes but who doesn’t want the perfectly flowing skirt on her day of being a princess.
4. Astha Narang
Firecracker red will have you looking resplendent. This Astha Narang lehenga has just the right flash of sequins on the net dupatta and it is beautifully paired with a floral net blouse. An interesting twist to the otherwise traditional red lehenga!
5. Cherie D
The elegant royal blue is given a shot in the arm with a blast of colorful Indian motifs. Offbeat and bright, the cut however is conservative enough for a formal wedding reception.
6. Deepali Shah
They don’t call it Royal Blue for nothing. This regal lehenga evokes the stars at night with its midnight share and its gilded embellishments. Deepali Shah’s touch of the sheer dupatta enriched with gold is perfect.
7. Dilnaz Karbhary
It’s a fairytale come to life. This powder pink dream by Dilnaz Karbhary is youthful and romantic with its net dupatta adorned with embroidered flowers and the subtle splash of shimmer. Deep colored flowers at the hem will make a stunning swirl in photographs.
8. Jayanti Reddy
Heavy metal and sunshine – Jayanti Reddy knows her color wheel. The bright yellow blouse is the perfect contrast to the deep blue skirt and there’s a stunning modernity to the entire ensemble. What’s more, while it will captivate everyone on your own wedding day, this clean, classic, versatile ensemble will take you through seasons of weddings in the future.
9. Shehlaa by Shehla Khan
There’re tones of bohemia and vintage chic in this gorgeous lehenga by Shehla Khan. Powerful in dusty rose with applique used in an almost avant garde manner, this lehenga is not an obvious choice – until the right bride wears it and simply rocks the look.
10. Mahima Mahajan
The red and gold is a classic but the fun is all in the clever design lines. A gold butterfly net high blouse featuring sequin embroidery with sheer detail teamed with a red floor-length lehenga with an embellished waistband, this outfit by Mahima Mahajan is a bold option.
11. Nadine Dhody
Elegant, glamorous, subtle – this white mirror lehenga by Nadine Dhody is all you need to look like a cross-cultural queen. Its stark white-wedding palette and its timeless silhouette is instantly elevated by the very Indian mirror work and motifs. Best part about the straight lines is it leaves room for fabulous jewellery accents.
12. Natasha Dalal
Soft tones and delicious fabrics – the pastel pink blouse is the perfect contrast to the blue skirt while the gold detailing spells ‘wedding’ without shouting it out too loud.
13. Payal Singhal
The intricate work on this lehenga is reminiscent of royal attire but the colorful borders is very contemporary. We love the glow this dress gives off and how its light pastel is perfect for the wedding.
14. Prathyusha Garimella
The palest of pinks – this lehenga, embellished in gold, is offset by the hint of mint via a dupatta. Graceful and gorgeous, the color will enhance any skin tone and the skirt with its luxurious border spells class and style.
15. Ridhima Bhasin
Olive and dusk – two shades of the forest at evening – this lehenga by Ridhima Bhasin has a touch of mystery and a silhouette that is both unusual and yet eye-catchingly fluid. The color is catching on as a trend in bridal trousseaux and it works for day and night weddings.
16. Riddhi Mehra
Starlight on snow, clouds and silver linings – silver and smoke are a color combination made for standing out. That bold blouse accentuates the entire ensemble and will mark your place as a bride who knows her mind and knows her style.
17. Vani Vats
Talking about offbeat, another super interesting light teal and gold lehenga that will make any bride really stand out! The big border and long net sleeves complete the stunning look and give it a unique flair.
18. SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi
Beige and ivory are unconventional choices for an Indian wedding but this sparkling lehenga paired with a blouse with a plunging neckline plays the perfect combination of bold, chic and contemporary with its beading and sequin details.
19. Anjali Sharma for French Curve
It’s not everyday that you find vintage vibes that work as a contemporary accent but this pastel pink lehenga with its dull gold sequin work exudes beauty and modern sophistication. Show your style quotient with some real old school glamor.
20. Bhumika Sharma
The need for red is all in your head. Craving a brand new palette? You cannot go wrong with jewel tones like this emerald green. Bhumika Sharma has dreamed up a sexy, ethereal silhouette with elaborate beading for some sultry glamor.