Lehenga Shopping in the UK for NRI Brides
Check out the list of the top bridal stores to visit in the UK to find your dream lehenga.
Where am I going to find my dream lehenga?
Brides-to-be, whether in India or abroad, have to figure this one out first in their wedding planning process. But while the galaxy of star Indian bridal designers is easy to access for brides-to-be in the country, NRI brides find it a little harder. Not every bride will be able to visit India for the repeated fittings and intricate discussions you need to create a stunning bridal trousseau.
So, WeddingSutra to the rescue. Here is a list of the top bridal stores to visit in the UK where you will find your dream lehenga this wedding season.
1. Aashni + Co
Aashni + Co opened its flagship store in London’s charming Notting Hill and suddenly NRI brides in the United Kingdom had access to visionary South Asian bridal wear designers. With offerings ranging from haute couture, ready-to-wear, jewellery and accessories, our favorite picks from the store are these creations by Varun Bahl and Astha Narang.
Varun Bahl Lehenga: INR 525,000
Astha Narang Lehenga: INR 88,000
47 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AA, UK
2. Soltee by Sulakshana Monga
The London Studio for Indian couture designer Sulakshana Monga’s luxe label, Soltee, opened for retail in July 2017. Currently in the spotlight are Head Designer Sulakshana Monga’s beautiful masterpieces. Each has a fresh perspective on design, form, and patterns inspired by nature. Our favorite aesthetic from this store is the luxurious fluidity of each beautiful creation and the cleverly controlled structure of the drapes.
Studio 2.18, Grand Union Studios, 332 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AD
3. Variety Silk House
An institution in its own right, Variety Silk House of London has been serving fashion-forward brides since 1972! Keen to uphold the detail and care wrought by traditional methods, these beautifully handcrafted bridal lehengas are made with love. Whether you want a light, net lehenga, or a sleek silk one, Variety Silk House offers a range of pre-wedding and wedding creations. We couldn’t help but pick our favorites from these creations.
150-152 Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4PY, UK
Located in the heart of London’s Asian community, Monga’s is a brand that caters to brides who mix their East with West. Whether you’d like a traditional saree or salwar kameez, or you’re looking for western occasion wear, everything here is structured and embellished with rich embroidery. It was hard, but we managed to pick a few favorites from their extensive bridal range!
60-66 THE BROADWAY, SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX, LONDON, UB1 1JY
212 GREEN STREET, LONDON, E7 8LE
A leading brand in South Asian luxury couture since 2009, O’nitaa’s flagship store in Chelsea Green-London flaunts beautiful bridal creations that are opulent exemplars of the art, fabric, and colors of India and Pakistan. We absolutely adore it when high quality is combined with unbridled creative expression; a particularly tricky thing to master in bridal wear. Yet, each of our picks embodies this skill.
33, Elystan Street, Chelsea, London
6. Este Couture
The goal was to bring Indian inspired fashion to a UK audience and let brides choose from a range of stunning and unique designs. Este Couture has been a bridal favorite since 2014. Their statement designer bridal wear collection is on display along with stunning jewellery and accessories that will make you feel and look like a princess. We browsed through their collection and loved these ethereal creations perfect for the big day!
10-12 High St, Staines TW18 4EE, UK
7. Ekta Solanki
When you enter the store you’ll be smitten by the palette of colors, opulent embellishments, and the finest handpicked fabrics. Ekta Solanki’s collection promises the chance to make an impression that will last a lifetime. Designed, developed and produced in-house, this brand understands the aspirations of the Indian bride and strives to capture the essence of traditions with their creations. We picked our top favorites that tell the story of the breathtaking collection.
8. Khubsoorat Collection
The Khubsoorat Collection is a manifestation of the designers’ love for regal Indian haute couture. The stunning range of couture bridal lehengas is rich with the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship. The brand is also popular for beautifully constructed evening and wedding gowns as well as bridal lehengas, wedding sherwanis, and glamorous innovative capsule collections. The options are endless but we particularly loved these bridal ensembles which are the quintessential regal attire for every bride.
129 High Road
London E18 2PA
9. My Trousseau
My Trousseau, the London based fashion house specializing in luxury designs for the Indian brides in the UK also offers a range of alternative wedding dresses and western gowns by their sister label JA.SU.MA. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated gown or a dreamy traditional bridal lehenga (or perhaps both) their collection is just perfect for your wedding day. Here’s our favorite pick.
10. Strands of Silk
Strandofsilk.com makes Indian clothes from leading Indian fashion designers available to discerning, stylish brides looking for elegant bridal ensembles in the UK. Whether you’re looking for haute couture, pret-a-porter, jewellery or accessories, Strands of Silk aims to be everything to every bride. Our favorite picks from the store are these creations by Anita Dongre and Anushree Agarwal.
11. Bibi London
Bibi London is a one-stop-shop boutique label in Brentwood, UK housing an array of bridal couture, heritage jewellery pieces and ensembles for the groom. From traditional wedding outfits to bejewelled cocktail gown, there is something for every occasion. Offering a mix of contemporary pieces and timeless outfits, this store curates designs that fit both the bridal and trousseau collection.
57 Nags Head Ln
Brentwood CM14 5NL
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