WeddingSutra’s guide to the loveliest Lehengas in Delhi
A series of capital ideas – let our trousseau experts tell you where the best bridal lehengas are, this shaadi season.
We understand wedding trousseau shopping can be confusing and tedious with so many options in style, fabric, and color. Your wedding lehenga has to be “the one” and it’s an emotional investment you make in your designer. Which is why, we want it to be perfect! And we know just the trick. We put together a few tips and tricks to help you pick a bridal trousseau that suits your budget and your personality. Make notes or even better, just bookmark this page, for a comprehensive list of the best bridal lehengas in Delhi.
Always dreamt of wearing a big-name designer to your wedding? Well, in Delhi you’re spoilt for choice. Browse through Autumn/Winter trends in high-end luxury lehengas from the ateliers of the best Indian bridal wear designers. If you’re looking for superb craftsmanship and Indian textiles, pick from Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Ritu Kumar, Raw Mango, Anita Dongre, Rohit Bal or Anju Modi’s catalogs. A mix of the traditional with the modern in your bridal silhouette will come from the gorgeous trousseau collection by Manish Malhotra, Abu Jani And Sandeep Khosla, Shantanu and Nikhil, Varun Bahl, Suneet Varma, JJ Valaya, Tarun Tahiliani and Meera Muzaffar Ali. Gaurav Gupta, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Masaba Gupta and Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika’s designer collection with Indo-Western aesthetics makes way to the bride’s mehndi, sangeet and reception’s wardrobe.. Their bespoke services are one of the best in the capital and they also offer exquisite jewellery options to complement your ensemble.
From Left to Right: Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Ritu Kumar
Clockwise: Ritu Kumar, Varun Bahl, JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani
Multi Designer Store
If you’re rushed and want to sift through the best designer wedding lehengas without traipsing from shop to shop your best bet is a multi-designer store. You can compare cut, silhouette and prices in one sitting. WeddingSutra recommends Asmairaa, Carma, Aza and Ogaan. Carma curates a wide range of high-end lehengas from designers like Payal Singhal, Jade by Monica and Karishma, Dolly J, Reynu Taandon and also showcases talent like those of SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi and Mrunalini Rao. Aza and Ogaan house gorgeous heirloom lehengas and standalone couture from Neeta Lulla, Akanksha Gajria, Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy and Vrisa. You’ll also find colorful lehengas and a new bridal collection by Jayanti Reddy, Aisha Rao, and Soltee by Sulakshana Monga at Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop. If you’re looking for more youthful color options, modern embroidery and detailing and diverse silhouettes, head to Asmairaa. Their pick of Delhi’s best designers like Astha Narang, Leenu Singh and Bhaavya Bhatnagar will leave you spellbound.
From Left to Right: Anamika Khanna, Aza and Sonam and Paras Modi
Clockwise: Ogaan, Asmairaa, Aza and Carma
Dilli Ki Shaan:
If you’re a true blue Delhiite and love your bling and color, then look no further. The capital is teeming with designers who make gorgeous wedding lehengas that are inspired by the rich culture of Delhi. Our favorites have to be Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s gorgeous zari work lehengas from the ‘Hiraeth’ collection. If you want to unleash your inner boho goddess then Ridhi Mehra and Madsam Tinzin’s colorful lehengas in pastels are perfect. If you’d like a traditionally designed trousseau piece with an unmistakable edge, meet Phatphattitude by Shreya and Rajvi. Or you can opt for sophisticated palettes in peach and gold with minimalistic cutwork from Bhumika Grover’s designs. Tracing the path from Dubai to Delhi, Shaveta and Anuj present a modern approach to Indian wear with their opulent bridal couture label, Ghungat by Shaveta & Anuj. Bageecha turns traditional banarasi fabric into beautiful sarees, lehengas and dupattas. Renu Dadlani with exquisite hand-embroidered garments across several textiles is a perfect fit for a traditional event. Nitya Bajaj, Ridhima Bhasin, Monika Nidhi and Payal turn modern silhouettes and cuts ultra-glamorous with embroidered, beads and sequins works. Abhinav Mishra’s play with intricate mirror work and Bhumika Sharma’s digitally printed ensembles are perfect for all pre-wedding functions. If you wish for the classic princess look, the Delhi designer’s captivating range of lehengas, sarees, and Indian bridal clothing materialize a beauty you can only hope to come across in the best of fairy tales!
From Left to Right: Madsam Tinzin, Rimple and Harpreet, Phatphatitude, Ghungat by Shaveta & Anuj
Rimple and Harpreet (Above) and Ridhi Mehra (Below)
Mid Budget Beauties
Weddings are lavish affairs and while it is wonderful to have grand celebrations to begin your new life, you still need to be practical. WeddingSutra knows the best wedding lehenga is the one that looks gorgeous on you but suits your wallet as well. If you can look past the security of a big name designer and have faith in your own taste, stores like Frontier Raas, CTC Mall, Indu Fashions, Gyans, Manyavar, Heritage and Asiana Couture present beautiful creations in diverse Indian textiles. An array of stores in the busy streets of Chandni Chowk, Lajpat Nagar, Chawri Bazaar, Karol Bagh, Shahpur Jat, Kamla Nagar, Hauz Khas, South Extension, Defence Colony and Greater Kailash 1 offer multiple outfit options in a workable budget. Pakeezah Plaza, Chhabra 555, Om Prakash Jawahar, Zeenath Plaza, Frontier Bazaar, Shakuntalam, Meena Bazaar and Ushnak Mal Mool Chand are great places to shop for your other big events like the Mehndi and Sangeet. They not only offer excellent customization but will also give you value-adds and recommendations that suit your budget.
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From Left to Right: Indu Fashions, Chandni Chowk, Pakeezah Plaza, Gyans and Chhabra 555
Indu Fashions, Chandni Chowk and Frontier Raas
Still looking for your dream lehenga? Find a little inspiration, in the WeddingSutra’s Lehenga Lookbook featuring talented couture wear real brides picked. Or pick some of our favorites at WeddingSutra On Location.
If you still want to have some options, do check out our Real Brides Real Style section as brides share their tidbits on their bridal lehengas.