This year's LFW had shows that were larger-than-life and magnanimous. With a galore of designers and multitude of outfits, everything is coming up roses to scout for new trends (perks of working at a fashion firm, you see).
After looking at these stunning, well-thought collections, we have selected 12 best lehengas from the LFW ramps that need to be in the modern bride's trousseau, like, now! And don't you worry, we have got you covered on the where, what, when's on wearing them.
Amit Aggarwal's collection, Axil, marks structural brilliance with glistening luminescence. We totally suggest this purple hue lehenga that features a plunging peplum blouse and detailed lehenga for a reception soiree for the bride. Pair the outfit with intricate chandelier earrings and steer clear from traditional jewellery.
The label Shivan and Narresh is synonymous with resort wear. Hence, if you are planning a resort/destination wedding, opt for this olive green velvet lehenga set, worn by Diana Penty here, that is accentuated with gold floral embellishments with thorns and a spikey blouse for your mehendi ceremony. Complete the look with some temple gold jewellery for a fusion look.
Mrunalini Rao gave us a major biker chic, rock bride vibe with this wine coloured emebellished lehenga and a plunging neckline. Wear it for your phera ceremony, because, jewel tones are in, and the non-conformist bride won't mind experimenting with colours, right? Keep your neck bare to draw attention and pair heavy chandbaalis and purple glass bangles. Also, how gorgeous does Ileana D'Cruz look in this outfit?
SVA has made sure that we like our stripes and chevrons more than we used to. Plus, it has a jacket-style full-sleeve blouse along with the flared lehenga, worn by Alaya here, that can help with our cold-feet (pun-intended). So wear this outfit with a black clutch at your reception ceremony to let it do all the talking.
Our penchant for dull grey lehengas has increased with due credits to DIwith this lehenga set by House of Kotwara. Chikankari corset blouse? Check. Zardozi embroidered lehenga? Check. Ruffle metallic dupatta, double check. Going a notch ahead, we would want to see this as a bridal outfit, with gold jewellery.
We can't get over flared this blush pink lehenga is. Punit Balana makes sure that the statement latkans don't really get in our way of dancing our heart out at our favourite number. Wear this resham embroidered chanderi lehenga with your peppy juttis. Ace it like Tara Sutaria.
Pooja Shroff has played around with sleeves really well, we must say. Exhibit A, this Tahira Kashyap-worn almost-a-shoulder-pad cape blouse and sequin hemline on the lehenga is what we consider real modernity. As for this gold and white outfit, an engagement party is THE occasion to wear it at along with a temple necklace and maangtikka set.
We have briefly OD'ed on peplum lehengas before, so it's no surprise that this powder blue halterneck keyhole blouse and the floral embroidered lehenga has our heart set on it. The perfect add-ons to this set would be some dainty kundan maangtikka and earrings, don't you think? How about wearing this one to a bridesmaid photo shoot?
OTT drama never goes out of style. Neon sequins on dreamy pastels is our go-to trend for the a cocktail soiree, and to pair it with this white off-shoulder cape blouse by Shriya Som is an additional bonus. We suggest breaking the monotony with enamel jewellery, that go well with the neon highlights.
We were dicey about printed bridal lehengas, but not anymore. Rajdeep Ranawat is known for his other-worldly palatial prints on ethnic wear, and this one with deep-set neckline plus an embellished jacket (!) belongs in your wardrobe now. Wear it with chandelier diamond jewellery set.
Abstract patterns on a lehenga? Yes please. We are pro-quirk for a sangeet night, and that makes this dusk lavender lehenga set with faux-feather embellishments an optimal pick for a fun dance night with tiered stone necklace set.
Sunaina Khera's LFW collection was nothing less than magic, rightly proven by this bold-red silk lehenga set with a tulle dupatta and veil which are accentuated with 3-D organza flowers. We love the simplicity of the unadorned lehenga, making it one of the best picks for a girl-next-door bride. Pair it with traditional gold jewellery to complete the look.
Which lehenga best resembles your style? Let us know in the comments below.