Hi everyone! I know my blog has been pretty focused on food/restaurants/cooking lately, but since wedding season is just around the corner, I’m going to devote today’s posts to one of my favorite topics: South Asian wedding fashion! Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m obsessed with Indian clothes and following designers on social media for the latest South Asian bridal trends. I could spend all day staring at Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s beautiful couture lehengas and scouring the web for the latest Pinterest-worthy destination wedding inspiration. You think I’d be sick of it after planning my own wedding a year and a half ago, but I’m still completely enamored by the sheer beauty and vibrancy of traditional threads. I just love them so much!
Here are the five lehengas/Indian designer outfits that I’m currently crushing on. I tried picking a variety of outfits that reflect different styles, but I’m clearly feelin’ the pastels this season. Just can’t get away from how soft, delicate, and romantic pastels look on a bride or on a wedding guest! Perfect for summer weddings.
In no particular order:
If you’re looking for soft, romantic pastels that are both traditional and modern, look no further than Anita Dongre. This pistachio lehenga from her recent Love Notes collection is simply exquisite. Striking, but subtle, which is exactly how I like it. Perfect for the understated bride at her sangeet or mehndi ceremony.
When I first saw this beige Sabyasachi lehenga on Instagram, my jaw was on the floor. I was immediately obsessed. Everything about this is sheer perfection – the intricate details of the lehenga, the lace work, the subtle peach-ish beige nude…just everything. A lehenga this royal is only fit for the romantic bride. I can imagine this at an outdoor garden wedding, with the bride wearing a delicate diamond tiara and soft curls. Sighhhh.
The movie Bajirao Mastani was FULL of enviable Anju Modi lehengas, but I was most taken by this simple white lehenga worn by Deepika Padukone in the song ‘Mohe Rang Do Lal’. In a sea of bright Indian wedding colors, sometimes simplicity is best. White used to be taboo for Indian weddings, but I like that it’s becoming more of a trend nowadays. I could see this lehenga styled with layers of pearl necklaces and a giant mang tikka. So pretty for a wedding guest or sister of the bride/groom.
Back to green! I’m usually not a fan of really loud colors, but I would 100% wear this Payal Khandwala long lehenga to a mehndi or sangeet event. The juxtaposition of lime green and purple is gorgeous and I just love how vibrant and funky the entire look is. The chunky necklace and no-nonsense hair is a fabulous touch – with colors this catch, you really don’t need much in the way of accessories. I think this look is perfect for a wedding guest, especially to an outdoor event.
This outfit probably strays the furthest from my personal style, but I still L-O-V-E it. Deepika Padukone looks incredible in this Anamika Khanna jacket lehenga with a peekaboo bralette and statement necklace. I would love to see a gutsy bride brave this look for her reception – classy, edge, and completely unique. It would make quite the statement and I guarantee that no other bride would be rocking the same outfit!
Which of these lehengas are you guys loving? Any other designers you’re currently crushing on? I’d love to hear from you if you have any wedding-related questions or if you want to see more content related to Indian weddings in general. Gimme a shout!