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Brides are going for the off-beat, the unique and the unusual these days especially in their lehenga choices. We picked out 10 trends that are fast taking over our timelines, especially when it comes to bridal dressing.

Bridal lehengas come with a specific mandate – they come in bold colours, preferably red or maroon, are filled to the brim with ornate details and heavy embroideries. Not anymore, not in 2020 at least. Because the year is already seeing a big shift in terms of fabrics, cuts and silhouettes and they’re bold, yet minimal, and mostly effortless and fun. Take a look at what’s in store for brides this year as far as bridal lehenga trends for 2020 are concerned. 

Black is back

Megha & Jigar
Megha & Jigar/ Instagram

It’s uncanny how darker, more unusual hues are making a comeback. Payal Singhal, Falguni & Shane Peacock and now Megha & Jigar, all have black lehengas as part of their campaigns. This, after navy blue and grey have already been a rage all through last year. Though, to be honest, black is still not a choice for a wedding, it is widely chosen as a night function outfit – mostly Sangeet.

Glossy metallics

Falguni & Shane Peacock

Trust the girls of Lovebug pull out a trend that’s practically all over the ‘gram. Their Falguni & Shane Peacock all-over metallics are getting very popular. From rose gold to plain gold to silver – it’s all about choosing glossy and glam.

Dull shades do work

2020 is the year of colours that cannot be described. Is it grey? Blue? Or just a dull green? The fact of the matter is, it’s unique and it gives a solemn vibe. Sabyasachi once in a while does dabble in some unusual hues and brides just lap them up. This one in particular had an ethereal vibe.

Futuristic fabric play

Reeti Arneja

This year, say no to gold and silver embroideries and embrace the monotone fabric patches – Reeti Arneja’s blue lehenga on Aayushi Bangur says a lot about keeping it futuristic in simple ways.

Whites are going to be big

Abhinav Mishra

The east has finally met the west and white lehengas, much like white dresses are becoming so popular among millennials. Just choose bolder embroideries and colour-block with some colourful jewellery to take it up a notch. Abhinav Mishra, here knows how to play with mirror-work and got to give you a look that’s timeless.

Drape it in style

Anushree Reddy

Not just the lehenga and the blouse, drapes too have evolved and have finally become part of the lehenga. Anushree Reddy does know how to pick colours and uses the dupatta beautifully to give it a newer silhouette.

Lehengas with jackets

Arpita Mehta

It’s easy to trade a jacket for dupatta this season as long as you stay away from those run-of-the-mill trends. Arpita Mehta plays around with stunning silhouettes and makes sure she matches them up with beautiful embellishments.

Veils and dupattas

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani knows a thing or two about keeping it global and that’s why he plays around with two dupattas beautifully. He uses a sheer one as a veil and the bolder one as a dupatta – a win-win, if you ask us.

Sheer pastels

anita dongre

Anita Dongre’s usual Gota -patti style has been replaced by sheer Chanderis billowing in the sun. Choose from mints, yellows and Grecian blues – the sheer the fabric, the better the pictures.

Mul-mul madness

From Chanderis to Benarasis to now, cotton and mull, lehengas are going full circle with fabrics. Jaipur-based block print label, Maayera knows to mix them up and give them a luxe look.

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.