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The only Manish Malhotra lehengas and outfits for 2020 brides that one must consider this wedding season.

In the 90s, there wasn’t one celebrity wedding that did not have a bride in Manish Malhotra – both in reel and real life. And over the years, Manish reinvented himself many times, recreated his version of a bride, and moved towards a more contemporary silhouette that fitted in with millennials and traditionalists alike. 

This wedding season, it’s all about investing in a Manish Malhotra lehenga, whether it’s a heavily-embroidered version or a cocktail lehenga with frills. And the versatility lies in the way his fabric flows and his wide range of designs that fit in every wedding function, from Haldi to Sangeet beautifully. We picked out 8 stunning lehengas that every bride can choose from, this year.

Manish Malhotra lehengas for 2020 brides

Awadhi style

Photography: Victoria Krundysheva (@victoriakrundysheva)

This spectacular Awadhi drape is perfect for brides who want to go heavy but want their roots to be showcased. The ivory-mint velvet peplum kurta is beautifully paired with a jaamani-flared farshi pajama with a tilla embroidered organza dupatta. It gives the illusion of a lehenga, but it’s a pyjama, and that’s what makes it so unique.

Shimmery love

Malhotra’s stunning cocktail collection from The Luminous World – Tabān is an ode to the millennial bride and her simplicity in choices. This lehenga in a spectacular lilac shade is just perfect for a day wedding or Sangeet.

Old-school glamour

This timeless, old-school glamour look is hard to come by. The jewel-tone farshi is a blend of an emerald kurta with an old-world marori embroidered ruby brocade farshi, layered with a vintage Kota tissue dupatta with zardosi accents. It’s the layering that gives it that stunning look.

Cocktail lehenga with frills

Another silhouette-friendly look from Taban, this cloud puff blouse and mirror-work lehenga pairing are what Sangeet dreams are made of. A great way to go for a lehenga that doubles up as a dress.

Silk splendid

Another of Malhotra’s stunning wedding / festive collections, #Ruhaaniyat is about immersing yourself in plush silks and imperial designs. The regal silk-inspired peshwaz, layered with heritage quilted silk sadri jackets, worn on top of a trailing gharara accentuated with heirloom chatapati accent borders, played with an antique zari zardosi bordered dupatta, is how you straddle tradition with finesse.

The white bride

Another gem from the Taban collection, the classic and emblematic kashida veils are a great way to look like a white bride these days. The veil and the blouse design all point out to a white dress.

Always right with red

The badla raw silk lehenga with a peplum top in fire-engine red and gota work is how one stays connected to the roots.

Heavenly roots

Lilac is still a choice of colour that is doing well with brides in 2020/21, and that’s why this stunning two-tone powder and icy misted blue raw silk lehenga, hand-adorned in traditional silver pitta and zardozi embroidery will make dreams come true. The tulle dupatta with hand-sewn butties hand drizzled with gota makes it easier to be worn to Sangeet or Mehendi.

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.