While the bride can easily go grand with multiple embroideries and bright hues, it’s really the bridesmaids that get to try out new wedding wear trends. Bridesmaids’ outfits today come in a variety of new-age styles and unique colours, subverting traditional embroideries and prints. There are quite a few designers doing this successfully. Here we’ve curated the best lehenga labels for the bridesmaids of 2019.
Preeti S Kapoor
This well-known trousseau designer is popular for her gota-patti lehengas and minimalist style. Her latest pastel collection includes shararas and short kurtis with silver gota-patti. The use of traditional embroideries and textiles to create a modern look is what sets Preeti S Kapoor apart.
We love: The pink embroidered short kurta and sharara set
Jayanti Reddy’s Benarasi lehengas feature scalloped borders, a detail we really like. This year, she played with colours like burnt orange and bright purple; unconventional hues featuring beautiful floral embroideries to deliver a high-impact look. Our favourite separate from her new spring-summer line is the wrap blouse that adds a fusion vibe to a traditional garment.
We love: The off-shoulder wrap and lehenga in beige
Bhumika Sharma is all about experimenting with fabrics and styles that suit the Indian body type. Though the designer’s organza lehengas are quite popular, what we really love about her collections is the restraint in the usage of embroidery. The latest from her is gorgeous gold foil printed lehengas.
We love: The Grey Foil Print Embroidered Lehenga
Torani by Karan Torani is a label that brings beautiful Indian textiles and embroidery traditions to the fore. Known for beautiful designs that come with a side of nostalgia, the prints with minimal embroideries work towards creating a timeless appeal. The fabrics are luxurious and the silhouettes are meant for those who prefer elegance.
We love: The Gulabi Cheent Chanderi Lehenga
Known for her floral chiffon and georgette prints, Mahajan brings out a certain playfulness in her lehengas and dhoti pants. The look has vintage roots and her fluid silhouettes are perfect for those looking at making an effortless style statement. The floral prints come with minimal embroideries in pastel hues like pink, mint, and sky blue.
We love: The Ivory Printed Tiered Lehenga Set
The label is known for its signature block prints, natural organic dyes, and eco-friendly techniques. The pastel collection this season comes with form-fitted silhouettes in chanderi, silk, and mul – all featuring sleek cuts. Combining style and comfort, the label’s colour palettes include white, blue, and ice blue, making it perfect for the Indian summer.
We love: The Soft Pink Embroidered Lehenga Set
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