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Wedding season is here and it’s guaranteed that you’ll spend the next few weeks scrolling through your feed, glancing at every new trend making it’s way into your timeline. What we’ve noticed is that hemlines have gotten spunkier, blouses swankier, and decor has an ‘intimate’ upgrade. With fashion weeks and new collections hitting shelves, we’ve picked out 12 playful lehenga trends that are set to make brides happy. Whether it’s for a Sangeet, wedding, or a Mehendi, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are the best bridal lehengas of 2020.

Trend: Mirror-work magic

Abhinav Mishra sure knows how to make a minimalist bride super happy. His mirror-work collection called  ‘Retro Romance’ from The Royals, SS20 collection, is made for the millennial bride.

Perfect for: A day wedding

Trend: Neutral hues

Celebrity stylist Sonam Babani shows off Arpita Mehta’s ethereal, stunning collection that’s ideal for smaller functions. The pastel blurred polka print organza skirt, paired with an embroidered blouse and dupatta, is a winner for a day Mehendi.

Perfect for: A destination Mehendi

Trend: Silver embroideries

Seema Gujral keeps it traditional yet contemporary with her red raw silk lehenga featuring rich embroidery, and embellished with crystals, pearls, and sequins. Here’s how you can wear red but with a modern spin — a strappy blouse included — and this piece comes with an optional belt and a double dupatta, making it something you can adorn even later.

Perfect for: A traditional wedding

Trend: Bold blouses

@toraniofficial’s decadent lehenga sets are not for the faint-hearted. The powdery blues and the lightness of the organza sleeves really capture modern bridal aesthetics. This time, Torani goes a bit heavy and gives us a velvet print lehenga with a bold blouse. We’re loving the open neck — it’s perfect for a wedding or a sangeet.

Perfect for: A sangeet

Trend: Embroidered lehengas

Ridhi Mehra , usually known for her lighter pieces, has gone a bit heavier with her bridal lehengas. Her Bridal 2020 Collection Isa, brings together tradition with just a hint of minimalism, and this ivory paisley embroidered lehenga is proof of that.

Perfect for: A day wedding

Trend: The white bride

Manish Malhotra’s The Luminous World, Tabān, gives us timeless classic and emblematic kashida veils that are reinvented for modern times. We love how Indian brides are now channelling western brides, albeit in their own way.

Perfect for: A night wedding

Trend: Peplum blouses

Tarun Tahliani’s new bridal lehenga in shades of gold, jade, and ruby, with a peplum blouse, is as unique as they come. The lehenga has artwork using motifs that were originally hand-painted at the studio; there is a kasab (a variation of zardozi embroidery) base to match the pattern of the lace that forms the peplum bodice. The lehenga is paired with a tulle veil with lace borders and Swarovski crystals, making it a true TT signature.

Perfect for: Evening pheras

Trend: Sequin lehengas

Pretty and perfect lehengas for day occasions from Vvani Vats to look stunning and unique. The sequin work in beautiful colours is perfect for brides who want light-weight options.

Perfect for: A sangeet

Trend: Light silks

Anita Dongre’s new collection is full of pastel shades and simple necklines, and this powder blue option is truly perfect for the humid weather. The silver inlay work is just as stunning.

Perfect for: A day Sangeet

Trend: Architectural details

We’re already loving gota details on lehengas and this old-school design is perfect for brides who want to step out in something unique. RAR studio keeps the blouses sexier and the colours muted.

Perfect for: A Mehendi

Trend: Scalloped Lehenga

Scalloped lehengas are the newest trend, and Mishru captures the trend in its new collection beautifully. We love this pink number that serves a punch without being over-the-top.

Perfect for: An evening function

Trend: Winged drapes

The Amit Aggarwal structured lehenga in metallic polymer, paired with hand embroidered asymmetric blouse and winged drape, from the Couture 2020 collection, is for a bride who likes to experiment.

Perfect for: A reception

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.