In a country driven by traditions, tones of red in bridal fashion has gained significance. Once the wedding functions commence, non-stop flash of decadent couture finery that takes over; think rich renditions in silks, velvets, and a range of other fabrics. In the ever-evolving Indian bridal fashion, unconventional hues are rare but noteworthy.
There’s an army of couturiers, who at times, school would-be brides on how to be experimental and think beyond tradition. From the signature Sabyasachi, floral white lehengas to Abhinav Mishra‘s versions featuring mirror work to Anita Dongre’s benarasi numbers, be ready to be spoilt for choice when it comes to white bridal lehengas
White plays a beautiful canvas to any colour and what better way than picking up a lehenga featuring heavy floral embroidery or busy prints, all in striking hues. Case in point is this exotic Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga.
How about some mirror work bling on the base of white? It definitely is a winning look. We suggest go easy with the veil/dupatta. And who better than Abhinav Mishra to school on how to ace the look.
If there is one couturier who pulls together various elements to create one seamless look, it is Tarun Tahiliani. Besides the impeccably draped, belted dupatta and an almost see-through element in the lehenga skirt, what stands out is the heavy Dori embroidery on the white canvas.
Looking for a perfect pairing of pink(s) and white? This Ridhi Mehra lehenga is for you. This chintz motif embroidered lehenga looks perfect even without a dupatta, and the cropped blouse adds to its minimal yet luxurious appeal.
In case you are looking for something serene and delicate for your big day, Torani’s exquisitely crafted pieces won’t disappoint you. The beauty lies in the intricate embroideries and the way they have been balanced over the blouse, scalloped veil, and the lehenga – all in white.
Minimalistic handlooms? You can count on Anita Dongre. This white benarasi lehenga with an infusion of gold makes for an ideal choice for a minimalistic bride. To break the monotony, pair a red or a pink dupatta with the white lehenga skirt.
Looking to conjure up some drama with whites? Anushree Reddy is your go-to designer. We love the dramatic lehenga skirt, minimal dupatta, and the beautiful elbow-length blouse, all done in white.
If you are thinking of opting for white bridal lehengas, your mood board should not skip Manish Malhotra. Over the past decades, from creating beautiful renditions of dabka, chikankari to mirror work, Malhotra has not shied away from experimenting with whites. This regal mirror work lehenga on Natasha Poonawala is a strong case in point.
For traditional cuts, look no further than this sequin, pearl, Swarovski crystal, mirror and gota patti work on Seema Gujral lehenga. An off-white lehenga with oodles of goldwork in organza is perfect for an ethereal look.
Trust Gaurav Gupta to make a futuristic lehenga in his signature style that will be perfect for a wedding, a reception, or even an engagement ceremony. The bold sleeves and stunning neckline create a grand image. This hand-embroidered couture collection piece features exquisite chikankari, beading, and glass embroidery in dramatically sculpted shapes.