One of the most common dresses for South Asian brides is the Lehenga. A Lehenga typically has three pieces – a blouse (also called choli), the skirt or Lehenga (also called Langa or Ghagra) and the stole or dupatta. The Lehenga and the Choli typically have very heavy traditional embroidery, making them a sparkling heavy garment.
A variation on the traditional bridal lehenga is the Garara, which has a long sleeved blouse with flared pants and a dupatta.
The most common color for the bridal lehenga is red – but some of our brides now have been experimenting with the cuts, colors (even neon colors!) and the amount & type of embroidery. In addition, some of our brides now have destination weddings, which makes it hard for them to wear a heavy lehenga.
Another trend, especially among multicultural weddings, is the trend to do a “fusion” Lehnga – a cross between the bridal dress and the traditional lehenga.
(If you are wanting to buy designer bridal lehenga, have you read our post on 5 things to know when shopping for a wedding dress?)
You can buy designer bridal lehengas online too, but we recommend doing your research into the companies which have the experience to create your dream design.
You can see quite a few designs our brides created in the #RealBrides section of the site – where they talk about the inspiration behind their designs. Please fill the form on the right to setup a consultation on how we can help you with designing that special Lehenga!