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Feather-light lehengas are the new fad; Gone are the days where one would dread the thought of wearing a lehenga. Be it for festive celebrations or BFF weddings, lehengas have gone through a much-needed upgrade and now grace every bridesmaid's wardrobe.
Next time you are worried about finding a perfect pick for an event, skim these designer profiles and we are sure you will find something complimenting your style, the kind that comfortably fits on your pockets.
We have curated a list of designers who have a unique understanding of their craft, and are on their toes to bring out the best.
Vvani by Vani Vats
The label Vvani is by the Indian designer Vani Vats who is known for her modern ethnic tailored Indian wear. Intricate embroidery, unique detailing, and extensive use of brocades and zari is what defines her style.
This stunning lilac lehenga juxtaposed with the scallop mirror details is a perfect pick for the bridesmaids. You can pick statement earrings to finish the look, and leave your hair open to match up this sophisticated silhouette.
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Karan Torani’s label is all about heritage weaves. Drawing his inspiration from his Sindhi background, the designer works around designs hand-done by Kalamkari artists. Extensive use of prints and textures, tribal embroidery, and inspiration from his roots is what makes his work unique.
This beautiful Champa Temple kalidar cotton silk lehenga set with organza dupatta is an all about Indian nostalgia. While you can pick this for your own mehndi, it is also a great pick for the bridesmaids. Shop for their beautiful lehenga collection in-store and online.
Image Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra
Abhinav Mishra’s label is all about glamorous Indian wear. One can see a lot of intricate hand-done embroidery, use of textures, and pastel tones. Drawing inspiration from India’s rich art and architecture, the designer takes inspiration from stories, both new and old.
A lot of sheer, sequin, and the minimal colour is what defines this breezy lehenga. If you are someone who likes to stay away from hand-spun fabrics, here is a perfect ensemble that is all about pastel hues, and sequin. A great day time pick, go for a low lying bun with statement earrings for this one. Pick one for yourself from their store in Shahpur Jat & Dhan Mills, Chattarpur.
A New Delhi based label, designer Astha Narang’s work is all about modern couture done up in draped silhouettes and beautiful floral spreads set around pleats and folds. The colour palettes she uses are striking and make for a perfect blend of the modern and the classic.
An eye-pleasing floral lehenga with a matching blouse, this piece from the label Astha Narang is a perfect pick for a day time event. If you are a bridesmaid, we cannot think of a better option for your BFF’s mehndi. Soft romantic waves, a dramatic eyeliner, and nude lips will make you quite the head-turner!
Sukrit & Aakriti
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Sukriti and Aakriti Grover’s label is all about heterogeneous taste and assorted design. One can find a lot of whites, lighter hues, tastefully done Indian wear, and a lot of relatable fashion.
Pick a bohemian vibe for your next event. This organic cotton lehenga by Sukrit and Aakriti is a lightweight stunner in the perfect combination of blue and white. Chic and modern, the fusion style ensemble has an embellished dupatta, sequin blouse, and embroidered lehenga. Go for a bolder lip, sleek hair, and a pair of heels for a stunning look. Their beautiful lehenga collection is worth loosening your pockets for.
Known to design fashion-forward yet functional styles, designer Mahima Mahajan’s work is all about flowy silhouettes, tropical prints, sequin, and a lot of feminine grace. Contemporary and whimsical, her brand is all about the modern-day woman.
Get going in Mahima Mahajan’s tropical lehenga from her kaleidoscopic #SS20 Collection. A perfect pick for the next shaadi on the block, this flowy piece will keep you comfortable and hands-free to enjoy your BFF’s wedding. Pair it with emerald green earrings, and dreamy hair to finish the look.
You can shop from these designers via their websites and Instagram pages. We hope we were able to curate a list you can browse from, for your next event.
Which designer's beautiful lehenga collection has your heart? Tell us in the comments below!
Written by Charu Rawat