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12 Full Flared Lehengas That Are An Iconic Choice for the Brides of Today

Weddings are like fairy tales, then why shouldn’t our brides look like princesses on their big day. While their choices are infinite, full flared lehengas are the most favourite pick of the millennial bride.

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There are gazillion kinds of lehenga options available for the brides varying from its colour and work, to its cut and more. But do you know what makes a full flared lehenga different from the regular ones? Well, it is majorly to do with the number of kali your lehenga has. While lehengas can have as many as 24 Kalis, the fact is that the number of Kalis a lehenga should have depends on the fabric it is using, the cancan that is being put under it, the waist size it is being made in as well as how heavy the lehenga skirt is.

As weddings are all about extravagance these days, so why must you not go all in and opt for a full flared lehenga ladies? We’ve picked out our most favourite full flared lehengas that are sure to make your jaws drop. We are sure that these will help you choose yours instantly.

1. The Aqua Sea and Pastel Peach Lehenga

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This full-flared lehenga is not just unusual in its colour scheme but also its style. The lehenga with aqua sea and pastel peach shades is the perfect combination for a beach or seaside wedding. The mirror work on the lehenga and blouse don’t just make it more elegant but also makes it stand out from the usual zari and Gota work that brides go for. It goes without saying that what makes this look work is the wide flare that makes the minute details of the lehenga more noticeable.

2. The Earthy Brown and Grey Full-Flared Lehenga

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For brides that want to opt for the classic gota and aari work will love this one. The choice of earthy colours for this full flared lehenga is unsual and yet very classy. While the wide flare does absolute justice to the heavy work on the lehenga skirt, this cut is perfect for apple, pear and hourglass shaped brides. For brides looking to replicate this look must go for as many kalis as possible in their lehenga and also opt for traditional jewellery to go with it. 

3. The Peacock Hued Anita Dongre Lehenga

Anita Dongre

This masterpiece from Anita Dongre collection has the luxurious grandeur of Rajasthan overshadowed onto it. Every hand-cut Gota Patti and every hand embroidered zardozi detail on this full flared lehenga speaks of its heritage craft. The brides of today are sure to love every bit of the precision threaded on fine silk piece. The peacock hues on the full flared lehenga add to its charm making it unique as well as modern than the other outfits.

4. Layered Full-Flared Lehenga

Dhanika Choksi Photography

Another current obsession amongst the brides is the layered lehenga, like this teal grey one with a golden layer at the bottom is just what you’d need for your Mehndi function. The contrasting coloured tassels in the side add to the look of this full flared lehenga. This Padmavati inspired full flared lehenga doesn’t just make your lehenga look fuller but also reduces the need for heavy cancan underneath. 

5. Rose Embellished Manish Malhotra Lehenga

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Manish Malhotra is a favourite of the brides when it comes to full flared lehengas. Let’s face it he does add a unique charm to his outfits. This one especially is very different from the typical choice of brides, as it has big rose embellishments at the bottom and a unique silver peplum shaped blouse. The veil on the head adds glamour to the entire look and can be a great choice for your Reception night. While the colours are subtle and classy, this one is sure shot head turner for all.

6. Full Flared Mirror Work Lehenga

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Mirror work lehengas are a current fad that the brides love. While it goes well with almost any kind of Indian outfit, the charm of a full flared lehenga with mirror work is victorious. This particular beautiful white lehenga with mirror work and hues of green and pink is just what the brides need for their day functions. It is not only an elegant choice but also an unusual one. So if you are looking for something stunning and simple, go for a lighter mirror-work skirt with as many as 20 kalis at least for maximum effect. 

7. Self-Embroidered Pastel Pink Full Flared Lehenga

Picture Art Company

Unlike the previous one, this is a more classic style of lehenga that works well for your Haldi and Mehndi functions. The self-embroidered fabric with full flare is what makes the outfit so dreamy. For brides that wish to go for the classic choices, this self-embroidered silk lehenga is your pick. Pair it with floral jewellery and accessories like necklace, earrings, maang tikka and kamar bandh to complete the look of a perfect bride. 

8. Full Flared Banarasi Lehenga

Ritu Kumar

Banarasi as we know is a classic choice for all brides as it works for any function, at any time, in any outfit with any colour as well. A full flared banarasi lehenga with a banarasi blouse of the same fabric is the most chic way of opting for banarasi. It not only breaks the usual choice of contrasts but also brings life to the entire outfit. This pink banarasi full flared lehenga is the classic example of the perfect Sangeet night outfit for the modern bride. 

9. Green Velvet Full Flared Lehenga

Plush Affairs

Velvet is one of the richest fabrics when it comes to choosing a bridal lehenga, which makes it even better is the fall that a 24 kali velvet lehenga gives. Despite being stiff, velvet has a flow and a shine that is unmatchable by any other fabric. This particular green full flared velvet lehenga has breathtakingly beautiful floral work embellished on it making it look more royal and a perfect choice for the Reception night.  

10. The Classic Red Full Flared Lehenga

The Lightsmiths

Despite what most brides say about not going for the classic red shade, the truth is that most brides end up choosing the colour red for at least one of their functions. This full flared lehenga is your classic red bridal lehenga with gold detailing that almost makes it impossible to ever g wrong. For brides looking to recreate the old world charm with their bridal outfit, this is an appropriate choice for your wedding day or even Reception night.

11. Peach Lucknowi Lehenga

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Lucknowi Lehenga also known as Chikankari Lehenga has come back in trend and is surely catching on slowly. This one is for the brides that have a subtle choice and do not wish to go for something flashy. The Lucknowi fabric is usually dyed in the lighter and more pastel hues which make it a classy pick for the day functions. Pair it with your kudan set to make the look more bride-like and you’re good to go. 

12. Wine and Orange Full Flared Lehenga

The Lightsmiths

This outfit is sure to be our youngest pick from the lot. From its colours to its pattern, this one is surely a head turner. For brides who wish to go for something more western, this particular full flared lehenga is a great choice as it is the right combination of indo-western. Go for a modern bun hairstyle with this one to complete the look for your Sangeet or Cocktail night. 

While the amount of flares or kalis in a lehenga does not completely depend on you to choose, but a full flared lehenga has been a more preferred choice of the modern brides for sure. So if you’re on a shopping spree, remember what all it takes to make a full-flared lehenga work like a dream for your big day.

Loving the kalis on these full flared lehengas as much as us? Tell us in comments which one you think is perfect for your wedding.