With more and more girls wanting a regal look on their wedding day, heavy bridal lehengas have now come back into the spotlight. For a few years, lightweight lehengas were the norm with no one wanting to carry so much weight on them! Now, whether you blame it on celebrity influence or the designers who’ve fought to bring them back, heavy bridal lehengas are now the in-thing.
Add to The Look, Not the Weight
Interestingly, most of leading designers have come up with bright ideas to make these outfits look heavy in design without actually adding weight onto the bride.
1. Get removable can-can
One of the simplest ways to achieve that is through the addition of the removable can-can as the lehenga underskirt. While the can-can buffs up and fluffs out the dress to kingdom come, the weight can be lessened when needed. That provides a lot of relief for brides by making it lighter and easier to move around in.
2. Choose your heavy work style
The biggest advantage with heavy bridal lehengas is that you can explore a ton of options. The designs, embroideries, stone or mirror work, the types of threads used and much more; the options are aplenty. Furthermore, the blouse too provides you with the option to explore different designs and artwork styles.
3. Heavy blouse designs
Another common theme with these lehenga current designs is that there actually a lot more work on the blouse designs, often more than the lehenga itself. This makes it more comfortable for the bride as she does not have to carry the heavy lehenga skirt with difficulty.
Latest Heavy Bridal Lehengas Spotted on Real Brides
With all these modifications in mind, let us look at some of the best designs for heavy suits for marriage.
1. Red suit with heavy mirrorwork
Red is the national colour of marriage in India and what better way to look great at your wedding than by wearing a heavy bridal lehenga in red. The design shown here is a classic example of traditional mirror work.
Look at how the mirror work has been done on the flares of the lehenga, the borders of the blouse and the dupatta. The threads used for embroidery are silver, providing you with a combination of red and silver. Furthermore, the fact that it is a double dupatta lehenga makes it a heavy attire too!
2. Go heavy, gently
Another fresh take on the heavy bridal lehenga is a lighter version of the same, which looks heavy in its design. This design has heavy embroideries through but with lighter and thinner threads. Moreover, it does not have a can-can underneath the lehenga skirt, making it even lighter.
The beige colour looks perfect with the golden dupatta and gold jewellery as well. Another interesting take on this attire would be going with different jewellery pieces with green emeralds or red rubies.
3. The classic pink with silver embroidery
The classic pink is a colour that is slowly going out of the Indian weddings as it is replaced by pastel and deeper shades. However, with good designs and embroideries, it is surely something that you should consider for your wedding.
This pink heavy bridal lehenga has heavy silver embroidery all over it. The bottom of the flares in the lehenga has broad borders and the length has vertical designs, completing the overall look. It also evens out the design work on the lehenga.
4. Look like a Begum
Wearing a Gharara or Sharara are common for a Muslim bride and this lady looks nothing short of an empress with nods to these outfits in her heavy bridal lehenga. How? The piece features different vertical fabric lengths like a conventional Chatapati Gharara design (where contrasting fabrics are stitched together).
These heavily embroidered pieces give it a heavy, regal look.
Further, styling the gold or beige colour with jade coloured jewellery gives it a classic, Nawabi feel that can be replicated to a Muslim wedding. The extremely layered outfit adds more character to the lehenga as well.
5. Long patterns on the flares of lehenga
This is a neat design for a heavy bridal lehenga without any typical designs or sequins as seen normally in a heavy lehenga. This bright design has long trapezoidal shaped designs along the length of the skirt. This makes you look taller as well. The thick borders at the bottom helps the lehenga hold its shape with ease.
6. Red suit with heavy double dupatta
Another take on heavy bridal lehengas is wearing a lehenga set with heavy double dupattas. The heavily sequined dupatta that is used to cover the head makes the bride look stunningly beautiful and the main dupatta has incredible embroidery work using stones and mirrors. This combination perfectly complements the heavy lehenga, giving you the complete regal look.
Pick any of these bridal lehengas to look your best on your wedding day. The heavier, the better, because it adds to that overall bridal look!
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