Indian Bridal Wear: The Big Fat Indian Lehengas (Part 1)

by mehak on January 23, 2011

in Bridal fashion

I live in a punjabi family. That opening line itself should tell you that we love weddings, we love getting married , we love getting people married, and we love dancing at marriages. 
 Whenever there is an upcoming wedding in the family (or even if there isnt) , my mom and  I obsessively scour the internet for lehengas and suits and saree designs. We had this little document file thing on our PC labelled ‘designs’  which we had compiled over 2 years  after looking through thousands of crappy photos and finding one little gem. Sadly, 3 computer crashes later, we dont have that anymore. So this is going to be a little series starting now where i will put together my favourite pieces of indian bridal wear. If you google this term, you will realise just how crappy the results come up- all cheap trade show stuff, so hopefully if there is another crazy  obsessed person like me this might be helpful to them. Enjoy!!

Read on for more gorgeous lehenga pictures…
indian bridal lehengas manish malhotra
Both above are lovely Manish Malhotra creations from his latest fashion  show. The one on top is such a fun, simple wearable look. I love the skirt and the net dupatta. Perfect for your best friends wedding. The one on the bottom is just breathtaking. Silver and gold beadwork on a beige , gold background and brocade blouse.I love the beading on the dupatta and the whole outfit looks so…ethereal and 

I dont know who designed the lehenga above but i love how three contrasting colours- purple, orange and hot pink are used together to create one cohesive, bridal look. The scalloped edges on the dupattas are lovelyand the hanging tassles just add to the whole indian princess theme..

I think the one above is a Ritu Kumar. The work definitely reminds me of it.I just love how understated it is, even with oodles of zari work all over the lehenga, and tuquoise + purple makes for a pretty picture.

Okay, so the low cut neckline might shock your relatives a bit, but how gorgeous is the embroidery and detailing on that kurta? There is an emerald green velvet skirt underneath and the entire outfit comes together very nicely. I am somehow a sucker for georgette sleeves which are see through, with heavy detailing, i am also a sucker for tassles and these contain both of them…love it !

DISCLAIMER: I dont claim ownership of the above pictures. They have been taken off or via google images. If anyone has copyright issues then please contact me and i shall definitely take them off

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CC January 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

These are gorgeous! :)


Magali January 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Some are incredibly gorgeous, but one or two look a tad overdone (to my eyes). I guess it's because I'm used to White Wedding Gowns.


PnB January 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

@ CC- they are!!!

@Magali- Oh i am a bling bling girl!!! I am used to big fat punjabi wedding these look almost understated in comparison..i get where you are coming from though..for a lot of people these are too much :)


bhumika January 23, 2011 at 4:24 pm

dos look super awesum !!


PnB January 23, 2011 at 4:28 pm

@bhumika- i lovve the second one from top…its my its sooooo pretty.


A Lot Like Fashion January 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Aren't those Manish Malhotra ones just so stunning? I was in Kimaya a month or something back and I think I drooled over the entire place :D


corallista January 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm

These are gorgeous Mehak! Love the purple turquoise one! The Manish Malhotra creations are also quite stunning.


PnB January 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

@ALLF-They are amazzziinnggg…i was in emporio the other day and the suneet verma's shop and kimaya were stunning

@coralllista- theyr lovely na…i love purple and turquoise together


Alexandra January 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Love the last one, it's gorgeous!!


ClassyandFabulous January 23, 2011 at 8:23 pm

i WANT the nudeish manish malhotra one NOW even if i have no where to wear it to. Hell i`ll even wear it to college or just at home
also adore the intricate one by ritu kumar and the last one jaqueline is wearing. love the fact that its daring and unconventional!


PnB January 24, 2011 at 5:01 am

@classy&fab- the nude one is my favourite like really…i also love anajli and arjun designs…cant get a hold of any of their stuff online..


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