Ditch The Laal Joda And Opt For A White Lehenga For Your Wedding. Here’s How You Can Style It!
Whoever said white isn’t bridal enough, is in need of serious fashion education. Signifying sheer elegance, a white lehenga is a class apart and a statement look in its own right. We do acknowledge that choosing white for your big day can be a gamble most brides won’t be willing to take. But given the right styling, fabric, accessories, and dupatta, it is possible to turn out a fabulous white wedding look, without offending our mother’s friend group rooting for the laal joda!
My obsession with white lehengas began with one of the best character introduction scenes in a movie ever…Sonam Kapoor Ahuja rushing to a wedding wearing a white lehenga in Bollywood’s best fashion film (IMO) Aisha. The lavender pastel combined with sheer white panels was my first introduction to the phenomenon of cocktail lehengas. Combined with her white and golden saree at the end, Sonam is the reason why I still love white in ethnic wear so!
Young brides these days are open to pushing the boundaries of wedding fashion. This opens up so avenues for tailors, boutiques, local markets and designers alike to present something unique. This bridal season, we are seeing white lehengas be a scene-stealer and here are all the ways you can do it!
The luscious shade of ivory, when combined with frosted embroidery, makes for such a beautiful sight in this Ridhi Mehra caped set.
Create A Contrast
This Payal Khandwala ensemble exudes such a royal charm, our fragile hearts can’t handle it. The eggplant blue creates an interesting contrast with the silver-white lehenga, a look that will be great for a pre-wedding cocktail party.
Add Solid Details
A signature Anamika Khanna style, this ensemble features a semi-sheer skirt paired with a structured cape and cropped blouse. The boldness of dark blue combined with the softness of the white is so cool.
Look For Pretty Borders
Dia Mirza’s blush and white lehenga from the House of Kotwara is such an adorable look for a beach engagement party. Keep your hair and makeup natural to keep it looking fresh and fabulous!
In case you do not wish to go all-white, a pastel lehenga with a sheer or netted over-lay ill look just as pretty. This Shriya Som creation is also a great example of the power of a sexy spaghetti blouse.
Seek Out Embroidery
The plain white lehenga can be updated with some beautiful embroidery to take it from a day ceremony to much later. Designer Anushree Reddy envisioned her embroidered stitch with a turquoise blouse ruffled blouse. how cute!
All Over Prints
Rajdeep Ranawat’s range of architectural motifs printed on shiny white fabric is one of our favourites this season. Also, that wrap blouse is such a nice fit for winter weddings.
Do we need to say more? A glamorous sequinned lehenga, like this one from Manish Malhotra, will have you grooving with the DJ all night long!
Add A Touch Of Androgyny
This androgynous created by the good people over at Khanijo is such a mood! Adding a kurta or long peplum blouse with a white skirt can be further layered by adding a pajama to the mix.
As we’ve mentioned before, doing all-over white can be tricky, unless you have the right fabrics to work with. A net lehenga is one of the best things we can think of to create this look!
Now that you know how to do a white lehenga, happy twirling!