5 lehenga colours to look different from other brides

  • Soumya Srivastava, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 10, 2014 15:56 IST

Did you just say bridal lehengas don't come in any colour other than red?

Time you looked beyond the perennial favourites shopkeepers-turned-designers dished out to you and decided not to be one more of those regular brides. How do you do that? By experimenting with colours.

We give you five hot colours brides are falling for this season.


1 Pink/Fuchsia (Families of pink)
Remember the lehenga worn by Katrina Kaif in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye? Well look at the image above if you need a reminder. As forgettable as the movie was, her lehenga registered in our minds for good. The baby pink was so subtle and light that it almost looked white. Baby pink looks very soft on the eyes and can work wonders if worn with the right jewellery. Darker shades of pink, like fuchsia, are also the closest you come to red and yet be different than the rest. Kumud Arora, who got married in the summer of 2014, tells us why she chose this colour over the traditional, and more regular red.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/12/wedding_2.jpg "Red would have been the same old oft-repeated colour. I didn’t intend to be a yet another bride in red. For me, it was love-at-first-sight with my bridal dress. I did try a few other designs (not even one of them was anywhere close to red) but eventually settled on this. And, after suggesting a few alterations to the design and pattern, I had a fully-customised wedding dress suited perfectly to my personality. In fact, my fiance, Amit, was gracious enough to mould his sherwani (in colour and design) so that it would complement my lehenga."

2 Golden


Perhaps, it has to do more with our love for all things gold. It gives your attire a very royal, imperial look as if you've descended straight from the havelis of a prestigious Rajasthani royalty. Take, for instance, this bride from an episode of Band Baaja Bride in a golden lehenga. She looks stunning in this Sabyasachi creation and was also prudent enough to not bombard her attire with too much gold by keeping her necklace and earrings white, hence balancing the equation. 3 Orange


Yes we know it belongs to the family of red but we just cannot help stressing on how incredibly radiant every Indian skintone looks in orange. Even orange ranges from very dull (almost yellowish) to a very red-like neon as was worn by Shreya Bambral on her special day. Shreya, a primary school teacher, says about her lehenga "The first lehenga I liked was in orange, and I didn't look any further. Colour was definitely the highlight of my lehenga." She paired her orange lehenga with a yellow blouse and heavy gold jewellery. The work on the dress is an intricate and clean gota-patti which gave the attire a fresh and light look, combined with heavy colors and jewellery. 4 Blue


It's the quirkiest of the lot, but no less beautiful. Sample this Manish Malhotra piece on Deepika Padukone. And it is not just the big guns like Manish Malhotra who can offer you lehengas in such colours. Even our favourite place Chandni Chowk can help you big time. Mohd. Dildar Ansaari of Pakiza Plaza in Chandni Chowk says that an increasing number of brides are opting for blue not just for their reception or engagement wear, but also for the wedding dress itself. "As unlikely as it may seem, the shift in choices colour is indeed happening, blue being the bravest of them all," he adds. 5 Red


Sorry girls, but there is just no escaping this one. Like we said in the beginning of this list, red is indeed preferred by a vast majority of women. A big reason behind this is that many families consider red the most auspicious colour for the newly weds and therefore a necessity for the wedding day attire of the bride. Another reason is the safety that this colour ensures. If things go haywire, if you get mismatching jewellery with any of the other lehengas, the whole preparation would be for nothing but with red, everything works. Hell it works even when you aren’t wearing any jewellery at all like Alia Bhatt over here.
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