The winter wedding season in sin full swing and some of us are yet to zero on a bridal lehenga which is perfect for the winter chill. To be able to stand the cold winds one needs an attire that looks stylish, makes a statement but at the same time saves us from the cold.
Here are some lehengas made by designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Jayati Reddy which fit the description that you can take inspiration from. (Most images have been taken from Sabyasachi Mukherjee's Instagram handle.)
The velvet fabric will be a lifesaver as it traps heat. This creation by Sabyasachi is like a dream come true for every winter bride. This year the forecast says that the chill will be much more than before so be ready to embrace it. It will be your day and you should be comfortable yet be the head turner bride whose teeth aren't chattering. The beauty is in the embellished work and zardosi which adds enough sparkle to you. Get yourself a comfortable, statement choker piece if your blouse front has heavy work like this. If you are uncomfortable with anything that touches your neck as for some it can be claustrophobic, go for a long chain necklace. Nowadays we have jewellery that falls below the blouse hems as well. Keep your sleeves till your elbow but if the cold is unbearable for you in general then go for a 3/4th. Wear statement bangles and kadas and even an amulet will do if you are comfortable in those.
Erica's Red Ruby
She may not be the bride but her attire can certainly be turned into one. Yes, it reminds us of the much talked about red lehenga that Priyanka Chopra and Neha Kakkar sported at their respective weddings, but it can be amped up. It is a little different since it is all sequined. This Sabyasachi creation has been completed with a heavy on gemstone choker and earrings. You can also wear a stone embellished belt with a maang tika that matches the rest of the jewellery.
Golden & Beige
This one has a classy disposition as it plays heavily on the embellishments in concentrated areas, sewed into silk and velvet fabric. Get a velvet base with silk over the line in which the sequins and zardosi can be sewed in. The base here is beige but you can definitely amp up the hue and make it brighter if you like but make sure the essence of a look like this remains. Here the model is wearing a strappy blouse but you can add sleeves to it.
The blouse here is glittery with heavy work all over. For a dupatta, the model is wearing a net chunari but you can go for a velvet shawl in addition. Let this delicate piece be your veil and wrap a similar velvet finished shawl with some embellishments here and there. Play well with your jewellery as that can make or break your classy look. Go for a multi-layer neckpiece or even a choker would look great. Go for a big maang tika in which you are comfortable. Keep the lipstick on the red side. But the rest can be gold and silver as per the lehenga colours.
This too is a maroon lehenga in velvet but with lighter work on the lehenga. What we are digging is the blouse neckline which gives a lot of room to a full-size choker. This will keep you warm but make you look very classy and royal on your wedding day when all eyes are on you. The glass bangles seem to be back in fashion but you can go for metal or gold kadas.
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Sonam In Jayati Reddy's Purple Number
Different, royal, and classy. This lehenga look in the royal purple colour is what a bride who is more into looking different should go for. Go for a lot of silver and gold zardosi work, long rani haar, a burla instead of a flat maang tika, and you are sorted! The sleeve length till you elbows is just perfect and the dupatta is in silk which will too ward off the chill to an extent. The lehenga can be made out of a velvet fabric so that part is certainly taken care of. Wear wedges so that the heel does not kill you eventually.
The model here is indeed beautiful and the ensemble created by Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a mashru kurta paired with a gharara and an embroidered tulle dupatta as explained on his official Instagram handle. If yours is a daytime wedding especially in a gurudwara then this traditional look will look stunning! Team it with nice traditional jewellery and make sure your dupatta has heavy work as that will be your main clothing since your head will be covered with it. A lot of gota patti or zardosi work will add that "chaar chaand" paired with classy makeup. Play big with your eye makeup.
Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on the wedding season looks whether you are a bride, the bride's sister or the guest.