Not-So-Red Wedding Lehengas To Choose This Season


Opening the armoire of your mother, gazing at the favourite spot of your childhood that holds the precious object which belongs to your mother’s youth, it looks back coyly at you. Finally, it is time to take it out and feel the same emotion that your mother had. Its colour and texture remind you why she always loved it and looked at it from a different perspective. Now is the time in your life when you will tie the sacred knot with your soulmate who will remain by your side till the end of time. To look divine just like your mother, take inspiration from her looks and don’t forget to mingle it with your elegant and modern sensibilities.

Talking about wedding lehenga comes with the innumerable memories attached to it. Gone are those days when brides drooled over the sensuous red lehengas. With time, the choice a bride makes regarding her bridal outfit has changed drastically. Although brides still prefer to wear their mother’s or grandmother’s bridal attire, with a touch of novelty, to pass on the evocative legacy. What do we consider while buying a wedding lehenga? Its fabric, texture, embroidery, design and above all the colour that instantly intensifies the bride’s personality.

More and more brides are ditching the traditional red on their wedding day. From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Dia Mirza to Asin Thottumkal and Amrita. Puri, the list is endless. Selecting a lehenga for the wedding can give any bride jitters because she wants to look unique and flawless. Most people think that wearing red will complete their look but it’s not true. It’s the bride who can complete her look with her elegance and beauty. For the upcoming season, Wedding Affair brings to you the best hues that will compel you to keep aside those oh-so-red traditional wedding lehengas.

Mighty Brighty

Summers are often accompanied by vibrant colours, vivid spirits and celebrations. When it comes to summer weddings, it might draw doubtful glances but if prepared properly, summers can be the best time to carry out your wedding festivities. Not wearing red on the big day eventually gives brides immense options at their disposal to select from. Red isn’t the only bright shade that exists.

Colours like green, pink, orange, blue, purple, yellow (which is reserved for the haldi function) and many more also accentuate your beauty. From the people who love experimenting with shades to those who are a bit afraid of choosing any other colour apart from red, fret not as bright colours will truly amplify your wedding look. Celebrities such as Gul Panag and Nishka Lulla aced their elegant bridal look by opting for bright-coloured wedding lehengas.

Moody Nude-y

While selecting a wedding lehenga it becomes a priority for every bride to choose a colour that will look perfect on her and suit her personality as well, after all, it will be her big day. Talking about the trends, nude shade is the ‘talk of the town’ with many celebrities opting to wear it on their big day as well as for their pre and post-wedding rituals. Colours like champagne, brown, tan, white and beige, all belong to the nude shade family. According to Gale Epstein, creative director and co-founder of lingerie brand Hanky Panky, “We talk of nude now, and there is no one colour. There is a wide range of skin-tone colours. Human skin tones are a whole colour palette unto themselves.”

Pastel Palette

According to Cambridge Dictionary, “pastel is a colour that is pale and soft”, pretty much explains why it has a soothing effect on the eyes of its admirers. Pastel shades never go out of style, complementing all the happy brides gracefully. Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Neha Dhupia, Mira Rajput Kapoor and Masaba Gupta happily choose to adorn soothing, pastel colours for their big day. If not on weddings then pastel shades can be easily worn on mehendi, sangeet or reception. Pastel shades are the best choice for spring and summer weddings, whether tying the knot in India or abroad.

Magic Of Dark-ness

A dark-coloured lehenga is a marvellous piece of art which instantly titivates the bridal beauty. Initially, while choosing a dark shade, brides preferred only reds. The trend has been swiftly changing, red is no more as sexy as it used to be. Elegant dark shades like green, purple, indigo, magenta, gold and several others are here to grace your trousseau. These colours significantly have the power to magnify a bride’s character with class and ease. Usually, dark colours are preferred by dusky beauties but that’s not a rule followed by the millennial bride anymore.

Ethereal Combinations

Tired with the same boring colours? Add some freshness to your bridal look by choosing a colour combination that works wonders for you as a bride. Get inspirations from Dia Mirza or Soha Ali Khan’s wedding outfit. The former wore a Mughal era inspired ensemble with a light, golden-coloured outfit paired with a green dupatta, the latter wore an ivory and gold lehenga with orange dupatta. A graceful combination of bright colours with dark ones, neons or pastels will make you look nothing less than a queen. After all, wedding is the time when the bride can show the world what she is actually and how different she is from others.

Neon Charm

Remember Alia Bhatt’s outfit at Sonam Kapoor’s reception that made a statement and gave many brides an inspiration to adorn neons? Neon colours offer a perfect choice for summer weddings. Though it is not limited to weddings, the bride can wear neon colours for any of the ceremonies performed during the wedding, be it mehendi, sangeet, haldi or a cocktail party. If you want to add an Indo- Western touch to your look then don’t shy away from experimenting with these versatile colours.