Indian Wedding Dresses - 22 Latest Dresses To Look Like A Diva

Indian weddings are known for their glitz and glamour, and many days of high energy celebrations. From the venue decorations to wedding dresses, the days are filled with vibrant hues and everything bright and glittering. Indian wedding dresses are a mix of traditional cuts with contemporary styles. Today, Indian brides can choose from a plethora of trends, styles, designs, fabrics, cuts, colours and embellishments. Indian wedding dresses have become more about defining the personal style statement of the bride rather than following traditional norms. Indian wedding dresses are easily available off the racks, in designer stores or can also be custom made. To help you choose from the current raging trends, here’s a list of the best and trending Indian wedding dresses.

1. Traditional Red And Gold Lehenga

The traditional red and gold lehenga is an evergreen choice when it’s about Indian wedding dresses. The colour red is associated with bridal wear and the gold highlights the attire beautifully. The long panels on the skirt and a heavily embroidered or embellished dupatta completes the look. It gives a lot of scope to wear multiple kinds of jewellery and accessories.

2. A Twist To Traditional

A beautiful twist to the traditional red and gold is red and silver. The look and feel is the same but the red lehenga with silver thread and crystals adds a stylish contemporary twist to bridal wear. You can pair this attire with glittering diamonds and crystal accessories.

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3. Embellished White Wonder

The modern day bride loves experimenting with trends and breaking away from traditional norms to make unique statements. This beautiful white lehenga with heavy embellishments in dull gold and silver is a regal looking outfit that is sure to make one stand out. If not for the main wedding, this winner among Indian wedding dresses is a great pick for other important celebrations around the wedding.

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4. Royal Blue Affair

Royal blue has become the next most popular choice of colour for Indian wedding dresses. Gold thread work and embellishments stand out on royal blue; be it silk, velvet or georgette. The colour looks stylish and graceful at the same time.

5. Style Meets Tradition

This red, green and white lehenga is a very stylish outfit with traditional cuts and colours. Red and green add the hues of festivity and the white adds grace and charm. This lehenga is great for day time as well as evening weddings and can be paired with different kinds of jewellery and accessories.

6. Indian Wedding Dresses – Pink Siren

Break away from the shades of red and highlight your feminine side in bright and bold shades of pink. The colour pink highlights both gold and silver work beautifully and adds grace to the overall look of the bride. It’s the perfect colour for the wedding day as well as any other celebrations around the wedding.

7. Glam Doll

For a spectacular glamorous look, opt for a wedding lehenga in bright and contrasting colours. This deep blue skirt with gold and silver thread work is beautifully combined with a heavy work blouse and bright pink dupatta. Keep the blouse cut sexy and stylish.

8. Pretty In Pastels

Pastel shades look truly feminine and pretty. Pastel shades highlighted with gold thread or bead work are perfect for day time and summer weddings. You can also make a statement in pastels for functions before or after the wedding.

9. Ethnic And Graceful Gown

Instead of opting for the common style three-piece lehenga, the classic choice for Indian wedding dresses, you can choose a gown for the wedding day. Gowns are stylish but can look truly ethnic when highlighted with opulent embroidery or thread work. You can accentuate your figure and be comfortably trendy in an ethnic gown.

10. Shimmer In Gold

When it comes to a wedding, there is no such thing as too much shimmer! Look radiant and stunning in a complete gold shimmer lehenga. You don’t need any other colour or opulent accessories and can still make a fashionable statement. Gold shimmer lehengas look royal and ethereal.

11. Long Kurti With Sharara

If you want to wear a lehenga, try and experiment with this new style of wearing one. Ditch the boring blouse for a long kurti to add style and oodles of charm to your outfit. This wedding dress gives a tall and lean appearance and is uber trendy.

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12. Indian Wedding Dresses – The Long Blouse Lehenga Style

Another trendy style to reinvent the way you wear a lehenga is by teaming the skirt with a blouse with long flowy panels. This looks feminine and gives the appearance of a gown but the waistline is sheer and marks the gap between the skirt and the blouse. It looks stylish and is a mix between traditional and contemporary.

13. Heavy Embroidered Kurta-Chudidhar

A long embroidered kurta with opulent thread work in beautiful fabrics, paired with a chudidhar and dupatta, can make a subtle yet stylish wedding statement; Indian wedding dresses aren’t normally this simple, but it really depends on your mood. Choose fabrics like velvet or satin to highlight the thread work and keep the attention on the kurta by teaming with plainer and simpler dupatta and chudidhar.

14. Sheer Saree

Sarees are the epitome of grace and beauty. Skip the traditional silks and choose sheer fabrics to make a sexy style statement. Sheer fabrics like net, lace and georgettes look extremely beautiful when highlighted with intricate mesh work embroidery. You can try a subtle colour with dull gold or silver thread embroidery or even choose a plain saree with a heavy embellished border.

15. Traditional Silk Saree

Most brides in South India prefer opulent silk sarees for the wedding ceremony. The traditional silk saree is an evergreen pick and one can never really go wrong with the choice. You can choose the traditional red, maroon or green silk sarees with broad and opulent golden borders and thread work or experiment with contemporary colours like blues or purples.

16. Contemporary Lehenga

This contemporary lehenga is perfect for the modern day bride. It’s a traditional cut with stylish designs. The rich fabric skirt and blouse is beautifully paired with a gold and orange organza mixed with silk jacket. The embroidery work on the jacket adds to the overall appeal of this trendy wedding outfit. It’s perfect for the big functions before or after the wedding day; an Indian bride can never have too many Indian wedding dresses.

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17. Designer Appeal

Long gowns that accentuate the figure are the perfect pick for engagement ceremonies. The bare shoulders make this a sexy and stylish outfit and the gold shimmer panels on the skirt add a touch of glamour and sparkle. The heavily embellished outfit requires minimal jewellery and accessories and makes for a complete fashionable statement on its own.

18. The Ruffle Style

A body-hugging long gown with big ruffles on the skirt end looks extremely stylish and graceful. You can choose soft fabrics in subtle pastel shades highlighted with dull gold or silver thread work. The ruffles add glam and style to the outfit, yet keeping it classy and graceful.

19. Classic South Indian Bride

For a classic ‘south Indian bride look’ wear a rich silk saree in cream with golden thread work all over. It looks truly traditional yet extremely stylish. Team it up with traditional gold jewellery and flowers in the hair and you are all set to make your wedding day stylish and memorable. This look and style can be tried for other celebrations too.

20. Anarkali

When it comes toIndian wedding dresses, Anarkali suits look truly graceful and are perfect for pre wedding functions. They are comfortable, stylish and very trendy. You can choose from varied bright and vibrant colours highlighted with embroidery or thread work, beads or crystals and laces or shimmer borders. Anarkalis have been a popular choice of wedding attire for quite some time and continue to be so. You can choose from the long floor touching tops or the shorter flowy ones.

21. Indian Gown

Combine the style of western gowns with Indian workmanship. The stylish and opulent cut of a gown looks ethereal when highlighted with thread or embroidery work. You can add crystals or beads to add to the opulence of the gown. Mix layers of lace borders to create a well-defined base to the gown.

22. The Wedding Saree

Wedding sarees are available in a great variety and choice but nothing can match up the grace of traditional red and gold wedding saree. Choose a rich shade of red in a crêpe or georgette fabric with heavy gold thread work for a classic wedding look. You can add a touch of green to the blouse or the pallu and you are ready to make a dazzling and beautiful statement. It’s an all time favourite!

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Indian wedding dresses probably offer the maximum choice and variety. Brides and bride-to-be’s have a hard time deciding and picking the perfect attire. Also, it’s not just one dress but a unique dress for the numerous wedding functions. Wedding dresses are special and deserve efforts. While there are so many designer outlets and retail shops that offer a wide variety, many brides choose to get their wedding dresses custom-made. There are many designers and even tailoring shops who can help you achieve designer outfit looks.

Your wedding day is the day to be the most stunning show-stopper! Experiment with colours and fabrics and make heads turn. So what do you think is a better idea – buying ready-made wedding dresses or putting in all your efforts in making the dresses from scratch? I hope these outfits will lend the much needed style inspiration.