Give those heavy-duty, old-school zardozi lehengas a rest this wedding season and dress yourself up in modern inventive lehengas in eccentric hues and uncommon embroideries. From stylized blouses perfectly beaded with crystals and feathers to ethnic lehengas getting a modern do-over, it is all about elevating your style game. The essential key point to get on this trend’s bandwagon is to opt for muted colours instead of loud and bright. Ditch the traditional blouse for an encrusted bustier cropped top or a corset if you are willing to dress risqué. Take inspiration from Bollywood starlets like Disha Patani who recently wore a chrome applique ivory lehenga with a collared cropped blouse and Janhvi Kapoor who paired her off-white mirror-work, Falguni Shane Peacock lehenga with an embellished bustier, keeping the rest of her look minimal-chic. Ethnic fashion no longer limits to beyond the body weight ensembles, people now experiment with their traditional garments by making it more contemporary, new-age and wearable.
Have a bold take on ethnic wear, with a heavy dosage of edgy glamour; dilute the traditional look with statement-making elements like feather, sequins and crystals. Instead of draping yourself in yards of dupatta, let your hair down for the night and style your lehenga with a ruffled dupatta or a feather detailed one. While the stereotypical wedding palette is all about the bright reds and pinks, break out of it by opting for pastel shades tilting towards the lighter side of the spectrum. Newer colours like dove grey, lilac, aqua, periwinkle and blush, beige and off-white are championing the aesthetic of a modern day bride. The Victorian-era inspired colour palette has completely overshadowed the vivid Indian, traditional colour story. Here are 5 such glamorous lehengas, to take inspiration from for the next wedding season.