10 Wedding Lehenga Trends You Need to Know in 2022

Modern Indian Brides are redefining the meaning of “Big Fat Indian Wedding”. With the changing times, there has been a seismic shift in how Indians are celebrating weddings. Be it sophisticated themes, smaller guest list and venue, or small intimate celebrations with a close group of family & friends, the way we ring it up has been reformed. Indian Bridal Fashion too has been touched by this voguish new wave. Brides are choosing pastels over reds, lighter fabrics over heavier bridal lehengas and the list goes on. Shout out to all the brides out these as we bring to you some of the top designer approved Bridal Lehenga Ideas for 2021. Doll-up with sass girls!

Top 10 Bridal Lehenga Trends To Follow In 2021

  1. Ruffles & Frills
  2. Tints on Silhouettes
  3. Pastel shades
  4. Monochromes
  5. Feather light
  6. Lightweight Embroidery
  7. Plunging necklines
  8. Lehengas with jackets and capes
  9. Double Dupattas
  10. Light Gold hues

Ruffles & Frills

Looking to add some game changing element to your bridal lehenga? Then simply go for beautiful Ruffles and frills to put up a spectacular show. Besides giving an artistic twist to minimalist lehenga designs, ruffles elevate your ethnic ensemble and make a stylish wave. Ruffles are truly magical and render a magnificent look and thus have been trending lately for all the right reasons. Wear a light ruffle lehenga on your engagement or wedding and give some real fashion inspiration to your bridesmaids. If you are looking to add extra drama to your traditional bridal look in 2021, we totally recommend ruffle lehengas with a plunging deep sweetheart neckline.

Tints on Silhouettes

The new age brides are not gaga over plain red silhouettes anymore but love shades and tints. They believe a wedding is a once in a lifetime affair and so the outfit should look totally dreamy and pretty no matter what. Tints on silhouettes can look absolutely elegant, amazing and unique and are trending this year. Elevating your style quotient, they render a refreshing and crazy look to your bridal lehenga. If you want to be a majestic gaze in the eyes of your bridesmaids and onlookers, opt for darker colored lehengas with a regal tint and elegant deep shades.

Pastel shades

Modern brides of today are not hesitant to experiment and openly follow their desires. So they are moving over and ditching the traditional bold reds and instead opting for the pastel lehenga shades for their big day.

Today designers are also wholeheartedly experimenting with outstanding pastel colors and bringing to life traditional bridal outfits. The pastel lehenga trend is being readily accepted all across the nation and is going to stick around for a while. Grace your wedding ceremonies with sober pastel tints such as pink, peach, pale green and break the conventions in 2021.


Since the end of 2018 when Priyanka took the plunge and showed us how to slay in a monochrome lehenga, monochrome bridal lehenga is topping the bridal fashion charts for all the reasons. In fact since Priyanka left us awestruck with her bridal look in monochrome red, many other celebrities took the same route and adorned a scintillating monochrome ensemble. So there isn’t an iota of doubt that the trend is here to stay. Well not only the internet is going crazy over monochrome lehengas but we are in love too with the monochromatic lehenga trend too. When it comes to choosing from the magic of monochrome, we totally vouch for the monochrome red lehengas and golden lehengas.

Feather light

Indian bridal fashion has been evolving and becoming more of an art form. A Today’s contemporary bride loves to experiment with a plethora of designs and unconventional elements and likes to play the gorgeous muse. If you are looking for that perfect dream wedding lehenga, go for feathers which are creating a rage this year! Chic, stylish and whimsical, furry feather lehengas are trending in bridal fashion. You can opt for from subtle to dramatic based on your personal choice. Also you can choose a specific area from your bridal lehenga where you would like this feathery detailing such as on your blouse’ shoulders, or at the bottom of your lehenga skirt.

Lightweight Embroidery

Weddings are undoubtedly the most special day of your life and you wouldn’t want to be weighed down by the heavy lehengas. Undoubtedly, embroidery is one of India’s most amazing cultural treasures! when weaved in a bridal outfit, it elevates the traditional aesthetics, and renders elegance and royal look to the outfits. However, traditional embroidery methods tend to increase the heaviness of outfits making it uncomfortable to move around and dance heartily with the bridesmaids. So Lightweight Embroidery Lehengas are becoming a bridal favorite as they bring together the best of both worlds- Comfort and Beauty. If you are looking for a featherweight and yet a glamorous feel, choose from fabrics like Chiffon, Georgette, Tulle, Organza and Kota. As lightweight embroidered lehengas give a more comfy feel to the bride, they are perfect for summer celebrations.

Plunging necklines

Add a touch of drama to your wedding lehenga with extravagant plunging necklines and ooze oomph on your big day. Dramatic plunging necklines not only add attention to your beautifully crafted blouse but exude glamour from every single angle. In 2021, more and more wedding Lehenga Designers are experimenting with plunging necklines to help you make you stand out! If you are someone who wants to flaunt her sculpted body in a bridal lehenga, then opt for plunging necklines and become the most outstanding bride of 2021. The plunging sweetheart neckline is a very elegant and classy option to accentuate the cleavage.

Lehengas with jackets and capes

Elegant and chic, bridal lehengas with capes and jackets are the OOTD style of the season. If you are the rebellious one who doesn’t want the hassles of checking the dupatta every now and then, jacket style lehengas are just for you. This style of outfit is not just low on maintenance but a perfect hack for winter weddings. One can choose from different fabric options like silk to organza and add the dash of oomph with elaborate embroidery, lacework, gold Dori work, and more. A spin to the timeless Indian bridal outfit, jacket lehengas are all the rage this season. Opt for lightly embroidered jacket lehengas or heavier ones and stay a step ahead of the fashion curve.

Double Dupattas

Double dupattas add an exquisite charm to the traditional bridal outfit and are a sure fire way to stand out. Infact, nothing can elevate and transform your bridal look faster than a double dupatta. Due to all such reasons, they are now the talk of the season. Double dupatta in a bridal lehenga not just gives you the opportunity to add a beautiful layer to your lehenga while staying traditional, but the style lets you add a pop of color to your monotone lehenga. Choose a contrasting color or go for a lighter hue of the same color palette, this bridal lehenga style can surely give you a fresh look. Brides can also pair up their wedding lehengas with bandhani dupattas to render a unique royal vibe.

Light Gold hues

The color golden can amplify your glow and magnify your looks on an auspicious day. Be it your wedding day or the after wedding party or reception, light gold is the just the perfect color to make your wedding celebrations remarkable. While gold is a great and versatile color option to adorn, light gold hue is simply the best choice for leaving that wow effect on everyone in a gathering. Also, the color looks great in both outdoor settings as well as indoor settings. Feminine and elegant, Light Gold Lehengas rightfully combine Indian Culture and Modern Fashion. Adorn them at your wedding ceremonies and meet with your inner queen.

Final Words

The key to enjoying the day is to be comfortable in your outfit. Choose a style that radiates your personality and brings out your bridal glow.



Kajol Rustagi

Kajol Rustagi

Kajol Rustagi is a passionate photographer based in New Delhi. After graduating in Law, her passion for photography and storytelling made her transition into the field of journalism. Besides photography, she loves travelling, reading poetry and binge watch short films/ads.

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