AICW ’15 – Mehendi & Sangeet / Engagement Outfit Inspiration For The Bride

SO MANY FASHION WEEKS! So many drool worthy outfits coming your way!!

Starting with the Amazon India Couture Week 2015, we’ll begin with our picks for Mehendi and Sangeet outfitsfor the bride!

Mehendi Outfits For The Bride

If you are a bride who loves her lehengas, opt for simple, yet vibrant lehengas. Let the colour and the silhouette do the talking and keep the embroideries to minimum. We loved the classic Anju Modi lehenga and the fun, colourful lehenga from Debarun by Heroine.


If you are a bride however who wants something lighter, easier to manage and very ‘Mehendi appropriate’ at the same time, this Varun Bal gown would be our pick. (PS: This gown is full sleeves, so for a bride-to-be wearing it on her mehendi, it may require some modifications.)


And if you’re looking to go for something different, we loved the thought of this Rahul Mishra jacket lehenga as a Mehendi outfit – so unusual and lovely! (Again, modifications on the sleeve may be required)


Sangeet/Engagement Outfits For The Bride

The Debarun collection by Heroine really caught our eyes. They had beautiful lehengas, and it almost seemed like they have something for every bride!



For the brides who want to really step up their game (Come on, a wedding only happens once), this Rimple and Harpreet Narula lehenga took our breath away!


And for the brides who want to take this opportunity to wear something spectacular, but different, these Gaurav Gupta and Sabyaschi lehengas (sort of?) would be our picks!


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Nishka Lulla’s Wedding Wardrobe

Designer Nishka Lulla tied the knot a few days back and we’re taking a look at her wedding wardrobe.

For Mehendi, she chose a yellow lehenga, which, we’ll be honest, was not something we’d pick at the first glance given the difficult to carry off silhouette. But one glance at her and we were in love! And are those butterflies on her lehenga? Love it!

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For the Sangeet, Nishka went with a super bling-ey blue lehenga that would make anyone feel like a princess!

Nishka Lulla Sangeet

Take a look at this video where her lehenga is glitterinnnnng!

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And coming to the big day, Nishka wore a pink lehenga with a pop of blue.

Nishka Lulla Wedding

But what took our breaths away was the second dupatta which flowed like a dream behind her when she walked in.

Pink Bridal Lehenga

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What a gorgeous bride!

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LFW’15 Inspiraton – Summer Wedding – Sangeet & Wedding Outfits For The Sister Of The Bride

Moving on to sangeet and the wedding, here is some solid inspiration for the sister/best friend of the bride.

We’re starting with a floral lehenga from Sabyasachi’s latest collection. Love it!

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Sabyasachi wasn’t the only one who brought on his floral game. Arpita Mehta brought it on too.

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Anushree Reddy’s lehengas are always drool worthy! They yellow one is quite wedding worthy while the pink lehenga would be perfect for a sangeet.

Anushree Reddy Lehenga

If your family is chilled out, you can definitely consider being a vision in white with these three pretty white lehengas by Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy & Payal Singhal respectively.

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Manish Malhotra is a designer who often goes big on bling, but he keeps things subtle in the lehenga below. However, the dreamy addition of net over the yellow fabric still ensures a “wedding worthy” feeling.

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And our last outfit goes out to the sisters and friends who prefer anarkalis over lehengas. Crushing on this floral anarkali by Soumitra Marg.

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LFW ’15 Inspiration – Summer Wedding – Mehendi Outfits For Sister Of The Bride

From the bride, we’re moving to the sister or even the best friend of the bride. This is easily the best position to be in. You get to look amazing, wear some seriously good clothes, be behind the scenes as well as be a legit part of the party.

Now getting to the point, Mehendi is something where the sister/best friend should ideally opt to wear something that is easily manageable because chances are, they will be the ones in charge.

Our first pick is this gorgeous purple and lavender lehenga/gown from Manish Malhotra. It’s light, flowey, colourful and most definitely manageable.

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If you are looking to be in a territory that is somewhere between modern and traditional, this Shruti Sancheti lehenga is on point.

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If you do however want to play up the drama because “eff absolute comforts, such weddings don’t come again,” this suit from the Harper Bazaar’s show is perfect!

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And for those wanting to keep things simple and chic, this patiala suit from “Not Like You” is quite perfect. We’re loving the laid back, yet well put together vibe.

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Light Engagement Lehengas – 2015 Summer

We’re putting a little break on our Lakme Fashion Week Inspiration posts to bring you something we realized a lot of you were searching for – Engagement lehenga inspiration.

April – July is the peak season for engagements so quite naturally, there are so many of you searching for outfits for this event.

When it comes to engagement, a lot of to-be- brides prefer light lehengas and unusal colours. These Payal Singal lehengas displayed at Amazon Fashion Week are on point on both the above points.

Engagement Lehenga Light

We also came across these two lehengas from Sahasra Couture and Vidhi Wadhwan respectively and we love the idea of pairing a phulkari choli with a plain, flowey lehenga.

Engagement 2015 Sahasra

Engagement 2015 Vidhi Wadhwani

Powder blue colour has been in trend for quite a few months now and we loved this lehenga from Anupamaa.

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For those of you who prefer classics, these lehengas below are the way to go

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Would you look at the floral blouse on the above Ochre Sky lehenga? LOVE IT!

Aishwarya Design Studio bring in the florals too, but in the lehenga instead of the choli.

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This pink lehenga for Cinnamon is so simple and classy.

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Mandeep Liit’s Bridal Lehengas – Bangalore Fashion Week 2014

One collection caught our eye at the Bangalore Fashion Week in an instant – Mandeep Liit’s bridal collection.The classic bridal colours – red, gold and pink have been extensively used and the designs are something we can all wear with ease. They are classic, and beautiful.


Different shades of red coupled with gold. Also, if you see the right most lehenga, it’s only the bottom bit that has heavy embroidery while the top of the lehenga is kept light. This is a great idea for brides who want to go all out, but want a more lighter lehenga.




Look at the ghera of this red lehenga? Perfect fit for the bride on her Sangeet, or if she’s really looking to go all out, at her Mehendi function.



Golden was used as a main colour too, in a lot of lehengas. Especially loving the one in the centre.



 And when you’re talking about bridal lehengas, how can you possibly leave out pink? Digging that bright shade of pink on the left!




Main Tera Hero – Leading Ladies’ Lehengas

If you have watched promos of David Dhawan’s soon to be released Main Tera Hero, you probably have seen a few scenes where both the leading ladies, Nargis and Illeana are wearing pretty lehengas.

Of course it goes by too fast in the promos, so we bring them to you here.


On a closer look, Illeana seems to be wearing a brocade lehenga and Nargis seems to be wearing a gotta pati work lehenga.


Which lehenga do you guys prefer? We quite like both, but would’ve really preferred a bigger flare on Illeana’s lehenga. While it looks great on her, it wouldn’t look good on most Indian women as we tend to have bigger hips. Plus bigger flares are always better.



Saraswatichandra Lehengas – Part 2

So yes, the photos aren’t the best quality, but the colour combinations are! The Part 1 was quite well received by the readers (woohoo) and here’s part 2.

We’re starting with a colour combination that really caught our eye because of it’s freshness. Not only because of the kind of colours used, but also because of the rarity with which they are used.


A sunshine lehenga below.


Pink and blue are cmmonly used together, but these shades aren’t your usual ones.


Lime green lehenga paired with a yellow(ish) blouse/choli.Image

The last few years, blue has been a rarity in Indian clothing. This blue on blue lehenga reminded us why we need to wear the colour more often.


White and red – a pretty combination and a lovely lavender(ish) lehenga on the right which is quite different from what we’ve seen on the show up until now.Image

And we end with a classic black and red combination but it’s mostly the work on the sleeve we’re digging!



Saraswatichandra Lehengas – Part 1

We’ve covered so much of Bollywood, but can TV be left behind when it comes to Indian wear?

Saraswatichandra, a show on Star Plus has it’s lead actress, Jennifer Winget wearing delightfully bright and colurful lehengas. They are kept moderate on bling, but high on colours and flares. How could we not post about it?

To start off, here’s a combination that describes aptly whats in store for you. Yummy colours and happiness inducing lehengas.


A lot of yellow is seen in the lehengas. We’re not complaining. PS: See the floral pink blouse? Liking!


And see below a combination that really caught our eye. Pink and grey. Dramatic, yet dainty.


Another colour widely used is pink. And the pairing of pink works well with so many other colours such as blue and green. And they got it spot on!


Fallen in love with these lehengas and colour combinations? Well, this is just the tip of the iceberg you are seeing.


Style File – Deepika Padukone In Ram Leela

If you love lehengas, Ram Leela must have been delight for you to watch because of all the gorgeous outfits Deepika wore. And wore with such grace.

So here’s a round up of all those beautiful lehengas.

She wore many red lehengas in various songs. And my god, when she twirled!

She wore many red lehengas in various songs. And my god, when she twirled!

Deepika also wore white lehengas a couple of times in the movie.

Deepika also wore white lehengas a couple of times in the movie.

Doesn't this make you want to run and purchase a white lehenga?

Doesn’t this make you want to run and purchase a white lehenga?

The dhishkyaoon lehenga. Loving the pink and blue together.

The dhishkyaoon lehenga. Loving the pink and blue together.

LOVE this lehenga! pale pink blouse with a dark blue and orange floral skirt.

LOVE this lehenga! Pale pink blouse with a dark blue and orange floral skirt.

The pink and yellow colour combination never fails. Really liking the work on the pink lehenga. And my god is that a yellow floral lehenga in the holi scene? LOVE!

The pink and yellow colour combination never fails. Really liking the work on the pink lehenga. And my god is that a yellow floral lehenga in the holi scene? LOVE!

It's a little hard to exactly see the work on the skirt, but whatever we're seeing, we're liking.

It’s a little hard to exactly see the work on the skirt, but whatever we’re seeing, we’re liking. Pale pink lehenga with silver work.

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