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A Modern Bride's Guide To Buying Her Dream Bridal Lehenga

By Nishtha Gandhi

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

Before reading this post, must read the master post on Places to visit in Delhi: Dilli Darshan
 
Gone are the days when rubies, ranis, and reds used to play a vital role in an Indian bride’s trousseau. If you are planning to get married sometime soon and thinking about wearing a red Bridal Lehenga on your special day, then you might want to change your mind. And, if you’re wondering what makes us say that, keep reading.
 
In this article, we will talk about the latest bridal wear trends doing rounds these days. You might have noticed that instead of that evergreen red, brides have been seen wearing other colors like golden, peach, sea green and other pastel colors on their big day
 
Why Golden?
 
Classy, subtle and totally regal, golden is the color that perfectly complements the new Indian bride, who oozes oodles of exuberance. To maintain a sophisticated balance, other parts of the silhouette should be kept really subtle. Golden is certainly the new red for those who prefer classiness and breath unconventionality in their style. Every color comes in different shades and tones, so when opting for gold, choose the shade that will be perfect for you.
The best part is, it complements the Indian skin.
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Going for pastels?
Pastel-colored bridal lehenga looks absolutely gorgeous. It is surprising that most darker girls feel pastels don't look good on them. But put a beautiful mint green or a warm pastel pink against your skin tone and it radiates as does dusty pink. Icy cool pastels sound perfect. Pick Warm Pastels, Pale Gold, Burnt Oranges, Emerald green, Dusty pinks, Peach family. Glacier Gray tops the list. Also, try contrast in your make up.
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Bejeweled lehengas?
This one is again for ladies who are fans of elegant colors but don’t want to wear pink or peach.
Pick Raspberry, emerald green, pomegranate etc. And classic blues can do wonders too!
You just have to hunt for the perfect antique jewelry to team up with this. Full sleeve, dark blouses can also be paired up with lighter or contrasting colored wedding lehengas. 
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Marvelous Marsala, A Twist in the Usual Red Bridal Lehenga
 
So, if you don't wanna follow the trend of red but still wanna go for the same family of colors, here you go. Marsala is another bold color for your bridal lehenga. Glamorous, rich, tasteful and earthy– this is what it stands for. And, as the color itself is sufficient to create a style statement, you can go minimal in terms of the embellishments and embroidery work. So, just try a lehenga in the graceful fabrics like satin or velvet, and let this glamorous color do the talking. You can even team it up with other favorites of the season like glacier gray and classic blue.
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A modern day bride is very different from the contemporary bride - Have a look at this article here

 
It's quite understandable that every bride-to-be spends endless hours searching for her perfect wedding lehenga or bridal gown. It's a big day for her indeed!
To help you, ladies out there, let us guide you about the places in Delhi where you can shop for your special outfit.
 

1. Chandni Chowk

Saw a Manish Malhotra lehenga that appeased your eyes but not your pocket? Head to Chandni Chowk. The Kinari Bazar and the cloth bazar of Katra Neel are famous for wedding shopping. Businessmen here are into this business since decades and are very experienced and reliable. They are aware of the latest styles and trends and are equipped with everything related to lehenga shopping. There are many shops selling replicas of the works of established designers and that too at prices far cheaper than the originals.
Price Range- Starting from INR 40,000.
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Read more about Chandni Chowk Market here.

2. Lajpat Nagar 

You are likely to be in this market for some or the other wedding lehenga shopping. This market has it all! Malhotra’s, Shakutalam and CTC Plaza, among others, offer a good variety.  If you are looking for something for a lower price, check out Rudrakshi. And, this market has its fair share of designer stores as well. if you are looking for heavy stuff, this is the place for you.

Price Range- Starting from INR 40,000.

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3. Shahpur Jat

It is a place with some exclusive stores and boutiques offering the very best in designs. This place is located in the southern part of the capital. Each of its shops has an amazing collection of ethnic and party wear. The designs are exclusive at most of the shops and you may also get customized designs.
Price Range- Starting from INR 60,000.
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Read more about the Shahpur Jat Market here.
 

4. Karol Bagh 

Want some bollywood tadka in your attire?
Karol Bagh is yet another place that would-be brides choose to buy their wedding lehenga. Ajmal Khan Road has been the mecca for shopping for wedding clothes for years. Although once popular for being reasonably priced, today it has shops selling exquisite bridal pieces costing lakhs of rupees. They also have choices of lehengas starting from Rs. 8000 which are a little less detailed.
Then you have Meena Bazaar, Satya Paul, Frontier Raas and Frontier Bazaar offering gorgeous bridal collections. 
Price Range- Starting from INR 5000.
 
Read more about 5 famous and affordable shopping hubs in Delhi here.
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