We’re fairly sure that one of the first things you wonder about once your wedding date is fixed is: designer lehenga or not? If you’re still making up your mind or are scouring for options, we bring you our list of stunning designer lehengas. And while they may not be inexpensive, but they sure are gorgeous. From Astha Narang to Abhinav Mishra, we have the prettiest picks from your fav bridal designers - for Rs 50,000 or less!
1. The quintessential red lehenga
A stunning iteration of the classic red lehenga by Ashtha Narang for the bride who’s thinking of going traditional. The dabka and nakshi work in antique gold against that chilli red raw silk is to die for. And the plain bodice of the blouse is just perfect to show off your gorgeous wedding necklaces. Price: Rs 44,000. Buy it here.
2. Pretty in pink
That beautiful pink and that gorgeous gold-and-pearl paisley embroidery work - this lehenga by Bhumika Sharma is all our princess-bride dreams come true! And how cute is that simple back cutout on the blouse and the bright floral fringes on the dupatta?Price: Rs 49,000. Buy it here.
3. Colour me happy
We love the contrast of pink and yellow in this stunning lehenga set from Amrita Thakur. The applique work on the lehenga and the dupatta and the brocade blouse - gorgeous! Love the back of the blouse too, with those flower-shaped tassels.Price: Rs 48,000. Buy it here.
4. Gorgeous in gold
If you ever thought beige is boring...now is the time to think again! The golden gota work on the skirt and that deep-backed short-sleeved choli has us sighing. And that sequin encrusted dupatta is in no way making us want this any less!
This cape-sleeved pale pink and gold lehenga by Mahima Mahajan is for the bride who likes to keep things edgy. Forego the traditional dupatta with those floor-length sleeves and opt for a delicate veil instead. Price: Rs 37,200. Buy it here.
6. The elegant kurta set
For the bride who wants to go long, this mirror-embroidered kurta and lace-and-net lehenga set by Abhinav Mishra is a serious contender. Throw on the gorgeous coral embellished dupatta, and you have a winner. Price: Rs 40,000. Buy it here.
7. Forest-green magic
Another stunning kurta and lehenga option for the bride who doesn’t want to show too much skin, this time by Saumya and Bhavini Modi. We love the all-over gold-embroidered motifs with pearl detailing, and the jacket style silhouette of the kurta. Price: Rs 48,500. Buy it here.
8. Delicate in mint
You’d never believe that mint could be the colour of choice for your wedding - until you see this stunner by Astha Narang. With golden sequins embellishing the net of the skirt and the bodice and sleeves of the blouse, this one’s perfect for the bride who’s looking for simplicity and elegance. Price: Rs 45,000. Buy it here.
9. Glamorously minimal
Yes, the lehenga itself is very plain, but not when you pair it with that amazing kurta with its all-over gold-beading in that delicate leaf pattern! We love the structure provided to the silhouette by the fitted full sleeves. This set by Prathyusha Garimella is minimal yet elegant.
We don’t have words enough to describe just how much we love this mint and red lehenga set by Astha Narang. Thoroughly modern with its red-rose floral motifs, yet quintessentially bridal with the gold sequin detailing on the blouse and the dupatta - we want this NOW.Price: Rs 38,000. Buy it here.
11. Flower power
Another set by Bhumika Sharma that’s stolen our hearts! We love the heavy floral underskirt with the sequinned net over-layer that make up the lehenga. The embellished crepe blouse is gorgeous too, and those little floral fringes on the dupatta to match the underskirt make this one such a delicately feminine number!Price: Rs 46,000. Buy it here.
12. Red-and-blue you
This stunning navy and red set by CITA 9 is for the bride who’s looking for something extraordinary. The heavy embroidery with the smattering of sequins is just the right amount of bling to offset your bridal jewellery. And how adorable are those pom-pom tassels?!Price: Rs 48,000. Buy it here.
13. Peach and gold perfection
This peach and pale gold number from Roora by Ritam is a perfect pick for a day wedding, don’t you think? That Chantilly lace blouse is just beautiful, and we love the dana work on the skirt and the dupatta.
For the bride who likes her gota patti, this beautiful pink and off-white lehenga by Abhinav Mishra is a must-have. The kundan bootis that add the right amount of dazzle to this otherwise simple set, and we love the modern edge added by the geometric pattern and kundan-embellished dori of the blouse. Price: Rs 45,000. Buy it here.
15. Resplendent in blue
Yet another beauty by Astha Narang - a gold-embellished royal blue lehenga for the bride who wants to make a statement. This is an unusual colour for your wedding day, sure, but then again, it’s going to be an unusual day! Besides, that deep-back blouse is just all kinds of sexy!Price: Rs 50,600. Buy it here.Featured image: Shutterstock