15 *Stunning* Red Outfits For The Bengali Bride (NOT Sarees!)
Somya SureshSenior Writer & Copy Editor, POPxo
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A red saree is a wardrobe essential for every Bengali bride-to-be. The classic silk saree that’s one of the most treasured items in her closet is definitely beautiful. However, what if you’re not the traditional bride who wants to wear a saree on her wedding day, but one who doesn’t want to go all contemporary, new-age? Here are 15 gorgeous red wedding outfits for the Bengali bride. Nope, they’re not the regular sarees. Browse through this list to find out!
1. A modern-traditional fusion
Using the same bhagalpuri silk, but giving it a designer spin - this is the perfect outfit for your aiburo bhaat. Using traditional motifs, colours and embroidery techniques, you can definitely wear this jacket and lehenga combo for the wedding function, looking contemporary yet classic!
When it comes to lehengas, we all know there’s nothing grander than a Sabyasachi one! This one from the designer is his take on a bed of mogras hand embroidered on the canvas of a red lehenga. We love it!
Like things to be simple, functional yet have a little bit of that glam quotient? This one’s for you. You can even add a dupatta to it and drape it like a saree pallu to make this outfit a real winner!
This is truly a one-of-a-kind fusion skirt and top. The Kutchi embroidered blouse is low on bling, yet so bright and colourful because of the intricate thread work. The satin skirt-lehenga is so sharp in cuts and tailoring that even without a hint of sparkle, it will ensure you stand out!
This one’s a keeper. What could possibly be better than a lightweight lehenga that’s as beautiful as a saree, and can be draped around to look like one too. Sans the sequin and studs, this is stealth glamour at its best.
We all know how much Bongs love silk and red! An offshoot from the bright red, this colour is a deeper, darker shade that all bong brides-to-be are sure to love. The jaal embroidery in a dark copper makes the ensemble even prettier!
A jacket is such a versatile separate to own, but to wear it for your wedding day is a complete game changer. This high-low jacket gown will be a stunner outfit that all your guests will go gaga over. The unique design on this piece deserves a mention here - exquisite, isn’t it?
A kurta-lehenga combo is a new silhouette that’s become a popular choice recently. It’s a great rendition of different cultures. And this piece is even better because of the U-hem that makes it unique. That floral embroidery is just gorgeous!
If you think wearing a saree is cumbersome and taxing, this piece is just the pick. It looks stunning because it’s not your regular dhoti pants, but one that’s draped really well and is pre-stitched. The asymmetrical cape style blouse is a bonus and looks rather flattering! The plain red fabric leaves scope for heavy accessorizing - something most brides would love.
Capes are in vogue, and they look so glam. They’re a really nice alternative for the usual blouse and lehenga combo. This one makes the outfit look grand and the work on it makes the outfit look bridal too. Bong brides, keep an eye out for this one.
The simplicity of an anarkali paired with the grandeur of a lehenga defines this outfit best. The panelled outfit looks rather brilliant and so does the embroidery on it. It’s perfect for the bride who doesn’t want something OTT for her shaadi day.
Just like a saree without the added frills of it! It’s pre-stitched and pre-draped, so no more worries of having to tie it. The bandhgala top in raw silk makes the outfit look so rich, and the cowl drape at the bottom makes it look modern. Pair it with lots of jewellery, Bong brides!
This anarkali is a real winner. Its design is rather clean, and has a lot of room for experimentation. Pair this with a rani haar and a choker to look your best. It can also look awesome when paired with a contrast coloured dupatta.
A pretty dupatta goes a long, long way in making an outfit come alive and this is how it is done. The heavy geometric embroidery on this dupatta makes up for the otherwise understated elegance of the skirt. The dupatta is stitched to the garment, so you can even go ahead and shake a leg on your big day. We love it!