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13 Alternative Lehenga Makers To Experiment With When You're Bored With Sabyasachi-Copies!

BY The WMG Bride | 10 Sep, 2016 | 1956 views | 5 min read

So, here’s a confession. Yes, we secretly salivate over any Manish Malhotra or Sabyasachi spotting. And yes, we do roll our eyes the very next moment. Every now and then, we’d love us an eccentric, out-of-the-blue sighting of the “others”. Won’t you too? With the ever-evolving bridal fashion, there is a slew of talented designers in the market today that leave us astounded with their work, making us crave for more. That said, if you’re up for some experimentation, here’s our list of designers that you must consider before you make a purchase:

1. Raw Mango


Outstanding? You bet. Vibrant? Check. Regal? Hell yeah. Raw Mango excels at what other designers often steer clear of – lehengas in louder-than-loud colours! Parrot green, electric blue or rani pink, Raw Mango’s lehengas ensure that you’re where all eyes are at (well, of course you are; you’re the bride! But, you get what we mean!).
WMG loves: This exquisite kanjeevaram lehenga in fuschia pink

2. Nidhi Tholia★ 5

Give us a delightful mix of gota patti and zardozi and we’re happy as a clam! Nidhi Tholia’s lehengas push the boundaries of traditional gota patti in enchanting patterns spread over charming colour combos. Want to keep it classy without the over-the-top bling? Nidhi Tholia is the way to go!

WMG Loves: The intricate gota patti work on this olive green and gold lehenga.

3. Ridhi Mehra★ 4.5

Taking the conventional florals up a level is Ridhi Mehra, whose designs feature a breath-taking blend of modern and the traditional. Whether it’s an engagement, sangeet, or mehendi, Ridhi’s suave, lightweight designs ensure that you have the maximum fun at any event.

WMG loves: As much as the colour delights us, we can’t get over the gorgeous “window” embroidery on the border of this lehenga. What royalty, huh!

4. SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi

SVA's lehengas are as easy to dress up as they are to dress down. Whether it’s floor-length anarkalis or traditional lehenga-choli, SVA’s creations are laden with beautiful brocades scattered over modern, state-of-the-art outfit patterns.
WMG loves: This gorgeous off-white lehenga with zardozi and pitta work.

5. Dolly J

Only a handful of designers can make pale, sorbet colours rock the house quite like Dolly J! Her classy renditions of intricate designs over icy hues is something we’re still reeling from. Not a fan of the usual reds, pinks, and maroons? Dolly’s pastel punch is everything you’d ever want!

WMG loves: This pale Victorian-style featuring head-to-toe embroidery.

6. Priyal Prakash House of Design

Bold, contemporary and downright gorgeous! Priyal Prakash’s lehengas are a heady mix of striking geometric patterns over vibrant lehengas. We can’t see any reason why her lehengas can’t make for an excellent mehendi outfit! What say you?

WMG loves: This electric blue lehenga with striking golden patterns.

7. Gazal Gupta 

Photo: Tuhina Chopra

Gazal Gupta's lehengas are perfect for sangeet and mehendis ! They combine delish colors and really adorable motifs like birdcages, parrots, and more to create something super unique.

7. Shyamal & Bhumika

Contemporary regal, anyone? His collections are extravagant with just the right dosage of modern influences to satiate every whim of the bride of today. We, for once, adore the quirky team-up of Victorian jackets with gracefully flowing lehengas!

WMG loves: This cream lehenga with classic mirrorwork all across the fabric.

8. The Little Black Bow★ 5

A fairytale wedding commands a fairytale outfit, eh? A look through The Little Black Bow’s creations takes you to a dream-like world where time stands still. We love how every lehenga by the label is simply out-of-the-box, and takes us back to the vintage era. Perfect choice for a pre-wedding event, don’t you think?

WMG loves: This dreamy sky blue wonder perfect with a crop top for an evening wedding! 

9. Payal Singhal★ 4.9

Silk, silk, and more silk! Payal Singhal’s bridal renditions are easily one of the classiest new-age finds for us at WMG. Every lehenga screams elegance and sophistication, which are exactly the two things a bride ought to exude on her big day. Brownie points for the eccentric blouse styles by the designer!
WMG loves: This classy mono-toned lehenga with a delicate breath-taking dupatta!


10. Sue Mue★ 4.5

Binding tradition and modernity with style is Sue Mue with their bespoke bridal couture for the bride who wishes to feel sensuous and empowered on her most important day. Every lehenga by the label is a classic, exuding resplendence with its luscious fabric and intricate embroideries.

WMG loves: The jaal embroidery in this lehenga that’s inspired by the Mughal era.

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When it's a royal, heritage wedding you're aiming for, but don't want to compromise on the fun factor, Swati Ubroi's couture collection is just what you need! Her exquisite work with gota patti and zardozi over pastel shades has us swooning every time wee look at them.
WMG loves: The unconventional colour pairing - salmon and red, sky blue and beige, even mint green and red. 
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Classy, intricate embroidery over net? Count us in! We can't get over Sulakshana Monga's latest bridal collection that not only features graceful designs but also toys with magnificent blouse styles. Go on, take that leap now! This experiment is only for the better!
WMG loves: The really well-structured blouses - they are unique and effortless!
Can't give up mixing and matching vibrant colours, can you? We understand! Ohaila Khan's bridal collection features enough lehengas in luscious colours to satiate the Bollywood bride within you. Pastels or colour-block, you're going to shine whichever way you go!
WMG loves: No one does grey really like Ohaila Khan. We love this pretty neon green and grey edition - so quirky, so chic!
14. Jayanti Reddy
Chic, contemporary and bold - Jayanti Reddy packs a punch !
Hope you liked our little lehenga makers. Know a designer who fits this story? Ping us!
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