How to Wear Lehenga: Accessorizing a Red Bridal Lehenga

From jewelry to shoes and from makeup to hair, here’s our guide on how to wear lehenga and the best accessories for the wedding season 2016.


Hey gorgeous! The Indian wedding season is approaching and here we are with glamorous bridal lehengas from the runways of Bridal Couture 2016 collections. This season the runways were full of love, because we saw all shades of red in the designers’ collection. If you’re a bride-to-be who embraces traditions, red is the way to go. And from coral to wine to classic red, there’s a shade for every Indian bride.

So we have selected the 5 best red lehengas from the latest India Couture Week, and paired them up with the trendiest accessories and hair/makeup looks of the season. So let’s check out our guide on how to wear lehenga!

How to Wear Lehenga – 5 Latest Red Bridal Lehengas for 2016

Classic Red Embroidered Lehenga by Reynu Taandon

I want to start with a classic classic red lehenga from Reynu Taandon’s collection. The embroidered lehenga is paired with raw silk choli and bordered sheer dupatta. I accessorized it with jadau polki necklace, matching kundan earrings, black enamel polki ring and kundan head piece to give a stylish look. Pair classic reds with a matching red embroidered satin bag, red peep-toe pumps and a red and bronze eye palette.


Black Enamel Polki Ring: Jaipur Jewels
Exquisite Jadau Necklace: Jaipur Jewels
Red Peep Toe Pump: Badgley Mischka
Red Embroidered Satin Bag: Oscar de la Renta
Finish Kundan and Emerald Stone Earrings: Nepra by Neha Goel

Heavy Coral Embroidered Lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani

Here’s one from Tarun Tahiliani Bridal India Couture 2016 collection. This bridal lehenga in red with pale gold embroidery uses Mughal architecture motifs including arches and chakras, and is paired with red tulle dupatta. I wanted to give a royal iconic look to this amazing bridal lehenga. So I paired it with a diamond necklace set, matching kaleeras, pale gold clutch and embellished peep-toe heels.

tarun-tahiliani-designer-red-lehenga-diamond-accessories-bridal-wear  Diamond necklace: Notandas Jewellers
Ivory & Champagne Embroidered Clutch: Oscar de la Renta
Lauren Lorraine: Paula Crystal Peep Toe Pump

Maroon Embroidered Lehenga by Manav Gangwani

Here’s one from Manav Gangwani’s Bridal 2016 collection. Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp as the showstopper wearing this maroon lehenga with gold and embroidery and an off-the-shoulder choli. To match this star-studded lehenga, I would recommend pairing it with a diamond and garnet necklace and drop earring set. I chose one with drop pearls that would look mesmerizing on off-the-shoulder choli with a Swarovski finger ring. I also paired it with matching lip shade and velvet ankle strap sandals.

Kali Line Embellished Velvet Ankle Strap Sandals: Givenchy
Diamond necklace: Notandas Jewellers
Swarovski Ring: Adawna

Wine Lehenga & Off-Shoulder Choli by Manish Malhotra

One of my favorites in this list is this wine-colored lehenga from Manish Malhotra Couture 2016 collection. An off-shoulder choli was paired with a long train lehenga worn by showstopper Deepika Padukone at ICW. Accessorizing this lehenga was tricky because of its golden-pewter embroidery. So I chose a diamond necklace with cuff and a diamond leaf cocktail ring. Smokey-eye party makeup, matching hair accessories and embellished nail art would look stunning paired with this lehenga.

designer-manish-malhothra-diamond-necklace-red-bridal-lehenga-bridal-wear-2016Candy Glitter & Velvet Sandals: Saint Laurent
Dual Concept Diamond Necklace: Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers
Bisque & Gold Floral Embroidered Clutch: Oscar de la Renta
Rose Ring: Piaget

Vibrant Red Lehenga by Rimple & Harpreet Narula

Here’s the one by Rimple and Harpreet Narula. The vibrant red lehenga with birds and floral motifs is paired with embroidered blouse and sheer dupatta. With this lehenga, I added a little contrast with green accented set of kundan jewelry and a Swarovski ring. Add a polki maang tika and the hand-piece for a traditional bridal look.

Nude Suede Sandals With Crystals Studs: Jimmy Choo
Crystal Embellished Box Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Kundan Necklace: Notandas & sons jewellers
Polki Rubi Tikka: Jaipur Jewels

So did you like these Indian bridal outfits ideas in our “how to wear lehenga” guide? What would be your favorite color for a bridal dress, and how would you accessorize it for your own dream wedding? Lemme know below!

Also read:
– Lehenga Colors in Fashion for 2018

2 thoughts on “How to Wear Lehenga: Accessorizing a Red Bridal Lehenga”

  1. It’s not about choosing smaller pieces or minimalist designs to find wearable jewelry. You can mix and match your daily wear jewellery as you like. Because they are easily pairable and versatile, pearl studs, thin gold chains and diamond bangles make great additions to any daily wear jewellery collection. These are just a few of the many great options.


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