From Manish Malhotra to Sabyasachi, from powerful golds to soft nudes, discover the latest lehenga colors in fashion for 2019!
Hey gorgeous! 2019’s wedding season is almost upon us, and honestly, we all know what that means – shopping! If you’re planning a shopping trip for the festive and wedding season, you’re in the perf place! Because we’re writing about everything from latest saree trends to lehenga designs. Wondering what lehenga color combinations are in for 2019? I have done all the homework for you, by going through all the runway collections of both India Couture Week and Lakme Fashion Week 2019. And I have rounded up the top 9 lehenga color trends for Indian weddings and parties.
Latest Lehenga Colors in Fashion for 2019
This season’s lehenga color palette is quite muted – we’re seeing loads of soft pastels like nudes, lilacs, powder blues and ivory. But then there are also the brights – tulip reds and golds! So before you go shopping for your or your cousin’s wedding, be sure to check out the latest lehenga color combinations! So without further ado, let’s check ’em all out!
Black is a color that never really goes out of fashion, but for lehengas, black has never been a primary choice until now. As people don’t prefer to wear black at weddings, most black lehengas are reserved for cocktail nights, family functions and black-tie events. But black has become chicer than ever this year, since all top fashion designers have black lehengas in their collections. Black paired with a highlight color or metallic is one of the latest lehenga colors this year.
Looking for a simple lehenga colour combination for 2019? Black with red and silver embellishments is your answer! This classic palette has become one of the most sought after designer lehenga color combinations this year, all thanks to Instagram’s desi trends & designers like Manish Malhotra!
Nude color has been extremely trendy, all thanks to Kylie Jenner and the Kardashians, for like two to three years now. As pastels slowly make their way into Indian fashion designs, we’re seeing shades like peach, blush, nude and ash as some of this year’s latest lehenga colors in fashion. Blush nude is a shade that has the slightest pinkish tinge, making it suitable for the Indian skin tone, and that’s what is trending the most right now.
We also saw different shades of nude among the 2019 lehenga trends. Try ash nude, pecan, peachy nude and pale pecan. Both gold and silver embellishments go with nude color lehengas. You can also try unique lehenga color combinations like nude with sky blue or nude with red.
When it comes to the wedding season or any other desi occasion, the first color choice that comes to mind is pink. Shade of pink always look trendy and sexy, no matter what your skin tone is. In fact, this year we’re even seeing this light shade as one of the lehenga colors for night weddings.
Not a bright color person? Then blush pink is for you! It’s one of the most feminine and elegant shades, and never really goes out of fashion. Even though light pinks are very spring-summery shades, this year, we’re gonna be seeing blush even in the winter season.
We spotted shades of blush like coral, primrose, peach, pale ballet pink, ash pink and warm lemonade on the runways as some of the latest lehenga colors. Blush is a great choice for a small engagement party, farewell, cousin’s wedding, pre-wedding shoot or even an anniversary function.
Grey is considered a dull choice by many at Indian weddings, but in 2019, it’s become one of the hottest designer lehenga colors. So many top Indian fashion designers have grey lehengas in their collections, particularly dove grey. Add other chic elements like fur, illusion neck, applique or flounce and you got yourself a designer lehenga!
Lilac and light grey is definitely one of the top color combinations we’re seeing in Falguni & Shane Peacock’s latest collection for 2019. Other than that, also try black, white and grey, which is a designer lehenga color combination we’re seeing in Manish Malhotra’s 2019 collection.
Gold is synonymous with royalty, cultural history and traditions. Whether it’s a wedding or religious ceremony, gold is considered very auspicious. It is one of the most recognizable parts of our culture and has also been the top choice for most women as a must-have in their wardrobe, especially for brides. That’s why this is also one of the hottest bridal lehenga colors for 2019.
If you’re newly married, and are looking for good lehenga colors to wear to your BFF’s wedding or brother’s reception, look no further than gold. In 2019, avoid the very yellow-y bright gold. It’s all about subtlety and fresh new shades this year. Go for shades like burnt gold, bronze, pale gold, flax and amber, which are some of the latest lehenga colors.
Ivory is super trendy this year. We saw lehengas in shades of off-white, eggshell, chiffon, blush white, ivory, bone and antique white, paired with uniquely designed dupattas on the runways of so many top designers. This is a very versatile color, perfect for both daytime family events and weddings.
Since ivory and white can be so dull and yet so statement-making, go for full-on embellishments to stand out. Try gold, pewter, bronze or silver embellishments on it. You can also try pairings like petal pink, midnight blue, maroon or red on ivory. If you want something more plain, go for tone on tone threadwork, or a fancy choli over plain ivory lehenga. Since embellished choli and plain lehenga are one of 2019’s simple lehenga trends.
Blue is always a special color and is associated with freedom and coolness. Blue has always been a favorite among men for its vibrant and classy look. But it’s also the top choice for bridesmaids and college farewell functions, small festivals like Rakshabandhan, etc. Some shade of blue or the other is always in, whether it’s in sarees, lehengas or western clothing.
Both powder and sky blue can feel absolutely gorgeous, and now is the perf time to wear them. Sky blue with subtle gold border, crystal or zari work is very in right now. We saw lots of different shades of sky blue in many shows of the India Couture Week, like baby blue, powder blue, cerulean and azure. Sky blue lehengas can be paired with matching blouses. If you want a simple look, then go for this color trend with a soft rose pink makeup look.
The top lehenga color combinations for 2019 we’re seeing in this category are sky blue with pale gold and powder blue with nude.
New Shades of Green
It seems like this year will be all about finding new shades of green. All top Indian designers are coming out with a unique shade. We saw shades like pistachio, lime green, fern, jade, mint, teal, olive and even seaweed.
We are seeing so many designer lehenga color combinations in green for 2019. Sabyasachi has included a whole line of green shaded lehengas, both in his bridal wear and wedding guest wear collections. Green is one of the most unique colors and not everyone can pull it off. Rest assured, it’s a color no one else will be wearing at the party, so it’ll make your unique lehenga stand out! It’s a great option to wear to sangeet functions, post-wedding photo-shoots and garden parties.
Green and gold is an obvious choice, which we’re seeing in latest shades like forest green and pine. Contrast pairings like light shades of green with maroon, and darker shades with coral red are very trendy. Try unique pairings like lime green with peach for day weddings. Also try lehengas that combine diferent shades of grey like seaweed, forest and olive together.
Pale Lilac Pastels
Bright colors have always been the go-to options for Indian weddings and festivities. But 2019 is different. As we usher in the new decade, it’s all about pastels, ivories and nudes. If you’re going for a chic and stylish look, pastels are a great idea. Lilac is my mom’s fave color, and I’m sure many other women will share her passion for this feminine hue! And lilacs are among 2019’s latest lehenga colors.
We’re seeing tons of unique new shades in 2019. Go for fairy-like and heavenly shades such as warm lilac, powdery mauve, light iris, pale raspberry and warm lavender. Wear this to Diwali, fashion shows or family parties. We’re even seeing lilac among the wedding lehenga trends 2019, and it’s also a great color for your engagement or reception.
So I hope you liked our roundup of latest lehenga colors. Which one are you gonna get? I’d love to see your lehenga, so show it to me by tagging me on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!
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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]