Top Wedding Lehenga Designs for 2016 | Latest Designer Bridal Lehengas

Hey beautiful! The Indian wedding season is approaching and if you’re shopping for trendy bridal lehengas, this one’s for you! We have done our homework and looked at ALL the designer collections for Winter 2016 for you. And we’ve chosen the hottest trends in bridal lehengas and wedding gowns! From Rohit Bal to Manish Malhotra, from unconventional designs to classics, we have rounded up the 11 MUST-TRY trends for wedding lehenga designs!

Lehenga Designs: Top 11 Trends in Bridal Lehengas for 2016

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1. Lehenga with Trail

Certainly the #1 trend in Indian bridal lehenga designs is the trail! Bringing home the royal tradition of the West, a trail adds glamour and richness to any designer lehenga, and makes it look really like a couture lehenga. So try a long, long trail this season! (Psst. I also saw a long trail bridal lehenga in the movie Shandaar).

2. Ombre Lehenga

One of my favorite trends this season is ombre. Ombre has taken over the latest hair color trends, nail polish trends, and even lipsticks. Now sure enough, ombre lehengas are the next step!

3. Anarkali Lehenga

Anarkali lehenga is one in which the choli is sewn with long anarkalis that go down to the length of the lehenga. It may also have a sheer anarkali “top” over the choli that ends a couple of inches above the floor. Latest bridal lehenga designs also have anarkali styles – both in the lehenga and in jackets worn over it.

4. Jacket Lehenga

Designers like Satya Paul and Manish Malhotra had long, ankle-length jackets over the lehengas in their collections. The jacket may be opaque, in silk or crepe, and may take place of the choli, or it may be sheer to be worn over a cropped choli.

5. Lehengas Embellished with Mirror and Crystal

If embroidery in zari or dori is too much for you, try embellished lehenga designs that have crystals or mirror work.

6. Gota Patti Border

Gota border has been in trend amongst lehenga designs since 2014, and this year, designers like Reynu Taandon and Ritu Kumar have embroidered gold borders. Both wide and narrow borders are trendy. Also try heavy tassles at the corners of dupatta. We’re seeing so many latest bridal lehenga designs with gota patti, so this one’s a must-try for your trousseau!

7. Long Sleeves

Long sleeves is another trend that may be helpful for destination weddings or Winter brides! Try full or long sleeves with gowns or long cholis.

8. Bundhgala Choli and Kurta Lehenga Designs

Here’s yet another trend for the winter brides. You can try cropped bundhbala cholis, or long, kurta-style tops.

9. Velvet

Velvet is still going strong in wedding lehenga designs. Velvet lehengas seem too heavy? Try velvet cholis with silk lehengas or velvet patch-work.

10. Contrast Border

Double color lehengas are nothing new. And for 2015-2016, try just the border in a contrasting, unconventional color like yellow, olive green or mint green.

11. Unconventionally Red

For the unorthodox brides, lots of different styles in wedding dresses are in vogue. Try Indo-Western gowns or sari-lehengas. Print patch-work or layered gowns are also trendy.


Work – Embroidery or Embellishement? The latest wedding lehenga designs have crystal, dabka, dori, gota, zardozi, mirror work, patchwork and brocade.

What Colors? The trendiest colors for Winter 2016 are wine, red ombre, blush fuchsia. Orange, gold, classic red, rose pink and champagne are also popular.

What Fabrics? The latest fabrics for wedding lehengas are silk and raw silk, net, satin, velvet and crepeVelvet and silk are popular for cholis, and net and georgette for duppattas.

So, did you like these latest trends in bridal dressses and wedding lehenga designs? Which one would you wear for your wedding? Lemme know below! XOXO

Don’t miss the article “Latest Lehenga Choli Designs and Lehenga Trends for 2017” below, and also check out some Manish Malhotra Lehenga Designs here!



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    May 8, 2018 at 2:07 am

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    April 29, 2018 at 1:55 am

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    March 8, 2018 at 2:30 am

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  5. Tim

    March 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Great post!

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    March 4, 2018 at 11:09 pm

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  7. Paromita

    March 1, 2018 at 12:52 am

    I’m going to a Punjabi wedding, and I’ll be wearing an ombre lehenga just like the one you showed. Glad to know it’s amongst the top trends of the year!

  8. Harneet

    February 28, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I am often blogging about wedding decor, but I loved your latest lehenga trends list. I’ll go for the long trails on my wedding, which is coming up next March!

  9. Sandiptee

    February 28, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Do you have lehenga trend report for 2018?

  10. Solanki

    February 27, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Your site is setting high a benchmark for fashion magazines in India. Your articles must have taken hours of research. Kudos.

  11. Palak

    February 27, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I’ll wear the longest train when I get married…. Just like a princess!

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    February 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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  13. Lapsley

    February 20, 2018 at 5:19 am

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  14. rosie

    February 15, 2018 at 2:20 am

    loved all the trends!

  15. gauri

    February 13, 2018 at 12:20 am

    uh, they’re all soooo pretty!

  16. leo

    February 12, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Your writing is fine and gives food for thought. I hope that Ill have a lot more time to read your articles . Regards.

  17. Polka

    February 12, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Sweet site !

  18. marriasharma

    August 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Awesome collection of Lehengas, Its vibrant colors, beautiful designs, and unique combination are worth eye capturing.

  19. Twinkle ahuja

    August 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Comment: I really love them I want to buy them can u help

  20. angel

    July 13, 2016 at 12:44 am


  21. Nisha kushwaha

    July 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Thiz all dresses r fabuloussssss………….. ?????

  22. Nagma kgan

    June 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Comment:so butefol darsas i lika des..

  23. Anonymous

    May 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

    most importance rohit

  24. Ankit

    April 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Its really great platform to see latest designs of lehngas for brides. I saw some more collection of here

  25. Bhakti Goswami

    March 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    This blog is a good platform to guide the brides to choose the best Jacket Lehenga to wear for their wedding.

  26. Dohana

    January 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I hate those kurta lehengas. But I like ombre style.

  27. Parul

    January 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I love all Rohit Bal lehengas <3 Want them!

  28. Lottie

    November 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I absolutely love looking at these dresses! I find Indian weddings so beautiful and fascinating. Everything is so bright and eccentric.
    Xo Lottie

    • Shilpa Ahuja

      November 3, 2015 at 2:43 am

      Me too, and they’re so colorful and intricate too!

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