Gorgeous Bridal Lehenga for Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani Brides

Updated on July 20, 2019
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Gorgeous Modern Bridal Sarees, Lehenga and Shararas

A wedding is one of the most highly anticipated and special days in a woman’s life. As in many areas of the world, bridal attire is extravagant in a Southeast Asian wedding. As the event nears, though, it can become more and more difficult for the soon-to-be bride to decide what to wear.

The brides of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan traditionally wear sarees, lehenga, shararas, and it's becoming more common for more gown-type dresses at their weddings. These gowns have intricate designs using traditional zari work, stonework, zardozi and other embellishments.

For centuries, red has been the predominant colour for bridal wear in these regions, but the latest trends include a greater variety of styles and colours. Bright colours were traditionally preferred for being a sign of happiness, but pale colours and pastels are becoming more popular.

What Do Brides Wear in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan?

Bangladesh

Brides of Bangladesh traditionally wear wedding sarees in shades of red. But the bridal scene in Bangladesh is changing, and lehengas, shararas and even fusions of western and eastern wedding gowns can be seen adorning the brides of Bangladesh. They traditionally wear a lehenga with a long blouse that covers the stomach area.

India

Historically, brides of different regions of India wear different attire. Brides of Bengali origin, in Kolkata and South India, wear sarees at their weddings. While brides from more metropolitan areas like Bombay often wear lehengas at their weddings. Indian brides tend to pair wedding lehengas with short blouses that reveal the midriff and navel of the bride.

Pakistan

Pakistani brides generally wear gorgeous bridal shararas (a type of lehenga with a long upper blouse) or heavily embellished knee-length or longer salwar kameez at their wedding.

Different Styles of Lehenga Skirts

A lehenga is three separate pieces of clothing: the skirt, the blouse and the dupatta (a big shawl-like piece of material that drapes over the head of the bride).

A bridal lehenga comes in different shapes nowadays; it is no longer just a skirt with lots of gathering. Lehenga skirts come in the following shapes:

  • Traditional Circle-Cut: These are flowing and voluminous skirts. They are lovely on brides of medium build and height. Full skirts generally look more "bridal" than narrow or mermaid-cut skirts and have more options for embellishment due to the amount of exposed fabric.
  • Straight-Cut: These skirts fall straight from the waist to the hemline at the feet.
  • A-Cut: As the name suggests, these skirts are in the shape of an “A.” They are narrow at the waist and wide at the bottom; much like a traditional ball gown. They create a beautiful silhouette.
  • Mermaid-Cut: Mermaid-cut bridal lehengas are popular in bridal couture, and they look exceptionally gorgeous on tall and fit brides. These skirts create a very sexy, hourglass silhouette.

Full, Circle-Cut Lehenga Styles

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Fuchsia pink bridal lehenga.Sophisticated off-white bridal lehenga.Gorgeous off-white and bronze full-skirt lehenga.Flowing and voluminous maroon bridal lehenga.Feminine, flowing and voluminous lehenga with hemline frills.Green-and-pink lehenga.Gorgeous full-skirted all-red bridal lehenga.
Fuchsia pink bridal lehenga.
Fuchsia pink bridal lehenga.
Sophisticated off-white bridal lehenga.
Sophisticated off-white bridal lehenga.
Gorgeous off-white and bronze full-skirt lehenga.
Gorgeous off-white and bronze full-skirt lehenga.
Flowing and voluminous maroon bridal lehenga.
Flowing and voluminous maroon bridal lehenga.
Feminine, flowing and voluminous lehenga with hemline frills.
Feminine, flowing and voluminous lehenga with hemline frills.
Green-and-pink lehenga.
Green-and-pink lehenga.
Gorgeous full-skirted all-red bridal lehenga.
Gorgeous full-skirted all-red bridal lehenga.

Fabrics and Embellishments Used to Make Bridal Lehenga

Lehengas are made with a variety of fabrics such as net, chiffon, georgette, silk and even velvet. Velvet skirts have recently become more popular in bridal couture because of the rich shades of colour that can only be achieved in velvet material.

What makes these skirts even more beautiful is the intricate designs on the fabric itself. Bridal lehengas are heavily embellished with beads, sequins, stonework, patchwork, and traditional zardozi work and zari embroidery.

A-Cut Lehenga Skirts

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This is an A-cut lehenga skirt in off-white, green and red. Beautiful deep royal blue velvet lehenga skirt with fuchsia dupatta and accents.A-cut maroon wedding lehenga with heavy bronze zardozi work.A-cut navy blue wedding lehenga with heavy zardozi work.Bronze, navy, and crimson a-cut lehenga.Deep maroon designer lehenga wedding skirt.
This is an A-cut lehenga skirt in off-white, green and red.
This is an A-cut lehenga skirt in off-white, green and red.
Beautiful deep royal blue velvet lehenga skirt with fuchsia dupatta and accents.
Beautiful deep royal blue velvet lehenga skirt with fuchsia dupatta and accents.
A-cut maroon wedding lehenga with heavy bronze zardozi work.
A-cut maroon wedding lehenga with heavy bronze zardozi work.
A-cut navy blue wedding lehenga with heavy zardozi work.
A-cut navy blue wedding lehenga with heavy zardozi work.
Bronze, navy, and crimson a-cut lehenga.
Bronze, navy, and crimson a-cut lehenga.
Deep maroon designer lehenga wedding skirt.
Deep maroon designer lehenga wedding skirt.

Mermaid-Cut Lehenga Skirts

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Gorgeous mermaid-style bridal lehenga in shades of green.Angelic white mermaid bridal lehenga.Peach mermaid-cut lehenga.Gorgeous green mermaid bridal lehenga.
Gorgeous mermaid-style bridal lehenga in shades of green.
Gorgeous mermaid-style bridal lehenga in shades of green.
Angelic white mermaid bridal lehenga.
Angelic white mermaid bridal lehenga.
Peach mermaid-cut lehenga.
Peach mermaid-cut lehenga.
Gorgeous green mermaid bridal lehenga.
Gorgeous green mermaid bridal lehenga.

A Collection of Bridal Shararas and Modern Gowns

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Off-white and bronze sharara for brides of Pakistan.Maroon and beige bridal sharara.Heavily embellished wedding gown.Beautiful red bridal sharara.Sharara in pale peach tones.Ivory bridal dress for Pakistani brides.Pakistani bridal wear in peach tones.Glamorous peachy-pink bridal dress.Designer bridal sharara.Pastel green designer sharara.Orange and hot pink bridal sharara.Unique fusion rose-patterned lehenga gown.Peach-and-pink feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehengaPale green feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga.
Off-white and bronze sharara for brides of Pakistan.
Off-white and bronze sharara for brides of Pakistan.
Maroon and beige bridal sharara.
Maroon and beige bridal sharara.
Heavily embellished wedding gown.
Heavily embellished wedding gown.
Beautiful red bridal sharara.
Beautiful red bridal sharara.
Sharara in pale peach tones.
Sharara in pale peach tones.
Ivory bridal dress for Pakistani brides.
Ivory bridal dress for Pakistani brides.
Pakistani bridal wear in peach tones.
Pakistani bridal wear in peach tones.
Glamorous peachy-pink bridal dress.
Glamorous peachy-pink bridal dress.
Designer bridal sharara.
Designer bridal sharara.
Pastel green designer sharara.
Pastel green designer sharara.
Orange and hot pink bridal sharara.
Orange and hot pink bridal sharara.
Unique fusion rose-patterned lehenga gown.
Unique fusion rose-patterned lehenga gown.
Peach-and-pink feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga
Peach-and-pink feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga
Pale green feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga.
Pale green feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga.

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Questions & Answers

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        Bhumi Barbujar 

        7 weeks ago

        very nice post keep sharing

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        Pushpa Joseph 

        16 months ago

        How to order the peach bridal dress.

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        Alma 

        2 years ago

        How to order from Bangladesh?

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        shwe2727 

        2 years ago

        Hey,

        Could you tell me the details to buy "Peach-and-pink feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga"?

        Thanks!

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        Kins 

        2 years ago

        Hey WriterKat, i love the dress tittle "Unique fusion lehenga: gown-type top with lehenga skirt. Rose pattern. " Can u please let me knw, who is the designer of that dress and from where i can get?

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        jivs 

        3 years ago

        I really like the "Pale green feminine, flowing and voluminous gown-type lehenga "...where can I purchase it from?

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        aqeela 

        3 years ago

        i really liked the glamorous peach bridal dress and was wondering where i could get it from please let me know if possible

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        angel 

        4 years ago

        i would like to know how i get peach and pink voluminous gown above. who is the designer of this outfit and from whr i found it

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        Ami Parikh 

        4 years ago

        I like to know how can I find out to order this above outfits.

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        Poonam 

        4 years ago

        Very nice

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        jaz 

        4 years ago

        how do i find out about ordering

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        MJS 

        4 years ago

        Thanks so much WriterKat! :)

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        WriterKat 

        4 years ago from KittyLand

        Hi MJS, the designer sharara titled Designer Bridal Sharara is a pakistani bridal attire by the designer brand called Elan. You can purchase that bridal sharara or similar bridal couture from their website or store in lahore. This is their website: www DOT elan.pk/row/bridal-studio/

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        MJS 

        4 years ago

        Hi WriterKat, I love the dress titled "Designer Birdal Sharara" can you please let me know who designed that dress? I would love to have it for my upcoming wedding :)

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        Debbie Khan 

        4 years ago

        Hi, where can I buy the Peach and pink Feminine Flowing and voluminous Gown type lehenga? Who is the designer for this.

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        Debbie Khan 

        4 years ago

        Hi, where can I buy the Peach and pink Feminine Flowing and voluminous Gown type lehenga?

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        Bushra 

        4 years ago

        Aslamalaikum. Hope you are well. The young lady in the white and maroon legenga isn't actually a model, that's her wedding picture. Would it be possible for you to be so kind as to remove from the blog please? Great blog by the way . It's also on Pinterest - any help appreciated ? Xxx

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        WriterKat 

        4 years ago from KittyLand

        Hi Annie, Congrats on your up coming wedding. The "Perfect Fuchsia Pink latest bridal lehenga " is by Manish Malhotra and you can get it at his store in India. I have posted another photograph of the same lehenga in different angle above for you. Hope that helps.

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        Annie 

        4 years ago

        Hi what a fantastic post, they are all so beautiful. I am getting married in one year and I am in love with the pink fuschia lengha, it's exactly what I want...where can I get more info from? Thanks.

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        WriterKat 

        5 years ago from KittyLand

        thanks stages of me for stopping by on my hub on gorgeous latest bridal lehenga designs. These bridal wears are indeed very beautiful and I just wanted to share these for the soon to be brides out there.

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        Kathy Henderson 

        5 years ago from Pa

        Wow these are beautiful ~ thanks for sharing with the world

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