I don’t know about you, but I love a white bridal lehenga! Maybe because they are such a perfect balance between pristine White weddings and bustling Indian weddings. Earlier, white wasn’t considered culturally appropriate for Hindu weddings, but as brides explore more hues for their D-day, gorgeous shades of white have made an entry into the lehenga world. And we are so here for it!
That being said, white is embraced by brides in many forms. Some go for a simple white bridal lehenga, others add a red choli or red dupatta to their look and others explore the white magic through floral charm. No matter what kind of white lehenga you want to wear, there’s inspiration for each and every one of you! Scroll down & bookmark the ones that make your heart go pitter-patter:
White Lehengas For A Princess Bride Look!
#1 RCB Girl’s White Lehenga(s)
Remember RCB Girl, Deepika Ghose. She recently got married (Sorry boys!) and wore two dazzling white lehengas for her wedding functions. One of them had a huge trail giving us all princess-y vibes and the other one was designed by Manish Malhotra, we don’t think it needs more description. Take a look!
#2 Anjali Merchant’s Simple White Lehenga For A Parsi Ceremony!
Radhika Merchant’s sister, Anjali Merchant, recently tied the knot in a beautiful Parsi ceremony in Mumbai. She wore a beige-based lehenga embroidered with white threads. Pairing it up with satlada haar, choker, and pearl bangles, she looked nothing less than a princess at her wedding.
#3 A Whimsical One For Reception
Simplicity is elegance! Amaaya Raheja’s bridal looks were all based on this basic saying. Clad in a virgin white lehenga with silverwork, this traditional yet modish lehenga will surely earn many compliments for whichever function you wear.
Via @dollyyouup_bys, @intocandidphotography
#4 Sonam Kapoor’s Chikankari Off-White Bridal Lehenga
This list of white lehengas won’t be complete without Sonam’s charming white lehenga, which she wore at her Mehendi. It’s a great pick for your Sangeet night as well!
#5 A Glimmering Lehenga For Sangeet Night
And here’s another great option for your Sangeet night. We think every bride should consider wearing a glimmering lehenga at her Sangeet. It looks great on stage and in pictures, plus it will make you shine bright like a diamond at night. This one right here is a perfect sequin white ensemble to bookmark!
#6 A White & Silver Bridal Lehenga Look
Whilst we are on the topic of sequins lehenga, here’s another spectacular one with the right amount of bling in it. Imagine wearing this gorgeous piece while walking down the aisle, it would be hard for anyone to take your eyes off you.
Via @thelightsmiths.in, Dolly J Studio
#7 Simplicity Is Perfection
Want a simple and lightweight lehenga for your day wedding? This printed lehenga by Sabyasachi should be your ultimate pick. The bride let her lehenga do the talking by teaming it up with minimal jewelry and natural makeup.
Via Sabyasachi, Jasmeet Kapany
#8 White Lehenga With Strategic Gold Work
Another one exuding Sabyasachi’s exquisite work. This bride wore it for her upscale engagement party and the groom coordinated perfectly with her in a white sherwani. Love how she draped her dupatta in a cape style, giving the traditional lehenga a modern twist.
#9 Chikankari Supremacy!
Chikankari White lehenga and a pretty bride! These pictures deserved their own place on this list. It’s a beautiful lehenga and looks great with minimal styling. Chikankari lehengas are also a perfect choice for brides who want to get their outfits customized. The cloth costs around 4k per meter and stitching charges can be anywhere between 4k to 10k depending on the popularity and experience of the boutique.
Via Plush Affairs
#10 A Distinctive White Lehenga For Bride
Make a strong statement at your wedding with this stunning lehenga embellished with elaborate work. Paired with cape-style dupatta and a kundan choker set, this one made one hell of a stylish bride.
Via The Ombre, Varun Nidhika
#11 Happily Ever Laughter In A Pristine White Lehenga
Explore the splendor of white lehengas with floral charm! That’s what this bride did. Dressed in a daisy white lehenga with floral embroidery on the hem, she looked like a million bucks for her day pheras. And oh she is also one of the few brides who left her hair open on the big day, quite impressive.
Via Paper Tales Studio, Suruchi Parakh
#12 The Charm Of Florals!
We are obsessing over this family portrait. All are dressed in dreamy Sabyasachi outfits and looking regal as ever.
#13 A Beautiful Red & White Bridal Lehenga
What a sultry blend of red and white! This bride raised the experimental meters when she chose a ravishing white lehenga with red choli for her big day. If you want to wear white on your wedding without ditching the traditional red, this is the ideal pick for you.
#14 Adding A Pop Of Color To The White Lehenga
A modish white lehenga with golden zardozi work is perfect for our millennial brides or bridesmaids. Adding a dash of color to her outfit with purple kaleerein, she definitely stole the show with her fashion sense.
#15 Oodles Of Elegance In One Frame
Looking like pure royalty at her wedding, this bride’s white and gold lehenga is as pretty as a picture. The groom coordinated with her superbly in a golden sherwani and we can’t stop swooning over their couple portrait.
#16 A Simple & Modern White Bridal Lehenga
This grayish-white tulle lehenga paired with a sexy blouse and a sheer dupatta is oh-so-gorgeous. Isn’t it such a voguish choice for your reception ceremony!
#17 The Off-White Bridal Lehenga Supremacy
Her simple white lehenga with a dash of pink caught our eyes instantly. Extra marks for how she superbly paired it with gold jewellery and looked like an absolute diva at her D-Day.
Via Magic Stories
#18 Perfect One For Modern Brides or Bridesmaids
A chic lehenga that will look stupendous on brides or sister of the bride/ groom. Paired with a spaghetti strap blouse, this drool-worthy ensemble is worth pinning right away.
Via @charlottewang_hmua, @natashadallalabel
#19 The Magic Of Minimalism
Minimalism is magic. There’s nothing that proves it more than this bride. We’re totally crushing over her glistening ivory lehenga teamed up with pearl earrings and sleek hair. Perfect inspiration for your roka ceremony!
Via @sj_snehajethwa, @thephotolab
#20 Always Love A Happy & Smiling Bride
This pretty white lehenga with a hint of pink makes up for quite a stylish choice for your sangeet night. As we pointed out before, a little bit of bing in your sangeet outfit looks amazing on stage, here’s proof!
#21 An Enchanting Bridal Dress
Looking like a million bucks for her nikkah ceremony, this vibrant ensemble paired with a full sleeve boat neck blouse is to die for.
#22 A Floral & Regal Silhouette For The Big Day!
A bride who chose white for her wedding as well as the reception. Bride Priyanka chose a floral printed white lehenga for her big day and a regal modern silhouette for her reception. Wondering where you’ve seen this outfit before? That’s what Priyanka Chopra wore for her Mumbai reception in a blue shade.
#23 The Enhancing Pichwai Work On An Ivory Base
When you want your bridal outfit to be comfortable and lightweight, there is no designer who can do it better than Anita Dongre. Bedecked with foliage and peacock motifs, her lehenga and the overall look are just WOW!
#24 Loving The Dazzling Golden Work On Her Lehenga
Dazzle, it’s your special day. Her trendy lehenga with a white base and intricate golden work is just so perfect. A glamorous option for your intimate wedding indeed.
Via @prachi_1601, @sheetaldangmakeup
#25 Modern Silhouettes For The Millennial Bride
Youtuber Sherry Shroff wore a pristine white wedding lehenga on her big day from couturier Gaurav Gupta’s collection. She had a beautiful Parsi wedding ceremony at a Mumbai beach & we’re mesmerized by her look.
#26 Natasha Dalal’s White Bridal Lehenga
Varun Dhawan married his high-school sweetheart Natasha Dalal in an intimate ceremony in Alibaug after postponing the wedding multiple times due to the pandemic. Their wedding was much-awaited and created a huge buzz on the Internet. After the duo took their pheras, they came out to pose for the paps and also posted some dreamy pictures on social media. The bride, Natasha, wore a gorgeous off-white bridal lehenga for wedding with golden tones from her own label. Her simple, subtle, and elegant look won everyone’s hearts. She paired the designer white bridal lehenga with diamond jewelery accentuated by emeralds and a dewy makeup look done by celebrity artist Namrata Soni, who apparently completed the makeup in just 30 minutes! (Source)
#27 Alanna Panday’s White Bridal Lehenga
The most recent celebrity wedding has been of Alanna Panday & Ivor McCray. The duo has been dating for above 4 years and got engaged in 2021. Their wedding was a star-studded affair with celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Manish Malhotra, Aaliyah Kashyap, etc. attending the reception as well. The bride’s wedding dress was designed by Manish Malhotra, a modern white bridal lehenga for the millennial bride crafted with sequins, pearls, and delicate threadwork all over. She wore a chunky diamond jewelry set designed by Malhotra as well and left her long tresses open for the day.
#28 Miheeka Bajaj’s White & Red Bridal Lehenga
Miheeka Bajaj wore a red and white bridal lehenga for her wedding, designed by Anamika Khanna. Owing to the pandemic restrictions, all the designing happened over video calls. The entire outfit took 10,000 hours to make and has the finest zardozi, chikankari, and gold metalwork all over. The bespoke white bridal lehenga with red dupatta was combined with kundan-polki jewelry, a white choora set, and makeup in earthy tones to complete the look. The groom also wore an ivory-gold dhoti kurta set to complement the bride. Their multicultural wedding took place in Ramanaidu Studios with just 30 closest friends & family in attendance.
#29 Gauhar Khan White & Silver Bridal Lehenga
Gauhar Khan stunned in an eye-catching white and silver bridal lehenga for her nikah ceremony. Gauhar’s and Zaid’s is a classic modern love story. Zaid liked her profile and messaged her on Instagram. She replied back and after dating for a few months, they tied the knot in December 2020. Khan’s fans were pleasantly surprised when she started posting wedding pictures on Instagram. All her outfits were customized by leading designers and the nikah lehenga was done by Pakistani designer Saira Shakira from the label Laam. For jewelry, she opted for chunky and striking polki pieces and opted for glowing makeup with a maroon lip to complete her look.
#29 Dalljiet Kaur’s White And Red Wedding Lehenga
Actress Dalljiet Kaur married UK-based businessman Nikhil Patel in a traditional Indian wedding with gorgeous outfits. The actress announced her engagement and impending nuptials on Instagram – just a few days before she was going to get married. The much-awaited pictures were released with the bride in a gorgeous white and red bridal lehenga designed by Anjali Lilarhia, and the groom complementing her in an ivory sherwani as well. See the pictures below:
#30 Kiara Advani’s White Lehenga Bridal Look
Kiara Advani’s wedding to Siddharth Malhotra was a star-studded affair as well! The duo tied the knot in Suryagarh, Jaisalmer in a 3-day affair and hosted a reception for the rest of the Bollywood fraternity after returning to Mumbai. For the wedding, Advani opted for an ombre pink lehenga, but for the mehendi, she picked a white lehenga bridal look, designed by Manish Malhotra, who also designed all other wedding outfits for her. Maximal outfit, barely-there makeup, heavy jewelry, and a simple, traditional hairstyle reflected all her looks, including the mehendi. If Kiara’s mehendi outfit is what you want to wear for wedding, you can switch the yellow dupatta for a red one to have a winsome white red bridal lehenga look for yourself.
#31 A Gorgeous White Lehenga For Sunset Wedding
Bhargavi & Gaurav wed in a sunset beach ceremony at Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Goa. Photographed by Mumbai-based Fourfold Pictures, their wedding was a dreamy affair with the bride clad in an off-white bridal lehenga designed by Seema Gujral. Keeping in line with the preference for ivory by brides, the designer has launched many ivory and cream lehengas in her collection with different works on each. Bhargavi picked one accentuated by Gota Patti and styled the look with a kundan necklace and minimal makeup for her nuptials. The decor, details (varmala), and closest family were also seen in the same palette to give a coherent look to the ceremony.
#32 Chikankari-Embroidered White Lehenga For Wedding
A white lehenga is all about what kind of work is done on it! The next white bridal lehenga on the list is intricately embroidered using chikankari, mukaish, and threadwork to give it an elegant, timeless, and traditional look. You can add a red dupatta to make it a red and white bridal lehenga and give a nod to the time-honored color of weddings. To elevate the look of her lehenga, the bride wore a kundan choker set with a sleek bun accented by gajra flowers. The groom also wore an ivory sherwani with mirror work to complement his bride.
Courtesy: Lekha Shah
#33 Modern White Bridal Lehenga For Haldi
If you can’t opt for a white bridal lehenga for the wedding? (some cultures in India don’t consider the color auspicious) Why not opt for it on some other function, like your mehendi or haldi? For the latter, there’s an inspiration for a white lehenga right here. Chosen from designer Urvashi Sethi’s collection (owner of Picchika), the lehenga is handpainted with botanicals and is styled by the bride with seashell jewelry, yellow bangles, and a no-makeup, makeup look. It will be priced between 25,000 to 40,000 and if you can’t find the exact piece on the website, you can message them for customizations.
Courtesy: Karma Production
#34 A Heavily-Embellished Wedding White Bridal Lehenga
The one designer duo in India who knows how to combine sheer extravagance with Indian heritage, they are definitely Falguni Shane Peacock. The husband-wife duo has always been at the helm of creating sumptuous silhouettes with heavily-embroidered work and full-sleeved blouses that finish the look of the Indian outfit with perfection. They are known for their monochromatic dresses and a white bridal lehenga is definitely one of them. Bride Rania wore one for her wedding day and complimented the maximal outfit with minimal jewelry and makeup for an optimal balance. Swipe to see pictures.
Courtesy: Colorblind Production
#35 Modern White Lehenga Look
If you’re a bridesmaid who is looking for a white lehenga look, your search ends here. The net lehenga skirt with a net dupatta and a halter-neck blouse is just perfect for the sister-of-the-bride dress and can be also an affordable option if you get them stitched by your local tailor and get the material for yourself! You can style it with silver jewelry pieces or diamond jewelry pieces. It’s certainly one of those wedding dresses for girls that will be useful again and again, and can also be worn after the wedding.
Courtesy: Ananya Chaturvedi
#36 Mirror-Work Off White Lehenga For Wedding
Vadodara-based designer brand Annu’s Creation recreated Alia Bhatt’s white bridal look with a mirror-work lehenga. The photo shoot featured video creator Neha Jethwani in a white lehenga with a flowing lehenga dupatta draping style. If you don’t want to wear a saree for your wedding and rather don a lehenga, you can still recreate Alia Bhatt’s wedding look like a pro! Simple beauty-wise but chunky jewelry-wise was the main essence of her bridal look and that’s something you should stick to when you want to reflect her attributes on your own wedding day.
#37 A Stunning Bridal Lehenga In White!
When we spot such intricate and flawless embroidery on the lehenga, it instantly wins our hearts. If you want to reflect radiance on your wedding day, it’s important to choose a lehenga that’s done with handcrafted embroideries so the elegance is displayed in pictures and you also have a timeless lehenga that you can pass on to the next generation. This wedding white bridal lehenga is curated by Mumbai-based designer Disha Patil Pret Couture and is available for purchase here, priced at Rs.2,92,500/-. As you have seen by now, the ivory lehengas look good with both kundan and diamond jewelry, and you can pick any to style your white color bridal lehenga.
#38 A Stop & Stare Kind Of Bridal Look
This off-white bridal lehenga for weddings is one of the classics from Anushree Reddy’s collection from Anushree Reddy’s collection. Priced at Rs.3,98,000/- (buy here), the ivory organza lehenga is embellished with cut dana and zardozi embroidery and comes with one sheer dupatta. If you want a double dupatta lehenga draping, you will have to purchase the other dupatta separately. Bride Heeta styled this graceful lehenga set with all things minimalistic and gave us a bridal look that will serve as inspiration for many years to come.
Courtesy: Zehra Jagani Photographer
#39 Modern Bride With Traditional Twist
Ivory brides will be a huge lehenga trend in 2023 and many of these brides are from the last year or this year itself, like Shivani who got married in late December at a Rajasthan destination wedding. She wore a customized Manish Malhotra lehenga for her nuptials (which took about a year to make!) and styled her heavily-embellished bridal dress with gold jewelry made with uncut diamond pieces. Her makeup was done in earthy tones and a dewy base to complement the theme of her dress and the time of her pheras! The groom complemented her in the same color and the duo looked utterly impressive on their wedding day.
#40 Designer White Bridal Lehenga Choli
One of the leading fashion influencers in the country – Kritika Khurana got engaged in a dazzling lehenga set by none other than Abhinav Mishra, known to popularise mirror-work in brides. She paired the lehenga with a diamond choker set, wavy tresses, and a flawless base with kohled eyes. While she wore this lehenga for her wedding, this can also make for a great option as a white lehenga for the reception, or just add a red dupatta and you’ve got a lovely bridal lehenga white and red for your wedding!
#41 Just Pure Grace!
We love how some lehengas just exude pure grace and you can be assured of their elegance the moment you put them on. This white bridal lehenga on Pinterest has gone viral and is created by Pakistani designer Nameera by Farooq (buy here for 2000 USD). It has Kalis as opposed to can-can lehenga style so it has a nice flare without the unnecessary can-can in the bottom. The Kalis were popular in lehengas before and that’s why they give a very timeless look when added to lehengas today! If you want your white dulhan lehenga to be traditional and graceful, you can choose to add them too. Of course, styling them in a time-honored way will matter as well.
#42 White Wedding Lehenga With Red Dupatta
We adore this white lehenga with red dupatta, perfect for brides who want to blend both modern and traditional attributes in their look. This lehenga is created by Jaipur-based Faabiiana and is priced at Rs.1,52,000/-. For styling, you can choose to opt for kundan jewelry with red stones to match the shades of your outfit or go for glimmering diamond jewelry instead. Keep your makeup minimal (as popular with ivory bridal dresses) and hair open to radiate that modernism with the look. You can also choose to opt for a layered braid as your hairstyle.
#43 A Gorgeously-Embellished White Lehenga
Seema Gujral is yet another designer who you can trust to give you an extravagant look with her heavy embroidered lehenga sets curated to steal the attention of everybody who lays their eyes on it! Among her eye-feasting white bridal lehengas is this one done with three-dimensional embroidery with assorted pearls, fabrics, and sequins and available to buy here (Price: Rs.2,24,000/-). With such a heavy ivory lehenga, a diamond jewelry set will pair the best and you can pick any option you like for your hair and makeup. This lehenga will look amazing with smokey eyes or simple makeup – your choice.
#44 Fishcut White Lehenga For Reception
Looking for a statement white lehenga for the reception? Take inspiration from Priyanka Chopra’s feathery ensemble from the pre-Oscars party with silver embroidery all over and a ruffled jacket that ditches the dupatta for the outfit. With a fish-cut lehenga, she flaunted her lovely figure in the body-hugging ensemble.
#45 A Statement White Chaniya Choli For Wedding
We’re adoring this white chaniya choli for weddings by designers Falguni & Shane Peacock featuring a heavy lehenga skirt, a full-sleeved blouse with a sweetheart neckline, and a net dupatta. The bride wore the dress for her sangeet and styled it with a simple necklace and jhumki earrings. Beauty-wise, she kept her makeup on the bronze side with bouncy waves to enhance the tresses and complete her look.
Which lehenga did you like the most? Let us know in the comments below.