7 Banarasi Lehenga Styles for every Indian Bride or Bride to be!

“Royalty, extravaganza and elegance, Banarasi lehenga is all in one package with classic designs and patterns for Indian brides, bridesmaids and guests”


Banarasi silk, being one of the finest qualities of silk has its origin in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India. It is that one fabric type which every Indian woman has a crush on, and if not every, then a major share of the female occupancy both in India and outside crushes over it.

There is something about the Banarasi silk that screams royalty, exudes timelessness and gorgeousness with the brocade or zari in gold or silver. Owing to its popularity and to suit almost everyone’s tastes, Banarasi silk is undoubtedly making its way into every bride’s bridal trousseau, even modern brides are gushing over it like crazy. has taken Custom made Banarasi Lehenga to a different level all together. You just need to share the images you like and we will sketch it for you and make you a beautiful Lehenga totally customized especially for you!

So if you’re the bride-to-be or even if not the bride, but someone who plans to attend an Indian wedding; you can always opt for this ‘traditional craft with modern grace’ fabric any time and anywhere. We’ve tried to create some alluring and exciting look-book for you to explore so that if you get some fashion inspiration for your wedding affair, then you know the source 😉 .

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Also, we have already curated a separate blog in advance about Banarasi sarees which will help you know in-depth about Banarasi silk, its variants and segregation based upon design process. If you haven’t read it till now, we highly recommend doing so as it will help you get a detailed knowledge about the same so that you are all sorted about Banarasi silk.

Treat your eyes with some real brides wearing sarees for their wedding and it’s not just South Indian brides, mind it!

So without any further blabbering, let’s dive straight into the serious matter ;). But one more thing before that. You know what, a Banarasi lehenga can be worn for any function and at any point of the day in every season. You can never go wrong with it. It will just make you a million dollar bride or a million bucks lady (in general), if you aren’t the bride.

Let’s get started right now:

1. Banarasi lehenga + jacket blouse =?

We have already discussed a lot about lehenga and jacket and other extravagant stuff in general to pair with Indian traditional clothes. But how would you react if we tell you that you can carry a jacket blouse with a Banarasi lehenga as well and it will look total bomb and you will look a lot chic.

Wanna see how it will look in real? Scroll down!

This lady’s Banarasi lehenga has a metallic shimmer grey blouse with a jacket to give that modern cum ethnic look. Loose hair and polka beaded choker necklace is perfect to complete the entire look.

Banarasi lehenga + jacket blouse - Silksource: wedmegood | Bride and Groom Custom Wear

Below maroon Banarasi lehenga with a jacket styled blouse has full sleeves and some sheer, making it perfect for both a day and a night event. You can either wear it for a reception or even the mehndi function.

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Planning to wear jacket for an evening function with more glitz, glam and to beat the chillz? Then the below one is for you. The lady in the picture is wearing red Banarasi lehenga with a long embroidered jacket cum coat over it having full sleeves and giving some major fashion goals to all the ladies out there.

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What about a waistcoat rather than a full fledged jacket? Sounds interesting? This bride took it to on herself and got a waistcoat customized to go with her Banarasi lehenga, customized from her granny’s sarees.

Waistcoat customized with Banarasi lehengasource: wedmegood

2. Why should the bride have all the fun? 😉

Yes of course, why should the bride only have the luxury to wear Banarasi silk lehengas for any of her wedding functions, why not her sister, friend or a distant acquaintance? Checkout more of what a guest can wear at Indian Wedding.

If you lie in the latter category, then these fun, cool and quirky Banarasi lehengas have to be on your wedding trousseau shopping list for the ongoing wedding season. Who had thought that even Banarasi silk can be so exciting to wear!

Banarasi lehengas - Banarasi silksource: | Indian Wedding Guest Dresses


3. Some contrast brings more colors – The Banarasi Way!

As we talked about contrasting colors in Banarasi sarees, similarly contrasting colors can also be seen in lehengas.

Like this bride who sported a red and mustard silk lehenga with floral golden prints and a completely mustard dupatta for her mehndi. Doesn’t the twirling bride look oh so awesome?

Mustard Silk Lehenga with Floral Golden prints - Mustard Dupattasource:

Now this sensuous look is perfect for either a pre-wedding photoshoot or for bride’s sister or friend or acquaintance as well. The fuchsia pink lehenga skirt and dupatta is well complimented by the brocade navy blue choli.

Perfect for engagement or mehndi function. And if you have read our earlier Banarais saree blog or know it already, then brocade is also a type of silk.

Get ready girls, some hot silk designs are also running high in the market besides the traditionally ethnic stuff!

Fuchsia Pink Lehenga Skirt and Dupattasource: | Get this custom made

Another one in mustard color, but this time paired with blue. This color combination is really in these days when it comes to experimental color combinations of the season. And you know who this woman is? She is south superstar Chiranjeevi’s daughter Sreeja who had worn it for one of her wedding functions. Isn’t she looking just so pretty here?

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Now our very own Kareena Kapoor Khan is giving some major fashion goals in this sea green lehenga suit with the skirt in purple color and thin red border, patterned with big motifs all across the attire.

Last one for this contrast color section, we have yet another fuchsia pink lehenga skirt and light blue choli with a mesh dupatta in light blue only. It is so simple, yet so sophisticated and full of elegance. Happy bride!

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4. Roll your sleeves now! But how? The way below!

You might be amongst those who just love the soft silk swishing against your skin but others might not want that heavy look altogether and still look as if they’re in trend, but with the Banarasi silk only. So you know what the trick is?

Just tweak the royal cloth to match your style and look so that it becomes a whole lot easy to wear, re-wear and carry. We have tried to come up with some off-beat Banarasi sleeves ideas for your silk lehenga so that if you think the usual sleeves, whether half of 3/4th are boring, then there are other options as well to explore!

Even angels wear cape and so do you can! Why opt for less when you can have more ;). This green Banarasi skirt with a cape blouse has an added oomph to it and is surely a hatke choice for the next wedding function you have to attend.

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Off shoulder is in trend and with velvet top, paired with a Banarasi skirt, it becomes all the more queenly. Just pair it with a heavy and long necklace or even a choker necklace would work.

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What about showing some dare by wearing a bralette or even a backless choli? Now you might want to wear this for an intimate function only like mehendi or haldi to avoid those unwanted countless stares and judgements (which in any case you’ll get but at least not form the other’s family, just yours ;)).

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Who would mind a little puff and fluff in their personality? Maybe you at least don’t mind, but if you do then maybe this particular instance is not for you! Scroll up or down for more options :).

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Lastly, how about the show stopper- a full sleeves Banarasi silk lehenga? Now this is surely something another level look. Like how can you go wrong or do something wrong with full sleeves? You’re all covered up, decked up and what nto you might want to say!

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Now if you really want to be the most hatke one in the whole wedding function, then go grab your favorite colored shirt and you’re all set to go.

Indian cinema actress, Dia Mirza is looking so ravishing and fresh in this black shirt and pink Banarasi skirt.

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Similarly the very gorgeous Chitrangada Singh. You should surely take some inspiration for these looks if you want to be an amalgamation of tradition and chic.

Now this is like a steal deal as it is a brocade skirt with pockets!!!! Yes! What could be better than wearing a skirt with pockets. Neha Dhupia is totally digging in it and we can’t wait praising her for this chic hairdo, choker and matching clutch. All hearts to her!


5. It’s about traditional Banarasi Lehenga from head to toe

Yes, whatever you might experiment with and however you might experiment, nothing can beat an all head to toe traditional look. These brides in traditional colors and ombre slayed it like crazy and amped up their look without looking as if anything was over done.

Start scrolling to see these lehengas unwind.

This colorful lehenga with hints of mustard and red blouse is all love from head to toe. The passa, maang tika and two necklaces all compliment the entire look as a whole.

traditional Banarasi Lehenga from head to toesource: | Get Custom Made Bridal Wear


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This bride, named Netika is a Rajput bride and she designed her own wedding lehenga taking almost 8 months with a cost of 1.5-1.6 lakhs including all the overheads. Netika had chosen an utterly beautiful pink Banarasi lehenga with purple details on it andthe hem had a single strand of silver beads adding on to the beauty of the lehenga.

To colour-block the-overall pink, she wanted a specific shade of purple, which took almost two months to get customized. Also add a second dupatta to the outfit in mint green, customized to match the rest of her outfit, to break the monotony of the single tone pink colour. Isn’t it uber cool to wear your design on your wedding day?

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Lastly, this red Banarasi lehenga with golden work and minimalistic jewelry is perfect for those brides who want to keep it simple yet wedding appropriate.

And that’s it!

We hope that you must have loved the collection we presented to you and an inspiration as well. Also if you’re planning to get something designed and ultimately stitched for you, then GetEthnic is the solution. We help people with their dream wedding attires totally customized to their needs, expectations and requirements.

We believe in customization and getting yourself a beautiful bridal wear is just a click away now and same goes with taking the measurements. Checkout the below video and as we have made taking lehenga measurements at home really easy and simple:

Just contact us for the same and our team of designers will contact you to provide a free design book which will have anything and everything about the outfits. Excited? Contact us and tadaaaa!!!

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