For a change today, we will not talk about wedding-appropriate lehengas. Why? Because today we will present to you 35 exotic lehengas in the color black. Black is a color we all love. It is the color of charm, the color of character, the color of depth, sophistication, power and even the color of enigma. But due to Indian traditions, black is usually avoided on the wedding-day color palette. But, for every other occasion you can definitely sport a lehenga in black. The black lehenga is particularly suitable for the reception or the post-wedding cocktail party or even the engagement party!
Black Lehenga for Party and Functions
1. The Black and Gold Lehenga
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This moderately embellished lehenga gives almost equal weightage to both the colors – black and gold. The lehenga skirt is in pure raw silk with a wide gold tissue border. The only embellished element in the whole ensemble is the choli. It features golden thread hand embroidery and zardozi work. Beads have also been used. The solid gold dupatta with a narrow ornate border makes the look even more unique and beautiful.
2. The Floral Boho Black Lehenga
Influencer Ishita Mangal yet again proves that her sense of style is unmatched! Her charcoal black lehenga has large zari floral patterns. The full-sleeve choli has a plunging neckline and the net dupatta has a thin zari border and zari embroidered motifs. She pairs it with boho silver junk jewellery!
3. To-die-for Georgette Black Lehenga
This black lehenga in georgette is all about the play of textures. The georgette is coupled with a bit of tulle and lots of dual toned sequin work, creating this ultra-glam look.
4. Matte Gold and Geometric Patterns
A one-of-a-kind black and gold lehenga – this one is perfect for the bridesmaids. The black fabric is coupled with matte gold zari work. This makes the outfit less blingy. The patterns and motifs lean towards the geometric style with straight lines, zigzag patterns and squares. The hemlines have lace work.
5. Contemporary Black Lehenga
This black lehenga is more of a party dress than a traditional or desi attire. The halter neck choli and the ruffled net dupatta transform the outfit into something extremely contemporary and elegant. There is no on-the-face embellishment! Subtle sequin and crystal work goes very well with the cut of the outfit.
6. Ultimate Black Sequin Black Lehenga
Such a lehenga is perfect for the teenagers in the bridesmaids gang! It’s light, simplistic yet extremely sleek and sexy! The sequin work, the flowy cut and the deep neckline of the choli adds that touch of sensuousness to the outfit.
7. Of Lines and Angles
This unique black lehenga showcases embellishment of a different type altogether! Sequin, metallic thread and zari have been used to create geometric patterns and straight line designs on the lehenga skirt. The choli, or crop top, also showcases unique sleeves. This lehenga is perfect for the cocktail party or engagement night!
8. Trailing Frills
To the black velvet skirt pleated tulle frills have been attached and left to trail – and just like that you have the perfect cocktail party lehenga! The skirt is adorned with floral zardozi work all over. The top is off-shoulder with flared sleeves and neckline.
9. The Simplistic Black Lehenga
As a guest to any desi function, this black lehenga might be a perfect choice! This kind of a simplistic lehenga is a great option for the same! The skirt is almost unembellished with a wide flare and cut work gold zari border. The same kind of border can also be seen on the dupatta. The low cut choli is studded with stones. Similar work using crystals and stones can also be spotted, though sparsely, on the rest of the outfit as well.
10. Crystal Work Lehenga
On formal occasions like the cocktail dinner after a wedding, the reception or engagement party etc, crystal work Indian wear looks extremely classy! On a black surface, it looks even more impressive! This stunning lehenga, for example, looks mesmerizing! The crystals are shining like diamonds on the charcoal black fabric.
11. The Yellow Dupatta & the Mirror Work Belt
Such a vibrant ethnic boho lehenga is perfect for any festive occasion like Navratri! The skirt is unembellished and it is paired with a choli showcasing shisha embroidery in multi colors. The bandhej yellow dupatta adds a lot of vibrancy and so does the mirror work belt!
12. The Easiest Choice of Black Lehenga
As a wedding guest, the easiest and the safest option is a moderately embellished black lehenga. Using a bit of zardozi embroidery and sequin work, the skirt of this lehenga has been adorned in vertical motifs. The dupatta has a thin gold border and is studded with tiny zari embroidered motifs.
13. Metallic Elements
From Seema Gujral’s ‘Elements’ collection, this charcoal black lehenga showcases a unique style of embellishment. Metallic bits, in various shapes and sizes have been placed to create totally symmetrical designs and motifs all over the lehenga skirt and choli. Floral motifs, polkis along with other smaller motifs have been placed inside boxes to create the look.
14. Navratri Special Boho Black Lehenga
This black lehenga is the perfect example of how good a palette black is for multicolor embellishment. The vibrant pinks, greens, yellows and reds along with golden gota patti embellishment looks mesmerising on the black fabric. The outfit has such a desi boho vibe – along with a bit of mirror work and Gujarati embroidery – that it comes across as the perfect Navaratri outfit. This lehenga would go perfectly in a Gujarati wedding functions.
15. With A Peplum Top
This lehenga is another great choice of outfit for the wedding guest. The lehenga is light with gota patti and silver applique work. The skirt showcases a horizontal zigzag pattern and near the hemline, leaf motifs can be seen. The dupatta has a cutwork border. But the most unique aspect of this look is the sleeveless peplum top with which this skirt has been paired.
16. Black Net and Gota Patti Lehenga
This is the perfect black lehenga for any desi festival – be it Diwali or Eid! The lehenga features the use of net as its main fabric. While the skirt and choli have multiple layers of fabric, the dupatta and sleeves in a single layer net looks very beautiful! Silver sequin embroidery and gota patti work adorns the outfit making it gorgeous yet light!
17. Floral Korean Fabric Black Lehenga
An elegant choice for a wedding guest outfit – this black lehenga comes in Korean fabric that gives in a silky-satin like look and is extremely light and comfortable. It has large floral motifs in pastel tones. The blouse and the net dupatta showcase sequin work.
18. The Blooming Black Lehenga
This beautiful black satin and net lehenga features large, fiery vibrant blooms on the skirt and the dupatta. To highlight the vibrancy of the skirt, the choli has been kept simple with only self-tone sequin work.
19. The Bridesmaid’s Reception Outfit
The perfect attire for your best friend’s reception! This black party lehenga comes with a one-shoulder hand embroidered choli and an unembellished pleated and flared satin skirt. It has been paired with a pleated ruffled dupatta. Checkout more of reception Outfits.
20. The Net and Lace Black Lehenga
This black lehenga may look minimalistic at first but it showcases beautiful self embellishment. The fabric is mainly net and it is layered with self worked lace and embroidery. The net ruffled dupatta looks beautiful.
21. The Purple and Black Floral Lehenga
This black lehenga is an example of a truly unique design language. The lehenga skirt has vertical gold gota patti stripes on the top half. On the lower half, horizontal golden stripes are placed with purple toned floral thread work in between. The high neck full sleeve black crop top also showcases gota patti stripes on the sleeves. It is paired with a floral dupatta having a zari border.
22. Black Lehenga with Cape
The embellishment on this lehenga is unique! Intricate gold and silver thread embroidery in floral patterns can be seen. Though the lehenga skirt is mostly unembellished, the choli makes up for it. The waist area of the skirt showcases embroidery that is repeated on the inner border of the cape. Checkout more of Cape Lehengas.
23. Velvet Floral Black Lehenga
Against a surface of rich black velvet, multi-tone floral motifs look mesmerising, especially when coupled with zari embroidery! The sleeveless minimalistic choli and the jet black dupatta with gold embellished border make this lehenga perfect for that grand reception or cocktail party night!
24. Matte Gold Thread Embroidery
Black looks stunning with matte or muted gold embellishment as well! This lehenga comes with an unembellished choli, solid net dupatta with thin gold border and a lehenga skirt showcasing matte gold sequin and muted gold thread embroidery in traditional patterns and motifs.
25. Tradition and Style – Black Lehenga
This stunning black lehenga skirt blends traditional grace with contemporary style. The high waisted belted cut is very new while the gold thread work and zardozi embroidery is a mark of excellent Indian traditional craftsmanship.
26. Black and Gold Zari Work Black Lehenga
The focus of this black lehenga is the zardozi embroidered full-sleeve choli. Zari thread work and metallic beads create beautiful traditional patterns. The skirt is unembellished with only a thick zari border at the bottom. The dupatta, on the other hand, showcases zari border along with tiny sequin motifs and bigger floral motifs in zardozi embroidery.
27. The Sleek Black Lehenga
Black, as a color, is often associated with smarter, sleeker and sensuous looks. Though a traditional lehenga looks great in black, a sleeker version of the same might look even better. This lehenga skirt with sequin and zardozi floral motifs has a narrow and straight cut. It is paired with a plain black sleeveless choli and beige chiffon dupatta. The dupatta also showcases zardozi and sequin work in pale gold.
28. The Ideal Black Reception Lehenga
It’s the perfect lehenga for that dream wedding reception, but in black! Though the base of the outfit is black, the silver sequin, stone and crystal embroidery leaves little room for the color. The net dupatta is stunning. This lehenga dress in black can be described as the ideal contemporary style outfit for the grand Indian reception party.
29. More Contemporary Looks in Black and White
This black and white patterned lehenga is one-of-a-kind! Zari embroidery can be seen on the sleeveless choli and the lower border of the lehenga skirt. That juxtaposed with the contemporary black and white pattern looks absolutely stunning! As a wedding guest or a bridesmaid, this can be your statement outfit!
30. The Bling and the Black
All-over sequin work is trending again! And it has been used to design this experimental lehenga. The lehenga skirt – the main component of the ensemble – has been divided into four horizontal layers. The topmost one is in black fabric with red and black sequin work. The next one’s background is also black with heavy use of gold sequins. The third one is in a light tone of mauve with gold and multicolor sequin work. In the lower most and narrow-est panel we see multicolor sequin work on a black surface. The choli also showcases sequin work with tie-up closure at the back and the dupatta is in black fabric with gold ornate border.
31. Gold Sequin and Black Georgette Lehenga
Seen here is another sequin and black lehenga representing a traditional style. The fabric is black georgette. Horizontal zigzag pattern rings in sequin work adorn the lehenga skirt. The choli is sequined and so is the dupatta border. Near the hemline of the skirt, the sequin work thickens to create a broad border of gold.
32. Black Lehenga for the Wedding Guest
It’s the perfect outfit for the wedding guest! The lehenga skirt has panel design structure with juxtaposition of black and beige fabric. The beige part showcases thread work and zari embroidery in orange and gold respectively. The choli and the dupatta are also black. Checkout more of Indian Wedding Guest Dresses.
33. Simply Black Lehenga
This black lehenga uses a bit of thread work on the borders. The fall of the dark fabric creates a style statement of its own. The choli, in contrast, showcases gold thread embroidery focusing even on the miniscule details. The simple yet gorgeous black lehenga gives out an ethereal vibe.
34. Gold Blingy Black Lehenga
The zigzag patterned golden bling on the lehenga skirt is what makes this outfit so attractive! The designer has gone all out with the glitter and the dazzle! To tone down the embellishment, the dupatta has been kept simple with only a gold border and the choli has a plunge neckline of net!
35. The Black Banarasi Dupatta
This solid black lehenga in a decadent silk is just too royal! There is absolutely no embellishment on the skirt or the boat neck choli. The richness of the fabric makes up for it. What makes the outfit even more royal is the addition of the black and gold Banarasi dupatta!
Black lehengas are timeless classics. Though you cannot include the color in the bride’s trousseau, as per Indian traditions, you should definitely have one or two in your wardrobe! For more help of black lehengas or to get a black lehenga customised for you, get in touch with us!
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