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Stunning Muslim Wedding Dresses for Bride & Groom

Nikah – the main ritual in a Muslim wedding is one of the most beautiful and aesthetic cultural ceremonies that exist! Not only are the different rituals of an Islamic wedding divine and graceful, the aesthetic wedding venues and Islamic wedding fashion exuberate grandeur. Muslim wedding dresses combine subtlety with glamour, gorgeousness with grace, tradition with style!

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Muslim wedding dresses for the bride are usually long and have an element that covers the head of the bride. This part of the Islamic wedding dress may be a color-coded scarf resembling a hijab or it may even be a dupatta to cover the head.

Most Muslim wedding dresses are embellished and flaunt stone-work, thread work, sequin embroidery etc and come in either light muted colors or deep bright colors. Such dresses rarely come in pastel hues, even though there is no set rule that they can’t.

Variations through Traditions –New Age Muslim Wedding Dresses

Muslim bridal wear has undergone a long process of evolution since the last century. We can now specify few broad types of ethnic attires that are most popular among Muslim brides of the times.

1. Kurti with Mughal Lehenga

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The look created by pairing an embellished kurti with a lehenga skirt and a dupatta is much like the sharara-kameez look if not more gorgeous. If you are a Muslim bride and you want to wear a lehenga but can’t wear a typical blouse, you can definitely wear a kurti.

2. Long choli with lehenga

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Lehenga, long Choli and dupatta sets are still immensely popular as Muslim wedding dresses. Not only are they convenient and comfortable to wear, they also come without the hassle of getting hold of a separate scarf or headgear.

Bridal long choli or top sets come with gorgeously embellished dupattas. Zari embroidery, zardozi work etc are common in Muslim bridal dupattas.

3. Kameez with Ghararas

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Ghararas are a typical type of the sharara that probably originated in Awadh in the late 19th century. They are immensely popular today across India and Pakistan as Muslim bridal dress.

4. Light Embroidered Kameez with Sharara

Muslim Wedding Dress - Sharara

Shararas refer to a kind of bottom-wear paired with a kurta and a dupatta. They are basically flowy, flared pants. There is a lot of debate on where the fashion originated but most opine that shararas originated in North India during the Mughal Era, somewhere between the 18th and the 19th century.

 

5. Bridal Dress with Dupatta

Muslim Wedding Dress - Dress with Dupatta

A very popular and trendy Muslim wedding dress for the bride is a long, gown-like, flowing bridal dress with an embellished dupatta. These dresses are ankle length and may even come with churidar bottoms. The dupatta is the show-stopper of this look. Most of these dupattas come in net fabric with a heavily embellished border and motifs all through.

6. Grey and Rose Gold Zardozi Muslim Wedding Dress

Grey and Rose Gold Zardozi Muslim Wedding Dress

Muslim brides personify glamour and subtlety. This wedding dress reflects exactly that! The lehenga with a long choli is exquisitely embroidered in the zardozi style. Both the colours used are light hues – grey and rose gold – go really well with the metallic zardozi embellishments.

7. Red Double Dupatta Style Kurti Lehenga

Red Double Dupatta Style Kurti Lehenga

A tunic paired with a lehenga skirt may seem like a conservative choice but on the flipside it enables you to create a more structured silhouette which becomes a great background for detailed embellishments. This bride wears a kurti above her lehenga skirt. Both components of the bridal outfit flaunt detailed floral zari embroidery. The outfit also has the double dupatta style – one boasts an unconventional hemline embellished with gold threads and the other is plain draped cross body.

8. Heavily Embellished Sharara

Muslim Bride wearing Heavily Embellished Sharara

This Muslim bridal look is indeed unique! The sharara comes with a slightly long tunic in a cut which a cross between anarkali and peplum. The entire outfit is in earthy pastel tones boasting floral minakari-like embellishments in zari, sequin and thread work. The net dupatta has a cut work border.

 

9. White Bridal Dress

White Bridal Dress

To sport a serene and subtle look, a Muslim bride may opt for something in white. This fit and flare, anarkali-style wedding dress comes with intricate zardozi work in the palest shade of gold. The rose gold net embellished dupatta acts as the classiest accessory to this outfit.

10. Bridal Saree

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Bengali Muslim brides wear sarees for their wedding. Their attire is much like the Hindu wedding bridal except for the fact that they wear the hijab.

You can also opt for designer wedding sarees of Sabayasachi or Manisha Malhotra.

11. Bridal Lehenga

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With time, the lehenga has entered the Muslim wedding scene. Many Muslim brides in India are seen in a gorgeous lehengas with double dupatta style. One dupatta is usually draped round the body and the second one is used to cover the head.

Much of the credit of introducing the lehengas as Muslim bridal dresses goes to Bollywood. In fact, Bollywood has gone a long way in multiplying the glamour quotient of Islamic wedding fashion.

12. Bluish Grey and Peach Sharara

Bluish Grey and Peach Sharara

Enough of simple wedding outfits! This one will blow your mind! The bride here wares a sharara-kurta set in a colour which it somewhere between powder blue and steel grey. The outfit is heavily embellished with gold and silver zari work, sequin embellishment and stone work. An equally embellished peach toned net dupatta forms a unique and attractive contrast.

13. Beige Gold Vintage Gharara

Beige Gold Vintage Gharara - Muslim Wedding Dresses

A traditional gharara paired with a short tunic never fails to create that vintage Muslim wedding look! This coupled with the unique colour combination of rosy beige and gold creates a vibe of the yesteryears. The floral metallic zari embellishments are detailed near the lower hemlines of both the kurti and the gharara bottoms. The dupatta has an embellished border and golden polka dots all over.

14. Heavily Embellished Sharara

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This Muslim bridal look is indeed unique! The sharara comes with a slightly long tunic in a cut which a cross between anarkali and peplum. The entire outfit is in earthy pastel tones boasting floral minakari-like embellishments in zari, sequin and thread work. The net dupatta has a cut work border.

15. White Bridal Dress

White Bridal Dress

To sport a serene and subtle look, a Muslim bride may opt for something in white. This fit and flare, anarkali-style wedding dress comes with intricate zardozi work in the palest shade of gold. The rose gold net embellished dupatta acts as the classiest accessory to this outfit.

 

Drool-worthy Muslim Wedding Dresses for the Brides

In this segment we show you 10 different Muslim bridal dresses that are traditional yet trendy. These dresses are proof of the fact that in reality there are no stereotypical bridal colors or styles. Each dress is unique in its own way.

16. A Dress Fit for the Royals

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Deepika Padukone looks stunning in this Muslim wedding dress. The dress has numerous shades of red combined beautifully together with gold. The bottom is a flared brocade Mughal skirt in golden and warm red.

The kameez, in reddish-orange, is almost covered with the double-dupattas. One of the dupattas that cover her head is sheer. The one on her shoulders is in dark red velvet. Different types of gold embroidery adorn different segments of the outfit.

17. Teal Bridal Dress with Dupatta

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This bridal dress is in a shade of green – teal – which makes it traditional and at the same time sets it apart. Who knew that golden sequin work would look so gorgeous on teal? The dress has a kalidar cut that compliments most figure types.

The dupatta is simple in order to keep the focus centered on the exquisite golden work on the dress.

 

18. Layered Ivory Silk Lehenga

Layered Ivory Silk Lehenga

This larger than life wedding outfit consist of numerous layers. A peplum jacket and corset is paired with a lehenga skirt. There is a net dupatta as well as a wine velvet shawl as accessories. This handcrafted piece flaunts multicolour minakari-style thread work on an ivory silk base interspersed with zardozi embroidery. The pallu and the dupatta boast hand embroidery and jaal work.

19. Lilac Grey Muslim Wedding Dress

 

Muslim brides never fail to come up with unusual colour choices. While for weddings in other communities, the bride is expected always in bright and dark hues, in the Muslim community there is so such compulsion placed on the bride’s fashion choices. This bride flaunts a lovely grey tunic-lehenga set with exquisite floral metallic embroidery. The grey color is tinged with lilac – a shade that comes across well in the net dupatta!

 

20. Peach and Gold Wedding Gown

Lilac Grey Muslim Wedding Dress

This Muslim bride looks exquisite in her peach-toned, anarkali-cut wedding gown paired with sharara bottoms and a dupatta. This unique wedding look is enhanced with gold floral stone and sequin embellishments. The dupatta flaunts big chunks of stones at the border!

21. Stone Blue Bridal Dress

Peach and Gold Muslim Wedding Gown

This beautiful bridal gown comes in the most unconventional yet graceful color. The anarkali-cut gown has a brilliant flare and the net dupatta draped around the head of the bride adds a dash of elegance. The dress and dupatta are embellished with gold and silver zardozi work, multicolour beads, stones and pearls! This dress is heavy and imparts a regal vibe!

 

22. The Red & Gold Contemporary Bridal Sharara

Stone Blue Muslim Bridal Dress

Looking for something a little on the ‘fusion’ side of the spectrum? This bridal sharara is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary styles! The tunic is in a straight cut and boasts traditional zari embroidery. The sharara bottoms come in a brocade fabric with big motifs. The designer has cut down on the flare and they look like palazzo bottoms. If you plan to sport a fusion, boho or contemporary look on your wedding, you can opt for such a Muslim wedding dress.

23. Gold Embellished Tunic with Cold Shoulders

Muslim Bridal Dress - The Red & Gold Contemporary Bridal Sharara

This appealing bridal attire consists of a wine red flared lehenga skirt with gold embroidered motifs and matte gold embellished tunic in the peplum style. The exquisite tunic is embellished all over, creating a textured look and the unique part is the slit down the middle that exposes the richness of this fabric of the lehenga skirt. The tunic also flaunts cold shoulders.

 

24. Gold Kurta Lehenga Set

The Red & Gold Contemporary Bridal Sharara - Muslim Wedding Dress

This outfit comprises of a heavily embellished bridal calf length kurta and lehenga. The lehenga skirt comes in a heavy gold fabric which is the highlight of the look. The dark red kurta is heavily embellished in gold zari. The dupatta which also has a gold zari embellished border is also in two tones – red and orange.

 

25. The Magic of Light Pastels

The Red & Gold Contemporary Bridal Sharara

The beauty of Muslim brides dressed in the lightest hues transcends the materialistic world! This bride dressed in a lehenga in the lightest shade of blush pink looks serene, graceful and celestial. The outfit has the right amount of floral embellishments in subtle pastel shades.

 

26. Light Pink Kurta Lehenga

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This Muslim wedding dress follows conventions by being in the combination of light pink and gold. Some combinations never fail to impress and the beauty of this Muslim wedding dress is enhanced by the mix of embroidered and printed embellishments.

 

27. The Red Bridal Anarkali Gown

Beautiful Muslim Bride wearing The Magic of Light Pastels

This outfit is simple yet the richness of the colour makes it unique in its own way. The anarkali-style knee length dress is in a solid shade of blood red with only a green and gold embellishment border. The gold-bordered   makes it look traditional!

28. Beauty in Simplicity

Beauty in Simplicity - Muslim Wedding dresses for bride

Some brides may want to flaunt a simple yet glamorous outfit on their wedding day. If you are one of those brides, make sure to choose a colour that is both classy and elegant and there are few colours more graceful than lilac. This Muslim wedding dress is made out of a rich silk fabric and boasts beads, stones, sitara and metallic thread work. This Muslim wedding dress resembles lacha which is again a beautiful outfit.

29. Pink and Gold Sharara

Pink and Gold Sharara

This one is another example of a simple yet graceful Muslim wedding dress. The beauty of this outfit lies in the richness of the pinkish purple fabric. Also sharara bottoms with a short kameez is a unique choice. The outfit is simple with just a gold zari border and minimal floral embroidery near the keyhole neckline. Paired with the net dupatta the outfit looks extremely graceful.

 

30. Simple Red Sharara Kameez

Simple Red Gharara Kameez

Unlike the customs of marriages in other Indian communities, Muslim weddings don’t necessitate the bride to wear red. If you still want to sport something in red you can opt for a simple red gharara instead of a heavy lehenga. This outfit has multiple golden orange borders with minimal embellishments, distributed on the neckline and the borders of the dupatta. Tiny polkis are distributed sparsely all over the tunic.

 

31. Red and Gold Bridal Dress

Red and Gold Bridal Dress - Muslim Wedding Dresses

A bridal dress does not have to be simple or understated! This bride flaunts one in dark red velvet with all-over gold zari and sequin work. This bridal dress is the perfect cross between a red embellished lehenga and an ethnic gown.

 

31. Embroidered Lavender Bridal Dress with Dupatta

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This exquisite Muslim wedding dress is in a soft, pastel shade – lavender. The dress uses no silver or golden elements like sequins, zari etc. Instead, the detailed purple and violet embroidery takes the dress to another level. The embroidery on the border of the dupatta is a mark of sheer craftsmanship. The bride has cleverly paired this dress with gold and stone jewellery.

32. Gold and Sequins

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Gold is a bridal color but matte gold isn’t! This bride sports a matte golden Mughal skirt and kurti wedding dress. The color is so muted that it is close to beige. The kurti has all-over sequin embroidery and the dupatta’s borders boast the same style.

Lehenga is also a very popular Punjabi wedding dress as its such a beautiful attire and mostly top bridal attire choice for the Bride for her big happy day!

 

33. Shades of Pink

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This bride flaunts a unique Muslim wedding dress. She wears a dark pink lehenga skirt with stone and sequin work. On that she wears a kurti which resembles an elongated peplum top with uneven hem.

The kurti is in a combination of dark and baby pink. The dupatta too has a similar color combination. Silver sequin embroidery is present throughout the dupatta. This dress is the perfect mix of tradition and new-age fashion.

 

34. Blush Pink Lehenga

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Talking about unique shades brings us to this Muslim wedding dress in the form of this blush pink lehenga. This bridal dress has a subtle and graceful appeal. The full-sleeve lehenga blouse is adorned all over in silver sequin work.

The lehenga bottom and the dupatta are simple with details only at the borders. The bride pairs this dress with diamond jewellery.

You can also opt for designer wedding Lehenga like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Shyamal & Bhumika or even Anita Dongre for your wedding day but keep in mind that the designer lehengas are very expensive. As they say if you have to buy, you have to buy 🙂

35. Red and Matte Gold

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Though a red bridal dress is very common, this one is unique as it pushes itself away from a stereotypical combination of red and gold. Instead, this dress is in a warm red color with matte gold embroidery from top to bottom.

This heavily embroidered dress is a work of art and the bride has cleverly paired it with a plain dupatta and minimal jewellery.

 

36. Lehenga in Unique Shade

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This unique color doesn’t have a name. It is somewhere between alabaster and a jasmine white. The embellished blouse has been paired with a plain skirt and dupatta. The lehenga skirt and dupatta have minimal silver sequin work at the borders and small motifs all over.

37. Heavily Embellished Sharara & Kameez

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Just take a look at the Muslim wedding dress of this bride! Calling this outfit overwhelming would be an understatement! The dark red kameez and sharara are replete with zardozi embroidery and sequin work in gold.

The contrast dupatta in beige also has gold and red embroidery of a similar kind. It goes without saying that a lot of hard work and skill has gone behind the creation of such a dress.

38. Dark Green Mughal Skirt

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This is the most traditional color when it comes to Muslim wedding dresses. This dress has traditional gold zari embroidery. The motifs on the skirt are reminiscent of Mughal designs.

The kurta which has a slanting yet pleated hemline is also heavily embellished. Any bride would look extremely gorgeous in such a dress!

 

Some Iconic Muslim Wedding Dresses of Bollywood

39. Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hain Mushkil

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Who doesn’t remember Anushka Sharma’s Muslim wedding dress in the song “channa mereya”? She wore a shimmery golden and beige sharara-kameez and double dupatta set with elements of green and red. It is reported that this Sabyasachi outfit weighed a whopping 17 kg. Thanks to all the sequin and stone work! The jewellery, which was mostly emeralds and diamonds, weighed another 3 kg.

 

40. Alia Bhatt in Raazi

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Alia wore a deep red sharara-kameez set and a red and sea green dupatta in the wedding scene of the movie Raazi. This outfit was specially designed to bring back the charm of the yesteryears, which is the early 1970s – the time period depicted in the movie. The make-up was minimal – smoky eyes and bold lips. For accessories she wore a raani haar, nath, maang tika and pasa. The pearl, ruby and gold combination in the jewellery gives a vintage feel to the look.

 

41. Preity Zinta in Veer Zaara

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Preity sported two Muslim wedding dresses in the movie. For the engagement scene, she wore a purple and cream salwar-kameez. But this bridal look, where she wears a hot red, almost orange, gharara set really steals the show. Such a color brightens the complexion and also looks great in photographs.

 

42. Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar

Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar

Nargis Fakhri looks absolutely stunning in her warm red and gold Kashmiri wedding dress in the movie Rockstar. It should be mentioned here that Nargis was depicted as coming from a Kashmiri Pandit family in the movie but this outfit has all the elements of a Muslim wedding dress – the kurti-lehenga-dupatta style, matching head gear and a pasa.

 

43. Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli

Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli

Sonam sports numerous bridal looks in this movie, where she is playing the role of a girl who marries different men and robs them on the wedding night. In this case, she is dressed up as a Muslim bride. She wears a subtle moss green salwar kameez with matte bronze sequin work. The look is graceful yet glamorous. The jewellery is also minimal – chandelier earrings and pasa.

44. Parineeti Chopra in Daawat-e-Ishq

Parineeti Chopra in Daawat-e-Ishq

This look has to be mentioned for the sheer uniqueness of the color. Parineeti gorgeously sports a white Muslim wedding dress here. It has elements of blue and has been paired with diamond jewellery. The subtlety of the look takes it to another level.

 

Traditional Elements in Muslim Bridal Dresses

45. Accessories with Muslim Wedding dresses

  • The Holy Quran specifies the wedding dress for a Muslim bride. Putting it broadly, a Muslim bride needs to wear a dress that exposes only her face and hands.

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  • Traditionally, the salwar kameez is the top choice among Muslim brides. The dupatta is used to cover the head of the bride. In many cultures, the traditional attire for the Muslim bride is a saree. She uses the pallu to cover her head or a separate scarf. In other cultures, the Muslim wedding dress comprises of a kameez paired with a sharara bottom and a matching dupatta.

Muslim wedding dress

  • As per traditions, green is the most auspicious color for the Muslim bride which makes bridal outfits in this color extremely popular.

Muslim wedding dress

  • Apart from traditional necklaces, bangles and rings, Muslim brides wear a nose ring on the right side of her face. This is an important part of the Muslim wedding dress. After she is married, she needs to replace this ring with a pin. The nose pin is a must for Muslim married women.

Muslim wedding dress

  • Another compulsory accessory in the Muslim wedding attire is a jhoomar. Also known as pasa, this is a fan-shaped piece of jewellery that is attached to the hair of the bride. It hangs from one side of her face on the forehead. Usually she wears it on the left side of her face.

 

Muslim Wedding Dresses for the Groom

The traditional dress for the Muslim groom is kurta with pajama or churidar. Embroidery is a must on the kurta of the Muslim groom. But most grooms these days prefer to wear the sherwani. Grooms are also wearing kurta-pajama with embellished jackets or kurta-jodhpur for their wedding.

Muslim grooms also wear pieces of jewellery like necklaces, bracelets and rings. Grooms wear nagrais or kolhapuris or any other type of embellished sandals. Some grooms wear headgears as well.

46. Multi Layered Kurta

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White, off-white, cream and ivory are the most preferred colors when it comes to Muslim wedding dresses for grooms. This groom wears an off-white kurta and an embellished off-white jacket on top with pajamas. The outfit has silver sequin embroidery all over.

47. The Royal Sherwani

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This lavender brocade sherwani with the ivory bottoms is fit for the royals. The sherwani comes without a dupatta. But the groom has paired a pearl and stone necklace with it. The look is sober yet glamorous!

This embellished cream sherwani comes with a contrast dupatta. The sherwani comes in silk and has silver sequin work, concentrated near the collar. The rest of the kurta has woven motifs. This Muslim wedding dress comes with a velvet maroon dupatta with silver sequin work. This aspect sets it apart.

48. Galaband coat with flared Salwar

Galaband means closed neck and if you pair a gala band coat or jacket with a pair of flared salwar then its an amazing combination. Try to make have contract colors between your coat and salwar as that would give a much more vibrant look.

Usually a galaband is not paired with any dupatta or stole since but you can always opt for a plain/less embroidered store to match with the color of your salwar.

49. Brocade Achkan

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This smart groom keeps it simple by sporting a dark blue and white brocade achkan complimented with pearl buttons and a vintage brooch.

This groom keeps it minimal with a white kurta-pajama. What adds the unique quotient to this Muslim wedding dress is the dark green silk jacket.

50. Plain Jacket with Chudidaar

If you are looking for something simple yet elegant than go for a plan coat or jacket and pair it with a chudidaar which is again plain. Also you can make a lightly embroidered stole as that you even further enhance the overall look oof the outfit.

 

Final Word – Muslim Wedding Dresses

Today, Muslim wedding dresses are not confined to the Islamic community alone. Many Hindu brides also wear skirt and kurti style lehengas, shararas etc on their wedding reception. Muslim wedding dresses are seen as a welcome change from the usual lehengas and sarees in other pre and post wedding functions too.

GetEthnic has specialized in making custom made ethnic wear for brides which includes bridal salwar-kameez, shararas and ghararas, Mughal skirts, long ethnic gowns, ornate dupattas etc. We also have a huge range of custom made sherwanis and different types of ethnic wear for the groom. So if you are planning to shop for Muslim wedding dresses, don’t forget to check us out!

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