As a little girl or a teenager whenever you pictured yourself on your wedding day, did you not see yourself in a red bridal lehenga? The color red is hugely significant in Indian culture as the symbol of marriage. Red is the color that signifies anything auspicious. It is also considered to indicate sensuality, purity and fertility.
That is why religious function require us to wear a red tika on our foreheads. For the same reason, most brides in India love to wear red sarees of red bridal wedding lehengas on their D-days.
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A red bridal wedding lehenga is the quintessential North Indian wedding attire! Rich fabrics such as red silks, georgettes, velvets, Benarasi weaves etc are used to create such lehengas. The embellishments on them, in most cases in golden, also are diverse! Yet, a red bridal lehenga often ends up looking stereotypical. Red Bridal lehenga is hot favorite of India’s best bridal wear designers and elite custom made Bridal Wear makers for ages now and it’s still going strong.
If this is what is bothering you but you still can’t mentally accept wearing another color, check out the list of 41 red wedding lehengas that we have compiled. Each of the lehengas in this list is definitely red but exquisitely different and unique! We are sure that these beauties will make you drool and they will force you to plan your wedding as soon as possible!
45 Red Bridal Lehenga for every Indian Bride
1. Palm Tree Motifs
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The sindoori red lehenga in raw silk is exquisite for two major reasons! First, the palm tree motifs are pretty uncommon and the gold and bronze beads embroidery and patchwork on the outfit are exotic!
2. Red in Love
The horizontal panel design structure on the skirt leading down to an ornate border with traditional motifs – this is the main highlight of this red lehenga. The choli too has boota style motifs all over.
3. Peacocks in the Blue
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A beautiful and heavy red bridal lehenga showcasing zari embroidery, sequin work, golden kaleere work and red tassel details. Peacock feather motifs in gold embroidery and the peacocks in blue on the red and gold skirt, sets this outfit apart from other heavy gold and red bridal lehengas.
4. The Floral Red Lehenga
This red bridal lehenga from Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a truly unconventional one! The floral details on it, in different shades of red and reddish pink are gorgeous to look at! Moreover, the sheer dupatta with a golden tinge adds dimension to the look.
5. Simplicity at its Best
This dark red bridal wedding lehenga is in a dark red shade! What makes it stunning is the use of a rich silky fabric and minimal embellishments. The skirt has a patch of floral details in gold at the bottom and tiny motifs adorn the rest of the skirt and the dupatta.
6. Colors on Red
This lehenga is definitely bridal and ethnic in every way but still not stereotypical! The blouse has similar ethnic motifs all over. The skirt border in multi-colors matches that of the dupatta. The lehenga skirt has been compartmentalized by vertical lines and each compartment has a large ornate motif, often called the ‘kalka’.
7. Two Red Dupattas
This royal red lehenga has two dupattas to flaunt. The cross body dupatta is in the same red hue as the lehenga with gold zari woven and embroidered details. The other one is in a sheer fabric with ornate border and boota motifs all over. The shade is lighter – a cross between orange and peach.
8. Unique Borders
This red bridal lehenga skirt comes with a unique bottom design on the skirt. The usual red and gold is replaced and dark blue is used. The wide band of dark and blue and gold on the skirt also has a different motif-structure compared to the rest of the lehenga. It creates a nice contrast.
9. Mirror Work on Red
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This organza warm red to burnt orange lehenga is both contemporary and traditional. While the cut is very modern, the outfit showcases traditional mirror work and foil applique work in floral motifs.
10. All For Solids
A shade of red such as this contains such depth that embellishments seem unnecessary! The plain-ness of this red bridal lehenga, the richness of the fabric, the immaculate gold work in the borders – all remind why Sabyasachi Mukherjee is the king of Indian wedding fashion. Checkout more of Sabyasachi Lehengas.
11. Ruby Red Rendition
This lehenga in ruby red net fabric is quite contemporary in a unique way. The cut of the skirt is sleek, A-line resembling a gown. The embellishments are also not completely traditional, using a lot of shadow and lace work, adding dimensions and layers to the look.
12. The Maharani Lehenga
This heavily embellished red bridal wedding lehenga is replete with ornate zari embroidery, zardozi work and sequin embroidery is ideal for those brides who want to look like a queen on their wedding day. This red lehengareverberates a royal vibe!
13. Nothing Like Red & Gold
A traditional vermillion red hue and a zari gold color is a match made in heaven! This stunning Sabyasachi lehenga in this very combination is apt for the bride who loves everything traditional. The detailed embellishments, small motifs on the skirt look heavenly.
14. The Baby Blue Dupatta
Not only is this lehenga intricately embroidered to perfection, what brings alive the vibrancy of the bright, warm red and gold colors is the contrasting baby blue dupatta.
15. Large Motifs
This dark red bridal lehenga stands out as it defies the rule that only small motifs look good on bridal clothing. The lehenga skirt is embellished with large embroidered gold motifs and it looks beautiful!
16. The Berry Red & Brown Lehenga
This unique berry red bridal wedding lehenga is unique in its own way! The combination of this dark red shade and dark brown looks very good with the matte gold embellishments. Details like the latkans at the waist and the net sleeves make it look even more ‘out-of-the-box’.
17. Flowers All The Way
This lehenga is in a perfectly traditional bridal red color flaunting large floral motifs all over the skirt as well as the blouse. A simple thin border adorns the skirt and the dupatta. Who knew a red bridal lehenga with homogenous motifs all over would look this good!
18. Sparkling in Red
The beauty of this red bridal lehenga is the ornate and detailed sequin and zari embroidery at the bottom part of the lehenga skirt!
19. Packed with Love
This red bridal wedding lehenga skirt is packed with gold embellishments all over! The beauty of the piece is in the fact that in spite of being densely embellished, the design structure does not look cluttered!
20. The Matte Red Lehenga
Red is a truly glamorous color! Look at this gorgeous red wedding lehenga that is devoid of anything jazzy! The warm matte red fabric complements the bride’s skin tone! The matte gold and green detailed embroidery looks extremely elegant. Addition of some sequin and stone work on the skirt give the outfit enough sparkle.
21. Light Yet Rich
This bride sports a dark red lehenga! The lehenga skirt has an ornate border and the rest of it has light floral embroidery. Yet this lehenga looks gorgeous because of the rich dark red glossy fabric. Those of you who plan to wear heavy gold jewellery at your wedding may sport such a lightly embellished lehenga.
22. The Thick Gold Border
Another unique red bridal wedding lehenga! This lehenga has a plain warm red body and to complement that, a thick gold and detailed border! Such a lehenga looks extremely classy!
23. Contrasting Motifs
These huge curved motifs that adorn the lower part of this lehenga skirt are common in the textile culture of India and in some regions of the country it is referred to as the ‘kalka’. The pattern can be traced back to the Mughal times. Ace bridal designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has combined huge ‘long-ish’ motifs with little ones to create a contrast. The blouse of this red bridal lehenga is also heavily embellished.
24. From the Mahals of Rajputana
This berry, almost wine, red bridal wedding lehenga is highly reminiscent of the fashion of the bygone eras. The high neck choli has a unique design structure with beige embroidery. The motifs on the skirt too are unique. The bride is sporting a beige dupatta and antique jewellery that gives an old world charm to the ensemble.
25. Red Lehenga for the Curvy Bride
Curvy brides are usually apprehensive about sporting elaborately embellished lehengas or those with large motifs. This is a perfect example of a red bridal lehenga for the plus size or curvy bride.
It has soft floral motifs all over, a not-so-deep neckline, elbow-length sleeves and the elaborately embellished lehenga skirt border makes the outfit look gorgeous.
26. For The Bride Who Loves The Bling
It’s your wedding day after all! So if you love the jazz and the bling don’t shy away, like this bride who sports a bright red lehenga with bright and shiny gold details all over!
27. Red lehenga & Silver embroidery
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Only gold goes with bridal red? Well, you are about to be proven wrong! The god of bridal wear in India – Sabyasachi Mukherjee – breaks stereotypes here by combining a blood red bridal lehenga with matte silver motifs. The floral motifs all over the lehenga skirt is quite common in Sabyasachi designs but the rich border just sets this lehenga apart!
28. Red Rose Blooming
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The shade of red, exactly like the velvety petals of a fresh red rose, makes this lehenga uniquely beautiful. Tube beads in different shades of red have been used to embellish the choli. The neckline is frilly. Near the neckline, the lower portion of the bodice and the full sleeves, geometric patterns can be observed. The outfit also boasts sugar beads, rhinestones and cut beads embroidery. The skirt showcases a bit of applique work too.
29. Who said Simple is Boring?
Small, evenly placed motifs on her blouse and lehenga skirt border – that is all this bride needs to look glamorous on her wedding day! This red bridal wedding lehenga is simple yet gorgeous.
The lehenga skirt is plain except for golden lines running vertically from the waistline towards a thick golden band at the bottom part of the skirt. The dupatta border is intricate and it has big golden motifs. Checkout more Golden Lehengas.
30. The Lacy Red Lehenga
The bride sports an unconventional red wedding lehenga! The lehenga is in a warm red shade with self color dense embellishments on the skirt. The work resembles traditional lace embroidery which gives the outfit a textured look. The dupatta too has a lacy border.
31. Network of Craftsmanship
The intricate craftsmanship on the skirt of this pinkish red bridal lehenga is breath-taking! The designs remind one of traditional minakari and jaali art! In fact the embroidery is done with other colors like light green and pink amidst a network of dense gold embroidery, just like minakari jewellery designs.
32. Layered Embellishments
This happy bride looks gorgeous in this traditional red bridal wedding lehenga! The beauty of this lehenga is the layered design structure of the skirt. Along with that the latkans add a touch of grace! The net dupatta brings together the whole attire!
33. Contrasting Embellishments
The uniqueness of this traditional red bridal wedding lehenga is its skirt. The top part of the skirt has minimal embroidery while the bottom half has large motifs embellished on it. This contrast in the design structure brings out the beauty of the outfit.
34. Inspired from the Past
This red bridal wedding lehenga comes with an ornate skirt reminiscent of medieval Mughal architecture. The lehenga skirt flaunts floral motifs that have been compartmentalized! It also has a double border.
35. Flowers in Gold
This red wedding lehenga flaunts floral golden details all over. Instead of a traditional border, the lehenga skirt has a patch of gold embroidered motifs at the bottom part.
36. The Beauty of Textures
This dark red bridal wedding lehenga refuses to follow stereotypes! The lehenga has self color floral embroidery all over! This gives the lehenga a textured look. The top-class craftsmanship makes sure that the embellishments blend well against the backdrop!
37. The Delhi Bride Look
Famous beauty blogger Shreya Jain carries this beautiful tomato red bridal wedding lehenga for one of her ‘Brides of India’ videos! She sports this look as ‘The Delhi Bride’.
38. It’s All About The Gold
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This Punjabi bride sports a red wedding lehenga, the skirt of which is a stunning masterpiece of golden zari craftsmanship. The embroidered details on the skirt are so intricate that it looks like a painting!
39. The Beauty of Benaras in a Lehenga
The red Benarasi saree is perhaps one of the most common types of wedding wear in India! Here, legendary designer Manish Malhotra brings the ‘sacred weaves’ of Benaras in a lehenga form to create a gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful gold and red bridal wedding lehenga.
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40. Zari and Beads Embroidery
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As the red bridal lehenga is an extremely common wedding attire, it is important that variations be brought into this much loved combination. In this case, a bridal lehenga is designed without any traditional motifs of flowers etc. Zari and beads have been used to create semi-geometric patterns.
41. For the Golden Moments of Life
The bride is living the most golden moments of her life in this gorgeous red bridal wedding lehenga. This unique lehenga comes is a double dupatta style. The blouse and one of the dupattas have floral designs while the other one has round gold sequin motifs sparsely spread all over.
But the real beauty of this lehenga is the skirt that has a chequered gold and red design all over it! This takes this red wedding lehenga to an all new level!
42. Traditionally Royal
This Manish Malhotra lehenga is fit for a princess! A traditional red fabric adorned with ethnic designs in gold sequins and zari embroidery – this lehenga is the one for you if tradition is what you have in mind for your wedding day!
43. Green & Red
A gorgeous warm red, almost orange, lehenga has been given a dark green border, in this case! With its matte gold embroidery, the outfit has a very ethnic and earthy look, perfect for brides who want it really traditional!
44. Elegance in Beige & Red
A red bridal wedding lehenga does not have to be completely red from top to bottom. This lehenga comes with a beige skirt that has red floral motifs. The combination has a contemporary appeal and looks elegant too.
45. Peacocks on Her Lehenga
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The beauty of this masterpiece of a lehenga lies in the simple yet unique design structure. The lehenga skirt boasts an elaborate border with peacock motifs running all around.
The outfit also showcases a combination of a bright warm silky red with a matte gold! The high neck blouse is unique too. If you are planning to wear heavy necklaces on your wedding day, you can opt for this kind of a red bridal wedding lehenga.
Conclusion – Red Bridal Lehenga
Red Bridal lehenga is the choice of every bride getting married in India or overseas. With the Red Bridal lehenga you need to make sure you are getting the correct shade of red as per your likeliness since red comes in various shades and colors like tomato red, blood red, maroon etc.
Indian bride usually prefer Red Bridal lehenga for her wedding and more lighter shades like Golden lehenga or pink lehenga for reception or other wedding functions like sangeet and mehendi.
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