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Trend Check: Bridal Lehengas & Groom Sherwani to go for in 2022

2022 is here! With the pandemic raging through the last couple of years, the fashion front has also evolved greatly. It’s undoubtedly the age of the unconventional. Ethnic wedding fashion seems to have outdone the traditional reds and golds.

While on one hand pastel shades, neutral tones, rough and non-glossy textures, matte finishes are being preferred, on the other, those who love colors are not shying away from going overboard, flaunting boho styles etc. If you are planning your wedding wardrobe currently, check out the top 10 trends of 2022 in Indian wedding fashion.


2022 Indian Wedding Fashion – Gorgeous Brides and Dapper Grooms

1. The Romance of Red and White

The red lehenga is a cult favourite. But grooms are mostly at a loss when it comes to coordinating their sherwanis with their bride’s red lehengas. Obviously, a red sherwani is pretty much out of the question and a gold lehenga is too common. Designers have thus come up with a timeless color combination – red and white! The red bridal lehenga and white groom sherwani look will surely do the rounds in 2022.

The Romance of Red Bridal lehenga and White sherwaniGet Bridal Lehenga and Sherwani

Minimalistic floral embroidery in matte gold over an off-white sherwani topped with a turban in the red of the bride’s lehenga – that’s the perfect red and white bridal lehenga and groom sherwani look to for in 2022.

Red Bridal lehenga and White sherwani

The bride looks like a princess in her double dupatta style red lehenga and in the white sherwani the groom looks nothing short of a prince.

Red Bridal lehenga and White sherwani

While the bride pairs a peplum-style choli with her red lehenga flaunting self color embroidery, the groom’s white sherwani boasts rich gold zari embroidery. This is a perfect example of bride and groom in Punjabi Wedding.

It’s time for a red saree with gold undertone! The groom pairs his white dhoti-kurta with a red and gold brocade uttariya!

Red Bridal lehenga and White sherwani

This beautiful layered lehenga that tells the tale of a baraat has been paired with a white sherwani boasting bootas in red thread work.

2. Period Look Rules

Think creative! That’s the mantra in 2022. Wedding couture is not an exception and couples are going for traditional, vintage and period looks. This trend includes the use of rich fabrics like brocades, velvets and silk, Mughal fashion-inspired cuts like the angarakha style, the boat neck kurta with yoke design style etc.

Traditional Indian wedding Look

Theme weddings are in-thing in 2022! And couples are preferring to for looks in accordance to the theme! This couple is attired in classic Maratha king and queen style! The bride has draped her saree in the traditional Maharashtrian style while the groom fearlessly flaunts a Maratha ruler outfit!

Traditional Indian wedding Look

Think Mughal prince and princess! This beautiful outfit combination is divine with the perfect use of white, floral motifs, gold and brocade.

Traditional Indian wedding Look

Sikh weddings can perfectly flaunt the period theme! what amazing look! The attires of the groom already flaunt elements and accessories like the turban, the sword etc. Along with that gorgeous anarkali style sherwanis, vintage, brooches, nagrai footwear etc look great. The Punjabi bride too is wearing a beautiful lehenga with heavy zari work.

Look at the gorgeous lehenga skirt of the Sikh bride! The elaborate detailing, the intricate details, the jacket style sherwani of the groom etc are enough to make this a period look!

Traditional Indian wedding Look

Vintage styles necessitate the use of embellishments over rich fabrics like velvet! If you want to downplay the period theme yet want an undertone of ‘vintage’ in your wedding outfits, go for something like this!

3. The Understated Appeal of Neutrals

Stereotypical bridal colors like gold, maroon, bright pink etc will probably be at bay in 2022. Couples seem to be more fascinated and attracted to neutral tones like ivory, white, off-white, beige etc. There is no doubt that bridal and groom wear in these shades has a classy and celestial appeal!

white lehenga and white sherwani

The bride and groom look like they belong to the land Elysia in this ivory and off-white outfit combination. Such neutrals looks are sure to inspire you while you are in love with understated appeals and want such bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022!

white lehenga and white sherwani

This gorgeous Indo American couple has paired mustard brown and gold brocade stoles with their neutral tone wedding outfits!

Reminiscent of Christian wedding gowns, the bride’s lehenga dress flaunts intricate and detailed white thread work on net! The groom has gone for a white suit with grey undertones.

white lehenga and white sherwani

It’s the wedding day! Yet the neutral tone outfits look so brilliant! The gold embroidery comes alive on the neutral surface of the lehenga skirt. The floral accessories look vibrant for the same reason.

While the groom wears a traditional off-white sherwani, the bride’s larger-than-life lehenga dress is replete with silver and stone embroidery, Swarovski crystals, pearl work etc on a beige surface.

4. Panache of Pastels

Not only in wedding wear but wherever you look, pastels seem to be the ‘in-thing’ in 2022. Since very bright shades (except for boho chic looks) are not being preferred, colors can only be spotted in pastels. If you want to be in the safe zone while choosing bridal lehengas and groom sherwanis to go for in 2022, just close your eyes and put your finger on pastels.

Panache of Pastels lehenga and sherwani

The floral décor of the venue uses roses in pastel peach and mauve and it perfectly complements the bride’s look who dons a pastel pink lehenga while the groom flaunts a light pastel peach sherwani.

Panache of Pastels lehenga and sherwani

While the bride flaunts a white satin and net saree with a net embroidered veil, the groom wears a pastel grey suit with a pastel pink tie and pocket square.

A highly creative and thought-out look – this one is sure to inspire many who are planning bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022! The groom wears a traditional sherwani complete with turban, jacket, anarkali kurta etc. His outfit is in a combination of pastel pink and cream. The bride wears a pastel blue lehenga with a cold-shoulder blouse. The embellishments on her lehenga are in pastel pink.

Panache of Pastels lehenga and sherwani

Another beautiful bride and groom look in pastel peach, pink and blue!

Pastel mauve is one of the sweetest and most magical colors that ever was! The bride looks exotic in a lehenga in this shade.

5. Contrast and Complement

There was a time when color and design co-ordinated bride and groom looks were in vogue! Times have changed! In 2022, couples are going for outfits in contrasting tones! This does not mean that those wanting to go for such looks can pick up outfits in any color as long as they are not same. Remember that two colors that rightly contrasts each other is also a pair!

Creating contrast are not as easy as it sounds! Who could guess that bright red and bright purple would perfectly contrast and complement each other!

Think of matching motifs and contrasting colors like yellow and pista green!

A paper white sherwani and dark dhoti perfectly contrasts an orange-red-gold Kanjivaram saree with green and yellow border.

Traditional colors sometimes complement and contrast each other like a dream! Here, a traditional pink and gold kanjivaram saree perfectly complements an ivory sherwani-dhoti! In fact, when it comes to bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022, complementing contrasts can be the most fun and creative idea!

6. Co-ordination between the Lines

Starkly co-ordinated outfits have become boring! But does that mean that couples are totally chucking the look? Not at all! In fact, when it comes to bride-groom outfits, there would be some kind of coordination deep down! This year, designers are picking singular elements like a tone, or a design or simply a border and adding that to both the outfits. This element in bringing about a sense of co-ordination which is not ‘on the face’ yet pretty much there!

The stole of the groom and the dupatta of the bride are in a dark tone of red that brings together the whole look!

In this case, the use of pink co-ordinates the two attires. Also note the use of light blue in the gold embroidery of the bride’s outfit!

The two outfits, if viewed individually, would not come across as co-ordinated! Yet the Jodhpuri of the groom has a tinge of hidden gold somewhere and the bride’s phenomenal lehenga uses ivory and silver as embellishment colors on gold!

These two outfits are completely co-ordinated both in colors and motifs! Yet owing to the lightness of the pastel hues and the understated appeal of the embellishments, the whole thing looks subtle and soothing!

A green bridal lehenga paired with an ivory sherwani! But look, the floral details on the sherwani are in green and gold! Isn’t this inspiration for subtle co-ordinated bridal lehengas & groom sherwani looks to go for in 2022?


7. The Magic of Bright Colors

We have said that subtle shades, pastel hues, neutral tones etc are going to rule the wedding fashion scene in 2020. But that does not mean that colors are totally out of the question! Typical wedding colors like dark red, maroon, gold etc are definitely being chucked but instead, those couples who love colors are going for striking unconventional ones!

You love bright colors and we just told you that in 2022 pastel shades and neutral tones are in! Don’t worry, it’s also the year of striking shades, whacky colors and even boho elements in wedding wear! We are only telling you to chuck traditional shades and go for vibrant hues like turquoise blue, yellow etc!

The banana leaf green theme looks just so romantic! Think unconventional yet bright tones while you plan bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022!

Pink Saree and Kurta Look

Any tone of pink looks great on silks! The look is rich, co-ordinated, striking and perfect for outdoor photography!

Maroon Saree and Kurta look

Planning reception night looks? Chuck maroon and think wine! Checkout more of Maroon Bridal Lehengas.

Striking colors and boho themes are also a great idea for pre-wedding functions! The gorgeous rainbow lehenga of the bride and the floral look of the groom does all the talking.

8. The Subtlety in Floral Looks

Floral lehengas and sherwanis are timeless favourites! This trend is here to stay. But 2022 offers a twist. The floral elements in bridal lehengas and groom sherwanis in 2022 are kept subtle! There are no huge marigolds or gardenias here! Instead the floral elements are not too protuberant and kept away from the focus. Yet the use of these elements are so clever that the outfit definitely has the floral look.

Subtlety in Floral Looks of Lehenga and sherwani

The bride’s off-white lehenga flaunts floral Kashmiri aari embroidery in multiple hues! The brocade sherwani of the groom has floral undertones too!

Subtlety in Floral Looks of Lehenga and sherwani

Use of floral colors like peach, pink etc on a neutral surface instantly gives the look a lightness and freshness, just like the look of this couple!

Subtlety in Floral Looks of Lehenga and sherwani

Printed pastels on red with white sherwani – the combination is exquisite and so is the floral embellishments on the attires of the bride and groom!

Minakari work on marble used floral motifs in multi-colors on a marble surface! The art has inspired wedding couture many a times. In this case too, it seems to have inspired this couple who look exotic in their floral outfits.

Subtlety in Floral Looks of Lehenga and sherwani

Designers are pretty certain that floral looks will rule the Indian ethnic wedding fashion scene this year. If you are thinking bridal lehengas & groom sherwanis to go for in 2022, get inspired from this look. Think neutral base tones, floral clusters instead of floral bootas, use of zari with pastel tones like peach and pink, use of leaf motifs other than floral motifs etc.

9. The Indo Western Flair

This trend specifically refers to outfits for the reception night! In this case, men are going for suits, achkans, bandhgalas etc while the bride is going for ethnic gowns or lehengas with unique cuts!

Only some outfits can look as smart as Indo-western ones!

Sometimes the simplicity in the embellishments is the appeal! Couple with that rich textures and light colors!

Indo Western outfits can also be flaunted at pre-wedding functions like sangeet and engagement!

This gold gown style lehenga with unique drape has been paired with a black galabandh! This combination proves that Indian ethnic wedding fashion can also be highly sophisticated!

Think lightweight lehengas and dinner jackets for the reception nights of 2022!

10. The Bridal Yellow

An upcoming color trend in Indian ethnic wear is the use of yellow! Brides are not only rejecting conventional colors for the wedding day, they are picking up colors like yellow! Following the brides, grooms are also adding a dash of bright yellow to their wedding day looks.

The Bridal Yellow - Indian Bridal look

Mustard yellow for the groom and orange-ish yellow for the bride!

This gorgeous Assamese couple flaunts the yellow color on their wedding day! The bride wears a traditional mekhala-chador and the groom wears a muga kurta, a yellow dhoti and takes a traditional Assamese stole as well!

To complement the traditional yellow kanjivaram saree of his bride, the groom wears a yellow dhoti!

The Bridal Yellow - Indian Bridal look

This gorgeous bride and groom prove that yellow is the new red in Indian wedding fashion!

The Bridal Yellow - Indian Bridal look

This gorgeous yellow lehenga paired with the ivory sherwani totally redefines ethnic fashion in case of bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022!

Need more help on trends that would rule in 2022 or are you seeking professional assistance for planning bridal lehengas & groom sherwani to go for in 2022? Get in touch with us for customized and trendy looks!

The pictures in this blog have been taken from WeddingSutra, MaharaniWeddings, SouthAsianBrideMagazine, ShaadiWish, ShaadiSaga.

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