21 Unique Wedding Lehenga Trends You’ll See in 2022


Wondering what’s going to be in vogue for Indian wedding lehengas in 2022? Scroll down to find out.

1.   Pastel is Still Trendy

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After Anushka Sharma’s pastel pink bridal look, the color took a surge in Indian weddings. Apart from the pastel pink, you’ll see spectacular mint green and blue shades gaining popularity in 2022.

2.   White is a New Buzz

Indian Bride wearing White Lehenga

Modern brides are ditching traditional reds and opting for something more elegant. You’ll see the normalcy of white wedding lehengas, for the bride’s big day, make an appearance in 2022.

3.   Waist Belts are Making a Statement

Silver Lehenga with Waist Belt

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Belts have been trending for a while now and you’ll see their popularity grow in 2022 as well. Belts not only add some oomph to your bridal lehenga but also holds your dupatta while offering a soft, feminine look. You may go for embellished belts, leather belts, metal belts or fabric belts to achieve the desired style statement.

4.   Light Gold Hues

Mirrorwork Gold Lehenga

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Gold is an Indian brides’ favorite as it adds glow to your bridal look. Light gold lehengas with sequins and floral embroidery work perfectly for the wedding day, reception and even after parties. You can pair it with heavy jewelry to get a richer, new millennium look.

5.   Deep V-Neck

Pink Saree with Deep V Neck Blouse

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With the release of the Sabyasachi winter collection in 2019, deep V-necks became a new buzz and are going to make a statement in 2022. You can pair it with any type of skirt and jewelry to get a magnificent bridal look.

6.   Ombre Tones

Ombre Lehenga

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With all its pastel and dark shades, the ombre is planning to blow up in 2022. A low or no embellishment ombre lehenga paired with a contrasting dupatta makes an ideal combo to create a dramatic bridal look.

7.   Garnet Hues

Los Mahal Wine Red Lehenga | Indian Clothing

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This gorgeous color has become a signature staple among Indian brides due to the versatility it offers to your bridalwear look. Pair it with a contrasting dupatta or double dupatta and you get a stunning look for both daytime and evening weddings. Unlike traditional red, garnet will shine in both sunlight and artificial light.

8.   Turkish Rose Hues

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It’s a fresh lehenga color that designers are now introducing in their respective bridalwear collections. Your Turkish pink lehenga with contrasting dupatta and heavy jewelry is sure to give you a dreamy bridal look.

9.   Elegant Printed Lehengas

Indian Clothing Printed Black Lehenga Choli

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Contemporary brides want something beyond traditional monochrome lehengas and that’s why printed lehengas are getting all the attention. They offer a pick for every theme; be it digital prints, floral prints, or hand block prints. The comfort and elegance printed lehengas offer also make them an ideal choice for minimalist brides.

10.        Metallic Glitz

Maroon Lehenga Detailed Gold Embroidery

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Sequins, zari, and metallic embellishment have always caught the eye of every bride-to-be. The silk threads, glitzy sequins, deep jewel tones and glass beads offer a mirror look to your metallic bridal attire.

11.        Anarkali Silhouette

 White Anarkali Salwar Kameez Suit | Los Mahal Indian Clothing Online

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Anarkali lehengas with asymmetrical hems and a sheer covering are going to stay in 2022. Some brides prefer unconventional styles while others stick to customary Anarkali silhouettes for a vibrant look.

12.        Double Dupattas

Indian Bride wearing Bridal Red Lehenga Choli

Double dupattas along with a trailing head veil have been a hit on Manish Malhotra’s bridal collection this year and the trend will stay in 2022. You can go for a contrast dupatta or lighter/darker shades on the same color palette to add a pop of color to your monotone bridal look.

12.        Modish Cape-Style Dupattas

Cape Style Dupatta with White Lehenga Choli

Styling dupatta over shoulders to get a statement cape lehenga look is 2022 brides’ new favorite. The style can give your entire ensemble a graceful touch and modish look.  

13.        Lightweight Embroidery

Indian Clothing Lehenga

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2022 brides want both beauty and comfort. That’s why lehengas with lightweight embroidery are becoming their favorite as it renders elegance with comfort and a glamorous feel.  

14.        Multi-Color Embroidery

Beautiful Colorful Lehenga

Ridhi Mehra incorporated pearls and multicolor embroidery to her bridalwear collection last year and the style is still in trend. With a mix of red, green, pink and blue hues, multicolor embroidery will add a pop of color to your bridal lehenga and extra luxury to your look. 

15.        Long Sleeves

Colorful Longsleeve Lehenga

Lehengas with long sleeves are favored by modest brides who want to achieve a sophisticated look. You can even pair it with a deep V-neck to add a chic, formal touch to your bridalwear look in the coming year.

16.        Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

White Off Shoulder Lehenga

Natasha Dalal incorporated off-the-shoulder sleeves to her bridal lehengas collection this year and the trend will rage in 2022. Wear an off-the-shoulder blouse with pearls embellishment and a lace skirt to get a spectacular, feminine bridal look.

17.        Puffy Sleeves

Puffy Sleeves Lehenga

Giving a new definition to elegance, puffy sleeves are making their way back to Indian bridal attire. Puffy sleeves first became popular in India during the Victorian era. This style became a staple for early Indo western clothing and is making a major comeback.

Puffy sleeves go well with any lehenga style to offer a chic minimalist look, be it an embroidered blouse, deep V-neck or lehenga train.

18.        Gold Dori Work

Picture of 2 Gold Doris (Lehenga Embellishments)

Where Manish Malhotra introduced gold Dori work in his Ruhaniyaat couture collection this year, the trend will still rise in 2022. If you’re a millennial bride who loves the Punjabi wedding theme, gold work is for you to show your love for the ancient tradition.

19.        Lace Work

model wearing white lacework lehenga

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Lacework lehengas have always been the favorite of vintage brides. If you are planning a modern-vintage wedding in 2022, go for a pastel or golden lehenga trail with classic lace embroidery.  Lacework also complements lehenga choli to offer a jaw-dropping look.

20.        Statement Blouse Pieces

Green Off Shoulder Lehenga Blouse Statement Piece

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2022 will see a myriad of bridal lehenga blouse designs. While skirts might remain usual, blouse design will see a revamp with exaggerated sleeves, heavy embellishments, puffy sleeves, deep V-necks, and frills.

21.        Color Combinations

Pink & Purple Lehenga Color Combination

Rimple and Harpreet couture incorporated a flawless color pop of green and mint green with hints of pink to their red lehenga and the trend will boom in 2022. Lehengas with blended colors complement your traditional look with a modern touch.


            These are some of the many wedding lehengas trends you’ll see in 2022. Which trend is your favorite? Have something to add to the list? Share with our readers in the comments below.

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