Best Gold Outfits That Brides Can Wear Instead Of Red
There is a sea of gilded options out there for these brides, but we believe in curation and selection — only the best lehengas and saris for CLAD clients. Scroll through for our designer favourites that shine like the setting sun.
Sari by Sabyasachi
This glistening Sabyasachi creation elevates the sari with sparkling sequins splayed across the pallu and pleats which are made from a diaphanous pastel net. We love the unique full-sleeved blouse, and the heavy embellishment on the cuffs of the translucent piece. This sari requires minimal accessorising, with some heavy gold bangles and a statement ring. Keep the neck bare, and slicked back straight hair for a look that turns heads.
Lehenga by Anita Dongre
The plunging blouse, speckled with sequins and bead work, leaves room for the bride to wear a stunning necklace. We would pick a statement choker with pearls and gemstones, and complementary stud earrings to finish this look.
Lehenga by Tarun Tahiliani
Go all-out with regal polki jewellery in a dull gold finish to match the lehenga — bangles, choker, chandelier earrings, and a bedecked passa are our first suggestions. Contrasting ruby or emerald detailing on the jewellery would look even better.
Lehenga by Faraz Manan
Add some Art Deco and Art Noveau to the celebrations with this dazzling lehenga. This distinctive outfit is an instant crowd pleaser with it’s unique net and cutwork skirt, and the tube blouse. A modern touch to our Indian wear is always welcome, and for brides who like pushing the envelope with wedding styling, this champagne beauty is for you.
This lehenga gives a lot of freedom with styling. Brides can go minimal with delicate necklaces and earrings and let the outfit take center stage, or they can pick some maximal jewellery — think huge chandelier earrings, maang tikkas, statement neck pieces and more.
Lehenga by Gaurav Gupta
We love the architectural detailing on the blouse, and the fluidity that the sequin spangled skirt lends to the entire outfit. The romantic ruffles cascading down the sides of the skirt are a lovely detail that pulls the whole look together without the need for a dupatta. Keep your hair loose, and accessories minimal for this one.
Lehenga by Abhinav Mishra
A more traditional outfit, this lehenga features all-over mirror work on the skirt, blouse, and dupatta too, with whimsical fringing on the latter. Stick to big pearl or polki earrings for this one and skip the necklace. A headband would add a special touch to this look.
Lehenga by Sabyasachi
Grooms can also match their brides well with this lehenga, by picking complementary mustard, beige or ivory tones for their sherwanis and bandhgalas. We love the vintage vibe of this Sabyasachi creation, and some retro styling would look lovely here.
Lehenga by Dabiri Couture
CLAD loves the gorgeous heavy weight dupatta with this lehenga. The thick borders and rich fabric gives a regal feel to your bridal look, and the embellished skirt is the cherry on top of a gilded cake.
Brides — go all out on the jewellery with this one. Choose vintage heirloom jewels from your mother’s or grandmother’s cupboard to match the feel of this outfit, including but not limited to precious gemstones, diamonds, and complementary antique gold jewellery.
These are our top gold picks for the season, and if you want a wedding shopping and styling consultation, contact us for your options and our varied packages which can be tailored to your needs, and give you access to the best designer lehengas, saris, and looks available on the market right now.
*This article was written by Fawzia Khan, Creative Features Editor at CLAD