Consisting of an angle-length skirt, short blouse, and dupatta or stole – the lehenga is one of the greatest vestiary inventions of the Indian sub-continent. Having evolved over centuries through craftsmanship, the lehenga today has assumed a character so sumptuous, it is primarily confined to being worn on special occasions. And while the typical designer lehenga – a term at once reminiscent of an overly embellished, tawdry garment – has well descended into the pit of the commonplace, designer andwedding-wear lehengas from Anita Dongre speak a different language altogether. Exquisite by virtue of featuring hand-embroidery, Gotta Patti, pearls, and sequins, and elegant by virtue of their nature-inspired hues; the party-wear lehengas from our collection are personifications of feminine grace. Each lehenga is a perfect symphony of a host of sartorial elements, namely - colour, design, silhouette, and fit. The collection’s diversity is on par with its beauty. From the scintillating simplicity of a lehenga skirt set splashed with summer flower prints to the fantastic floridness of an intricately embroidered and sequinned set – this latest lehenga collection has enough gems to hold the interest of those with contemporary tastes as well as those with a penchant for tradition. There is variety even in the dupattas. So, while there are lightweight net dupattas accompanying a few lehenga sets, sequinned viscose dupattas complement other lehenga sets. Made of fine silks, chiffons, and cotton mull, our outfits are a testament to the dexterity of India’s weavers and craftsmen. Most of all, while constantly redolent of the nonpareil richness of Indian crafts, our bridal lehengas are without the slightest trace of the heavy cumbersomeness typically associated with traditional pieces of clothing.
Our made-to-order lehengas may be purchased online. We will require 5-6 weeks for production and dispatch. Shipping is free across the country.
The face of haute couture in India for over two decades, Anita Dongre is the creator of one of the biggest fashion houses in the country. This iconic designer label was launched in 1995 and presently comprises a portfolio of brands including the eponymous luxury brand Anita Dongre. The latter is best known for its stunning couture, bespoke bridal-wear, handcrafted gold jadau jewellery and menswear. Synonymous with peerless craftsmanship, Anita Dongre’s creations showcase the time-honoured sartorial traditions of the country in a contemporary style language. The architectural heritage and flora and fauna of the Western Indian state of Rajasthan are a conspicuous source of inspiration for the label’s distinct designs and motifs. Anita Dongre boasts a loyal clientele that includes world-renowned celebrities and India’s glitterati.
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Made with special care, our designer lehengas call for special accessorizing and styling. Although the styling will largely be determined by your choice of outfit, adopting the principle of minimalism will only serve to enhance the beauty of the lehenga sets. For a summer wedding, the tasteful Menaha skirt set in buttercup yellow is a splendid choice. The flounce hemline of the lehenga and foil printed sheer dupatta highlight the understated liveliness of the outfit. Accessorize it with our floral crystal earrings and printed mojaris. Top up the look with fresh yellow roses tucked in an elegant low bun. The rather fetching Azora Lehenga is an unusual blend of the sobriety of beige and the extravagance of sequins and zari. The tassel strings at the back add to the outfit’s oomph. The tantalizingly deep neckline of the garment calls for adornment with a necklace. Our Aqua Enamel Coin Necklace will beautifully play this role. Bare arms and unadorned ears will sharply accentuate the beauty of the garment. Beige embroidered mojris and an embroidered potli bag from our collections will serve as the perfect ancillary accompaniments. Carry it all off with characteristic aplomb.