Monday, October 19, 2015

Bridal Designers by Personality Type - Guest Post by Mango Bungalow

Hi everyone, I’m Shilpa from Mango Bungalow, a lifestyle blog for the modern Indian woman. Mango Bungalow features content on fashion, beauty, d├ęcor, crafts, and recipes, not to mention some wedding inspiration.

Are you recently engaged?  Have you started looking for your wedding attire?  It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re shopping online and don’t have Indian bridal stores in your area.  One way to narrow your search is by looking for Indian labels that fit your personality.  For example, do you envision yourself to be a modern bride or a traditional one?  Are you imagining a romantic, bohemian look or something more regal?  Here are some designers according to bridal personality type, along with sample designs. 

Of course, you may be thinking…these designs are beautiful, but out of my budget!  No problem – you can still use these ideas to help you figure out what style you’re looking for.  Then you won’t be overwhelmed when you go shopping.

If you’re searching for the perfect red wedding lengha with beautiful gold embroidery, consider designer Ritu Kumar.  Ritu Kumar designs feature traditional Indian patterns and intricate prints, as well as classic lengha styling.
Images: Ritu Kumar 

The modern bride wants to fuse East and West.  With her bridal wear, she wants to capture the ambience of a traditional Indian wedding while incorporating modern design elements.
Anita Dongre designs are a beautiful, contemporary approach to the classic bridal lengha.  She features modern silhouettes and colors, and the patterns are simpler than traditional bridal sarees while still using classic Indian motifs.

Images: Anita Dongre

Are you imagining a picturesque fairy-tale wedding?  Do you love all things pretty and whimsical?  Have you been dreaming of the perfect wedding from the moment you got engaged?  If yes, then you’re a romantic bride, and you should consider a Payal Singhal design.  The lenghas and sarees incorporate pretty floral patterns in beautiful pastel colors.  You will feel like a princess. 

Images: Payal Singhal

If you want to recreate the glitz and glamour of Bollywood, you’ll definitely feel like a starlet in a Manish Malhotra design. His range includes both traditional and modern designs in a variety of hues.  He is a current leading designer for Bollywood celebrities, and his designs have been featured in countless Bollywood movies.

Do you want something totally unconventional that will stun your guests?  Look no further than ManishArora, whose designs feature digital prints, neon colors, and quirky designs.

Images: Manish Arora 

Do you envision a bridal lengha that will take people’s breath away the first moment they see you?  Then you’re a JJ Valaya bride.  His couture creations are stunning and unforgettable. 

Images: Instagram user jjvalaya

The bohemian bride is a carefree spirit, who seeks an unconventional but chic bridal lengha to complement her personality.  Sapana Amin designs feature bright floral motifs, unusual patterns like plaid, polka dot, and houndstooth, and on-trend pattern mixing.

Images: Sapana Amin 

Searching for a bridal lengha that’s fit for a queen?  Look no further than Tarun Tahiliani…the intricate detailing will take your breath away.

Images: Instagram user tarun_tahiliani

I hope these designs have inspired you to find your perfect wedding outfit, based on your personality type.  For more wedding inspiration, like DIY projects and bridal fashion trends, come check out my blog Mango Bungalow!  


  1. Beautiful post! When it comes to Indian bridal couture, there is nothing like a gorgeous and ravishing bridal lehenga choli . The designer Lehengas are very popular amongest Bollywood divas.

  2. Loved the color combination of your dresses!!! Would definitely like to wear them in my marriage functions with appropriate jewellery.
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