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Known as "suhaag ka rang" the color red's essence in an Indian bride's look stems from our cultures and customs. Be it sindoor, the bindi, the chooda, or the bridal lehenga, the color just simply has to be their in her D-day look. Now of course, amidst so many brides opting for gorgeously unique hued wedding lehengas, there are women who still have a thing for the classic and traditional red lehengas. They're all heart for this "color of love" and irrelevant of the trends floating around red is what they want for their wedding. And well, why not?! Such is the unmatched grandeur and aura of a red bridal lehenga after all. And of course, let's not forget how a quintessential red bridal outfit suited the likes of Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as well.

Having said that, this blog is curated for those who would love to wear a classic red lehenga but won't mind a little added dash of another color to their outfit. Simply put, we've enlisted some ideas and styles on how you can incorporate different colors in your red bridal lehengas if you don't want to go all red. It radiates edge and uniqueness while keeping the charm of red and is perfect for the brides who love traditionalism with hints of chic. Be it opting for a different hued lehenga skirt, blouse or dupatta, we've got it all covered. So hang on and start taking notes!

Unique ways to add another color to your RED Lehenga

1. Take the dupatta of a different color.

Having your dupatta in a different color is one of the most basic ways to add a pop of another hue. In case you're opting for two dupattas, have one of your dupattas in some other shade.


2. How about choosing the blouse in a different color?

Opting for a blouse in a different hue is another great way to amp up your red lehenga in an offbeat way.


3. Choose different colored double dupattas.

If you're having double dupattas in your outfit then either have both of them in different colors or in similar ones. Choose your color combinations wisely though. 


4. Have your red lehenga in heavy gold and silver embroideries.

This bride's red lehenga is laden with golden work all over with different hues of maroons and oranges adding that much-needed shade to the entire ensemble. 

A heavily silver embroidered lehenga with a white dupatta. Now that's unique, isn't it?


5. A dash of red to the Benarasi charm.

Wear a classic red Benarasi lehenga and go for a striking cherry red dupatta. Just look at how this dupatta is making the entire outfit so radiant.


6. Opt for a different colored blouse and dupatta with your red skirt.

With your red skirt, wear a heavily embellished blouse with a matching dupatta. Both silver and gold palettes work well with reds.


7. Shaded or ombre lehengas are a great option.

Opt for a dual-toned lehenga just like this bride wore in hues of pinks and reds.


8. You can work that Anarkali of yours too!

Wearing an Anarkali for your wedding? Have your dupatta in a different hue!


9. Multiple colors done right!

This bride donned a paneled multi-printed lehenga with a red blouse and one of the two dupattas in red shade. So edgy!


10. Don't want to wear a red lehenga? Just go for a red dupatta!

If you're someone who don't want to do the basic red lehenga but still want to infuse a dash of it in your outfit then believe us this is the easiest go-to. Choose a lehenga in different color with a red dupatta.


Let us know how are you going to style your basic red bridal lehengas!

10 Easy & Stylish Ways to Amp up Your Traditional Red Bridal Lehenga

by Divya Arora

10 Easy & Stylish Ways to Amp up Your Traditional Red Bridal Lehenga