8 Unforgettable Bollywood Bridal Looks

Gayatri Pillai     28 Nov 2017

Bollywood films are a great place to look for a bit of wedding inspiration. The outfits have inspired brides for years to recreate the magic of each look. To help you look like a show-stopping bride on your big day, we have handpicked our eight favourite bridal looks that have graced the silver screen.

Deepika Padukone – Chennai Express

Deepika Padukone

Deepika’s ethnic bridal attire in romantic comedy blockbuster Chennai Express is the perfect traditional South Indian look to make you shine like a southern princess.

The Konkani actress showcased a traditional red and gold Kanchipuram sari with a thick, heavily embroidered border. The look is complete with layered gold necklaces and headpieces with jasmine flowers in her hair.

This sophisticated style is easy to replicate with royal reds and golds on shimmer silks, paired with heavily layered gold ornaments to finish off the look. Perfect for a conventional South Indian wedding.

Alia Bhatt – 2 States

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Alia’s Northern, Southern fusion bridal look is one of the more memorable wedding attires in Bollywood. Designed by Bollywood’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra, this modern look is kept simple with radiant style.

The simple red silk half sari combined hints of chiffon with a contrasting orange blouse to create a rustic charm. Her jewellery is also kept simple with a gold choker and coin necklace to balance out the look and finished off with a waist belt fastening. Steal this style for an interesting twist to your bridal attire.

Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar

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If you are looking for a more traditional ensemble, Aishwarya Rai’s Rajput princess inspired look is the perfect style for you. The Bollywood beauty portrayed a striking Rajastanil Rani in historical romance film Jodhaa Akbar, embellishing Mughal inspired lehenga and accessories.

Designer Neeta Lulla incorporated ravishing designs combined with authentic textures and colours to create a rich and elegant look. Bejeweled fabric with dazzling head gear and an overwhelming amount of jewellery makes this look fit for a bride who wants to shine like a Queen on her big day.

Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani

For a decadent and classy look, why not take inspiration from Deepika’s beautifully adorned outfit from period history film Bajirao Mastani? Playing a warrior princess, Deepika sported a floor skimming Anarkali suit with multiple layers and sheer long sleeves that left us awestruck.

Designed by Anju Modi, the outfit is made up of a lot of layering put together with lighter silks. Moving away from oranges and reds, offbeat pastel shades are used to create a graceful, understated look. Replicate this style by finishing off with exquisite traditional Kundan jewellery to look like a royal princess. 

Anushka Sharma – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Elegant, ethnic yet bold. In romantic drama film Ae Dil Hai Muskil, Anushka Sharma displays yet another one of Manish Malhotra’s stunning bridal lehengas. The exquisite design features heavy designs and floral details with intricate jewels for a modern finish on a traditional outfit.

However, what really makes this outfit stand out from the rest is the layered dupattas. A heavily embodied one is draped around the shoulders, while a lighter, sheer one is pinned neatly over her head. Combined with the intricate thread work in the choli, this bridal outfit is nothing short of a visual delight.

To achieve this look, incorporate a vintage inspired long sleeve blouse to add an elegant touch. Bring the whole look together by finishing off with a plated choker with high-quality Kundan for a vivacious and magnificent look.


Rani Mukherji – Baabul

Rani Mukherji

Adorned in a musky maroon and mustard coloured sari, Rani Mukerji displayed a breathtaking bridal look in Bollywood drama film, Baabul. Her outfit style is kept timeless and classic with an unconventional choice of colours in a Rajasthani fusion design.

A darker and duskier coloured dupatta is worn neatly on her head above a heavy headpiece for an enchanting finish. The detailed embroidered border adds richness to the outfit to beautifully blend the outfit together. The warm colours and ornate jewellery bring the look together to create an elaborate bridal style.

Shraddha Kapoor - OK Jaanu


If you are a bride who likes to keep it nice and simple, Shraddha Kapoor’s contemporary bridal outfit from her romantic drama film OK Jaanu is exactly what you are looking for.

Sporting a very simple red lehenga with a quarter length blouse, Shraddha’s look is traditional in colour and effortless in style. This super chic outfit incorporates elements of gold design and embroidery with minimal accessories. Complete the look off with a delicate waist belt to give your look a little something extra. The perfect blend of modern and traditional for the contemporary bride.

Anushka Sharma – Sultan

Anushka Sharma Sultan

Recently brides have been moving away from the traditional colours and opting for something a little different on their wedding day. If you are planning to ditch the common reds and pinks, why not steal Anushka Sharma’s style from her sports drama film, Sultan?

Anushka’s Ivory coloured lehenga is the ideal style if you want to go for a minimalistic look, while still looking majestic on your wedding day. Featuring shiny gold designs accented with a fringe dupatta, this outfit style is modern and contemporary, while still looking classy and elegant. Accessorize with minimal jewellery to look like an angelic bride on your special day. Perfect for the chic and modern bride.