7 Ultimate Gray bridal lehngas that nail (one of) Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year

by Raj Desai | 1/25/21

All outfits listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.

Models wearing gray Indian formal wear

Gray lehngas and saris aren’t new. I remember scrolling through IG feeds for Zardozi Couture and Poonam’s Kaurture (okay, all the coutures) a couple of years ago and stopping in my mid-scroll tracks—their gray designs were stunning. 


Did I love the look of gray South Asian formal wear? Yes! Was I entirely convinced that gray was a great bridal color? Not then. Now? I’m singing a different tune.


Yes, Pantone’s color of the year jedi mind tricks certainly have something to do with it. But even without their influence, gray is a great color.


It’s an unexpected, elegant choice for bridal and groomswear that’ll look amazing with whatever color palette you choose. And you can go all out with embellished gray threads, or keep it simple with a printed pattern.


Whatever you’re into, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste in this list. Check out my picks for the ultimate Ultimate Gray bridalwear.


Price tag: $735

Buy it from BisouNYC

Form fitting gray gown

Priyanshi Sari

Price tag: $365

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Lightweight ruffled gray sari

Frontier lehnga

Bride in gray lehnga posing with her husband in front of pond

Alisha Marigold skirt

Price tag: $258

Buy it from Harleen Kaur

Back view of gray lehnga skirt with printed purple floral pattern

Kalra Kreations anarkali

Price tag: Unlisted

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Gray white and gold long-sleeve anarkali with dark gray dupatta

Nikasha Samantha saree

Payal Singhal Ariella lehnga

Off the shoulder floral printed lehnga in gray

Raj Desai

Wedding writer and researcher who’s been in the game for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.