Heeramandi Dress for the Budget-Conscious Showcasing Stunning Anarkali, Lehenga, Sarees and Jewelry


Even if historical dramas aren’t your favourite, it’s impossible not to feel awestruck by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest production, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. Though there is so much we can talk about this magnificent narrative, the costumes worn by the stunning cast take centre stage. Integrating French and Indowestern prints with conventional desi textiles like gota patti, phulkari sarees, embroideries and jamewar Anarkali suits, the designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula managed to create a magical, luxuriant and maximalist aura that, although reminiscent of the 1920 Lahore, elicits appreciation sighs from admirers of classic fashion. 

Here are fifteen affordable outfit ideas inspired by the cinematic masterpiece that had us swooning, to say the least:

The Regal Golden Lehenga Choli

Other than traditional Red & pastels, one colour that tugged at our heartstrings while watching Heeramandi is Gold! It was nothing but a hit amongst the cast for its sheer flexibility to fit in any scene with a unique style and silhouette!  It was a delightful sight to spot our leading actresses ruling the screen in stunning Gold outfits and trust us, we’re left with a craving to scout more such inspo-worthy looks for you.

A gold lehenga looks ethereal as a bridal lehenga, splendid as a mehendi outfit and downright bewitching as a reception look.

Pastel Salwar Kameez Period

The beautiful cast of Heeramandi exuded delight with their simple yet striking pastel salwar kameez outfits. They adorned these outfits with a statement necklace, and a choker, intricately detailed pieces adding a hint of royalty. Their ensemble was further enriched by naths and a captivating dupatta, complemented by open wavy hair, which adds a charming and effortless allure to their overall look.

For wedding guests who like to infuse a bit of culture and tradition through their outfits, such unique outfits are sure to help you stand out from the crowd.

Lavender Ladies in Sequin Salwar Suit:

In this exquisite shade of lavender, Heeramandi ladies radiated limitless grace in their gorgeous salwar suits crafted with various fabrics, each with slight colour contrasts and sequin work. Styled with exquisite jewellery such as jhumkas, maang teekas, naths, bangles, and statement rings, their looks were nothing but sheer sophistication.

From breezy cotton salwar suits in lavender grey shades to ethereal net dupattas in lavender, these outfits represent the spirit of royalty, radiating charm and grace.

Embroidered Red Anarkali

The aesthetics of Heeramandi culture are pronounced in this rich red and luxurious Anarkali suit. This classic outfit can be quite a statement choice for the rich and elect look and a tantalising narrative of your persona. Add depth and charisma to your look, just like the actress Aditi Rao Hydari who heroically flaunted her classic charm in a wedding anarkali suit.

Ruling in Reshamkari Anarkali Suits

The rich golden yellow lehenga is synonymous with Heeramandi history, craft, and skills. If you are searching for a bridal trousseau outfit interchangeable with outstanding craftsmanship, classic fashion, and stunning design; this lehenga can acquire the spotlight without fail. The brilliance, shimmer, regal colouring and embroidery work reflect the royalty of the 1920 era.

Bead and Sequin Gold Saree

Golden colour has always been linked with luxury, fortune, and magnificence in our culture. It is a colour that is profoundly rooted in tradition and symbolism. As gorgeously shown in SLB’s masterpiece, during the pre-independence fashion era, the golden colour saree represented more than just a colour, it symbolised the grandness of festivities and the fortune of Indian legacy.

The statement charm and artistic significance make a golden sequin saree a treasured possession for every woman. Whether worn for a wedding, a celebration, or a memorable event, the golden saree continues to win hearts.

Satin Silk Chiffon Saree

All Heeramandi beauties looked like a flourishing Forest Goddess with gold and silver fireflies on their body. They looked nothing short of surreal and beautiful. A satin silk dark green chiffon handloom saree has a glossier sheen to the colour. Added to this satin sheen is a gorgeous silver embroidered blouse. This almost looks like nature being mirrored and for the dendrophiles out there, these sarees can also become the perfect pre-wedding or photo shoot outfits. 

Thread Embroidered Sharara Set:

The stunning cast of Heeramandi taught us that ethnic wear will never be out of fashion. As seen on the screen, a sharara suit set is just a marvellous ethnic wear option that is not only elegant but also comfortable in its own way. 

Since the Heeramandi era, the Sharara suit set has never left the trend and has been with us since always. They are also becoming increasingly popular for weddings and other special occasions. A thread-embroidered sharara set with a heavy dupatta with embroidery or zari on borders can undoubtedly upgrade your look.

Festive Gharara Style Suit

The old-world charm of this Heeramandi era-born silhouette will lend matchless grace to your bridal outfit, whether you wear it to your sangeet or your pheras. ​​There is no denying that beautiful, embellished lehengas enjoy universal popularity with brides. Still, we recommend expanding the horizon of your silhouettes with Heeramandi-inspired outfit options that look beyond the Instagram-dictated norms. When selecting the cuts that will ultimately make up your bridal wardrobe, ensure you don’t miss the gharara.

The Royal Peach Embroidered Lehenga

When it comes to the outfits of Heeramandi, you cannot miss out on the pastel lehengas being a timeless classic. Among the myriad of colours that were played around with in the series, peach tones stood out as a delightful and versatile selection. Peach is a colour that represents elegance and subtlety. It hits an excellent balance between the energy of red and the innocence of pastel colours.  They can be easily styled up or down, making them appropriate for weddings, receptions, celebrations, or even simple gatherings. With suitable accessories, you can style your peach lehenga to any occasion.

Gorgeous Grey Lehenga Anarkali Suit

By now, Heeramandi must have already awakened your festive spirit! Bhansali’s creation taught us to play around with different Anarkali textures, prints, and silhouettes to create the perfect ethnic fusion and Indo Western outfit. How stunning did the cast look? This grey Anarkali gives us major royalty inspiration. This one is pure love at first sight.

Heeramandi Inspire Jewellery Options for the Price Conscious

Looking for luxurious and fashionable jewellery designs? We have an excellent inspiration for you from the cuites of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s release Heermandi. Scroll down to have a look: 

Jhoomar / Passa

Likely the most fascinating piece of them all, it’s as if Mr Bhansali enjoyed to poke one into our eyes! Jhoomar is an extravagant single headpiece that Mughal women adorned at the side of their heads and we absolutely have fallen in love with it.

Maang Tikka

Maang Tikka is a no-brainer. It is a single headpiece that sits at the crown of the forehead. Sometimes (in Heeramandi, most of the time), the Jhoomar is also paired with a Maang Tikka.


How can anyone ignore a Nath, when the whole series is about the Nath Uthrayi? The Nath is a nose ring that’s connected to a delicate string, going all the way behind the ear. A nath is mostly worn on the left side of the nose.


This one is honestly an impressive piece of jewellery. This hand adornment is called Haathphool, which translates to “Hand flower”.

kundan hathphool jewelry
Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta
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