There is a general rulebook when it comes to dressing up for weddings. While Mehendi and Wedding outfits remain by far traditional in every way, it's the Sangeet that really gives us an opportunity to showoff our western style. And that doesn't mean you go only for gowns guys. There are a few more options that are new in the market that you can experiment with and we'll tell you how.
Picture courtesy: Ohaila Khan ; Pink peacock couture
The thing is, you need just one good thing to prop this look up from traditional to modern. And while a lehenga is always a good idea, you need that x-factor in the shape of a cape to add masala to your look. That's why, go with attached dupatta draped into a cape and it's a win-win.
Anarkali Gown Set
Picture courtesy: Divishth Kakkar Photography; Nadine Dhody at Aza
This look is just so apt for brides who want to shake a leg at their Sangeet without trying to lift up a 10 kg lehenga and a dupatta. Just wear an anarkali dress without the fuss. It's indo-western at it's best!
Anarkali With a Modern Jacket
Picture courtesy: Both Anita Dongre at Carma Online
ok so you want a lehenga but it should look like a dress? Win with this cool illusion. Pick a long dress and go head-to-toe in it. Opt for a sheer jacket in the same hue so you look striking and lo, you have a look that's simple and wearable again and again.
Experiment & Improvise
Picture courtesy:Elisha Wadhwani ; Asiana Couture - Chandni Chowk
Your dress needs a modern touch to make it stand out so choose between a great neckline ( like this halter top) or a fun back addition (with strings and beads!) to enhance your simple look. After all, it's the only place to go and experiment!
Picture courtesy:Jay Makhija, Bandra ; Pernia's Pop Up Shop
Cut-outs make your cocktail gown look like a lehenga or a sari - it gives the illusion of a blouse! And if you want to show some skin and look slim, it's the way to go.
Toga tops are back - it's these one-shoulder tops that are totally taking our wardrobe to another level. They are almost like a dress but with an Indian twist.
Picture courtesy:Rabani & Rakha; Payal Singhal
Well, opt for a sheer sari dress that comes with an attached lehenga! Simple as that! Lehenga saris and in fact a mix of cocktail dresses with lehengas.
Picture courtesy: Ridhima Bhasin at Ogaan
Well, as Ridhima Bhasin makes it, just find a pre-stitched skirt or a fun dhoti and add an assymetrical cape. It's such a fun trend and oh, it shows off your perfect shoulders too!