20+ Reception Gowns That We Spotted On Indian Brides

By Sakshi | 28 Mar, 2019

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While of course, Indian weddings are such that you can probably wear a lehenga at every possible function, gowns are a great alternative at events like the engagement, sangeet, cocktail or the reception. We've featured a lot of brides who have worn gowns on their reception, and therefore we thought to make a one-stop list of all the brides who've worn these reception dresses and truly rocked! So, if you're planning to wear it as a bridal outfit in one on your own events, bookmark this article today! For starters, we've divided the gowns into categories depending on the type of silhouettes, namely:

So here are some reception gowns of each of these kinds which we spotted on real brides which really caught our attention. All these brides rocked their reception looks and wore pretty reception dresses, and in colours ranging from trendy brights to subtle and pastel. Plus, there are some designer gowns in there too.

Ball Gowns

This is the most dramatic sort of gown that a bride could pick- think drama, and a lot of flare! This one involves the classic princess cut, with its big, full skirting, which makes it a glam pick. This is one silhouette which would suit most body types, and makes quite a statement! A train on such gowns can add a lot more drama. Here are some brides we spotted who pulled off ball gowns on their reception to perfection!

This lace gown in emerald green

Image via Anupreet & Akshit

This bride picked an emerald green gown for her reception which had a very interesting lace neckline, but what we loved about it most was the gorgeous rich hue and the trail that added to all the drama.

This bride's ruffled bright red gown

Image via Kompal & Rishabh

Another bride who picked this dramatic silhouette which looked even more fun with the feather-like ruffles on her gown. Plus, how nice and bright is that hue of red!

This bride with her strapless midnight blue beauty

Image via Tejini & Aadit; Gown by Dev R Nil

We loved this bride's unique choice of colour for her reception, and the pretty hairdo and necklace that went along so well with it! Really a pretty hue for a reception.

Sheath Gowns

The sheath cut gown is something that's a bit more body-hugging as compared to the ball gown silhouette. The bottom of the dress is not as broad and more or less falls straight. The bodice in this one is fitted, and it's an elegant and simple silhouette which looks great with embellished fabric.

This embellished stunner of a gown

Image via Namrata & Tarun; Gown by Falguni and Shane

This one is so simple and subtle, but really looks stunning. Love the free flowing fabric despite the work on it, and the greyish hue looks elegant without looking OTT.

This bride's subtle gold stunner

Image via Sanaa & Parth; Gown by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Another pretty option for a sheath gown which we liked- has sheer fabric on the belly which makes it stand out even more, and the subtle gold looks super classy.

This classy blue pick

Image via Hitched and Clicked★ 4.7 ; Gown by Gaurav Gupta★ 5

Now that is one pretty gown with the shimmery work and the flattering bodice. And adding to the drama is that pretty train!

Mermaid Gowns

The mermaid cut is elegant and glamorous, but mostly suits hourglass and curvy women. It is a gown which is super tight  and well-fitted from the top all the way down to the knees and then fans out at the bottom. Sometimes it has a train, which can add a lot more to the glam factor. The only downside to this is that some styles may really limit your movement to dance freely.

This bride's ruffled grey showstopper gown

Image via Sagar & Subiya; Gown by Gaurav Gupta★ 5

This has been one of our favourite gowns we have spotted on brides, and how nice is that ice great shade? Love the ruffles, the colour and everything about it!

This bride's elegant gown with the unique neckline!

Image via Rohan & Roshni; Gown by Manish Malhotra★ 4.9

This is one glam gown, and especially pretty with the sweetheart neckline and the long sleeves. Fitted bodice and then flares out at the bottom!

This stylist bride's unique green gown

Image via Sukriti & Arjun; Gown by Gaurav Gupta

This one flared out at the bottom and looked wonderful, but how gorgeous is the top bodice of this gown? With the sheer fabric and the asymmetric design, this is one stunner!

This bride's elegant gown with the train!

Image via Sareena & Manav

Another pretty mermaid gown we spotted- flared out with a train at the bottom, and looks so elegant and nice. Plus that lace cutwork on the top is so subtle and gorgeous paired with the emerald and diamond jewellery.

Empire Gowns

The empire silhouette looks chic and simple, and quite similar to the sheath or A-line sometimes. The empire silhouette is one where the waistband clinches in just under the bust (as opposed to the waist like in the a-line). This one suits most body types, but really works well for slender, athletic bodies and has a boho, vintage look to it.

This deep green gorgeousness!

Image via Khusboo & Aditya; Gown by Shantanu & Nikhil

Now that is one unique gown- love everything about it, right from the layers to the gorgeous colour and the unique gold belt. Really does stand out, doesn't it?

This bride's offbeat ombre gown

Image via Ridhi & Ankur; Gown by Gauri & Nainika

This one again narrows down just under the bride's waist, but then flares out completely. Nice and dramatic for dancing on stage and the ombre effect adds such a nice touch to it.

This bride's subtle grey gown with the tassels

Image via Simrat & Maneet; Gown by Ridhi Mehra

This is one unique gown with all the fringe and tassels, but love the hue which is subtle and nice for the reception.

This bride's orange off shoulder gown

Image via Tulika & Prabhjot

This bride's orange gown was a unique pick for the shade, and it is really flattering with the off shoulder and the belt below the bustline.

A-Line Gowns

A more subtle version of the dramatic ball gown, this one has become super popular off late! The skirt for this one has a lot less volume as compared to the ball gown, and this is probably the silhouette which is best-suited and flattering for every kind of body shape. This looks classic and can be in a lot of forms and designs like structured or free-flowing.

This bride in her red hot structured gown

Image via Ashmitha & Adithya; Gown by Gaurav Gupta★ 4.9

No one does evening gowns like Gaurav Gupta, and this one has been one of the most stunning ones we have come across. The cascading effect and the classic shade of red makes it a wonderful pick for any fashion-forward bride.

This one in that dusty pink shade

Image via Sanaya & Sneh; Gown by Riddhi Majithia from Aza

This one is simple but very elegant and glamorous for the reception! The dusty pink shade is nice and pretty and the A-line silhouette makes it flattering for any bride.

This bride who designed her own pretty gown

Image via Soumya & Gagan; Gown by Soumya Nandivada

This designer bride designed her own gown and with that pretty shade of peach, looked splendid with that shimmery work.

This bride's off shoulder ivory and silver gown

Image via Sambhavana & Shikhar; Gown by Manish Malhotra

Ivory is a classic shade, and when combined with shimmery work like this one, makes it a delightful choice for any bride.

This bride in her pretty layered red gown

Image via Naina & Rohan; Gown by Gaurav Gupta

Another super pretty option by Gaurav Gupta in his statement shade of red, which again looks structured and unique for the reception.

This bride's embellished nude gown with dainty florals

Image via Chandni & Dhiren; Gown by Caipiroska

This bride picked an offbeat shade of brown for her reception, and it had floral embroidery all over which made it pop!

This bride's unique gown in lilac

Image via Komal & Krish; Gown by Manish Malhotra★ 4.9

Lilac is a pretty shade for the reception too, and this one by Manish Malhotra had fringe all at the bottom and the sleeves which makes it perfect for winters if you're looking for Indo-western outfits.

This bride in her grey gown with big floral work

Image via Navleen & Amtoj; Gown by Asiana Couture, Chandni Chowk

A grey velvet gown with oversized florals and a nice off shoulder top which made it ultra glam!

This bride in her dark blue gown

Image via Surbhi & Ankit

A simple gown with beaded tassels on the shoulders and a nice deep blue shade.

Deep maroon for some glam!

Image via Pranit & Pragya; Gown by Dolly J Bridal Collection★ 4.6

Another simple and glam option, and yes, maroon is an amazing shade to rock on the reception too.

When it comes to bridal wear, not just gowns, we've had brides who rocked in a saree on their reception.

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