For most brides, the cocktail party is the only occasion when you can ditch the traditional Indian wedding attire so bring out the gowns, the spangles, the edgy silhouettes. We’re zooming in on real brides who effortlessly aced the best cocktail outfits.
1. A Vibrant Yellow Crop Top with Flared Pants
Trendy, super stylish and with a boho ease, this vibrant yellow crop top and flared trousers were perfect for the beach wedding vibe Aastha Sharma exuded. Floral hand embroidery by Nikhil Thampi adds the requisite bridal glamour to the entire look.
2. A Glamorous Steel Grey Dress
At Dipti Satwani’s after party, she knew she was going to let her hair down and this Nisha Sainani steel grey dress with its striking silhouette with intricate gold detailing and a trail was super glamorous. But the best bit was the bride was also super comfortable all night and boogied the night away.
3. Royal Navy Blue Gown
This navy blue gown is perfect for a cocktail evening. Krushika looks perfectly turned out for the festivities in this gorgeous creation by Manish Malhotra who combines a contemporary silhouette with touches of embroidery and a romance in the drapes and movement of the gown.
4. Elegant all-white lehenga gown
Bring a touch of the white wedding to your celebrations in this elegant all-white lehenga by Gaurav Gupta. Perfect for a classy cocktail reception night, you can accessorise with minimalistic diamond jewelry and be cool and comfortable as you look like an angel all evening.
5. Pink and Powder Blue Tulle Gown
Baby pink and powder blue – this fairy tale gown by Shyamal and Bhumika is a Cinderella story in tulle. If you love playful romance, laughter and fantasy worlds, pair a dress like this with some glamorous accessories (even a tiara, why not?) and you’ll look like a princess bride on her way to a happily ever after.
6. Glittering Gold Gown
Glow and emanate a regal aura in this unabashedly glamorous gold gown. You’ll look like a queen if you up the shine with diamond earrings and a clutch to match and dazzle on your D-day.
7. Chic Beige Gown
In an unconventional nude gown, embellished with glitter, by Falguni and Shane Peacock, Namrta looked ethereal and sophisticated. Ideal for a sophisticated evening with a touch of the silver screen, this flattering, flowing outfit will make you the belle of the ball.
8. Couture Dhoti-Sari
Nothing says fashion forward like bringing an edge to the traditional. This Isha and Namrata Rajpal creation is called the Rose Room Couture Dhoti-Sari and it adds a sexy twist to the quintessential six yards of grace. Party the night away like our bride Swati who wore chandelier crystal earrings by Swarovski to look incredible.
9. Beige and Green Gown
It’s got party written all over it. This beige and green ensemble, brought to life with dazzling stones, beads, embroidered motifs, is all about detail and dazzle. The delicate designs on the skirt, and elegant work along the borders give the ensemble just the right amount of shimmer, making the bride appear like a sparkly modern Indian princess.
10. Silver Grey Mermaid Gown
It’s both classic and modern – a dazzling silver mermaid gown with deliciously heavy fabric, intricate designs and undulating movement. If you’re looking to dance that delicate line between silver-screen pizzaz and understated elegance, this gown does it all. Accessorise with diamonds and get ready to glitter the night through.
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