15 Labels Who Know Exactly How To Do Cocktail Gowns
The bride’s lehenga is bound to be the most talked about outfit at an Indian wedding but you know there’s another fashion trend that is making waves at every wedding. The cocktail gown!
Every bride wants to experiment with as many glamorous avatars as she can at her wedding and so, there’s now a spotlight on western attire for functions like sangeets, cocktail parties and receptions. Indian designers are keeping pace and we bring you 15 labels currently on top of the Gown Game in India.
1. Veer Design Studio
This gown by Veer design studio is a springtime poem with butterflies and flowers in full bloom on a canvas pretty in peach. The rich taffeta silk falls perfectly into a clean silhouette, while the off-shoulder sleeves and cut out back adds a sexy playfulness making this ensemble an ideal pick for a cocktail party.
2. Pink Peacock Couture
Volume and layers – this dusty pink princess style gown is whimsical and romantic. The swell of the skirt is bolstered by a pink overlay covered in intricately embroidered floral motifs. To bring balance, the heaviness of the skirt is contrasted with a lighter bodice.
3. Priya Chhabria
In royal blue, with gold paisleys patterned into the hem and on the shoulder, this gown by Priya Chhabria seamlessly blends Indian aesthetics with a western silhouette. The shoulders feature large floral motifs and the sheer fabric of the waistband not only makes for an interesting detail but also complements the traditional pattern on the skirt.
A statement in ivory from Karleo’s ‘Garden of Eden Collection’, this gown imagines the paradise of Eden on the canvas of this ensemble. Serpentine branches laden with blooming flowers trail across the length of the fabric while playful deer leap, circling the skirt of the gown. If you intend to make an artistic impression with your outfit, this gown should be your pick.
5. Deepakshi and Reena
Like you stepped out of a fairytale, this silk organza gown with floral embroidered detailing and ruffled off-shoulder sleeves is the designer’s ode to summer loving and breezy whites. The sheer fabric and small contrasting motifs create a delicate charm while the off-white tones on the layered skirt bring dimension and movement to the silhouette.
6. Jyotsna Tiwari
It’s clever and it’s an aesthetic collaboration between an ethnic Indian constant and a creative cocktail gown. A little sheer, a whole lot glam, the gown’s pre-stitched drape is not at all out of place in this sari-gown confection by Jyotsna Tiwari!
7. Meghna and Jigar
It has a lot more gravitas than it lets on. This lightweight navy blue gown is all smokey Hollywood glamour. By Meghna and Jigar, the flowing skirt embellished with sparkling sequins, the plunging back and the deep color evoke memories of the vintage red carpet style. With this outfit, you can rest assured that all eyes will be on you.
8. Amit GT
Mermaid gowns flatter the figure and this one sleeve, tulle and crepe creation by Amit GT is a dream. The intricate hand embroidery in the same tones as the gown not only creates an interesting design but also adds subtle texture to the fabric. This one spells sophistication.
9. Pooja Peshoria
There’s a Disney princess vibe to this gorgeous powder blue gown. Muted colors always come across as refined and the fluid fabric of the skirt further enhances the elegance. The intricate embroidery brings in the restrained drama that is both intriguing and alluring.
10. Samant Chauhan
Whether you see a splash of South American wedding couture or the ancient Grecian influence on the north-west frontiers of historical India, this gown from the designer’s ‘Kinnaur II’ collection is playful and unusual. The cut is reminiscent of the royal ages, the paneled neckline highlighted with bright motifs is celebratory and the vibrant threadwork on the pure fabric makes this gown a head turner.
11. Sonakshi Raaj
Va va voom! This, from the designer’s latest collection ‘SKIN’ features a neutral palette that is laden with attention-grabbing details. The golden jumpsuit features intricate embroidery and is upgraded with a voluminous waist cape made from lace and satin. This is a piece that is all about showcasing feminine silhouettes with a contemporary twist and a lot of attitude.
12. Monica Nidhi
If we’re talking about attire that is truly unique, this Monica Nidhi gown deserves a mention. Graceful meets quirky here with a flowing skirt, cape style one shoulder sleeve and the large golden motifs. The dress with its burst of turquoise, violet and fuchsia is perfect for a daytime affair and worn with lots of fresh florals.
13. Sana Mehan
Wine and gold – it already sounds like an opulent celebration. This Sana Mehan ball gown in pure silk is just what you need if you want to look like you belong to a royal legend. The pleated skirt and well-fitted bodice are both adorned with vines of gold zardosi flowers that add to the romantic appeal.
14. Hema Kaul
The color of royalty, violet evokes grandeur every time it makes an appearance. Hema Kaul , combines this with a strong, couture silhouette that it is ideal for any modern-day princess. While the tune neckline makes the gown look rather feminine, the rich sculpted skirt has unprecedented edge and drama.
15. Zara Umrigar
It’s the classic firecracker red but updated with hand embroidered, dazzling crystals, sequins and beads and it comes with an encrusted train. This dress by Zara Umrigar modern, captivating and sexy and an incredible choice for a bride.
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