Hey gorgeous! Planning an Indian wedding can be hectic, and overwhelming. But also fun! because you get to choose the most gorgeous dresses for all the different wedding celebrations! I love Indian engagement dresses even more than the wedding lehengas! Or maybe not, it’s hard to choose!
Anyway, this year, we have lots of great designer choices to choose from – Lakme Fashion Week, Bridal Week and the couturier’s other collections have lots of beautiful engagement dresses! So I’m choosing my favorite 15 designer Indian engagement dresses! From lehengas to gowns – from heavy to low-key – there’s something here for every bride-to-be!
Indian Engagement Dresses: Lehengas
Lehengas can be both flashy and low-key – they can be bright or light pastel shades – they can be traditional or modern – but they don’t have to be boring! Here are both types of choices!
Indian Engagement Dresses: Lehenga Saree/ Mixed Outfits
We’re seeing lots of mixed type outfits this season – lehenga-sarees that look more like Indianized gowns! Take a look!
Indian Engagement Dresses: Gowns
My personal favorite choice for an engagement party is a beautiful gown – with a big poofy skirt! Make sure the top is even more beautiful than the skirt – so it shows in all your top-half engagement pictures!
Indian Engagement Dresses: Gowns with Duppattas
If a gown is too skin-showy for you, try a gown with duppatta!
Check out my engagement look!
So, which one did you love the most? Wanna know what I chose? A gorgeous gold and sapphire blue gown, of course! Discover the photo-shoot, and see how I chose and styled the Indian engagement gown look in my earlier article:
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