From Indian sarees to western jackets, the combination of Indo western is fun. Here are different types of Indo western engagement dresses!
So, choosing the right outfit for your engagement is also important as you’re the bride and all eyes are on you. A simple yet elegant outfit would make the perfect bridal wear for an engagement. Apart from the regular lehengas or sarees, Indo western engagement dresses are a cool choice.
We’re seeing Indo western dresses in the couture collections of Indian fashion weeks for a few seasons now. We made a list of types of outfits for Indo western engagement dresses and how to style them! Let’s check out the best and hottest ones!
Indo Western Engagement Dresses for 2017
This year, we saw floral patterns a lot. From sequins to embellishments to thread work embroidery, the patterns were gorgeous in the runway collections. Fabrics like silk, georgette, chiffon, crepe, satin and net were used. Colors like blue, pink, beige, lilac and multicolors are very trendy this year!
1. Dhoti Outfits
Dhotis are super trendy! We saw them in the runway collections last year and this year, too! If you want to try something unique and make a real statement, then try dhotis. Pair them with long matching tunics. Or go for dhoti gowns to make an impression. They’re classy and redefine the modern girl. Pair them with heavy drop earrings and a classy pair of heels.
2. Pre-Draped Sarees
Sarees are beautiful and timeless outfits. If you’re like me who doesn’t know how to drape a saree by your own, then pre draped sarees are the saviors! You can try dhoti sarees, pant sarees and saree gowns. Go for off-the-shoulder or embellished tops or blouses so your photographs look great! Pair them with choker necklaces and matching statement earrings.
3. Indo Western Lehenga Blouses
Lehengas are a great choice for Indo western engagement dresses. You can wear an Indian lehenga with western inspired tops. Try crop tops as they are super trendy! If you’re not comfortable wearing a crop top, then go for off-the-shoulder top or try a choli with shoulder cut-outs. If you’re gonna have a simple ceremony, then try embellished sequin or metallic tops with plain lehengas. One sleeved tops are also super hot. So why not pair them with lehengas?! Ditch the dupatta for a relaxed look. Opt for a sheer cape instead!
4. Pretty Gowns
Gowns are a perfect example for Indo western engagement dresses. From flared to poofy to A-cut, they’re gorgeous. Go for threadwork, embellished or patchwork gowns. Choose an empire–waist gown if you’re on the heavier side. If you have a slim figure, try a strapless gown with a well-defined waist. Sleeveless gown with sheer shoulders looks elegant. Pair them with statement earrings. Go for a French bun and add a tiny tiara for the princess look!
5. Anarkalis with Long Jackets
Anarkalis are a great idea for engagements. We’re seeing long jackets with front slit worn over anarkalis. Try contrasting colors to stand out! Pair them with statement drop and dangle earrings. In fact, you can wear them later to your sister’s or cousin’s wedding!
6. Peplum Gowns
A peplum gown as bridal wear is such a gorgeous idea. Peplums give that feminine structure and are so chic. Choose a heavily embroidered top and pair it with beachy waves. These gowns are perfect for outdoor engagement ceremonies like in a garden. Go for sheer or embroidered sleeves for a magnificent look. If you’re on the heavier side, then peplums are not a great idea.
Ponchos are super hot. Try sheer, embroidered, asymmetric and slit ponchos. You can pair them with your gowns or lehengas. In fact, you can get the dupatta from your lehenga stitched into a poncho. I love ponchos and I loved this asymmetric one by Amit Sachdeva.
8. Long Tunics
If you still haven’t shed that extra weight, go for long tunics. Well, actually even if you have, try them as they are simple yet fashionable. Pair them with palazzos, lehengas or Indian long skirts. If you’re having a simple ceremony with your closed ones, then long tunics are perfect for you. Accessorize your hair with chain head bands.
So, this was our list of Indo western engagement dresses. Which one’s your favorite? Let us know!
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
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