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How to Dress for an Indian Sangeet: Sangeet Outfits for 2016

What to wear to sangeet or wedding dance party? Here are the 15 best designer Indian dresses for everyone at the Sangeet – from the bride to her cousins!

Hey gorgeous! The Indian wedding season is already going on, but there are many more weddings and parties yet to come. I’ve already written plenty about what to wear to the Indian wedding (see below), and now I’ve chosen the best Indian designer outfits, lehengas and gowns to wear at the dance party or sangeet for 2016.

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Sangeet Outfits for everyone: From the Bride to Dance Party Guests

For the Bride-to-be

The days of the demure bride are long gone, and now every bride dresses to be the center of attention! And why not, it’s her day after all! Sangeet, engagements and cocktail parties call for beautiful gowns in a color that you wouldn’t wear on your wedding day. So choose green, peach, blue, purple or whatever you like the best! Select a gown that’s not too heavy, but has threadwork or subtle embroidery on the top (so you get great pictures!).

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Shyamal & Bhumika




For the Bride’s Mother (or Groom’s)

The bride’s mother is a busy woman, any day of the wedding week! So choose something that lets you walk around and greet the guests without fidgeting. Like this kurta lehenga which looks very elegant!

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Manish Malhotra

Or choose a gown in a pastel shade like this ivory gown. I personally prefer to save your flashy dresses for the engagement or wedding party and wear something non-flashy for the sangeet!

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Rohit Bal

For the Bride’s Sister

Lehengas, gowns, anarkali, all work well for the bride’s sister. For 2016, gota, sequin and threadwork are great choices. Choose the latest cuts and styles like tassles, belts, layered skirts and slits!

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Rimple & Harpreet Narula




For the Groom’s Sister

The groom’s sister or sister-in-law is probably the happiest person around! So if you’re it, wear something that lets you dance a lot while looking great! Go for a gown or a beautiful lehenga with crop top in a bright color!

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Nikhil Thampi

For the Bride’s Best Friend

Wear a cocktail dress or a gown that’s not too poofy – like this sequin and sheer dress in beige and silver that’ll let you dance a lot, while being help to your BFF’s family in case they need you to run around like a hostess!

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Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla




For the Bride’s Cousins (or Groom’s)

The bride and groom’s cousins probably wanna just dance and eat! So choose the latest styles and colors that are comfortable too! Good options are sheer gold choodidar with tunic, floaty floral lehenga or Aladdin pants with Sherwani-esque crop jackets.

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Nikhil Thampi


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Anushree Reddy


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Krishna Mehta




For the Bride’s Friends

Wear easy and comfortable clothes, but choose experimental and latest styles that suit your body type (for great pictures) and comfort (for all the dancing)! Good options are ankle-length cocktail dresses, palazzo or Aladdin pants, long skirts and choodidars!

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Narendra Kumar


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Shruti Sancheti

So, whose wedding sangeet are you going to? And which of these sangeet outfits did you like the most? Lemme know below! Until next time, namaste! 🙂

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