Top 15 Indian Wedding Dresses for Cocktail Party for 2016

From gorgeous gowns to sarees to sexy Indo-Western outfits, here are the top 15 Indian wedding dresses for cocktail party to give you the PERFECT look!

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Hey gorgeous! The Indian wedding season is about to arrive and I’ve already written a lot about what to wear to the wedding and engagement. But Indian weddings are so much more than just the wedding.

There’s the sangeet and the mehendi and the phere and of course, the cocktail nights! When the guys can’t handle their drinks and the girls secretly mix vodka in their orange juices! So now I’m gonna focus a little bit on cocktail dresses! Because if we’re getting drunk on our own or a loved one’s wedding cocktail party, we’re gonna do it in style! Aren’t we?

The Best Cocktail Dresses for 2016 the Bride & Wedding Guests

I’ve selected the top 15 dresses- ranging from gowns to skirts to Indo-Westers ensembles, for everyone at the cocktail party, and also specified who I think it would be perfect for!

Indian Wedding Dresses: Cocktail Dresses & Gowns

If you’re the bride, here are my two favorite gowns for cocktail party, both from Fashion Week. Both are floor-sweepers and spotlight-stealers, just as a bride’s dress should be!


Manish Malhotra

And for the BFF’s or sisters of the bride or groom, here are a few more gowns, ranging from sexy to elegant!


manav Gangwani


Nikhil Thampi



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Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla

Indian Wedding Dresses: Long Skirts

Long skirts are a great option for cousins and friends of the bride and groom! They’re comfortable enough to dance in but also look formal and graceful! Cover up your top with a jacket for the cold weather!


Rahul Mishra


Swati Vijaivargie


Sahil Kochhar

Indian Wedding Dresses: Indo-Western Outfits

If you wanna experiment a little and don’t wanna wear something as formal-looking as a gown, but also something more than a boring saree or salwaar-kameez, here are some great options for the cocktail night.
This red saree-gown is a gorgeous option for the bride’s sister or sis-in-law:


Shyamal & Bhumika

And this dress with a long Indo-Western jacket with bird-print is a formal, elegant option for the mother-of-the-groom!


Rohit Bal

Palazzo pants are not my personal favorites and they’re slowly going out of fashion, but it’s interesting to include them in this mix anyway!


Ritu Kumar

Salwaars paired with short tops are something I detest, but I really like this ensemble by Shyamal & Bhumika, because this is a non-traditional salwaar – it’s silk and totally opaque. And it’s very Aladdin-esque! Love it being paired with this Chinese jacket and floral hair-accessories! This style is super-trendy right now! A great option for any wedding guest like bride’s cousins or friends.


Shyamal & Bhumika

Indian Wedding Dresses: Traditional Saree & Lehenga

Here are two of my favorite options for a cocktail night – a sexy Nikhil Thampi saree which would be great for the groom’s sis or sis-in-law:


Nikhil Thampi

And a Manish Malhotra lehenga which would be great for the bride’s mom!


Manish Malhotra

So, did you like these Indian wedding dresses for cocktail night? Which outfit would you choose for your party? Lemme know below! XOXO 🙂



  1. Shirin Sultana

    November 12, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Who wear this type of dress in their wedding

  2. anamika

    September 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    add me in your group

  3. monika

    September 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    it’s nicc

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