Your first step to be a beautiful bride starts with your engagement. You are all decked up to start this merger of not only two people but two families. And because all eyes would be on you and your partner, it’s important that you look your best. So make sure you pick the right outfit, jewellery and makeup artist as well.
Every time we give you a lot of options when it comes to occasion dressing but for your engagement the best and only pick would be a gown. Yes, a gown! You will be dressed in Indian attire all through your wedding so this is the only time to break free and experiment.
You are bold, outgoing and experimental if you are planning to go for a western gown. It is quite rare yet something we must try. You don’t necessarily need to pick something that has a lot of sheer material or a plunging neckline. They aren’t always the definition of western. So an outfit with a modern silhouette with Swarovski embellishments is one good option. Check out designers such as Gaurav Gupta and Monisha Jaisingh for such outfits.
(Photograph: an attire by Gaurav Gupta)
If you don’t want to go overboard and experiment then pick a traditional gown with zari work or gold embellishments. Try picking a colour that is not in the red family as you can save that for your wedding or reception. This is the time you can wear green, blue or even yellow if you have decided on a red wedding outfit. Designers like Sabyasachi, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Ashima and Leena can help you get an elegant traditional gown. You can check websites such as Perniaspopupshop.com and Exclusively.in for some more options. Stores like Meena Bazaar, Frontier Bazaar, CTC and Bombay Selections in are a few you must checkout.
(Photograph: An attire by Rimple and Harpreet Narula)
This category of gowns is most trending and our favourite. Different silhouettes, elegant fabrics and something out of the box is the final outcome. Shantanu & Nikhil and Gaurav Gupta are two designers you must check out in case you are looking for an Indo-western outfit. For online purchases you can try Perniaspopupshop.com