Shopping for your wedding outfits is undoubtedly fun and yet can be tricky; finding the right balance between what’s ‘you’ and what is appropriate can take a while. However there’s one event where a bride can just go with whatever the heart wants and go a little out of the box problem free – the cocktail party. Your cocktail party is most likely going to be all about letting your hair down and celebrating the happy union…so why can’t your outfit be!
Nowadays many brides are opting for chic western wear from Indian and international designers, for their cocktail party choice of attire. Gone are the days where the only choice would be traditional wear, but with just more shine and bedazzle! Today more and more women are gravitating towards stylish cocktail attire and party dresses, bohemian maxis and even formal evening gowns. Gowns by celeb favourites like Shahab Durazi and designer duo Gauri & Nainika, are always popular. Dresses by international designers like Mc Queen, Ellie Saab and Stella McCartney are also being seen more often.
If designer duds are out of reach, check for gorgeous dresses from high street brands or even your local boutiques. If there’s ever a time to splurge, it will be your wedding so try and invest in a fabulous cocktail outfit that will last you through the seasons.
Even if gowns aren’t your thing, there are tons of cocktail dresses and ensembles out there in dazzling and delicious colours and styles; you could even go in for a trendy jumpsuit! But remember, whether you end up with a diaphanous baby-doll dress, an elegant floor skimming gown, a body conscious bandage dress or even a lehenga choli – fit is everything! Make sure your outfit fits like a dream; constant tugging, pulling and adjusting will make even the most awesome designer dress look tacky.
Another big trend in bridal party wear now is going the Indian or ethnic route, but with a big twist. Designers like Sabyasachi with his colourful and sometimes quirky creations and Masaba with her lovely colours and prints, can be totally unexpected and fun choices for your cocktail party.
Find something that flatters your body, suits your style aesthetic and most importantly allows you to party the night away!
We at Marry Me –Wedding Planners in India can help you with shopping specialists that can help you pick the perfect cocktail dress or any other bridal wear.