The engagement ceremony is the first event when the bride and the groom are presented together. It is the first step towards the bride and the groom being tied into the wedding accord. Usually held a couple of months before the wedding, the engagement ceremony is one where the families of the bride and the groom formally announce the impending nuptials to the extended family.
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For the bride, the ceremony presents an excellent opportunity to experiment with Indian dresses for engagement since the event is not bound by any tradition or custom when it comes to outfits. So be it fusion sarees, floor sweeping anarkalis or voluminous lehenga-cholis, the engagement is one ceremony where you can go all out and try a new style.
In case you are evaluating options, here are some stunning Indian dresses for engagement ceremony.
You can pick an elegant lehenga with a contemporary styling and lovely detailing and pair it with some delicate jewellery to ensure you stand out among all the other Indian dresses for engagement.
Sample this gorgeous outfit by House of Trove. The minted rose ensemble comprises of a corset top and a floor length skirt. A dazzling golden sequined border and beaded tie-ups at the waist enhance the bling factor of the skirt. The outfit is not just luxurious but also ultra glamourous making it an awesome pick for your engagement ceremony.
Sarees as Indian dresses for engagement have been a popular choice for decades. But gone are the days when a saree was meant to be only a traditional outfit. Today, the fusion saree is perhaps as modern as a gown could be, and why not, with its flattering silhouette and edgy look. A pre-draped saree saves you all the effort of getting the drape and the final look right. It also accentuates the right curves and makes a lasting fashion statement. Brides gunning for a mix of traditional and modern in the look can choose a pre-draped saree for the engagement.
Consider this gorgeous Red Couture gown, complete with an embellished blouse and a mesmerising drape. It is breezy, comfortable and fashionable. Most importantly, it stands out for its sheer beauty in a way your regular saree would not. What’s more, the saree colour combination of pink and orange really makes it stand out, making it a compelling choice.
Before you start thinking that a gown will look out of place in an Indian engagement ceremony, let us tell you that we are talking about Indianised versions of gowns. They are fashioned like gowns but their embellishments and design gives them a truly traditional look! Not sure if this is possible? Look no further!
This spectacular Anita Dongre gown is adorned with gota patti work and looks almost like a lehenga without being as ostentatious as one. The beauty of the gown lies in its simple and no-fuss silhouette. Teamed with rich jewellery, this gown can give you a look that is novel, fresh and can beat the look of a lehenga by miles.
So this wedding season, break the monotony by choosing Indian engagement dresses with a twist. You will not just stand out with your unique look, but might also set a precedent in the family with your fashion choices.
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