Indian dresses are known for their details and the grace and elegance they exude. Be it a wedding or festive occasion, sarees, lehengas or salwar suits are the first choice among Indian women. However, with changing times and varying trends, dresses and gowns are much in demand for parties and festive occasions. To cater to this demand, Indian fashion designers are designing gorgeous Indian dresses in contemporary silhouettes that are modern and smart.
Now you can show off your impeccable taste in a fusion dresses that beautifully incorporates Indian and western elements. If you are not sure what we are taking about, read on to find out more.
Indian dresses in contemporary silhouettes are modern, stylish and in keeping with the trends that are in vogue all over the world. Draped designs, shorter hemlines, plunging necklines and international silhouettes are what make these outfits trendy and appealing to the fashionistas. Dresses like these are perfect to dazzle in a party or blow people’s mind in a formal gathering.
However, these Indian dresses are not all about modern appeal since they include intricate Indian design elements, true to their name. Be it zardosi work, bandhini prints or zari embroidery, the embellishments on the Indian dresses reflect the rich heritage of Indian craftsmanship. You may find a touch of a festive colour here or a traditional motif there in the dress that is packaged to cater to women with a modern outlook. The degree of Indian-ness in the dress varies from one designer to another.Some borrow heavily from Indian wear, like this saree by Anamika Khanna, worn by Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet in Cannes.
The pale pink saree-dress created quite a flutter in the fashion circles for its elegant drape and wearability. The exquisite embellishments on the blouse and the drape were widely appreciated in the fashion circles.
Another fine example of an Indian dress is this Nikhil Thampi Anarkali dress that has an ultra-modern silhouette that is drool-worthy.
Inspired by the Indian Anarkali Suit, the dress comprises a flowing black gown-like top, paired with a pair of golden fitted pants. The deep V neckline of the dress, high slit and the cut outs in the dress give it a sexy appeal while the Indian touch is added by the Indian motifs on the pant. A dress like this, when paired with chunky gold jewellery is certain to get you a second glance when you wear it.
In case we led you to believe that Indian dresses in contemporary silhouettes are all about quirky drapes and unconventional silhouettes, take a look at this stunning gown that is adorned with Baroque embroidery in gold and stone work.
The Narendra Kumar flowing gown bears testimony to the richness of Indian fabrics and detailing. Wear it to a ball or a formal party to set the party on fire! Why, this Indian dress is even fit for the red carpet when teamed with the right kind of accessories.
So the next time you find yourself picking up a dress with an international label for a party or a formal occasion, do consider an Indian dress for its unparalleled beauty and exceptionally unique look.
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