Indian wedding wear has come a long way since when it was only traditional outfits that ruled the charts and were the first picks when it came to wedding dresses. With designers bringing in a lot of fusion designs into play, we are seeing a good influence of western cuts in Indian traditional attire, especially in the case of gowns. Party wear gowns for women now are not only limited to western gowns that you could wear only to an occasion like a cocktail party. An Indowestern gown is something that you can wear for your mehndi or even for the wedding. We have handpicked a few gown styles for you that are the hot picks of this season.
- The Flowy One
This style of gown gives you a fitted look till the waistline and then flares down to give you an almost Cinderella feel. You can have some amazing boomerangs and Instagram pictures taken of you while you twirl away in this beauty. The yolk of the gown could be heavily embellished while you keep the skirt light so that the flare is not burdened with heavy embroidery or stonework. Go in for some light pastel shades like pink, blue, mint green beige or even a pristine white.This gown gives an illusion of you wearing an Anarkali kurta if you pair it with a matching dupatta. So you get two dress styles in one.
- One Shoulder Beauty
Keep the colors on this one on the darker side and the fabric on the heavier side so that the gown gets a good fall. Blue, violet, purple and maroon are some shades that look amazing in the style. Style this gown with some diamond chandeliers while you make a chignon bun or let your hair loose on one side. This style of gown is just perfect for an evening of drinks with dinner or a cocktail party. Seal the look with a metallic clutch bag.
- The Heavy Embellished One
A combination work of pearls and lace give the gown a pristine look and is something that you would want to wear at a wedding. Keep the colors on this one light so that the embellishments don’t look OTT and it retains its elegant look. Hair in a bun, diamond and some nude heels are all you need to complete the look.
- The Layered Gown
Layering is the buzz word of the season and adding layers to your gown gives it a lot of volume to it. You can keep the top layer in a lighter color and the subsequent ones in the same color palette but towards a darker hue. Floral embroidery on the first layer while keeping the others solids is a way to bring out the beauty of the layered gown. Hair in big voluminous curls, cascading down one shoulder and some floral hair accessories in a light color will give you a look straight out of the fairy tale.
- The Off Shoulder Banarasi gown
An off shoulder gown crafted out of a trending Indian fabric called Banarasi is the way to go when you are looking for something in the Indo Western genre. The cuts are western on this one but the Banarasi work gives it a royal look. The silken fabric gives you a good silhouette while keeping the gown light. A heavy necklace set in a golden hue that matches the gold of your gown is the perfect way to style this gown. If you want to increase the traditional quotient on this one, you can add a stole to this gown in the same color as that of the gown.