What to wear for your engagement 

An engagement marks the beginning of the rest of your life. The obvious question that comes to the mind is: what do I wear for my engagement? As an Indian to-be-bride the options are endless. From subtly embellished silhouettes to extravagant ones, choose according to your style, personality and the simplicity or extravagance of your engagement party.

Saree 

Light blue floral sheer saree from designer Varun Bahl
Light blue floral sheer saree from designer Varun Bahl
Powder pink Kanjeevaram from Tulsi Silks
Powder pink Kanjeevaram from Tulsi Silks

A saree definitely plays up the bridal aspect. It looks gorgeous yet classic. Drape it in different styles to sweep your man off his feet! Reds and golds are classic options, but try to keep them for the wedding and drape yourself in a nine-yard in hues of powder pinks, beige and orange. Silk is also in, so don’t be afraid to try on the traditional Kanjeevaram or Benarsi sarees. 

Gown Saree 

Saree draped differently as a gown from Tarun Tahiliani
Saree draped differently as a gown from Tarun Tahiliani

A saree gown is a winning option for a grand engagement party. This trend has now evolved to more voluminous gowns with a delicate pallu. Deep colours like marsala and blue look great in this trend . Embellished or not, the saree style gown is ideal to celebrate the newly engaged you. 

Anarkali

Floor length golden anarkali for the boho bride by Anita Dongre
Floor length golden anarkali for the boho bride by Anita Dongre

An anarkali is a staple in every one’s wardrobe. Swoon in a floor sweeping anarkali on your engagement. Add a touch of sparkle with embellishments and mirror work or metallic hues for the grandeur. Team with regal jewellery and stunning shoes. 

Lehenga 

Pastels and florals are the regal combination from Anushree Reddy
Pastels and florals are regal combinations from Anushree Reddy
Golden and white lehenga from Manish Malhotra
Golden and white lehenga from Manish Malhotra

Nothing brings out bridal charm like a lehenga. But for your engagement don’t go too heavy on the embellishments and say no to reds. Bring out the romance with delicate embroideries in vibrant yet soft hues. 

 

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