One of the awaited bedazzling pre-wedding function, the cocktail evening is all about the glamour and grace. After doing Lehenga and saree for the main events, a cocktail function is one event where the bride and groom’s entourage can really experiment. Whether it is a fusion wear, a saree gown, a western gown or a tuxedo…there are ton of options. Cocktail is one event where you can flaunt your style quotient with ease. Ruffles and over the top princess outfits are a rage in Indian Weddings these days. The groom’s gang can wear a nice fitted suit and rock the party! Here are few option to help you make your pick.
Fusion outfit: You can opt for a saree gown, a ready-to-wear gown that gives the appearance of a saree. If you are an outgoing person, then you can dare to bare it with an off-shoulder. And in case you want something conservative, then too you can wear any of these trendy fusion gowns, but with a slightly more covered neckline. The gentlemen can don a Bandh gala suit to trend it up.
Go trendy: For all our cool and trendy divas who want to flaunt style while staying traditional, here is an uber-chic style that is creating waves these days. You can wear any of these dhoti sarees for your cocktail party. It is a bold and stylish outfit that can help you get in the party mood and make a you a trendsetter in the eyes of all. Tuxedos for men never go out of style, so wear it with panache.
Cover it up: As the temperature is dipping down, you can try something to keep yourself warm. And don’t worry, while saving you from those chilly winds, we would not stop you from being fashionable. So, ladies & gentlemen, wear a jacket made of any of the rich fabrics, such as velvet, silk, satin, etc., over your floor-length anarkali or gown or kurta. Depending upon your taste as well as rest of the outfit, you can opt for the one with threaded embroidery, crystal work, etc.
All that glitters: There is something very royal and exquisite about gold. And since it is an inevitable part of Indian weddings, so why not go for an all-gold outfit? Look for an embellished gown with your back doing some skin show through the net or georgette fabric. Just don’t forget to play with the bronzer smartly to add a lovely glow to your face. Gold, silver and metallic are look classy in traditional Nehru jackets for men too.
Ace it with accessories: Be it statement neck-pieces, dangling Chandbalis or Mang Tikkas, no Indian ensemble is ever complete without matching accessories. Men can take their style up a notch with Moti Malas and Brooches. Don’t be hesitant to get adventurous and try contrasting accessories and footwear. Wear footwear that is comfortable for you to dance in because you know that IS going to happen! Choose pretty coloured Juttis, Kolhapuris or ethnic sandals.
Keep it classic: Although the cocktail party gives you an opportunity to take a break from your traditional attires and loosen up in your favourite western dress, it is of course not a mandate to wear them. So, if you are in love with the traditional Indian outfits, then you can opt for anything from a lavish Anarkali or Lehenga to an elegant saree. If you do not want to don heavy jewellery, then go for a metallic blouse with your Lehenga or saree. Keep your makeup light to match the shine of your outfit. So gentlemen, a traditional Kurta Pajama is also an elegant choice for this occasion.
So, just throw the confusion out of your mind and glam up your cocktail party with any of these super-stylish dressing ideas. Also, don’t just get influenced by fashion, but also take care of your comfort. Go explore a wide range of wedding outfits from the Central store near you.