Indo-western Bridal gown for Wedding season 2017
Wedding season is in full swing in India and this year’s wedding season is very special to me. I have two major family weddings lined up this year, one being my brother (in law) and other being my partner in crime, my fashionista sister. So ideally I have to do lot of prepping up as the “Sister of the Groom” and “Sister of the Bride” and mind you these are no less than a full time job task. I have been on a hunt for a perfect Indo-western gown for the pre-wedding festivities for my Sister’s wedding and as the sister of the Bride, I not only needed to look my best but also be colour co-ordinated with the bride and not to forget look completely natural yet elegant. Also considering I will have a two year toddler running around, I wanted to be reaaaalllly comfortable in whatever outfit I chose. Which is why my mind was set on an Indo-western gown, which goes well with the wedding ceremonies as well as is super comfortable to carry around.
During my outfit hunt I came across a really old net material in Rani pink I bought from Mumbai two years back and had completely forgotten about it during my pregnancy. It was just a two meter material with golden flower applique over it. I instantly fell in love with the material all over again due to its vibrant colour and considering rani pink is the hottest bridal colour this year, I straigt away knew I had to make something out of this one.
Since the material was just two meters I decided to make it into a floor length Indo-western gown. I bought a gold satin material for the inner and with the help of one of my fashion designer friend we came up with this pattern for the gown. This is a semi-traditional look with the net material working as a floor lenght kameez with chinese collar and a back key-hole pattern and high side slits. While the inner is a A-line sleeveless ball gown in golden adorned with cancan to provide the required volume to the outfit.
The beauty of this dress is that it can be worn both as Traditional as well as Western outfit. Here I have donned a banarasi silk dupatta with this dress to create an Indo-western wedding look. I can completely chuck the dupatta and wear a heavy chokar to give this same dress a formal reception look. However I am going to wear this for my sister’s sangeet ceremony and I guess its perfect the way it is.
I plan to do an all natural makeup look with some peppy pink lips with this outfit for the sangeet. So this sums up my Sister of the Bride outfit for Sangeet ceremony. Stay tuned there is lots to come!