What to wear at an Indian engagement party? It’s almost November and you know what that means? Wedding season!!! You’ve wrapped up Diwali and have posted all your Diwali pictures, wedding cards are slyly making their way to your doorstep and the mouthwatering smell of wedding food is taunting your mind as well as your tastebuds. So what are you waiting for?
RSVP to all those wedding cards because our catalog of stunning outfits for an Indian engagement party is going to take your breath away. From elegant sequins sarees to head-turner shararas, when it comes to trendy outfits, we know what’s up! Along with some traditional fits, we have also added some contemporary and modern outfit options to spoil you for choices.
Indian Engagement Party Dresses for Guests
- Don’t overdress. Keep it simple, classy, and not too flashy. The bride and groom are the stars of the show, not you.
- Stick to your style. Find something you like and are comfortable with. Don’t run after trends.
- Even though brides nowadays are going the less traditional route, it is still advisable to avoid wearing traditional bridal colors like red or maroon.
- Choose something comfortable yet trendy so you can easily eat all those yummy dishes and dance the night away.
- Opt for comfortable footwear like juttis or mules with intricate embroideries, to keep your feet happy and ready for the next dance performance. If you’re going with an ethnic outfit, you can find some goot footwear ideas from these Shoes To Wear With Sarees.
- Dress according to the theme and color scheme of the wedding. A lot of weddings these days follow a certain color scheme like yellow for haldi or theme eg. Alice in wonderland, which looks great in pictures. So keep that in mind while putting together an outfit for the evening.
13. Graceful Sarees
As they say, a saree never tells you to fit in, it makes you stand out and nothing screams elegance and sophistication as our very own 6-yard saree. Be it organza or silk, mulmul or net, sarees are a classic that will never go out of style. For a graceful yet modern look opt for a sequence saree with simple blow-dried hair, or pull out an organza beauty with statement earrings and rock the engagement party like the fashionable diva you are.
12. Trendy Sharara Suit
Perfect for the friend of the bride, sharara suits have made a fashionable comeback and we are here for it. Girly, modern, comfortable, and oh so sexy, shararas with their lehenga-like flow are easy breezy and perfect for all your twirling Instagram reels. Here’s a complete list of the Latest Sharara Designs.
11. Timeless Anarkali
For all our minimalist girls out there who are looking for something graceful and beautiful, opt for a timeless white anarkali with delicate chikankari work and pair it with oxidized silver jewelry to complete the look. Perfect for a daytime engagement, Anarkali’s are super trendy and make you look like a million bucks in a hot second. Ditch your heels and opt for some traditional juttis for a swoon-worthy traditional look.
10. Twirly Lehengas
Nothing beats the sheer magnificence of a lehenga. From silk to sequins, flowy to fish cut, when it comes to lehengas, there is something for everybody. Pair it with a sexy backless blouse and turn up the hotness meter or go traditional with temple gold jewelry and fragrant mogras in the hair. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to make a twirling video for the gram!
9. Stunning Gown
With the twirly flair of a lehenga and the comfortability of a suit, gowns truly are the best of both worlds. From traditional gowns with zari embroidery to a modern off-shoulder number, gowns will spoil you for choices. Pair it with stunning drop earrings, block heels and you are all ready to dance the night off.
8. Chic Crop top and Skirt
A new and rather modern twist to a lehenga is the gorgeous pair of crop top and skirt. From satin to organza, these sets are available in various fabrics and designs. Perfect for all our insta queens, this look is modern, sophisticated with a pinch of sexiness that will surely make you stand out. Pair it with a cape for the upcoming winter weddings, accessories it with some matching jewelry and a statement clutch and you are ready to rock that engagement party.
7. Magical Indo-Western
The sheer beauty and magic of indo-western have taken the world of fashionistas by storm. From mixing and matching prints to different silhouettes, indo-western outfits are perfect for both small and big functions as they can easily be dressed down or toned up as per the occasion. If you are attending an engagement party and don’t want to take the same old traditional route, jazz up your outfit game with an indo-western look. For a contemporary appeal, pick out a solid slip dress, pair it with a traditional choker, and block heels, Voila! You are all set to party.
6. Trendy Dhoti Pants
Dhoti pants are a stylish and creative way to add a dash of pizzaz to the otherwise boring traditional outfits. Pair it with an embroidered kurti for a sophisticated look or match it with a top for more fun and girlish appeal. Let your hair down and allow your statement earrings to spread their magic and you are all set to dazzle at the next engagement party.
5. Fusion Jumpsuit
Move over traditional suits cause fusion jumpsuits are here to sweep you off your feet. Comfortable and super high on trend, fusion wear especially jumpsuits have quickly become an influencer favorite. Flattering to almost all body types, jumpsuits are a hot favorite amongst youngsters thanks to their ease of style and fluidity. Pair it with some traditional bangles, and a clutch for an evening look or keep it simple with a gorgeous choker, soft curls for a day engagement party.
4. Crop Top with Pallazo
Match the fluidity of a pallazo with the chic-ness of a crop top and you’ve got yourself a killer outfit for your next engagement party. Perfect for a more laid-back and informal function, this outfit will have you dance all night without having to worry about anything. You can also get a matching dupatta for a more traditional look. Here are some more of my favorite Ways to Wear Palazzo & Kurtis.
3. Pant Style Saree
Love sarees but are also afraid to trip and fall on it? Don’t worry we’ve got your back. The latest edition in the beautiful arena of sarees, Pant style saree brings the elegance and grace of a saree which is then matched with the comfortability of the pants to make a perfect, fuss-free outfit. Easy to drape, pant style saree exudes beauty and makes you look regal and posh. A brilliant contemporary outfit, pant style saree is an ideal choice for an engagement party.
2. Formal Dress
For a black-tie event, an elegant formal dress is your best bet. Gracious, sophisticated, and chic, a classy formal dress is going to take your style game to a whole new level in a hot second. Wear your hair in a chignon bun or keep it sleeky straight and pair it with statement earrings for a smart and stylish engagement party look.
For our young, stylish, and carefree girls outs there, easy breeze kaftans are perfect for that daytime engagement or a beach party. Pull out your kaftans in bold colors and gorgeous patterns, and get ready to party. From posh designer pieces to steal of a thrift find, Kaftans are easily available and are super versatile in nature. Jazz up your kaftan outfit with a gold choker, statement clutch and you’re good to go. Here’s our detailed post on How to wear Kaftans This Year
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What to wear to an indian engagement party as a guest male?
Keep it simple and classy. Consider the weather before making a choice. Opt for a floral kurta pajama for a summer function or go for an indo-western jacket and pants for a winter engagement. You can also opt for a suit if it’s a black-tie event.
Q. What to wear to the sister’s engagement?
You are the sister of the bride and this is your time to shine. Pick out a stunning mirror lehenga with a beautiful flair to satiate the twirling diva in you, pair it with statement earrings and a messy bun so you can dance the night away without worrying about ruining your hairstyle. If you want a more functional yet trendy option, you can also opt for a sharara suit or a fusion jumpsuit. Both comfortable options will allow you to run around and complete your bridesmaid’s duties while looking stylish at it.
Q. What happens at an indian engagement?
Both the groom and bride’s family come together to celebrate and finalize the beautiful union of the couple’s love. It is usually followed by a small puja and a delish feast. A very fun and exciting event, Indian engagements are all about traditions, good food, dance, and of course, tons of pictures. In some traditions, the happy couple also exchange rings as the mark of their loving commitment to each other.
Q. What to wear to the brother’s engagement?
Sister of the groom is a big post and you have to look stylish for it. Wear the uber chic and trendy pant style saree and make head turns while running around to protect your brother’s shoes. For a more casual affair, pick out a crop top and skirt outfit in bold colors pair it with a statement choker and block heels and you are all set to party.
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