11 Wonderful Ideas to Help you Choose your Engagement Attire

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The best, as well as, the worst part of the wedding is to find the perfect dress for the occasion, and when it comes to the Indian bride, the occasions are too many. It’s not just the wedding, the engagement, sangeet, mehendi, all have their own charm. Good thing- you get so many occasions, to get all decked up and sparkled! Bad thing- it’s difficult to find the perfect trousseau and still maintain versatility.

So here I am, giving you 11 wonderful ideas for your engagement/ Sangeet dress…


This piece is from Anita Dongre’s timeless collection! Pink is always the best choice for a pretty bride. The golden gota patti work adds a touch of culture to this lehenga. A perfect choice for your engagement and Sangeet.


This Shyamal and Bhumika ensemble coupled with box clutch and minimal accessories would do wonders for engagement attire. Peach satin lehenga with the long netted jacket gives you something different from the cliché lehengas.


Isn’t this Manish Malhotra couture just the thing you want for your engagement or sangeet? The pretty white peach and gold will give you a break from the traditional colors you are always draped in around the wedding. Also, the lace fabric spells classy in an understated way.


Shyamal and Bhumika again! The colors make this piece stand out. Rich velvet kurti adorned with gold work and netted lehenga with the shimmery brocade fabric peeping through, keeps things balanced. The orange mixed pink dupatta brightens the whole attire making you the brightest maid around!


Another dreamy masterpiece from Manish Malhotra. Royal blue velvet with an embellished waist belt will accentuate your curves. The netted dupatta with embellishments is the best part of this ensemble.


If you wanna do something completely different, here’s something you can take inspiration from. The printed silk lehenga is massive with a neat zari jacket. There’s something very royal about this outfit, which will set heads turning when you couple it with traditional kundan jewellery.


Taste a little fusion with Indo-western attire like this one. A full embellished kurti with a delicate netted lehenga-cum-gown. The flared lehenga has a beautiful appeal, and you’ll look like you just walked out of some fairytale, to meet your prince charming. Keep the accessories minimal with this one. Danglers, a box clutch and a sleek diamond bracelet would do.


This burnt orange dress by Preeti S Kapoor has a very traditional appeal. The same piece was worn by Shilpa Shetty on Diwali 2012. Lehengas with long kurti are big this season, and this one spells classic.


If you don’t mind drifting from lehengas and sarees for your engagement go for heavy long anarkali like this one. The exquisite ensemble will spell magic with the right accessories. Keep the dupatta heavy and well adorned.


This is an exquisitely designed piece by Shyamal and Bhumika. The rich velvet fabric and neat gold embroidery have a very elegant air about it. I suggest you play copycat with this one.


If you are brave enough to experiment on the big day, this look would never fail. A kurti combined with the red Anamika Khanna saree will heighten everybody’s expectations of your wedding look. After all, what says a modern sexy bride better than a red saree!