Apart from the ritual heavy functions of weddings like sangeet and mehendi, the reception and cocktail events give your wardrobe a bit of a break. It’s a great opportunity to break out some Indo-Western eveningwear for a formal and sophisticated presence at these events. Give your lehengas and anarkalis a rest for the reception and take a look at some of the best designers Delhi has to offer for your wedding gown needs.
Synonymous with heavily ornamental and quintessentially Indian designs, Sabyasachi has some very ethnic looking gowns to offer for your subtler wedding functions. Exuding a royal aura, the embroidery and overall design aesthetic of Sabyasachi is blended seamlessly into a western outfit format of a gown like garment.
WHERE: Kutub Serai No. 6-8 One Style Mile Kalka Das Marg Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi.
Gaurav Gupta’s range boasts of sculpture like garments that hold a sense of rhythm. His work has a contemporary feel to it, yet subtly Indian in its essence. Having had a whole lot of international experience means Gaurav Gupta’s range has something understatedly unique to offer. If you’ve looking for something bright, new age and chic, Gaurav Gupta Studios is your answer.
WHERE: 339, Second Floor, DLF Emporio. Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj II, New Delhi.
Delhi-based designer Pallavi Puri entered the world of fashion with her label in 2008. She has created a niche for herself and her range’s take on the Jamawar range has become the brand’s USP. With a global touch, the brand’s ethnic look is quite a signature one. Pallavi Puri has seen to it that the dresses look contemporary even ten years down the line. Unlike other designers the dresses are hand crafted and made with care and attention. The unique selling point of this collection is that it is subtle and has classy style.
WHERE: D-19, 3rd Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
A master of glamour and style, Manish Malhotra is a hot favourite for brides looking for reception or cocktail gowns. The perfect blend of bling and beauty, his pieces are collector’s items. If you want to sparkle and shine on your big day, swing by a Manish Malhotra store for the perfect gown.
Rohit Bal Designs
A name that usually is synonymous with Indian fashion, Rohit Bal combines Indian traditions, coupled with western sensibilities to all his creations. His designs combine a whole lot of luxurious fabrics with a western influence but ultimately an Indian look, adding a bit of quirk to his sophisticated creations. His studios reflect the running trends of the season and you’re sure to find something that’s just right for your upcoming events.
WHERE: D-31, Shiniwas Puri, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
Shantanu and Nikhil
Inspired the royal era, the brothers Shantanu and Nikhil sport a regal taste and sensibility. Elegant outfits in deep yet impactful Indian colours make up their wedding wear range for any occasion. They are well known for their understated elegance and regal tastes and design wedding wear for both brides and bridegrooms. The clothing range is delicately contrasted with gold work and a hint of tradition.
WHERE: D-58 Ground floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi
303, Dlf Emporio Mall, 4, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
A beautiful look for girls who are looking for a gown well within budget is designer Sharnita Nandwana. Her western sensibilities and minimal embroidery are perfect for a pre-wedding dinner or shoot. With a unique take on cuts as well as materials and fabrics, you will truly stand out in your unique gown by Sharnita. Her designs also have the perfect styles for beach and resort weddings.