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Your engagement ceremony is always a very special occasion. You could choose to keep the occasion intimate right before your wedding celebrations begin, or plan a grand engagement party months before your actual D-day is planned. Regardless, nothing steals the limelight from the day that marks the official onset of your wedding celebration. Our Indian culture has its own distinctive way of giving you all the princess feels once your engagement day knocks on the door. Check out WWI's edit of Top and Latest Engagement dresses for all you excited brides-to-be! Pick the prettiest ensembles of the season and plan the perfect engagement dresses for brides-to-be.
Latest Engagement Dress Lehengas
They say, nothing screams #bridalwear goals quite like Lehengas! We couldn't agree more. Lehengas are the ultimate traditional royalties in Indian weddings and they are on the top of our radar whilst choosing latest engagement dresses for brides. You can choose a heavily embellished lehenga or stick to a minimal, flowy design that adds a comfortable quotient to your engagement dress. Find our top favourites from all 2020-21 launches below -
Hand Painted with the Beauty of Nature
The Gulbana Pichhwai lehenga from Anita Dongre's latest collection recreates the magic of Pichhwai. Hand painted ornate leaves flourishing into feathers, birds and nature's wonders add a whimsical vibe to this perfect Indian engagement dress. If you are fervently searching for the latest engagement dresses for girls that sets your bridal style apart but also draws you to the roots of Indian tradition, you have arrived!
Secrets of the Sea
Image Credits - Rahul Mishra
Rahul Mishra's 'Lotus Pond' collection of 2020, reminds us of an earth song! The ‘Underwater’ hand embroidered tiered lehenga skirt, weaved with sheer silk organza dyed in a mint green is every nature lover's absolute fantasy. The beautiful design is paired with a dazzling sequinned hand embroidered top and a coral, organza dupatta. Bring the vivid underwater story of the coral reef to life at your wedding with this design that brings nature closer to home. A nature inspired engagement dress code could be an amazing idea for your engagement day!
Also Read - Breathtaking Pastel Lehenga Designs
Embellished with Eclectic Designs
Image Credits - (Outfit - Manish Arora, Photography - The Wedding Story)
If fun and frolic are your middle names and you want your engagement outfit to exude the perfect amount of vibrancy and drama to your celebrations, this is your dream engagement dress. Manish Arora's eclectic lehenga design sets the mood right with its vibrant colours.
Stunning Floral Accents in Peach Lehenga
Image Credits - Ami Bridal Couture
If you are a fan of the ornate and you are looking for softer tones for your engagement day, this peach blossom lehenga with soft tones of floral embroidery is a stunning latest engagement dress for brides.
Drape in a Summertime Romance
Image Credits - Kalki Fashion
There might be an array of engagement dress for women, for you to choose from, but nothing adds a modern edge to your engagement ceremony look like a perfect culmination of summertime romance with blooming florals. This gorgeous tulle lehenga is designed with the scintillating accents of iconic floral embroidery and embellished buttis and paired with a V neck bustier enhanced with dainty floral embroidery. Yes, this design is class apart!
Inspired by a Nomad's Heart
One of our favourites from JJ Valaya's BURSA collection, the plunging neck blouse design paired with an ombre lehenga dipped in the colours of a perfect sunset narrates the chronicles of nomadic beings. If you are wanderlust at heart, complement your personality and opt for an Indo western dress for engagement that represents the 14th-17th century Turkey and the treasures of the Ottoman Sultans.
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This navy velvet lehenga from Seema Gujral's latest couture 2020 collection - Mystique has our heart! The stunning cut work on a beautiful base of antique melted gold spells of nouveau Indian grandeur. Add this classy dress for engagement to your wedding trousseau.
Printed White Sequinned Lehenga
If all things elegant depicts your sense of style, dress like a vision in this Abhinav Mishra white 3 tier net skirt with zari, mirror and sequin embellishments. White lehengas are current favourites of millennial couples. Ask your groom to colour coordinate his sherwani with your white engagement dress lehenga and set the mood of your engagement day.
Floral Fervour Dipped in Pastels
Image Credits - Natasha Dalal
Natasha Dalal's beautiful subtle pastel coloured lehenga brought to perfection with stunning floral embellishments is the perfect engagement outfit for your princess dreams. While pink lehengas have always been on the top of the radar for brides-to-be, this one looks right out of a fairy tale dream.
Struck with Applique Embroidery
Image Credits - P O S H A K (Chandigarh)
If you are a fan of the ornate, this pastel lehenga weaved with intricate mirror and appliqué embroidery fuses traditions with modern day romance. The exceptional work of Indian karigars is presented with a modern deep neck blouse design.
Latest Designer Engagement Gowns
To says gowns are having a moment is an understatement! Princess gowns have become an essential wedding wear trend in India. Inject your wedding celebrations with royalty and drama with flared and ruffled gowns that can make your princess dreams come true.
Swarovski Encrusted Princess Gown
This aqua mist green shimmer tulle flared gown from Dolly J's latest collection 'Gulenaar' is our first pick for an engagement wardrobe that needs a royal look for the bride! The beauty of this classy dress for engagement is enhanced by extended sleeves, embellished with fine cut Italian Sequins, Swarovski Crystals and appliqué work.
The Floral Fervour Gown
For a modern soiree, choose a gown for your engagement inspired by the ever blooming beauty of Nature. For the Spring of 2021, couturier Varun Bahl's new Demi Couture collection, 'Bloom' pays an homage to the untethered, limitless, and beautiful power of Nature.
The Glitz and Glamour of Metallic
Image Credits - Khush Wedding, Outfit - Amit Aggarwal
No ones does the metallic trend better than designer Amit Aggarwal. Opt for a designer gown for your engagement that is weaved with structured cuts in dreamy hues of pastels. The highlights of green and metallic accents ups the unconventional quotient of this design and makes it a perfect pick for an unconventional bride.
Hand Embellished Gown Story
This hand embellished beauty from Frontier Raas is on our radar for the right reasons. A scintillating grey shade adorned with hand embellished Swarovski crystals is a dream come true Indo western engagement look for brides-to-be who want to dress like a princess.
Designer Sarees for Your Engagement
A designer saree will always be our first traditional engagement dress pick. Here are a few designs that can cater to your engagement outfit dreams incase you have set your heart on sarees.
Ethereal Hand Woven Designer Saree
Image Credits - Manish Malhotra
A hand woven beauty from couturier Manish Malhotra's 'Tabān', this hand-crafted and hand-embroidered designer saree paired with the perfection of a puffed up sleeve blouse design is a must for a regal soiree.
Image Credits - Ridhi Mehra
A minimalist bride-to-be's dream is all set to come true with Ridhi Mehra's ivory embroidered peplum blouse design with exaggerated sleeves paired with a serene draped ruffle saree from her latest collection 'Chloe'. Pick this as a simple Indian engagement outfit for an intimate engagement ceremony and host a winter brunch of a kind in a unique bridal look.
No matter what your pick for your engagement outfit is, we suggest you stay close to your traditional roots even if you have chosen a design with modern accents.
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