The perfect blend of traditional and western wear – Saree gowns are the next big thing you need to invest in for your wedding trousseau or any festive occasion. Ditching the traditional 6-yard drape may seem daunting as these gowns aren’t the conventional choice but rest assured the new twist, no-hassle outfit guarantees the same elegance with splashes of modernity.
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Presenting the saree gowns which are a shift towards modern Indian fashion for brides:
1. Starting a trend
Insta famous blogger Summiyya Patnis from the House of Misu showed us how to style a saree gown for your wedding. Designer Gaurav Gupta a renowned designer has time and again championed the style of saree gown, each season giving it a fresh stroke of brilliance. For Su’s special day, he designed a mosaic blue gown with silver work all over it.
Su finished the look with platinum and diamond jewellery and a nude look. Simple, classy and yet unique. Inspired by this look, brides can always embody the new twist and adorn a saree-gown for the wedding ceremony.
2. Twist on the modern take
Image courtesy: Harper's Bazaar
With all eyes set on the Nick and Priyanka wedding held towards the end of last year, one could not help but ogle at her beautifully designed wardrobe. One look especially stood out, the Sabyasachi navy blue saree-gown which Priyanka wore for her Mumbai reception held in December.
The fully embroidered strapless gown with a matching dupatta accentuated her figure. This new twist gown can be an option for one’s reception party as it is comfortable, classy and yet demure.
3. Mesmerising look for Mehndi
Mehndi ceremonies are all about bright, happy and preppy things. So when we saw this bride in a baby pink and blue saree gown, we couldn’t help but smile at the pretty sight. Bride Shahda looked happy and bright in this shiny lit pre-stitched saree with jacket choli by the quirky designer house, Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika and a special shout out to her hairstyle with flowers which completed the look.
4. Little Black Gown?
Neha Kakkar, a singer appeared on Indian Idol wearing a black and beige gown with the perfect drape and off-shoulder twist. The gown is so modern and yet maintains its grounds in the traditional ethnic world. This gown created by Parul Gandhi label seems like the perfect blend between effortlessly classy and yet sexy can be worn for parties during the festive season or is the perfect pick for a bridesmaid for cocktail and sangeet function.
5. Bold in gold
Image courtesy: Falguni and Shane Peacock
What’s not to love about a sparkling gown with shimmer and a little bit of feather. One can never be too bold in this Falguni Shane Peacock outfit. This stunning look was well complimented by Alisha Vidhi with nude makeup and diamond danglers.
6. Shimmer, shine & everything nice
Image courtesy: Amit Aggarwal
Shilpa Shetty took elegance to another level in a custom-made Amit Aggrawal, ivory gown with intricate pearl and bugle bead hand embellishments with their signature polymer details. She lit up Diwali with her look. Brides can style a look like this for cocktails and even their reception!
7. Vision in white saree-gown
Image courtesy: Scherezade Shroff on Facebook
Youtuber Scherezade Shroff tied the knot with Vaibhav Talwar in a custom-made Gaurav Gupta, white gown with his signature swirls and lacework. This gown was made of dreams and the bride looked like an angel. With her pixie cut and natural makeup, she looked elegant. Who said lehengas are the only outfit idea for a wedding?
8. Diwali Dhamaka in purple!
Image courtesy: Sonaakshi Raaj
With a lace bodice and the perfect drape, this purple Sonaakshi Raaj gown which Sophie Chaudry wore for Diwali just had us dazzled. The outfit ticked all the right boxes from contemporary to the monotone colour scheme. This gown is perfect for parties and special occasions alike.
9. Engagement ready!
Image courtesy: Nidhi Tina
What's better than something unique, modern and elegant for the first grand ceremony of your wedding? Merging the comfort of a gown and drapes of a saree, this muted tones Nidhi Tina couture gown was the embodiment of beauty. With a small chain adorning the bare chest and loose curls, this outfit seems complete!
10. Royalty personified in red
Image courtesy: Amit Aggarwal
Anaita Shroff looks stunning in Amit Aggarwal saree gown with intricate hand embroidered details in ruby red for a celebrity wedding reception. Red the colour of weddings makes this delicate outfit pop with the drape flowing across it and pulled in like a pallu.
One can go easy on the jewellery but a pretty dangler will be the perfect accessory. Minimalism is the key with this outfit.
11. Bright in yellow for bridesmaid
Image courtesy: Neha Sanyal in Kalki Fashion
This mustard pre-draped saree with a bodice blouse flaunting resham and cut dana embroidery and just looks stunning. The slit emphasizes the modernity for a cocktail even while seeming extremely trendy. For the dance performance, this outfit is the way to go as it is easily wearable. Some statement pieces will complete this look with elegance.
12. Catching on with ombre trend
We saved our favourite gown for the end. This beautiful creation by Sanna Mehan Label is relevant and usable for any ceremony a bride to shine in! It is a guaranteed eye-catcher. With its attractive lavender and mauve ombre colour combination, it appeals to all eyes.
All these beautiful women decided to style this modern trend with their own unique sense of fashion. The same trend caught on with various functions, be it the bride, bridesmaid or even guests at a festive occasion, the saree gown catered to all needs neatly with its delicate drapes and intricate work.
So, are you game for the saree gown trend?