More brides are navigating towards saris as both wedding wear and for other functions such as mehendi, sangeet, and welcome lunches. And with the onset of fall, most Indian designers have also come out with their bridal collections featuring a host of interesting options for cocktail saris with sequins, Benarasi weaves, and chiffon options. We took a look at the coolest bridal cocktail saris to get your hands on this bridal season.
The royal purple stunner that comes in rich Benarasi silk with traditional Hyderabadi zardozi is perfect for brides who want to keep it simple and effortless.
The shimmery silver and gold sari with a long cape is as red carpet as it comes, and we are in love with Manish Malhotra’s Taban. There are other amazing pastel shades that are part of the collection too.
This floral organza sari by Anushree Reddy is perfect for a morning function and for small get-togethers. Use bigger choker necklaces and earrings to give it a more versatile look.
The Benarasi sari got a modern makeover with silk thread hand-embroidered borders, paired with spaghetti silk and crystal blouse, making it ideal for wedding receptions.
We’re in love with the simplicity of Torani’s saris that double up for the day and night. The good thing about a self-embroidered, monotone sari is that it can be amped-up with jewellery for functions. Go with minimal jewellery in your trousseau to wear even after the wedding.
The pastel silk saris are a hit among brides as they come with a host of trendy accessories. The blouses too are Victorian pieces with cold-shoulders and straps – making them contemporary pieces to own. The green flared draped saree with an off-shoulder bishop sleeve blouse coordinated with a high waisted pearl belt here.
We’re in love with the sexy, ombré sequin saris that add grace and glamour to a bride’s look. Handcrafted to perfection with sequin and cut-dana work, these saris by Bhumika Grover are as good as a cocktail dress.
This beautiful sequin-embroidered sari with a plain sequin blouse from Mahima Mahajan’s ‘Miroir’ collection is perfect for brides who want to make their reception a fun affair.
The Amit Aggarwal saree with hand-embroidered details with an attached belt and moulded blouse with metallic polymer details is from couture collection ‘AXIL’.
The blooming red drape sari-lehenga with intricate hand-embroidered 3D floral appliqué is perfect for a bride who wants to make a dramatic entrance.
Tabriz is JJ Valaya’s new collection; it is a melody of beautiful hues and prints that will stand the test of time.
When Benarasi meets Anita Dongre’s signature gota patti, it’s a feast for the eyes. The hand-embroidered and embellished saris come with pearl work, zardozi, and zari.
Anamika Khanna keeps it simple yet alluring with a plain sari that is worn in high-style with a beautifully embroidered cape.
There are classics, and then there are classic time capsules. Sabyasachi and his tulle badla sarees with embroidered borders and patchwork blouses are just right for an intimate reception function, and they come in shades that are right for the day and the night.
Sabyasachi’s iconic ‘Aakash-tara’ saris are hand-embroidered beauties that come with using zardozi on the finest of chiffons. You can pick a colour you want and be the star of the show with these bridal cocktail saris.