7 things to know before you buy your Indian wedding gown

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Do you want some tips to buy best Indian Gown for your wedding?

Following tips will help you to lessen the burden of finding the right bridal gown for you and will help you choose the best bridal gown according to your body type and the latest fashion.

7 tips to buy bridal and wedding gown

These days in spite of the same age old lehenga choli and saree for the wedding, many brides are opting for an Indian bridal Gown. Trendy, designer one-piece gowns are a favorite of most of the brides now as it is more comfortable than a lehenga and a saree.

A variety of options is available in terms of fabric, color, designs, embroidery, silhouettes for an Indian wedding gown.

So choose among them which suits you the best as it will be the most photographed piece of clothing in your life.

#1   Silhouette & Style

The Silhouette of a garment plays a vital role in the outfit’s design.

Make a silhouette choice keeping in view your body type and comfort. Select the silhouette that hides the flaws in your body and enhances your perfect figure.

A Line

A-line gown usually flares out in an A formation from the natural waist to the floor. Usually, A-line gown suits all body types i.e. triangle, hourglass, plus size.

Empire line

A very stylish design that has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust; emphasizing the bust part. It’s perfect for petite women and pear shaped figures (heavier lower body). It also gives you the illusion of length.

Ball Gown

A kind of fairy tale dress; i.e. a tight bodice with a full skirt that flares away from gown’s waistline, and fully extend to the floor. Usually, pear body shape, hourglass, and slender body shape should go for a ball gown as it focuses on the waistline and hides the lower body.

Sheath Silhouette

This sexy slim fitted gown will flatter your body if you are a petite, slimmer or curvier figure as it hugs the body and shows off your curves.


If you have the curves, go for this mermaid style which hugs your body from chest to knee then usually flares out to the hem.

#2 Neckline & Sleeves


Square neckline, V-shaped, Sweetheart, scoop, off the shoulder, one shoulder, halter, strapless and high neck are the most popular choices for wedding gowns. Though it depends on your body type and preference.

Round necklines, V necklines, and sweetheart necklines suit all body types. Cowl and deeper V necklines both look best on broad shoulders. For the bride who wants to create curves, a sweetheart and high scoop neckline is a better option. Square neckline and V-neckline are popular choices among busty brides as it balances the larger bust.


When selecting your wedding dress, it’s important to select the sleeve that complements your body. There are various sleeve designs which suit wedding gowns such as short sleeves, cap sleeves, three-quarter sleeves, long sleeves, petal, spaghetti, and illusion.

For instance, if you have slender or fit arms, go for the cap or petal sleeves as they compliment your arms. The modern Illusion sleeves, which are made up of sheer fabric, create the illusion of no sleeves yet give you the elegant covered look.

#3 Fabric

Fabric, an important element in your gown that is a deciding factor in how your gown looks. Various fabrics are available for the wedding gown on the market such as silk, satin, crepe, dupion, georgette, chiffon, net, velvet etc.

Here we give you a short description of fabrics so that you can choose the right wedding gown according to the style and your body type.


This smooth, glossy and high lustrous fabric suits best to an hourglass, petite and rectangle shaped bodies.


This sheer lightweight fabric with a crinkled surface will give you an excellent and graceful draping to your gown.


A sheer lightweight fabric gives a bouncy and flowing look to your gown and is often used for adding layers to a gown. This fabric goes best for pear shape and overweight body types as it doesn’t cling to the body, therefore balancing the heavier portion.


Chiffon, another lightweight, the transparent and sheer fabric will look good on the hourglass and voluminous figures as it balances the body.


A very luxurious and traditional fabric also called the queen of fabrics, there are many varieties such as raw silk, dupion silk, Bbanarasi silk, tussar silk, and chanderi. Usually this shiny fabric goes great on all body types like an hourglass, petite, pear shaped and slender.

Net / Lace

An open weave transparent fabric is one of the most popular and widely used fabrics these days. It comes in various forms such as shimmer net, jacquard net, nylon net, polyester net, beaded net and much more.


This soft and thick fabric gives you a very rich and royal look. It is usually favorable for winter weddings.

Don’t go for cotton and other stiff fabrics if you are overweight. Opt for chiffon & silk fabric as it hides your flaws. For a short woman, avoid big print fabrics & heavy borders as it will make you look smaller.


We cannot imagine this world without colors. Colors represent the mood as far as fashion is concerned and a reflection of your personality. The color is the most important element in the outfit so chose the right color for you. Strawberry pink, mint green, blue, gold, silver, coral, conventional white and red are the hottest colors for this wedding season. Choose the color of your wedding gown that suits your personality and your skin tone.

Choosing the right color according to your skin tone will compliment you and make you feel confident. For a fair complexion, you can go for almost every color such as bright and soft colors; but avoid shades of gray and brown.

If you have a dark complexion, chose bright and warm colors such as red, maroon, and orange but avoid neon colors. You can also go with golden, bronze and copper as well.

If you are a medium skin tone, chose bright and vibrant color tones but avoid gray and beige tones. If you are a heavy body, choose dark colors as it hides the flaws on your body.

Choose a color that stands out from the surroundings. However, while selecting a color for your wedding dress, keep in mind the theme of your wedding. Choose your wedding dress color based on your wedding theme (e.g. garden wedding, traditional theme, etc…), wedding décor, flowers and season.

Don’t forget to match your dress color with groom’s dress. If you don’t want to use the color in your whole garment, you can even use a tint or shade of the color or use some color embroidery to give it a matching tone.

Here is an interesting guide about matching colors for bride and groom.

Go for fresh colors such as peach, sea green, aquamarine, turquoise, mint green; or you can also pick out a combination of colors that will give you a fabulous look.


A wedding gown is incomplete without the embroidery and embellishments over it. Embroidery can turn your simple gown into a flattering and a catchy outfit. Wedding gowns are usually decorated with intricate colorful embroidery work such as zardozi, Resham work, aari work, jaali work, diamonds, stones, sequence, pearls, mirror work, zari, crystals, tiny beads and much more. If you want your gown to look simple and classy, then go with the simple embroidery work designs such as pearl, crystals, beads whereas for a heavy look, you can choose

If you want your gown to look simple and classy, then go with the simple embroidery work designs such as pearl, crystals, beads whereas for a heavy look, you can choose zardosi, resham, aari work, diamond work and stones.


While choosing your bridal gown, don’t forget to look for its comfort. Your bridal gown should not be too heavily beaded or a tight corset such that you get stuck in it and unable to move freely.

Don’t just look at the appearance of the gown; it must be comfortable so as not to make you feel uncomfortable and stressful on your wedding day.

Opt for a simple lightweight yet beautiful and elegant gown that bring you pleasure and flatters your figure. It is your day so chose a comfortable gown that gives you confidence without any restrictions so you can relax freely. It should be a perfect combination of style and comfort to make it a fabulous gown for your wedding. Also, pay attention to your shoes, it should match with your outfit and comfortable enough to walk freely.

It is your day so chose a comfortable gown that gives you confidence without any restrictions so you can relax freely. It should be a perfect combination of style and comfort to make it a fabulous gown for your wedding. Also, pay attention to your shoes, it should match with your outfit and comfortable enough to walk freely.


Before choosing your wedding gown, it’s important to set a realistic budget. After all, it depends on you how much money you want to spend on your wedding gown. Don’t purchase a very expensive wedding gown that ruins your overall budget; make a smart choice by selecting a worthy, stunning outfit.

Before purchasing your dream outfit, make a list of your favorite wedding gown designs to get an idea of the latest designs, colors, prices and availability. Keep the additional budget set aside for gown alterations and accessories.

Apart from these, choose your jewelry, shoes, hairstyle and makeup wisely so that it pairs perfectly with your gorgeous outfit. Please take care of your gown so that you can pass it to your next generation or further use.

Various options are available for purchasing a wedding gown. Online shopping offers you a wider range of collection as compared to physical stores. You can search online or opt a custom-made designer gown. List down your favorite gowns to avoid hassle at the last moment with it. Be confident and happy to complement your outfit on your special day.

Following are some examples of Bridal Gowns for your inspiration, feel free to contact us to get some suggestions or to get your Indian bridal gown made by our team.

A-line wedding gown in Net
wedding gown 2015-2016, latest wedding reception gown 2015 & 2016

Shimmer draping style wedding Gown

designer wedding gown 2015 & 2016, saree style indian bridal gown 2015

Pink sheer neck Ball Gown

Beautiful embroidered ball gown for wedding 2015 & 2016

Source: http://indiaemporium.com/pink-net-based-embroidered-gown.html

Off white ball gown with the beautiful intricate golden embroidery

2015 & 2016 wedding gown, embroidered off white bridal gown 2015

Stylish Icyblue Empire Line wedding gown in Net

wedding gown 2015 & 2016, Top bridal gowns 2015

Source: Shyamal & Bhumika at Lakme Fashion Week

Designer Green wedding gown in Net designer wedding gown, Designer party wear gown 2015 & 2016

Sexy Red Mermaid gown in Round neck

sexy wedding gown 2015 & 2016,top designer bridal gown 2015 & 2016

Malaika Arora at Lakme fashion week designed by Sonakshi Raaj Source: http://www.indiactors.com/image-27_Malaika-Arora_lakme-fashion-week-2014_0.html

Off white Indian fashionable fish cut gown in brasso net

indian fashionable fishcut wedding gown 2015, top wedding gown 2015 & 2016

Beautiful Floral appliqué gold sequence sheer neck sheath gown

classic partywear gown 2015 & 2016, beautiful reception gown 2015 & 2016

Found on chollistas.com

I Hope that this guide will be helpful and if you have any questions or need suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

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