Recently some brides-to-be and bridesmaids asked us to recommend some gowns for their cocktail, and asked us where to buy them. So, we went out in the market with INR 80k to explore some unique gowns for cocktail. And, to showcase the best cocktail gowns we bumped to Shahpur Jat, which is one stop destination for all types of wedding outfits. While we were out exploring these labels and popular designers, they told us about the recent trends that brides are looking for. They said brides these days prefer gowns over any other outfit for cocktails. The reason was quite simple that brides want to use them later as well.

But, before we provide you with the exclusive list, we would like to tell you that these designer labels don’t just do gowns, but have lovely bridal lehengas and other wedding outfits also. In the hope that you haven’t started your wedding shopping yet, we have got the unique and trendy designs of these designers that you can shop and add in your wedding trousseau. Let’s get started:

1. Payal Sethi Collection:

The black georgette tube gown with mirror and zardosi work looks perfect with a small cape for cocktail. It has just the perfect amount of shine that can get you all the eyeballs.

Price: ₹ 80,000

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This powder pink gown with a short silk jacket is embroidered with tribal and mirror work and leather patch. For a bride who wants to keep it minimal and elegant at the same time, this can be just the perfect gown to go for.

Price: ₹ 35,000

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We loved her bridal lehengas as well. You can look all her designs here.

Address: 5M/1, Dada Jungi House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

2. Color Me Desi:

This store in Shahpur Jat has a lot to offer. These are some pieces that we loved.

The sea green long georgette maxi dress with bugle bead details on the belt and a net drape on the side.

Price: ₹ 35,000  

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Our second favorite is this made in georgette and net. The yoke is made in georgette with pleating and dabka work on the neckline. The bottom part is in net with sequin work. Comes with a belt in dabka and zardozi working a net drape on the side.  

Price: ₹ 25,000

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Checkout more of their outfits here.

Address: A-39, Ground Floor Khel Gaon Road, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

3. Kanika Manchanda

The red gown with a veil has handmade and machine silk thread work all over. It has Swarovski crystals embellished on the sleeves and neck.

Price: 55,000 (approx)

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Made of thread work with pearls and Swarovski with full sleeves and a thigh slit, this one is the ultimate gown for the sassy bride at her cocktail.

Price: 55,000 (approx)

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Address: 46, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

Also, check out some amazing roka outfits under 30k

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4. Samant Chauhan

A navy blue floor length front open jacket style gown with cotton silk base and zari hand embroidery on the collars and sleeves is trending this wedding season. This can be a gown to keep for your post wedding trousseau.

Price: 37, 500

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Samant Chauhan’s pink gown in raw silk highlighted with floral motif silk thread work embroidery on the front can be another great option for a bride.

Price: 42,500

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Find more inspiring outfits here.

Address:  417, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

5. Nikita Gupta

The collection at Nikita Gupta is not only for the brides-to-be, but bridesmaids too can go for it. They are mostly into indo-western.

The Blush Pink Cape sleeves gown in georgette base with Zardozi hand embroidery spread all over is a perfect cocktail ensemble.

Price: 34,900

We spotted another beautiful gown at Nikita Gupta. A burgundy cepe pre stitched sari-gown with gold zardozi hand embroidery on Tulle bodice. It has cowl drape around the hip and matching Crepe attached bustier underlayer.

Price: ₹ 28,900

Look for more indowestern outfits from their collection here.

Address: 36, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

6. Mahima Mahajan

This tasseled sleeve georgette gown with floral prints might not be apt for a cocktail, but you can wear it on your haldi ceremony.

Price: 42,900

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Look for her entire collection here.

7. Christina WT

You can go for this cape silk gown embroidered with gold details and pearls.

Price: 78,000

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An off shoulder silk gown embroidered with crystals pearls and seed beads is the one for an elegant cocktail look.

Price: ₹78,000

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Checkout for lehengas here.

Address: 87 B Shahpur Jat New Delhi

8. Akilah

A multi designer store showing the best of their collection.

Ayushi Bhasin is one popular name in this multi-designer store and has some amazing bridal gowns for the cocktail.

These are made of pure raw silk with a blend of Kardana & zardozi work. Who will not want to have these in their trousseau.

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Check out other designer collection here.

Address:  5A, Dada Jungi House Ln, Shahpur Jat, Siri Fort, New Delhi

9. Seema Thukral

A red off shoulder full length gown in pure georgette with an attached panel and shoulder strap will go well for a post wedding lunch. It has shoulder strap embellished with pearl tassels and finished with a cotton silk border at the bottom.

Price: ₹ 28,560

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A bottle green full length pleated gown in pure georgette with layered sleeves and fully embroidered bodice.

Price 30,464

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Check out more from Seema Thukral here

Address: 36, Fashion Street, Shahpur Jat, Delhi

10. Arpita Mehta

This red georgette cami maxi with mirror work on neckline and waist is amazing for a cocktail night. Remember Geet from ‘Jab We Met’?

Price: 34,500

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And, this mint green spaghetti georgette anarkali with embroidered raw-silk yoke is one for the bridesmaids. It comes along with matching lycra net churidar and mauve cutwork short jacket embellished with mirror and salli work all over.

Price: 56304

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Checkout more here

So, what are you waiting for? Hop at these stores and start shopping. And, stay tuned for more such updates.

Tanya Bhatia
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