A wedding is when a girl gets to play dress up and live out her sartorial fantasies. And if you watched way too many Disney movies as a child (guilty!) and always wanted a proper princess gown, you can fulfill that fantasy too. Gowns are the latest trend for a cocktail reception, and these brides are giving us real cocktail gown goals!
1. Princess pink
Off-shoulder, full tulle skirt and a liberal sprinkling of sequins - no wonder this glowing bride is twirling in happiness!Image: Desicoutures on Instagram
2. Classic ivory and gold
This is our ideal of a chic cocktail gown. The massive tulle skirt and the gold, embroidered bodice let this bride just glow. Also, how delicious does that wedding cake look? (Yum!)Image: Bibi London on Instagram
3. Bridal red
Who says only your shaadi ka joda needs to be red. This deep red cocktail gown really stands out from the usual pinks and ivories.Image: Weddingsutra on Instagram
4. Lace it up!
We’ve seen net, we’ve seen tulle but what about lace? Especially if it’s hand-crafted chantilly lace? This bride departs in so many ways from the usual cocktail gowns - the mermaid-style skirt which doesn’t flare, the bareback trompe l'oeil netting at the back and the minimalist pearl accents. Image: SF Collection on Instagram
5. All corseted up!
The corset-bodice and full, flared skirt reminds us of 18th century European fashions - especially the French court! The wide neckline gives the jewels a chance to shine!
It’s rare to see a proper cummerband on a cocktail gown, which is why we love this bride’s off-shoulder pink gown! The heavy broock at the shoulder means you need no wear anything else!Image: Maharani Weddings on Instagram