As social calendars come alive in the festive season, cocktail-themed soirees shift the style focus from traditional to glamorous sartorial choices. With the whimsy of sequin-clad ensembles in jewel tones and hybrid and contemporary silhouettes playing the perfect hosts to your style statement, the new cocktail mandate is the perfect chance to add some versatile looks to your wardrobe. Aashni+Co picks some of the most-coveted looks to nail the dress code.
Cocktails & Nuptials
As the Indian wedding diaspora is reaching beyond destinations, the cocktail celebration is one of the most eventful affairs. Anamika Khanna’s take on contemporary couture is the perfect choice for the bride to take over the centre stage and pop the champagne. Varun Bahl’s 3-D embellished lehengas offer romantic charm if you’re hosting a pre-wedding sundowner.
Saris For Sipping Cocktails
As the sari continues to manifest in exquisite hybrids season after season, conceptual styles are the best to cause a stir with your style at the cocktail hour. Whether you want to keep it practical in a sharara sari by DiyaRajvvir for the sangeet-cum-cocktail night or imbibe with the high-energy feel with a sculpted sari by Amit Aggarwal for the reception, the sari promises you a sartorial success.
As the emerging trends have made us walk into the contemporary camp, the cocktail-ready gown is taking over the scene with easy-breezy counterparts. Think flowy pastel-toned gowns with statement sleeves by Mala and Kinnary or Seema Thukral’s kaftan sleeve creations that evoke a sense of fresh dimension and practicality to evening glamour. Simultaneously, the draped skirt-bustier and cape ensemble is the three-piece wonder catching the fancy of its celebrities. Take a cue from Shilpa Shetty’s style-savvy statement in Nupur Kanoi’s ensemble to toast wedding celebrations.
Sequin for parties is a given but the new-season arrivals are coming into conjunction with jewels, gems and tonal embroideries. Seema Gujral’s tone-on-tone handwork can be seen on highlight neon shades to evoke a sense of celebration, making the bustier blouse and lehenga ensemble after-dark spotlight-stealer. Saris, skirts and pant sets doused in high-shine crystals all over is how Itrh defines refined flair for evening affairs.
If you’re ready to trade the metallics for a fresh approach, here’s a new colour palette for the season. With Barbie reinstating the divaesque flair of pink, don’t shy away from party-ready numbers in the blushing hue. Tarun Tahiliani’s crinkled dresses will see you through a slew of holiday get-togethers. The twilight time is also being considered to flaunt look-at-me colours like olive gold and ice blue by Ritika Mirchandani to give a nod to versatility.
As freshly renditioned saris, gowns, colour palettes and embellishments form one of the key trends of the festive season’s cocktail theme celebrations, Aashni + Co champions some chic additions from the newly arrived collections. Click here to shop.