When I had to pick an outfit for the engagement function, I had the exact picture of what I wanted in my head – a gown which was classy yet not very heavy in terms of work and detailing; and also something not very heavy on the pocket (my budget was upto Rs 60,000).
So, I explored stores like Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, Frontier Raas, few designer boutiques in Shahpur Jat – but none of them caught my fancy.
Finally, I ended up checking Dolly J’s collection at her Defence Colony store and fell in love with this saree gown I picked. The gown was available in a royal blue color at the moment, but I badly wanted to wear an outfit in a red/wine shade. So, after thinking it through and discussing with my mother-in-law – we ordered this gown on the same day – in a wine color (after we saw a different gown in the same shade at the store and hoped this design will also look perfect in the color I chose).
The gown was finally ready after 30 days, and I was delighted that my vision of the gown in the wine color was made to perfection. Now, the other task was to finalise the look that will complete the outfit ie. the makeup and hair – without looking like an over made-up doll. I had chosen Misha Vig as my makeup artist for both the engagement and wedding functions, after checking out a lot of other makeup artists.
But once I met her and shared my vision of not going overboard with the makeup, but a dewy face with glam eyes and nude lips. On the D-day, I definitely fell in love with the entire look – as it was completely like I had always imagined to look like on my engagement – nothing more, nothing less.
As there was a lot of drama happening with the outfit and makeup already, I kept the accessories minimal – a Guess watch, Swarovski bracelets and a statement ring from Suhana Jewels to complete the look. I wore a sleek gold necklace and earrings, that were actually a gift from my mother-in-law and complimented the gown really well.
|Gown : Dolly J
Makeup & Hair : Misha Vig Makeup Studio
Watch : Guess
Bracelet : Swarovski
Photography : Photoroosters Studio
So, this was my (sorry for making it lengthy) engagement outfit story! What’s yours? Let me know in the Comments below, I would love to know about what dress you chose and how!