Latest Indo Western Dresses for Engagement || Fusion Roka Outfit Ideas

While modern young brides prefer keeping it traditional at mehndi, wedding and reception ceremonies they are opting for more contemporary Indo-western silhouettes for functions like engagement.  Indo-western aka fusion outfits are a perfect blend of tradition and modernity giving you very wearable, breezy and fun outfits which can be worn again later. If you are having a destination wedding indo western dresses fit in perfectly but even if you dont you can choose the fusion route for your smaller functions like engagement or sangeet.

From draped skirts to peplum blouses there are a variety of fresh new silhouettes cropping up these days and here in this post I am going to list down some really striking outfit ideas which can make for stylish indo western engagement dresses.

Latest Indo Western Dresses for Engagement || Fusion Roka Outfit Ideas

#1 Indo western Fusion sari gowns

Saris have been a popular choice with women when it comes to wedding wear but if you want to go the indo western fusion wear route then saris gowns which are a seamless amalgamation of the desi saree and the western gowns are a perfect pick. These pre-draped sarees are super stylish in addition to being easy to wear. There are a variety of designs even in the sari gown segment available and you can choose from flared versions or go for sleeker straight sari gowns for a more streamlined look.

#2 Peplum blouses with lehengas 

The entry of peplum in Indian ethnic wear happened a couple of years back but this trend is still hot making it ideal indo western dresses for engagement. Peplums look chic and they can be worn in different forms like peplum gowns, peplum blouses with sarees or peplum choli. This little design element gives the whole look a very contemporary appeal and also serve as cover up to hide your problem areas. 
If you have a slim body with belly fat, peplum is a good idea but for women on the heavier side peplum can end up loooking unflattering. Decide whether you want to wear a saree or lehenga and then get a peplum blouse sticthed to pair for a fusion indo western look which stand out. Embroidery or embellishment details on peplum blouses can enhance the look further and for added chic vibe opt for sheer lace sleeves.

#3 Western Gowns

Brides these days are putting in efforts to have a distinct look for every wedding function. If you plan to wear a saree and lehenga for your other wedding events then it makes a lot of sense to opt for a gown for the engagement ceremony. A western style gown makes for striking indo western dresses for engagement in addition to giving you a very different look from your wedding which will most probably be a lehenga. 
If you feel a gown will look too contemporary and wont suit your traditional engagement then you are highly mistaken because the latest trend is to go the gown route for roka. You can try indianising your gown look by adding traditional jewelry for a more fusion look or choose vibrant hues to make it look contemporary with a hint of tradition. 

#4 Dhoti Drapes

If you want to flaunt an indo western dress for your own engagement then you have an experimental flair in you and wouldnt mind an unconventional look right? Dhoti style drape outfits which heavily borrow from south indian mens bottom wear are getting very popular womens fashion silhouette. Dhoti style bottoms paired with crop tops, off shoulder tops or even jacket style tops make for a very unusual and hatke engagement outfit idea. 
If dhoti drapes excite you but you want more conservative options then try pairing dhoti pants teamed with kurtas or tunics. Make sure your long kurtas have a middle slit or asymmetric hemline to properly show off your dhoti pants for a trendy head turning statement look. You can even pair an anarkali style kurta with dhoti pants for interesting indo western engagement dresses.
dhoti gowns are another silhouette you can try if you want to dabble in dhoti drapes in a more sophisticated way. Dhoti gowns infact I feel are the most ideal pick because experimenting too muh for your own engagement isnt a very good idea. Gowns are an acceptable engagement outfit idea and adding a dhoti twist will make for a classy yet highly stylish engagement look.

#5 Floor Length Anarkali Gowns

Anarkalis are ofcourse everywhere at weddings and if like me you love the comfort and old world charm anarkali exudes then you should definitely opt for an anarkali gown for your engagement. Floor length anarkali gowns look amazing and are easy to carry off especially if you have the height. If you want to experiment a bit then opt for anarkali gowns with slits and add a lehenga or sharara underneath. For a more interesting look with the classic anarkali style opt for off beat hues like pastel or jewel tones and pair with statement pieces of jewellery like a over sized tika or half matha patti and watch yourself work your engagement look like a boss!

#6 Palazzo play

If you thought the breezy summer favourite palazzo are not for weddings then think again!  Indo western fusion ethnic outfits with palazzos are a rage these days. Pair a bustier with palazzo pants and add a long open jacket of sorts and you have a super fun ethnic outfit ready. Palazzos paired with short capes or high low hemline tunics also are more options you can explore. Another huge trend these days is the palazzo inspired pre draped sarees . If you want very unconventional indo western dresses for engagement  then Palazzos are the way to go. You could opt for this breezy silhouette in sari form or go the crop top route for an intimate engagement. For a more traditional palazzo engagement look pair it with embellished or embroidered short kurta and spice things up with statement jewellery pieces like a double finger ring or a matha patti.
For a a more striking indo western engagement look you can even team the comfy palazzos with anarkali embellished kurta which gives gives a very regal vintage vibe.

#7 Ruffled lehengas and gowns

After sheer capes the biggest festive ethnic wear trend right now is ruffles. Ruffled or tiered lehengas give a dreamy disney princess vibe and make for ultra glam engagement looks. If ruffles is a trend you are looking to try then you can opt for gowns too. Normal lehengas with ruffles sleeves and even ruffled dupattas are also a huge thing. The whole ruffle dupatta as indo western dresses for engagement is something which gets a huge thumbs up from us. 

#8 Sarees layered with jackets

Do you love sarees but dont want to wear the same old boring stuff for your engagement? Then try saris layered with jackets. This gives a very trendy fusion twist to the traditional attire and works best for evening winter engagements. You can dabble with  different kind of jackets to pair with your saree like go velvet, brocade, embroidered or even embellished. the favourite with us is the whole sheer jacket concept which gives an indo western feel without weighing you down. Even with the saree drape you try to highlight the jacket by tucking your pallu inside or just downplay it by pinning the pallu over your jacket for a more sophisticated feel. Either ways this is a sure shot way to glam up your saree game for an engagement look which speaks of structured glam and some more.

#9 Heavy lehengas teamed with shirts

This interesting combination has taken a flight after ADHM where Anushka Sharma was spotted teaming a shirt with lehenga at her mehndi.  You can team your lehenga skirt with a crisp white shirt or get a shirt style blouse stitched for a trendy indo western engagement look. If you are getting a shirt blouse stitched then opt for a fabric with sheen like satin or silk but keep it plain and accessorize it with statement neck piece. For a more edgy vibe with this kind of look pair your lehenga with gladiators or sneakers.

#10 Desi jumpsuits

If you really are fearless with your sense of style then it is time to embrace some really exciting creative concepts like the jumpsuit inspired ethnic wear. Desi jumpsuits come in alluring print and you can opt for versions with attached dupattas or capes to make them more engagement relevant.  These outfits are edgy and are sure to grab a lot of eyeballs.

#11 Lehengas with attached dupattas

Everyone wants their dupattas to stay in place and not hinder when they are having a fun time. Designer lehengas with attached dupattas have a chic appeal and are perfect engagement dresses for the modern young bride.

#12 Lehengas, sarees and gowns with attached capes

Sheer capes are chic and pair up well with absolutely anything, from lehengas to sarees. If you are looking for a dreamy chic indo western dresses for engagement capes can serve your purpose beautifully. Also with capes skipping dupatta is a given so added comfort!

#13 Front open floor length gown jacket with pants

Floor length gowns are a hit this festive season and if you want a fusion twist then add a high middle slit and pair with cigarette pants to make beautiful indo western dresses for engagement. For more chic appeal swap your regular bottoms with tulip cut or lungi style pants and watch your look win you loads of compliments.

#14 Modern saree drapes- Pant saree, dhoti saree and more

You can never go wrong with a saree but can you go all bold and contemporary with  the traditional 6 yard wonder? Well of course yes! provided you are open to trying modern saree draping styles. Pant saree drapes, dhoti style saree and even palazzo sarees have become a hot new trend which makes a perfect engagement look for brides who are ready to push the envelope and dare to experiment. These are pre draped and stitched sari versions which you can buy from designers and all you need is to zip them up to make for super cool indo western dresses for engagement.

#15 New age Blouse designs - Metallic or beaded and fringe lehenga blouses

The same old blouse patterns are a passe. These days lehengas and even sarees are being paired with trendy blouse designs which have the ability to make a style statement of their own. A more safe way to try the indo western dresses for engagement is to experiment with blouse of your lehenga and opt for more western inspired patterns and cuts. Beaded blouses, metallic mesh layers over blouses and fringe and tassel details make for a striking addition and help you look effortlessly charming. Cold shoulder blouses, one shoulder, off shoulder and semi sheer blouses also are good options to consider is you are planning to go the lehenga route. Visit here for 20 latest lehenga blouse designs for more inspiration

#16 Floor length Cape sleeves

Capes are dreamy and make for the most gorgeous indo western dresses for engagement. The problem with capes is they are everywhere and they arent really that unique. If you want chic feminine yet very new age silhouette to flaunt at your engagement ceremony I suggest you try the floor length sleeve pattern. These cape style sleeves are classy and glamorous making for beautifully elegant indo western outfits

 #17 Fun with uneven hemlines

Uneven hemlines bring in loads of drama and oomph making for very unconventional indo western dresses for engagement. If you want to hit it out of the park with a very different or interesting silhouette then asymmetric hemlines are a fabulous pick. There are loads of cuts and patterns to choose from if you want to try asymmetric style. You can go for high low cut anarkali,  Uneven cut kurta paired with flared pants or even diagonal cut outfits with palazzo pants. There are designers who have really unique cuts when it comes to asymmetric and they can fit right in as a roka outfit especially if your event is  an intimate and small affair. The whole yellow outfit by Tapsee Pannu is fun and free spirited for a modern young bold bride to carry off as engagement outfit.

Which of these  Indo Western Dresses for Engagement excites you the most? Would you opt for an indo western silhoutte for your roka or any other wedding ceremony?

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