17 Glamorous Gown Designs Perfect For Your Engagement Or Reception

By Divya Arora .

For all the opulence and glamor that they’re synonymous of, wedding gowns are a voguish concoction of flattering silhouettes, contemporary styles, dynamic hues, and of course, bling! This mix defines a bridal statement to a tee and hence, gowns are on every bride’s wedding trousseau wish list.

Whether it’s for their cocktail night, their engagement or the reception, the occasions for brides to wear a gown are many and so are the gown designs for them to choose from. Spread across the entire color palette, ranging silhouettes like ball gown, trumpet, empire, mermaid, A-line etc., and styles like sequined, ruffled, simplistic, asymmetric, etc., the choices are endless.

If you’ve been looking for some stunning gown options for your engagement ceremony or reception, we promise this look book will surely bring an end to your search here.

A statement beauty

This molten gold embellished gown makes up for a classic piece that we know any bride would love slipping into for her engagement. Right from the fit and the flare to the craft, everything about this piece is simply stunning.

Florals galore

Amongst the pool of varied gown designs, this floral stunner with a train and tassel detailing on the sleeves is simply to die for. Whether it’s your engagement or your reception, this outfit is pure gorgeousness and would befit your bridal glamor needs.

Outfit: Payal Keyal

Go all out there

A tiered frill extravagance in a striking bridal red hue, this off-shoulder gown is perfect for pulling off a glamorous look on your reception. If you’re choosing a pastel hued outfit for your D-day but also want to wear red on one of your ceremonies, this is what you should pick!

For an Indianized look

This silver sequined stunner on a nude base makes up for one of the best gown designs that you can pick for either of your ceremonies. While the edgy tassel detailing and blush frill details at the hem further take it a notch above, you can also team it up with a matching dupatta for that Indian touch!

For a dramatic look

Channel your inner diva on your formal reception dinner in this fitted gold ombré gown that’s literally the hottest one on this list. With a thigh-high slit and an overskirt to further accentuate the piece, this embellished ensemble will have all eyes on you!

For an offbeat look

Make a voguish statement at your reception in this lavender ‘body suit weds ruffles’ gown that’s literally a visual treat to look at. With cut-dana embroidery on the bodice and intricate ruffles for the skirt, this gown has us sold!

Princess-y ball gown

Laden with French sequins and cut-dana embroidery, this pink organza Jacquard off-shoulder piece is one of the most flamboyant gown designs that you can pick for yourself. The flared silhouette is literally a dream to slip into.

Outfit: Dolly J

Oh the tale this gown speaks!

If wearing something unique and something absolutely voguish is on your bridal wish list, then this blooming stunner of a piece is what you should get your hands on. With finely beaded flowers literally flowing down and highlighted with emerald crystals, this gold beauty is the the prettiest one! Perfect for your formal reception dinner, this gown is all the grace you’d need.

Outfit: Zara Umrigar

Extravagance at its best

A flamboyant ball-gown that’s all about intricate sequin work but, a stunning overdose of feather detailing, this rose pink gown is what you should slip into for your grand reception or engagement. It’s a sheer statement piece that’s going to grab all eyeballs.

All glammed up

Making up for a super contemporary pick in terms of both style and silhouette, this silver grey stunner is one of the prettiest gown designs to opt for. Be it for your engagement or reception, this belted embellished piece with an overskirt would make for a chic choice.

Outfit: Ohaila Khan

Go bold and edgy

From Amit Aggarwal’s couture collection comes this metallic winged gown in a surreal hue and it simply had to make it to this list. With a metallic polymer bodice and striped skirt, this eclectic gown is going to make you outshine and how!

Of all things Queenly

Perfect for a timeless and exquisite reception look, this Ivory off-shoulder gown with an asymmetrical ruffled hem makes for the best pick. It’s an absolute classy piece and when paired with diamonds (just like this bride did), you are bound to look like a true royalty!

Such a modish design

Accentuated with French sequins, Japanese cut-dana, Zardozi, and feather detailing, this shimmer tulle gown in Burgundy is one of the best gown designs to pick for your ceremonies. Fashioned in a broad V-neck, this statement piece has us all head over heels.

Outfit: Dolly J

A flattering piece

Flaunt your glamorous side like an OG diva in this all-blingy golden fitted gown that celebrity makeup artist Mehak Oberoi donned for her reception. Complete with a thigh-high slit and a gorgeous neckline, this ensemble is worth obsessing over.

Trending as ever

Shimmer and shine on your reception in this striking navy gown from Gaurav Gupta’s troves and get ready to grab all the attention! Crafted in his signature structured ruffles in a Trumpet silhouette, this is undoubtedly one of the best gown designs that you can pick for yourself.

A magnificent piece

Stun ’em all with your contemporary style in this deep emerald gown that’s a voguish blend of a statement bodice and flowing skirt. Whether it’s the gown’s breezy silhouette, the tiered frills, the comfort factor or the hue, every single aspect of this beauty makes this piece worth adding to your trousseau.

Glimmer down that aisle

Heavily embellished with gold sequins and an unmatched opulence, this off-shoulder brown raw silk gown is literally all the bridal finery you need at your reception. Clad in this stellar piece, you sure are going to look like a showstopper.

About The Author

Divya Arora

A classic blend of old school and modern glam, I'm always happily making the best of both worlds. Zentangling, reading, and journaling keeps my ingenuity high while hogging food and dozing off often comes naturally to me! Also, chai❤️️ Find me on Insta at @divya.arora14