In India, a wedding announcement is usually made by throwing a Cocktail party. Friends and families get together to celebrate the occasion. The guests arrive in their fashion best, drinks flow heavily, appetizers are served and the DJ spins the music. Cocktail parties are no more limited to the famed Little Black Dress or short sexy dresses. The saree fits the bill perfectly when it comes Cocktail Parties.  BIB gives you tips on how can you look your best in Indian attire at a Cocktail Party.

Show off some skin

A Saree is a versatile silhouette which one can drape in any way desired. If you have a saree that you would want to wear to a Cocktail, the best way to make it look sexy would be to combine it with a sexy blouse with a halter neckline or spaghetti straps. You can show off your arms, back, a bit of cleavage or décolletage by wearing a revealing blouse. 

Go Less on the Shimmer

Cocktail parties are a formal event, so make it a point to opt for lighter fabrics like Chiffon, net or crepe with less of detail work. A heavily embellished saree works better for wedding occasions so avoid it for the Cocktails. Instead wear a saree which has detail work on the hemlines and combine the same with an embellished blouse. These days a saree with velvet detailing is very much in fashion and is also a perfect choice for evening outs.

Bling your way in


If there is a piece of jewelry which you think is very demure or might attract a lot of attention, then ‘bring it on’ for a Cocktail party, but make sure to work only one such piece of jewel on your cocktail ensemble. Like pairing chandelier earrings with a cuff or a bracelet and going bare on the neckline. You can just wear an elaborate necklace without earrings to have that perfect amount of ‘bling’ on your outfit. Cocktail rings are a big rage currently for such events; just one ring & you are done dressing for the party.

Add a fashionable clutch

A clutch looks absolutely classy with a saree, whether it is in crystal, metallic or velvet. You can also swap a clutch with a potli bag to match your outfit, but keep in mind to keep the clutch small so that the focus does not divert away from your attire. An envelope bag is a big ‘no’ for the Cocktails.

Cocktail Party looks from ‘Borrow it Bindaas’


Exclusively written for ‘Borrow it Bindaas’ by Puneet Suri of
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