First thing first, the sangeet ceremony is all about song and dance, so without a doubt, the sangeet dress should be apt for dancing. Even if you’re not planning to dance, be sure that you would be dragged to the dance floor by somebody!
Avoid tight fitting A-line lehengas and even sarees, especially if you’re not used to wearing them! What really looks nice on the sangeet are beautiful Anarkalis and flared lehengas. They just look gorgeous when you take your turns and twists on the dance floor.
There are many types of Anarkali suits, the short ones, long ones, more flare, less flare and so on. For the sangeet dress go for long Anarkalis, infact the longer the better and team it up with loads of flare.
Anarkalis and Lehengas with contrasting colour dupattas like reds and maroons with blues, beige with dark purple look great. To add more drama to your outfit, wear a tiny jacket or a koti alongwith it and make your sangeet dress look fab!
The layered Anarkali suits popularized by many designers like Manish Malhotra add a lot of flare and look trendy.
Accessories such as hair flowers, Jhumkas, Maang Tikka would make your sangeet look complete!
Here’s what some of the Bollywood stars wore on their sangeet.
Select the sangeet dress, but keep these in mind:
Be conscious of what colours you buy and keep them different from your wedding dress even if you have some favourites. Same colours are disastrous for the wedding album!
Leave your hair open as your hair would be tied up in a bun on the wedding day. Opening your hair would give you a very different look.
Even though you have selected the perfect sangeet dress, don’t forget to learn your dancing steps as everyone would expect the star of the evening to be rocking the dance floor!
Bollywood wedding songs for dance
Useful resources to purchase Anarkalis and Lehengas online: