How to choose the best formal dress for your wedding function

August 9, 2021


Choosing an ideal formal dress for your wedding will ensure that you are confident in flaunting your style this wedding season. Whether you are going to attend your best friend’s reception or throwing an at-home mehendi for your upcoming nuptials, we have got you covered with the best options.

Pakistani bridal and wedding fashion have the dreamiest dresses every year flaunted on the runway. When you are making the right choice for yourself, you have to consider the right color, silhouette, and dress style for yourself. If you are wondering which style is in vogue right now then you have come to the right place.

We have the best options lined up for you that will have you reeling with excitement. Whether you want modern shapes or traditional designs, we want to make sure you exude elegance at all your wedding events. Following are some of the options you can explore to add luxurious and timeless pieces to your wardrobe. This is what your wedding dreams are made of!


  1.   Old school glam

If you are looking to pull off an explosion of handiwork and traditional glamour this season then go for something out of Mughal fantasy. When choosing your best formal dresses, make sure you have a mood board. For some traditional pieces, cotton net angrakha with gota, kaamdani design in gold and silver will suit you.

Depending on your events, a traditional frock with kaalidar thread work in yellow, pink, purples is perfect to kick off your wedding festivities. Such pieces are timeless and ideal additions to your wardrobe. angrakha, gharara, and lehenga can easily cater to the fitting you want. Get a fitted bodice for your flared skirts and you are good to go. You can pair these dresses with jhoomar, matha patti, and kundan pieces.

  1.   Choose chic designs

If modern motifs and contemporary designs are your aesthetic then minimalistic dresses with understated elegance are ideal for you. There are exquisite options to add to your wardrobe straight from the runway. Pair a fitted shirt with long skirt or wear a diamond embellished gown dress to exude elegance.

Other contemporary designs you can go for include soft whites, greys, icy blue, beige, and emerald green. You can choose maxis, organza suits, sari, and floor length gowns. For threadwork, go for diamonds, silver thread work, and Swarovski crystals embroidery. These clean cuts and intricate designs can be complemented with soft makeup and pearl jewelry.

  1.   Go rogue in deep hues

Color palettes are important to consider when you are adding pieces to your wardrobe. To bring more nostalgic glamour to your rack, go for brilliant dark hues like aubergine, maroon, deep red, orchid pink, and black. These hues will work brilliantly for your main events like nikkah, reception, and baarat.

When it comes to fabric, net cloth, jamawar, jacquard, and silk works best if you are having a winter wedding. If not, go for airy fabrics like cotton silk, organza, or chiffon to stun everyone on a summer event. Braided hairstyles and luscious curls work best to pull off dramatic entrance at your wedding in your festive clothes.

  1.   Ode to pastels

Lilac, baby blue, mint green, and off whites are some of the most seen colors seen on the runway this season. Ombre’ effect and dip dye dresses look dreamy and exquisite while looking effortless. If you are having a day event for your wedding festivities then adorn stunning embroidery with silver thread work, 3d flower embellished with pearls, sequins, and stones.

Nothing looks more graceful than a white toned dress in raw silk paired with stilettos and diamond earrings. These types of dresses are pretty versatile and can prove staple pieces for your wardrobe. Pull off a stellar and romantic vibe with soft curls and makeup. When it comes to pastels, go for a flattering peplum, gown, farshi lehenga, or maxi dress with naqshi handiwork.


  1.   Accessories galore

Our fashion and culture is a great example of how formal dresses are incomplete without accessories. Your mother or grandmother might have some traditional gold jewelry you would want to adorn for your big wedding.

 But if that is not your vibe then, choose a diamond set with emeralds, rubies or Swarovski crystals especially for wedding reception. Choker sets paired with beautiful earrings have also become more popular. This works best for nikah or engagement ceremonies. 

All in all, brides this season have a lot of options to explore. Your priority should be comfort, confidence and having lots of fun no matter what you choose.

Samsara is honored to bring you glamour, vibrant hues, and embroidery suited to your style. Our label caters to your personal aesthetic and works on bringing unique pieces for you every season. Our hardworking designers are striving to give the best experience to our clients. 


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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