Cocktail party outfit inspiration from the red carpet

For those looking to channel their main character energy.

Let’s be honest—the last few months have been brimming with some of the most iconic and stunning red carpet looks. From the Vanity Fair’s Oscar after party and Cannes Film Festival, to the NMACC Gala and more, we couldn’t get enough. If you’re planning the outfits for your fairy-tale wedding (and its many functions) and looking to elevate your style—we’ve got you covered. The occasion calls for a chic colour palette, away from the neutral tones and jewel or sequin-embellished everything. So, here’s a red-carpet-inspired guide to acing the cocktail party look. We promise nothing less than a head-turning appearance at the event. 



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There’s nothing we loved more than Zendaya adorn a sparkling, navy blue sari as she arrived at red carpet during the opening night of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. The glitter-embellished sari with intricate floral embroidery is just what you need to make a dazzling entrance at the next cocktail party you attend. You can wear your hair up in a bun and complete the look with a pair of stilettos. 

Kiara Advani 

Another look we couldn’t get enough of was this pearl-embellished blouse with an ivory lehenga worn by Kiara Advani for the same occasion. The outfit is perfect as is or can be paired with some statement earrings and bold make-up. 

Diipa Khosla 

Who wouldn’t love a custom Gaurav Gupta gown gilded in gold? Social media influencer, Diipa Khosla stunned on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, held a few weeks ago in this metallic gold gown. Like her, you can pair the outfit with stacks of rings, a bracelet ,and minimal earrings that will complete the look. 

Suhana Khan 

If you want to embrace your inner desi girl vibe, then this gold, sequin-embellished, net sari just might be the right pick for you. Khan wore this Sabyasachi-designed sari at the NMACC Gala that took place earlier this year. 

Naomi Campell 


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For those looking for something minimal, chic and classy that Met Gala saw a stunning Naomi Campbell rock a sari-inspired, soft pink outfit with a crystal-embellished statement blouse. The outfit would be ideal for a summer time, outdoor cocktail party. 

Gigi Hadid 


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For those looking to make a statement in red, this look is all the inspiration you need. This fitted, full-sleeved gown that was worn by model Gigi Hadid at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party is everything elegant and gorgeous. You can pair the outfit with a diamond choker and stilettos to elevate the look. 

Anusha Dandekar 

Here’s one for all the brides-to-be who want nothing but to feel and look their best in a traditional Indian lehenga. This white and silver lehenga paired with the elbow-length blouse and dupatta is perfect to dance along to and live your Bollywood dream as your twirl in it. You can pair this with a maang tika and some matching earrings. 



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