A quintessentially European garment, the gown has an innate elegance that no other Western attire can replicate. With a sensuous silhouette that gently embraces the contours of the body while gently falling over the legs, the gown has equal measures of modesty and modishness. Not surprisingly, the original gown for women has spawned several variants over the decades including side-slit gowns, mermaid gowns, ball gowns, empire-waist gowns, and trumpet gowns among others. If you are a lover of gowns, you are going to adore Anita Dongre’s sublime collection of luxury handcrafted gowns. Imbued with a gamut of Indian sartorial accoutrements – hand-embroidery, Gota Patti, sequins, pearl work and resham, our gowns spell unabashed glamour. While these elements naturally enhance the richness of our elegant gowns, the fabrics – fine nylon, net, and silk – amplify their resplendence. Our handmade gowns are available in an array of pleasing colours, namely, peach, sage green, powder blue, emerald green, navy blue, vanilla white and ruby red. Ideal for special occasions, weddings, and cocktail parties, each of our handwoven gowns will be an asset to the wardrobes of well-heeled fashionistas the world over.
Kindly note that shipping is free for all orders in India. In the unlikely scenario that you do not like the item you received, or it is damaged, or the size is incorrect, we also permit return and exchange of online orders at any of our exclusive Anita Dongre stores.
Launched in 1995, Anita Dongre is one of India’s most celebrated luxury brands for haute couture. With over two decades of experience in marrying traditional Indian hand-embroidery, block-print work, and needlework with the latest trends in international fashion, our label has become the leading house of high-end fashion specializing in bespoke clothing and styling accessories. Showcasing ornate Benarasi sarees, handcrafted bridal wear, heritage jewellery, and exclusive menswear, Anita Dongre’s creations are custom-made to serve only the most refined tastes. Our global clientele consists of business moguls, fashion icons, members of royal families, and the who’s who of Bollywood. With twelve stores around the world, our label takes pride in showcasing the timelessness of India’s vestiary heritage on the global stage.
While our gowns online can only be categorized as formal/party-wear, each has a distinct look and character; each exudes a unique vibe. For an evening soiree, opt for the stunning Aira gown. Hand-embroidered with pearls, sequins, zardozi and our signature craft, Gota Patti, this white and blue silken gown is reminiscent of engraved Persian motifs on marble. Speaking of accessorizing, our Crystal Chandelier Earrings and a single diamond bangle on the left wrist should suffice. Wear a white rose in a low-bun and slip into a pair of white, peep-toe kitten heels to complete this spartanly elegant look. Embrace a more glamorous avatar with the ruby-red Tamara gown. The highlight of this mesmerizing gown is its bell sleeved net cape embellished with dori and sequin work. The motifs, showing lush trees branching out into leaves and blossoming flowers, are inspired by the Bishnoi community's reverence for nature. Pair this elegant gown with tear-drop ruby earrings and our ruby hand-embroidered mojris. A purse in beige or gold will provide wonderful contrast to the redness of the outfit. One of our most prized creations is the absolutely lovely Aderyn Gown. This graceful all-white gown has a resplendence that’s hard to miss. Accessorize this gown with white pearl drop earrings and a single strand pearl bracelet. Wear fresh, fuchsia pink daisies in your hair to top off this straight-out-of-a-fairy-tale look with élan.