In the last 2 decades, Indian women have come a long way in embracing designer wear dresses. Styles and fashions have evolved, thanks to globalisation and to social media.
Indian designers have made a name for themselves globally. Indian Designers such as Sabyasachi Mukherji, Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, and Shantanu & Nikhil have a global clientele.
Brides who wish to wear exclusive designer bridal lehengas for their weddings, get their dresses tailored by these designers. Indian designer wear dresses include bridal lehengas, sarees, cocktail gowns and so on.
While designer wear clothes are primarily for celebrities and the rich & famous, there are some designers who create affordable clothes for retail consumers. Ritu Kumar is definitely one of them and so is Anita Dongre. These designers create ethnic Indian wear dresses, cocktail gowns skirts and Indo fusion wear dresses as well. They have exclusive stores where they sell their eponymous brands.
Indians today embrace both ethnic wear dresses as well as western wear costumes.