Bling in the New Year!

Partying hard is easy, but getting the right look for New Year is an entirely different predicament

It’s that one night in the year, when merry-making is on everyone’s mind and with that comes dressing to the nines in the finest couture. But looking chic doesn’t come easy for the fashionistas, what with the slight nip in the air. We scout around town to find out best ways to look glamourous, as you make heads turn this New Year’s Eve.

Model Nisha is planning to keep it elegant. She says, “I will be wearing a shimmery white shirt from Forever New, with stone work and a lace skirt. A lot of my friends have shopped for party dresses in shimmer from Avirate.”

Quirky quotient
Fashion designer, Sanchita Ajjampur, suggests taking a shift from a traditional to a design-driven aesthetic. “Try quirky graphic prints, futuristic silhouettes and colour-drenched bliss. Coat dresses in gauzy wool and satin inserts work well. So do sarouel pants and glamorous jumpsuits. Complete the look with faux-fur and embellished shrugs and accessories. Leather leggings also go a long way in keeping warm; they combine punk-bondage and luxury. For men, I suggest a perfect suit. Invest in a classic one or two-button tuxedo with peak or notch lapels.”

Sparkling with shimmer and style
Another fashion designer, Reshma Kunhi, who has designed outfits for many Sandalwood celebs, shares style tips. “Going short on your LBDs is fine, but don’t go out revealing too much. Avoid going OTT (over the top) and focus on one body part, like shoulders, back or legs and keep the rest of the body covered appropriately. You can wear a nice off shouldered dress or a one-side off-shouldered dress, or even a short dress — decollates look quite trendy. For those who are tall, you can wear a long dress with a long slit on the side. Shimmer is in this season and cutout dresses are in vogue. Go for colours like emerald green, metallics and midnight blues in silhouettes that make you look attractive. Guys can go classy with an elegant shirt and a pair of branded jeans with a blazer and very importantly a classic pair of shoes. If you’re going to a night club, you can wear a leather jacket instead of a formal one.”

Bright is right
Style tips never fall short, when you’re dressing for the big night. Sounak Sen Barat, a fashion designer of repute insists men try well-fitted suits for the NY eve. “It’s the season to dress up — with nice snug fits, trousers cropped at just below the ankle. Try Jacquard fabric for your suits with self designs in deep colour tones of navy, black, plum, aubergine, with silk black shawl collars. You could also wear black trousers with a contrast colour velvet blazer. Use printed pocket squares in the same colour tone of your jacket. Girls must invest in a graceful feminine outer wear. Get Peplum jackets sheeted embroidered jackets and trenches in interesting styles.”

Sonali Swami, a Zumba trainer adds, “Always make sure you know your body type and likewise decide on the shape of the party dress you pick up. I will wear a bright coloured short dress from Avirate and pair it with stockings, scarf and my favourite pair of boots. Layering is another trend that can keep you warm on the New Year’s Eve.”

( Source : dc )
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