hannel your inner Kate Moss ladies, because slip dresses are what’s hot this spring. From glossy satin to casual jersey this is one outfit that prides itself on being quite versatile whatever the fabric may be. And it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The runways around the world have seen the slip dress in all its glory. Jason Wu gave us a printed design that had almost a textured feel to it, while Cavalli’s runways were graced by the glamorous types perfect for a fancy gala dinner. Max Mara played it simple while Helmut Lang colour-blocked and Theyskens’ Theory layered the slip dress.
The Louis Vuitton slip dress that Victoria Beckham wore to the 2013 Wimbledon managed to steer all eyeballs towards her as she stood out from among the more conservative dressing prevalent at the matches. What’s more, the designer-stylista has worked this dress differently on each of its many outings.
Nicole Richie has shown us how utterly glam a Marc Jacobs gold slip dress can be while Amy Adams keeps it chic in L’Wren Scott. Closer home, no one has probably donned this trend better than our very own style chameleon Kangana Ranaut. She definitely gets Style Mynt’s vote!
Most popular in the ’90s, the slip dresses currently doing the rounds are less Courtney Love and more Madonna. If you are the kind who doesn’t mind showing some skin, it’s just the right season to slip into a slinky slip. But those on the heavier side, tread with caution.
If worn the right way, it can win you some major fashion brownie points but if worn wrong, it could make you look like you just rolled out of bed. Casual slip dresses can be paired with summer jackets, light cardigans and strappy sandals. Add a cross body bag for the additional relaxed touch. Go sophisticated with this dress by adding pointy pumps, sleek drop-earrings and subtle make up. Make a statement witha bold clutch or a glam statement neckpiece. Wear a red slip dress to a hot date, a lace panelled one if you are going for that ’90s look and a grey or blush number for that ultra-feminine-classy look.
Our verdict? Make the slip dress for keeps this season.
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s winter ebbs away and spring is in every step, not all of our last year’s essentials need to be tucked away into our wardrobes. Printed pumps are here to stay – be it monochromes or in a riot of colours. After all prints are ruling the roost, from the runway to the red carpet.
While black or nude pumps are wardrobe essentials, we are willing to look beyond the basics. And it’s not the animal prints we are talking about. With myriad colours and patterns holding fort, pumps have never been so much fun.
While Jacqueline Fernandez and Deepika Padukone decided to stick to monochromes, Kerry Washington and Olivia Palmero opted for abstract patterns. Parineeti Chopra chose tropical florals. What more, the biggest names in shoe business – Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin have created a variety of printed pumps to match every mood.
Solid-coloured outfits could appear business-like but you can break the monotony with printed pumps. And those shy of loud prints needn’t fear – there’s plenty of options for all. There are plenty of prim and proper pumps that come in smaller prints! Brighten up your office garb with subtle patterns for your feet, and for the evening go all out with quirky designs.
While the printed pump can turn a plain shift dress into a party outfit in a jiffy, we also suggest pairing them with a loud slogan tee and distressed skinny jeans to make a statement. Or coordinate them with a colour blocked outfit to complete your own fashion story.
The classic adage – more is merrier – suits the prints perfectly and can go to great lengths to turn on some serious shoe envy!
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n the early 2000s, newspapers would dedicate front page columns to her noodle strap blouses, often thrashing her for her sartorial choices as a cricket commentator. But that didn’t deter Mandira Bedi from owning the noodle strap blouse with the saree look for decades and turning it into a statement! And that’s why she’s one of our favourite fashionistas. The lady is a fantastic multi tasker (having dabbled in everything from acting to anchoring and commentary to now saree designing) and in this video, she chats about being a saree crusader and not letting the fashion police spoil the fun she likes to have with fashion. Kudos to Mandy Bedi and here’s hoping you enjoy the video!
neat little hairband sitting on top of Alice’s head as she goes on adventures in the Wonderland; some fashion statements are just timeless…
While we all wore hairbands in our school days, they are not just for little girls anymore. In their new, grown up and glamorous avatar, hairbands are even replacing statement jewellery pieces on the red carpet!
It is not just an accessory one can pick off the rack, with designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino and Sabyasachi creating their own couture versions of it. Sabyasachi’s embellished hairbands have been endorsed by the likes of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kalki Koechlin and Parineeti Chopra, while Katy Perry, Amy Adams and Kerry Washington also wore hairbands on their respective outings.
You do run the risk of looking too girly when you wear a hairband, so keep a few things in mind when you wear them:
- Never pair frilly dresses, playsuits, skater skirts, or anything that has a particularly young look to it, with a hairband. You run the risk of looking like you borrowed your kid sister’s clothes for a costume party!
- Team it with a plain white shirt and denims, or a classic shift and blazer, to give minimal silhouettes a preppy touch.
- Get Sabya-inspired and pair an embellished hairband with Indian wear. You can start by wearing it with a flowy kurta or a long skirt, instead of a sari.
This seemingly humble little accessory truly redeems itself on bad hair days. Curly hair acting up? Tuck those unruly locks under a thick hairband. Straight hair looking limp and flat? Just wear a hairband and push it slightly forward to create a small puff. If you are trying to grow out your fringe, a hairband is your best friend.
Bid goodbye to bad hair days and say aye aye to the hairband!
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he fringe has returned and this time with a bang! In the form of shredded fabric or beaded trims, there is no turning away from this trend. The fringe is now more wearable on a daily basis and is surely an eye-catching trend. Find that perfect bohemian vibe, or just opt for something flirty and fun with fringes. From the shimmering runways to the most fashionable A-listers fringes are on everyone!
Celebrities internationally and even at home have been going all out with fringed clothing. Although most fringed clothing spotted is in the form of dresses, stars like Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor wore a fringed jacket and top respectively in their own unique ways, showing off this flirty trend. Fringed dresses in metallic fabrics are ultra-glam as seen sported by Evan Rachel Wood and Georgia Jagger.
You possibly couldn’t go wrong with a fringed dress in black, white or in something monochromatic. Katrina on the other hand is just dipping her toes in the trend with fringe trimmed dresses, while Zoe Saldana and Katy Perry have gone all out with fringes!
Runways that saw fringes sway and bounce included those of Calvin Klein, Emilio Pucci and Altuzarra. Rodarte went ultra-feminine with fringes and Emilio Pucci combined tribal-inspired prints with fringes for some boho style.
Now this is definitely a trend to embrace but do so with heed. Fringes inherently add volume so it would be best to avoid clothing with fringes around your problem areas. On the other hand if you are looking to add volume to your figure this is just what you need!
Fringed tees with jeans and flip-flops are casual and perfect for a movie or an afternoon at your favourite cafe. A jacket with fringes or a skirt trimmed with them is great for those who don’t want to overdo it. If you feel like making a statement, wear a fringed dress with some bold accessories.
Swish your way through the crowds while you turn heads with fringes!
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