ith all the print, neon and bling frenzy that the year has seen so far, it’s time for some serenity. Winter whites are massively trending and we are not talking about blinding white but more on the lines of off-whites, cream and ivory. White signifies pure yet crisp, so go ahead and embrace this colour because it can never go out of fashion! We are totally loving this trend because it spells class like very few others.
Miley Cyrus really cleaned her act up with a white jacket and trousers for the American Music awards. Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera were among others who looked angelic in white gowns. Natalie Portman and Miranda Kerr show how sexy this colour can be especially when worked in sheer fabrics. Indian divas seen sporting this trend include Mallika Sherawat, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonam Kapoor. Simi Garewal totally called dibs on the all white look years ago and continues to rock it like no one else.
Let’s not leave the boys out here! Puff Diddy, Kanye West, Chris Brown and David Beckham also know how to get white right.
Derek Lam and Tommy Hilfiger showcased their androgyny collections in white, while Emilio Pucci, Vera Wang and Valentino let white sheers and filigree materials do the talking. Closer home Rahul Mishra and Ritu Kumar worked magic with their all white collections too.
Presenting quick tips to rock winter whites.
- Whites with subtle beige tints are much easier to pull off than just pure white if you don’t have flawless skin.
- White coats/jackets/cardigans are very chic and can rarely go wrong when paired with a well cut pair of white trousers.
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nnerwear as outerwear might sound a little too out there, but if you’re aiming that ultra sexy look, that’s just what you need to pull off! If you thought lace and sheer fabrics were sizzling; this trend takes it to a whole new level. From brocade corsets to embellished camisoles, there is plenty to indulge in when it comes to wearing your innerwear as outerwear.
Celebrities and A-listers have been spotted wearing their lingerie as outerwear all over the world. Back in the day, Madonna dared to bare, while more recently this trend was flaunted by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, Priyanka Chopra and Zoe Saldana. The boys have been spotted working this trend too, with John Mayer, Kellan Lutz and Prateik Babbar wearing tanks and vests while going out. The options for men are limited, but vests and tank when worn over lived in jeans or cargo bermudas redefine casual chic.
The credit for pioneering this trend certainly goes to the ultimate fashion icon, Madonna, who, decades ago, in her Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra, raised more than just a few eyebrows. Now the trend is in its most demure avtar, with runaways of included Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Marc Jacobs and Fendi coming alive with corsets and sheer bodysuits.
Wearing this trend itself proves you’ve got the daredevil gene. Although it breaks a lot of conventions, there are some key points to keep in mind.
- Ensure you don’t cross the line between bold and tacky. Neutrals and soft hues like blush pink and beige are good. And if you think you are a little too exposed, layer up with chiffon or a sexy sequined jacket.
- A crystal encrusted bustier is perfect for a glitzy party, while corsets are great for lending structure and tucking that muffin top in. Wear these under a fitted leather jacket to cover up a bit if you feel like.
- The other really sexy thing to do is wear a satin/ silk black bra under a crisp white button down shirt and let the innerwear peek a little bit.
Want to just dip your toes in this trend? How about a sexy camisole or a dress with some lace mischievously peeping out?
If there’s one thing this trend guarantees, it is to get you noticed; and when was that ever for the faint hearted?
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inter has kicked in and so have the winter essentials in our wardrobes, stockings being an essential one of them. No cosmopolitan woman can imagine winters without these. But sporting only flesh toned ones can be quite boring. So how about adding some colour to the upcoming gloomy months? Because, stockings now come in a multitude of cool colours and textures.
Donning the trendiest of pairs are celebrities likes Diane Kruger, Phoebe Price, Sonam Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Anushka Dandekar, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. Sonam channels andro-feminine chic by pairing those lace stockings with a skirt suit. What a ten-on-ten look it is! Shraddha Kapoor’s heart print stockings is also something we can’t have enough of!
That being said, stockings are very easy to style too. Here’s a lowdown on how to style stockings this winter!
To start with, invest in a dark coloured pair as it will team up well with the colour palette of your winter wardrobe. Voluptuous frames are most benefited by dark stockings. Disguising excess flab around your leg can be easily done by sporting these!
Patterned stockings are also a huge trend and make even the plainest of outfit look super interesting!
You can even include your summer faves to your winter wardrobe by layering it over stocking. Picture a summery shirt dress teamed with opaque stockings and a trench! This is why winter is our favourite time of the year!
Is a micro mini not for you? Wouldn’t be seen dead in hot pants? Worry not! Stockings will not only cover those legs but will also guard you against unnecessary attention.
Sensual, edgy, cute, understated, stockings have many facets. No matter which style you pick, there has never been a chicer way to ward off the cold than the faithful stockings!
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or those who can’t get enough of the roaring 20’s trends, we’ve got good news! The quintessential silhouette of the jazz age is back in a brand new avatar that’s fresh and contemporary. The runways are seeing a surge of the relaxed form, with pants getting slouchy, jackets getting oversized and waistlines dropping and swishing around the hips.
Celebs have been spotted wearing the dropped waist in both oversized and body hugging styles. Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham sported extreme oversized ones (not that they need to!), Huma Qureshi and Jennifer Lawrence chose easy and straight silhouettes, while Nargis Fakhri went the bodycon route.
The dropped waist dress has a young and fun appearance, so it might not be very office appropriate, especially if you work in a place that only sees structured, tailored clothes in neutral colours. But it is a great piece for going out with your girlfriends on a weekend, or even on a date. Toughen it up with a pair of stockings and ankle boots, or layer it over a skinny fit long sleeve tee and add a backpack for that 90’s throwback feel.
Girls, if you’ve got that little bit of muffin top that refuses to leave, it’s time to rejoice! The relaxed dropped waist dress skims over your problem area, while giving an illusion of the much wanted waist. Indulge in that double cheese pizza now!
Expert Speak: Bangalore based designer Michelle Salins recommends dropped waist dresses for those with a thicker waistline, as it takes attention away from the waist. She adds, “though it is a very feminine, daywear style, for evenings pick a dress in a dark colour that has a dramatic element at the bottom portion.”
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louchy isn’t always unflattering, especially when in reference to the latest trend in trousers that moves away from fitted bottoms to these poised options. And no, don’t mistake them for harem pants because these are much slimmer. What’s not to love when you can wear trousers that are comfy, sexy and hide your flaws.
Slouchy pants are a quirky alternative to the regular slim fit pants. Celebrities have totally jumped onto this bandwagon and are seen wearing them to casual lunches and evening soirees. Jennifer Lopez, Maria Sharapova, Rihanna and Jessica Alba totally rocked this trend, each in their own special way. Sonam Kapoor made them look sophisticated, while Sonakshi Sinha styled hers to appear totally glam.
Designers that brought this trend back to the fall 2013 runways include Calvin Klein, Balmain, Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang.
If you have a slightly heavy waist-line, these are perfect to tuck all that unwanted flab in. A solid coloured pair is easiest to wear, from champagne to black you can pair these with either a plain or printed top. You don’t have to accessorize if you don’t want to! Wear heels with slouchy pants if you want a longer, dressier silhouette; else smoking slippers and a plain tank top are great for that loungy effect.
Slouchy pants are great for lounging around; they are not usually best avoided for formal occasions or those that require you to dress up. However, if you can’t have enough of the comfort it provides and must wear one to the office, pair your slouchy pants with a long sleeve top and a statement necklace; a sequin jacket on top of your slouchy pants will make them perfect for a glamorous night out in the city.
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