Come Diwali and the apparel market dons a buoyant mantle. Festive celebrations and shopping for clothes go hand-in-hand in our country. It’s indeed time to exhibit the best of your wardrobe.
Today’s woman prefers chic style. She loves contemporary designs with a traditional touch. It is that time of the year when excitement, enthusiasm and thrill are at their peak. Hence, to look your attractive best, just follow these jazzy tips offered by some city-based fashion enthusiasts.
Monica Desai, a fashion designing student, suggests, “In order to look attractive, many women tend to go overdoing with their hair, makeup and even dress. This is the era of minimalistic fashion and one should choose dresses and accessories carefully. Remember, it’s a festive season and not a wedding. Your dress, hair and makeup should not hide your real self, making sure you look classy.”
Experiment with colours like pink, emerald green, lime, turquoise, deep red and peach along with pastels like powder pink and silky mauve. You can pair it with light make up and long earrings depending upon the neckline.
Shivani Sigh, a fashion designer, adds, ‘‘Find an outfit that portrays contemporary style along with the traditional design. Talking about ideas to gift, the one that tops the list is the Indian ethnic wear like sarees and anarkali dresses. It is an all-time favorite and a fabulous gift, which women in your family — be it you mother, sister, wife or friend — will cherish.”
Manasi Bage, a fashionta, adds, “Going for an Indian function does not always mean one has to look conventional. There are so sarees and gowns, which team up elements of traditional flavour that one can wear apart from the usual lehenga or a suit. For a saree, one must choose bold and bright colours keeping the festive season in mind.”
According to Ritesh Shah, a fashion enthusiast, “One must always choose the dress after one’s style and taste instead of blindly copying someone else. For festive season, I am planning to buy a trendy kurta with Nehru jacket and pair it with mojari or Kolhapuri chappal.”
In a nutshell, it’s a very personal affair. The best mantra is to wear something smart, which you feel comfortable in and can carry at ease.