Designer Archana Kochhar Gives Her Expert Opinion
With the festivities in the air, it’s time to look and feel glamorous and dress to impress.
Today’s modern women seek versatility and sophistication in design and style. They prefer practical fashion pieces that ride high on the trend quotient and are adaptable enough to dress up or down- allowing the wearer to express her uniqueness irrespective of the occasion. The colour palette is a mix of cheerful vibrant hues like candy pinks, mint blues, icy greens, tangy oranges and shimmer gold which are perfect for a festive season.
Wear outfits that are made with breathable fabric like georgette and flat chiffon with a hint of lycra as they give a wonderful flowy fall and fit right. This looks sophisticated while maintaining the essence of femininity.
For an elegant yet edgy festive statement, go for a high-low anarkali silhouette with high-waisted leggings or churidar. A fitted gown with sheer interesting-cut back and minimal embroidery for a cocktail function will surely grab eyeballs.
Be a head turner at a wedding with a gorgeous mint blue and coral pink anarkali, a gold clutch and statement earrings to complete the look.
Go classic with a gold and ivory anarkali with traditional Lucknowi work, complemented with gold jhumkis. This makes for a very pretty picture for a pre-wedding puja ritual or a festive puja – it’s feminine, graceful and naturally alluring!
Festive wear this season is all about timelessness and understated elegance so keep one item in the overall look opulent – and let that be a magnificent statement piece of jewellery.
‘This is the season to sparkle! Incorporate a shimmering piece into your holiday look, whether it is a sequined gown, dress or anarkali, or a cute, crystal-embellished pair of shoes. But be careful not to go overboard — try to limit this trend to one or two pieces per ensemble.