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October 19, 2016

Style Files | 5 festive dressing tips from Lakmé Fashion Week

With the festive season and the last quarter of 2016 underway, it is safe to say that we're at the most awaited point of the year. Of all hobbies, shopping is the most preferred. Diet is a cuss word not to be uttered within a 10 mile radius. Monotones and neutrals are given a rest for all things glittery. You catch my drift - there's a celebratory feeling in the very air itself!

So when it comes to dressing up for this special time, traditional wear is the most adored choice. Cue the avalanche of anarkalis, lehenga cholis and sarees. With fashion finding modern interpretations while being deeply rooted, its no wonder that festive dressing has come a long way. So this time around, make the festive season your fashion parade. Take a note from these trends at Lakmé Fashion Week to reinvent up your festive fashion game.

Go bright or go home

Indian model wearing a saree for designer Gaurang at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

While traditional wear has always stayed true to rich jewel tones as well as the tried and tested reds and golds, it is time to go bolder. Bright hues are trickling into festive wear and were spotted all over the ramps of Tulsi Silks and Gaurang. Expect punchy pinks, sunny yellows and bold blues all over those sarees and give it a try it for yourself.

Indian models wearing sarees for designer Gaurang and Tulsi Silks at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis



Get an edge

Indian models walking for GenNext designers at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Whoever thought that Indian ethnic wear was a drag couldn't be any more wrong. For that, we thank the GenNext show who inspired us with their enthusiastic usage of rivets, leather, combat boots and studs. For a modern, risque element to an otherwise traditional look, this is your answer. Because what better way can you add spunk to your kurta than with a snazzy leather jacket!

Statement jewellery

Indian model wearing a saree and turban for designer Shivan and Narresh at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

There's no shortage of the yellow metal during the festive season, especially since there is a day allotted solely to it. But we're talking about more than just gold earrings and a diamond pendant. Take inspiration from Suhani Pittie and Shivan & Narresh at Lakmé Fashion Week and go a step further. I'm talking body chains, heavy duty chokers and even epaulettes. All it takes is one piece of statement jewellery and rest assured, you'll be the belle of the ball.

Indian models wearing sarees for designers Suhani Pittie and Shivan and Narresh at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis


Unconventional silhouettes

Indian models walk the ramp for designers at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

We've gotten used to seeing festive fashion in a streamlined manner with straight-fitted kurtas and billowy anarkalis. But what if you changed that without moving too far? That's the kind of experimentation that your festive ensemble needs. Turn traditional thinking on its head and style garments keeping only balance in mind. That's all you need for a look that will never cease to elicit a second glance.

Indian models walk the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Layer up 

Indian models walk the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

When you add bacon to eggs on a Sunday morning, it only enhances the dish to make for a breakfast to look forward to all week long. Similarly, layers are the bacon of the outfit. They can add depth and distinction simply, ensured that they aren't too heavy for our climate. As seen at the Payal Khandwala and GenNext shows, all you need to do is play around with your look. Try adding in a layer or two to turn it into a ensemble you'll crave to wear anything during the year.

Indian model walks the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File

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