Sequins have become a tad cliché and black is definitely boring and uninspiring for the party season. However, that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the metallics completely. Just the right hint of the jewel tones is enough to be the toast of the party circuit. We ask stylists and designers to suggest nifty looks for the festive month.
Avoid black and navy
Stylist Divyak D’Souza says, “Your style and climate can dictate fabrics and silhouettes but pairing colours uniquely is exciting for me. Avoid all black and navy. Do a mint green with a maroon or purple with rust or tomato red with baby pink.”
Sequins are dated
Stylist Isha Bhansali says, “Sequins are done to death. Sneakers are still really big and if you still want shine, wear it with an understated dress. However, don’t look like a light bulb. Team it with a lady-like, sheath dress or a sporty skater dress. If you want to sparkle, bling it on with the right pair of shoes.”
Stylist Rick Roy suggests, “I am a big fan of glam rock look. You can go the gypsy way — opt for a boho chic look. Show off your body with a fitted top, use a brooch on the skirt — ruch it up.”
Have fun with colours
Designer Aniket Satam says, “For formal dinners, deep intense colours — oxblood, burnt orange, teal blue, forest green work best. Opt for a negligee or boudoir-inspired dress and layer it with a duster coat.”