Fashion designers and Bollywood stylists home in on their favourite haute-steppers who own the gowns they don. Here are some t
ips from style experts on how to wear the gown right and get the perfect look for the red carpet
Balance your look. If the gown is dramatic, keep the accessories and hair/make-up minimal. If the gown is simple in a bold colour, wear dramatic jewellery or an eye-catching hair-do.
Figure out what kind of gown silhouette works for your body type. Try out options at various designers’ studios and see what you feel best in and what looks best on you. See if you can score an appointment with the designer to help you make a selection or alternatively ask the store assistants for help. Insist on custom making the gown to your size. If you buy one off the rack, get it fitted to your size. Fitting is key and can make or break a look.
Keep it simple. Add something blingy, some big chunky piece but don’t overkill it. Don’t go all out and wear a hair ornament, a belt, earrings, bracelet and carry a clutch! The gown is supposed to be the focus. If it’s a simple gown then you can accessorise it a bit. If it’s a little more glam then keep it clean – do your hair nicely, do the right make-up and you’re good to go.
Keep it minimal. Don’t go OTT on accessories – you can wear statement jewellery as long as it doesn’t compete with the gown.
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From HT Brunch, September 6
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