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Drop those hemlines

Celebrities are putting away their miniskirts in favour of the new secretary chic trend hitting the red carpet.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 26, 2011 01:07 IST
Rochelle Pinto

From the plunging necklines and thigh-high slits, the ladies on the red carpet seem to have been injected with a dose of conservatism.

From the mini-skirt loving Priyanka Chopra in a grey fitted sheath to cleavage-baring Mallika Sherawat in her orange knee-length dress, top female actors are opting for secretary chic, over their usual styles.

Sonam Kapoor, never one to be caught in anything too revealing, is a torchbearer of this mature trend, keeping her version young and fresh in bright canary yellow.

Ask designer Narendra Kumar what the new trend is all about and he says, “This style is becoming increasingly popular because it compliments the Indian woman’s naturally hourglass figure well. You could attribute it to the Mad Men revolution, where the dressing style from the ’50s and ’60s has made a major comeback.”

Designer Sabah Khan attributes the ‘less is more’ philosophy to the WillKat royal wedding, saying, “The designs sported by the bride’s sister Pippa Middleton didn’t reveal any skin, but showed off her curves in a subtle fashion, which became a rage internationally. And now celebs are picking up on this trend, since it works for Indian women who have the perfect ratio of bust to waist to hip.”