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Fashion tip: the key to a sexy look

There are cardinal elements that make or break a look. These might be a pair of studded baubles that up the style quotient or a simple sheer panel on your maxi’s hemline that makes it stand out.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 03, 2013 16:40 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
keyhole detail

There are cardinal elements that make or break a look. These might be a pair of studded baubles that up the style quotient or a simple sheer panel on your maxi’s hemline that makes it stand out. With this on our minds, we’ve got a fine, sexy cut-out detail covered that can punch some panache in to your look- the keyhole. From the risqué navel plunge, a delicate drawstring teardrop to a romantic cut on the back, the variations are many.

What is a keyhole cut?
Shaped like a keyhole (surprise!), the cut-out usually makes for a neckline style that exposes the cleavage area. While it does draw attention to your décolletage, confidence here makes all the difference.

On the comfort side
“Experiment without compromising on the amount of skin you show. Play demure if you like by covering up with long hair or a scarf. Comfort level is most important, as well as the innerwear you choose,” says designer Arpan Vohra. So be style wise, and unlock the trend.

Vintage flair
From the recently released film, The Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood inspired glam at the Cannes red carpet to a TV enthusiast’s staple favourite, Mad Men, fashion is going vintage with a vengeance. The keyhole reminded us of 40s’ actor Lana Turner and her white dress with a keyhole at the neck. Scour street markets and you are sure to stumble upon tops, midis and floor-grazing dresses with the drawstring drop. Style with Marilyn curls and you are good to go.