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Go for silver this season

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 10, 2011 14:40 IST
Surabhi Chauhan
Surabhi Chauhan
Hindustan Times
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It is the onset of the holiday season, which means countless parties to attend vis-a-vis tackling the task of looking chic as you fight the winter chill. While the LBD (Little Black Dress) is always a safe option, how about taking a cue from the fashionistas, who are donning the metallic trend, this season.

From actors Deepika Padukone to singer Selena Gomez — celebs have been seen sporting dresses in metallic grey, silver and gunmetal in various luxe textures such as sequins, chiffon, silk and leather.

Talking about the trend, designer Rahul Khanna says, “Silver is certainly hot this season, and it’s a perfect shade to celebrate the festivities in.”

However, one might think that the metallic or the silver look suits best on the red carpet, and might look a bit jarring on the streets. Even for evening parties or a Christmas bash, it is therefore important that you balance your look with the right accessories.

“Tone metallic garments with a matte jersey, denim or knits. You can attempt the trend during the day with lurex pullovers with a pair of jeans or a full midi skirt,” suggests fashion stylist Nidhi Jacob. Fashion designer Surily Goel adds, “The metallic look adds weight to your personality, so go ahead and take the plunge. Make sure you pair it well with the right shoes as the right accessories can make or break this look.”

How to get the look right
For a pop star look: If you think silver is too soft for you, and you prefer a grunge appeal, then toughen up your look with leather accessories.
Wear sparkle as separates: Pair your wardrobe classics with a sequined blazer for an instant trend update.
Don’t go overboard: You don’t have to match the tone of the silver dress with your handbag or shoes. Mix and match luxe tones or rich black accessories to balance the look without looking like a Christmas tree.
Go minimal on accessories: Let glitzy pieces speak for themselves so keep accessories minimal
Try new combinations: Experiment with new accessories that fit the sparkle trend to the T. Hair clips, shrugs, collars, maxi skirts, belts, chokers, necklace, handbags are all available in the metallic grey sheen for the season.
Androgyny ahoy: If you are in love with the androgynous look, then you can balance the soft sparkle by incorporating it with your menswear inspired pieces. Cue: Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall-Winter 2011 runway pieces of cropped trousers and tuxedo jackets in shimmer.
Rich tones pairing: Silver though not subtle, is a shade that matches with ruby and red tones easily. Wear crimson or maroon lipstick and nail paint to make your look fresh and less dated.

Jennifer Hudson
The singer and actor showed off her recently-toned-down body by wearing a sleek silver number at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, last month.

Selena Gomez
The singer is gradually elevating her status from a teen sensation to a mature young lady by choosing glamorous pieces like this full legnth satin gown for red carpet dos.

Neelam Kothari
Neelam wore a grey tunic to make her red carpet appearance noticeable during the Golden Petal Awards in Mumbai, recently. However, wish she chose a better fitted option.

Deepika Padukone
A stunner on screen and on the red carpet, the actor makes a winning choice by wearing an off-shoulder Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna dress for an event in Mumbai.

Heidi Klum
At a recent award function, Klum wore a silver mini dress with cut out details to show off her toned body but only in a subtle manner, making her look sexy yet sophisticated.

Get the look in Delhi
A wrap-around dress that is attention grabbing as well as easy to wear. Pair this with some high heels and a leather clutch to make a statement like that of a rockstar.
Price: Rs 1,199
Available at: www.fashionandyou.com
This fitted dress brings in easy sophistication with its clean silhouette. The added zipper detailing and assymetrical collar makes it a refreshing option.

Price: Rs 9,000
Available at: SAJE, 9A Hauz Khas Village
Pair this sparkling top with denims, leather trousers or a velvet skirt to sport a great evening look. The large disc detailing makes it a unique choice.

Price: Rs 3,999
Available at: Marks & Spencer, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon.
Androgynous yet glamourous, this vest-jacket shaped dress is on trend and will be a good investment piece to wear with flats, boots or stilettoes.

Price: Rs 7999/-
Available at: FCUK store, Select City Walk mall, Saket
Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna silver sequin dress from Fall Winter 2011 collection.

Price: Rs 28,500
Available at: D-19, Defence Colony, first floor.