When you think of Christmas, you think of the colour red. But while picking out a red outfit from your wardrobe for that Christmas outing today, go through your ensemble carefully as you don’t want to end up looking like Santa Claus. A fashion faux pas is not what you would ask for, when visiting friends or playing the host for X’mas.
We spoke to four Delhi designers who gave advice on how to carry the red look with aplomb in the chilly Delhi weather.
Designer Nikhita Tandon says, “Red is the colour this season for all hotties. Everyone is wearing red gowns or red fitted dresses this Christmas. So, let the colour on the body talk and keep everything else subdued. Even the makeup should be kept nude.”
“At times girls go overboard with red. The look should be balanced. If you’re wearing a red outfit, the first rule is to be minimalistic and simple in cut and pairing accessories. Red outfitwith red heels is surely a ‘no’. Very short dresses are not so cool in red colour. Try pairing with suttle copper, dull gold or silver.”
— Nikhita Tandon
The covered up look
“Layer your look with a bit more drape to get a sense of movement and fluidity in the outfit. Experiment with your look by wearing stockings in bright colours and a dress with bold prints to add a sense of fun. Add lace trims on sleeves and hems for a dramatic look. You could accessorise with costume jewellery.”
— Gaurav Gupta
“I suggest big earrings and high stilettoes in silver mettallic to suit the sensuous sari look. A silver bag, a touch of silver glitter and ornate bindis in silver or silver bindi tattoos delicately positioned on the back and arms would afford the perfect touch that spells Merry X’mas. Moreso, a bold brooch serving as a sari pin could work wonders.”
— Kavita Bhartia
“Red is a very rich colour and suits the Indian skin tone very well. Wear a simple red dress with a red jacket. Team it up with black sandals as it will tone down the bold red. Accessorise the look with a bracelet or a watch.”
— Payal Jain