Designer Nikhil Mehra finds extremely tight-fitted and short dresses to be the biggest party blunder that revellers become victim to. “These dresses tend to be two sizes too tight and three inches too short! They are just hideous,” he says. Mehra’s statement makes clear the definite style no-no’s of a party.
East going West is a no-no for designer Rina Dhaka, who finds it amusing how some people get western dressing wrong. “The new rage among party-goers is that they all want to wear western dresses. Someone who has grown up wearing Indian clothes suddenly swaps them with short dresses. Their clumsy way of walking and discomfort with bare legs is very evident,” she says.
Don’t do the sheep-walk
Wear what flatters your body, says designer Gaurav Gupta. “Following all trends blindly without understanding your own body type is what most people do today. Wearing
tight-fitted clothes with bulges coming out will not make you look slim,” he says, advising party-goers to know what suits their body shape and not act like one in a flock.
The show-off bag brigade
The way that people carry their bags at parties seems as if they are showing them off! It’s like in a typical ‘please see my bag’ kind of way,” says designer Anupama Dayal who suggests that one should be proudly holding themselves instead of putting the bags on display and often flaunting fake brands.
All that glitters is often horror
Going over the top with bling is just not cool. Over-accessorising is certainly not the way to go for parties, says designer Nida Mahmood. “You don’t have to dress up like a Christmas tree by wearing too much make-up and big flashy jewels. Keep it toned down. You don’t have to do 10 different things at the same time,” Mahmood says.