Sari: The best net asset this summer
Summer’s the time for some serious skin show in flimsy net saris. It’s comfy, fragile, makes way for showing off almost the same amount of skin as the ubiquitous LBD and yet people can’t say that you are dressed inappropriately! Here’s how to buff up your body.fashion and trends Updated: Mar 24, 2011 02:06 IST
It’s comfy, fragile, makes way for showing off almost the same amount of skin as the ubiquitous LBD and yet people can’t say that you are dressed inappropriately! No wonder, a net sari is something every fashionsita worth her salt loves to be seen in. We recently saw the sultry Padma Lakshmi sizzle in a green net sari at the 3rd Annual Blossom Ball in New York. The recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) also saw designer Preeti Kapoor showcase delicate net saris with embellished borders. Satya Paul’s collection also featured glitter net saris. So, if you too are all set to play the diva at the next wedding, here’s how to make your body look babelicious in the delicate attire:
Do you have a hot-bod?
Unless you have a workout perfected hot-bod, don’t go for the all-net look. A blob of fat on your gut, flabby arms, and spare tiers around your waist are better hidden with a heavier fabric like silk. If you are on the leaner side, try these to look taut. “If you got three days in hand, cut out refined carbohydrates to bring down water retention. If you have a week, jog for 25 minutes daily to tone up your muscles,” says Dhruv Gupta , health expert, Fitho.
Your skin must be in a great condition to pull off a net sari. "If there are blemishes and freckles on your back, arms and midriff, mix crushed sugar, a few drops of rose or jasmine oil, a table spoon of almond oil, and give your body a good scrub," says beauty expert Blossom Kochhar. For pigmentation, mix papaya pulp, milk powder and lemon juice and apply on affected areas. For dark elbows, take lemon peel, pour a little almond oil in it and soak your elbows in the peel. Scrub salt on your elbow and wash off. Don't forget to apply a good hand cream before you go to sleep.
An even skin tone is a must to doll up in a net sari. “Use a waterproof body foundation all over the parts that are exposed. You can also use a body spray to fix the foundation,” says make-up artist Vidya Tikari. A bronzer will glam you up instantly. Use bronzer on your elbows, shoulders, décolletage, neck and tummy.
Style your hair right
Steer clear of hair accessories unless you want to look like a mannequin in a Chandni Chowk shop. “Blow dry your hair and leave it open. If you want to put it out, mousse it up and tie it up in a loose pony. Pull out some stands for a dishevelled look that works well with the look of your sari,” says stylist Jayati Bose.
Some cool buys for that hot-bod
Polish your skin
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