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Style that makes us cringe

Fashion is all about getting creative and experimenting with styles. But sometimes the best of the bold trends can go bust on the style metre. Check out...

fashion and trends Updated: Jan 06, 2011 02:30 IST
Zofeen Maqsood

Fashion is all about getting creative and experimenting with styles. But sometimes the best of the bold trends can go bust on the style metre. A fashion tour of Bollywood revealed some of the celebs trying bold new looks that not only fell flat, but made us cringe. We hope you don't follow the dictates of these celebs, who made some of the best trends look more trashy than toasty. To ensure that you look look like a diva and not a scary fancy dress competitor, we bring to you a few thumb rules that you should stick to, while trying a new style. Find out how not to commit the style sins that these celebs so blatantly committed.

Nude blunder
Did actor Divya Dutta get too carried away with the colour, nude? Designer Anita Dongre says, “Nude tone compliments the Indian skin. All it takes is a bit of sensible styling to get it right.”

How to get it right: Dongre says, “Ensure that it fits you well and you wear it with matching seamless innerwear.”

Horror pants
Actor Udita Goswami got it all wrong when she wore this “too flared to look fabulous” harem pants. Stylist Manisha Verma says, “It’s a style sin to wear harem pants that slouch at all the wrong places. That extra yard of fabric looks like a ship’s sail.”

How to get it right: Designer Surily Goel says, “Go for harem pants that are a perfect balance of slouchy and smart. Avoid shiny and blingy fabrics.”

Kidding, really!
Model Maria Goretti tried the prep-chic look, but her confused mix with capri pants, paired with a formal shirt, a waistcoat and a short tie made her look like a wannabe.

How to get it right: Designer Dev says, “When going for prep-chic do not mix elements like formal and casual. Pedal pushers go best with sporty tees.”

Peek-a-boo gone wrong
A little black dress with a slit at an unusual place might seem like an interesting idea for a new-age fashionista. But actor Soniya Mehra stumped the style police with a dress too short and a midriff-baring slit. Designer Dev from the duo Dev R Nil says, “An asymmetric hemline or an off-shoulder is a great idea, but an in-your-face slit isn’t the best way to show off your curves.

How to get it right: Dev says, “Follow the classic fashion rules. If you are going high on hemline, avoid an unexpected flash of skin. If it’s a knee-length dress, feel free to experiment.