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Make your Christmas stylish!

Snigdha Ahuja Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 22, 2012
First Published: 17:48 IST(22/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:54 IST(23/12/2012)

The year is about to come to an end, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t usher the next one in style. This Christmas eve, look like a complete star, and take on fabrics emblazoned with gold, dark hues and metallics. Opt for Scottish tartan prints, tassles, opera gloves and elaborate accesories.

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Make the most of the unfettered freedom that winter dressing provides you, and layer like a pro with pea coats, long-sleeved, peek-a-boo striped camisoles, cropped sweaters, and garments with stylised applique work. This Christmas, you can also go ethnic. As unconventional as it sounds, Indian wear is increasingly changing its dimensions to embrace experimentation. Pop saris with asymmetric draping, cropped jackets to wear atop blouses, floor-length woolen kurtis or wraps and all-glitter churidars in fun colours can make you look great. Stock up on opaque leggings, hoop earrings, a Peter Pan necklace, a stole in a shimmery fabric and a cocktail ring that can add edge to your festivities. We break down the celebrations for you — dinner or roof-top barbecue at home, a sit down dinner with family or all-night club revelery. So be merry and dress sexy!   

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2012/12/Christmas_fashion.jpgTips to rock neo-fusion

Accesories are the key. Katy Perry’s earrings that she paired with a sweater on a Christmas outing is something to take a tip from

Mix while you layer. Make your mirrored dupatta a scarf-style wrap

Paisley prints and embroidery can go wrong on denim, but you can take on baroque with these prints in gilded forms on shirts and even leggings

Your mom’s thin gold chains, tassle earrings and crystal studs work too.

All-Night Club Celebration

If you want to ring in the Christmas cheer with starry dazzle, go all-out with glitter and shimmer. Don’t miss the opportunity to take out the dresses that you bought for their shiny fabric, embedded mono-coloured stones and 3D mettalic inputs. Chitrangada Singh rocks this green floor-length gown, and if you are the cocktail shuffling, bar-hopping types, bring on the party with this look. Don’t be afraid of going over the top, just balance out the look well. Pick up a box clutch embedded with sparkly stones, ankle-length boots with studded heel stems, a gold broad waist clasp or an LBD that makes heads turn when you pair it with studded gloves, or an all-stone headband.  

Sit Down Dinner

We are changing the rules here. Sonam Kapoor has changed the game with her take on Indian wear and this festive season, you could do the same. This Anamika Khanna sari proves how you can do ethnic for Christmas. Choose celebratory colours like shades of gold, jade green, oxblood and maroons. Go for chandelier earrings or vintage pearls. Coral stone rings can also add a delicate touch to your look. If you want to take up a more daring style challenge, opt for shimmery cropped jackets over your ethnic wear, or team up your outfit with oxford booties in dark colours. Be the one to stand out, and indulge in some festive cheer in your own unique way. terrace\home party

If Christmas is going to be a family affair, with a delectable dinner spread, candy cane and all-night carols, make sure you look fashionable! Choose colours like dark green, aubergine, shades of peach or dull silver and red. Anushka Sharma’s pencil-skirt makes the most of her curves. You can add a side braid and a cropped jacket to keep you warm. You could also go for shift dresses, oversized sweaters with cigarette denims, or top your sheer stockings with a thigh-high shirt dress, a mix-fabric sweater, finishing with knee length boots. Too dressy for home? Don’t think twice, we all know those photos are going to take over your social networking accounts in a matter of clicks!


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