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Style police in parliament

Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 10, 2012
First Published: 17:15 IST(10/8/2012) | Last Updated: 00:37 IST(11/8/2012)

Fancy bags, silk saris, posh sunglasses — the women parliamentarians in the ongoing monsoon session are being noticed as much for their style statements as for their fiery speeches and interjections. Our shutterbugs went around checking out the glam quotient and came up with interesting pics of our women MPs, trying to look their stylish best. Fashion experts, however, have a thing or two to say when it comes to the overall look of some. “My out and out vote goes to Rekha. What a charming beauty with evergreen elegance,” says designer Payal Jain of the first-time MPs look in heavy, but plain silk saris, teamed with bright lip colour and Ray-Ban sunglasses. “For me, Priya Dutt’s whole scarf tie-up look really works,” says designer Nida Mahmood. “It is not too austere but a bit relaxed and assured,” she adds.

While Jaya Bachchan’s cotton sari in fiery saffron colour gets a thumbs up from stylists who term it “bright and patriotic, her namesake Jaya Prada is not as lucky, owing to an ill-matched bag. “Her fuschia sari is really pretty and so is her the big-dial watch with the matching strap, but the modern chic bag clashes with the traditional look,” says Jain. Unmatched accessories also lets down the overall stylish look of MP Supriya Sule. “Why did Supriya need to carry an oversized blue bag with such a lovely white sari with bright pink border?” wonders stylist Yatan Ahluwalia. Apart from Rekha, who got a unanimous thumbs up from style experts, young MP from Kannauj, Dimple Yadav, too garnered positive response. “Dimple Yadav is looking really simple and elegant. The 3/4th sleeve length of her blouse suits her body frame. The contrasting white handbag, that seems like a Gucci,  gives her a sharp business like edge,” says Ahluwalia.

“Dimple Yadav’s style is graceful but I expected her to don a more cheerful colour than the earthy green sari she wore,” says Mahmood.

Rekha
Her Style
Kanjivaram saris with sunglasses

Jaya Prada
Her Style
Bright saris with chic bags

JayaBachchan
Her Style
Cotton saris, minimal makeup

Supriya Sule
Her Style
Plain saris with bright borders

Priya Dutt
Her Style
Scarves with kurtis and pants


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