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How to dress for #DateNight

Here are some boundaries to push and mistakes to avoid!

brunch Updated: Apr 28, 2018 22:02 IST
Lubna Salim
Lubna Salim
Hindustan Times
Riaan George,sleeves,date
Starring Bollywood’s star of the moment Kartik Aaryan and supermodel Nathalia Pinheiro (Kaur). Styling by Mia; Make-up and hair: Anjali Jain. On Kartik: Jacket, Zara; jeans, Wrangler; shirt, Koovs. On Nathalia: shorts and T-shirt, H & M(Prabhat Shetty)

Rolling your sleeves: Is it cool?

Yes: “Just do it right. Your cuffs should sit firmly on the elbows and not droop,” says blogger Riaan George (@urbaneyebyrg).

Riaan George, blogger

No: “Not cool,” insists choreographer Marc Robinson. “Especially not if you’ve got skinny forearms.”

Marc Robinson, choreographer
Roll your sleeves in a way that the cuffs sit firmly on the elbows and not droop says blogger Riaan George. Him: Cardigan, Koovs; shirt and pants H&M. Her: Dress, Koovs ( Prabhat Shetty )

And is dressy on a date a good thing?

Yes: “Putting in effort to dress for a date is a good thing,” says renowned fashion stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania. “Wear something that flatters your figure the best with a pair of comfy shoes. Get your nails done, blow-dry your hair and wear accessories that tell a story about you.”

Anaita Shroff Adajania, fashion stylist

No: “Don’t overdress on a date,” insists Mia, editor of Street Style Spotlight. “I want the person to see the real me and not the occasional one!”

Mia, editor of Street Style Spotlight

The best thing to wear on a date is…

Abhinav Mathur (@_abix_), social media influencer: “Polos and chinos!”

Abhinav Mathur, social media influencer

Marc Robinson: “A black tee and faded jeans, with a pair of nice clean shoes.”

Raghavendra Rathore, designer

Raghavendra Rathore, fashion designer: “Essentials include: a great pair of shoes, funky socks, nice cologne.”

According to Devanshi Kapadia, make-up artist, adding a drop of liquid illuminator to your foundation can work wonders on your date night out! Him: Shirt and Jacket, Zara; jeans, Levis. Her: Dress, Koovs ( Prabhat Shetty )

Make-up tips to remember…

Anmol Bhatia, blogger: “Go for just mascara, don’t overdo the eyes, avoid red lipstick! Use a highlighter for the evenings and a peach or pink blush for the day.”

Anmol Bhatia, blogger

Naina Redhu, photographer: “Use non-transferring lipstick and a nice personal fragrance. It’s best to opt for a light liquid matte foundation in summer.”

Naina Redhu, photgrapher

Devanshi Kapadia, make-up artist: “Add a drop of liquid illuminator to your foundation….”

Devanshi Kapadia, make-up artist

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From HT Brunch, April 29, 2018

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First Published: Apr 28, 2018 22:02 IST