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Sexy in the rain

Get funky with new colours and styles this monsoon, Manisha Pritilaya and Amandeep Kaur give tips to follow.
Hindustan Times | By Manisha Pritilaya and Amandeep Kaur, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2007 01:32 PM IST

Heavy rains, slush, mud and murky potholes.. this is the season to erase all the muck by dressing up. Step out of the old and routine.. get some wild and funky new colours and materials. Here are some tips you can follow.

Keep it short and sexy
Heavy and flowing clothes are a big no-no. Short and sexy clothes are in this season. The monsoon look is defined by sporty calf or knee-length capris or bermudas for the day and strappy chiffon or other light material dresses for the evenings.

Denims should be completely avoided. But if you are a denim freak, go for a light one. Forget about saris if you can. If you have to drape them, go for a georgette or a chiffon number with a sexy blouse.

Try the new range of transparent big plastic bags with bright and lively prints. And how about wearing a transparent raincoat which will not only protect you from the rain but also give a sexier edge to your look?

Big bulky beads are best put away Sleek minimal accessories look good. So a pair of small earrings and a chain with a funky, colourful locket to go with the dress will do.

Though, hair gels and hair oils can be useful in giving a wet and sexy look, hair stylists recommend going slow on hair products.

Rainbow colours
Break the monotony of a dull day by shopping for a colourful wardrobe and it's the right time too most of the lifestyle stores are on sale. Oh, and don't forget to finish the look with a dazzling and peppy umbrella.

Fuss-free fabric
In order to avoid any mess-up due to sudden or unexpected rain or embarrassing wet patches you should adopt easy drying and water-resistant material. No cottons, please.

You wouldn't want to trip and spoil your best pair of footwear. So rather than heels and pumps explore affordable, peppy and flat chappals most of the shoe shops are on sale now. Get a clean and uncluttered look and dress fresh.

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