Evoking an attitude

Haute Style
Last Updated 19 May 2013, 12:59 IST

With its chic and contemporary looks, Bebe, a US-based clothing brand, suits the fashion sensibilities of people from all walks of life. Be it day, sport, work, party or normal evening wear, the designs spell elegance and style. Designed for the confident, modern woman, ‘Bebe’ has already got people from the glamour industry hooked on to it and is now taking the City by storm.

For the confident and glamourous

One is truly spoilt for choice at Bebe. The latest collection has flattering fits and cuts, which can turn anyone into a glamourous diva. There is no ignoring the ‘Logo Collection’, which comprises of a series of colourful tees, jackets, track pants and jeans with the label imprinted on it. Apart from that, the latest trends the brand has is the ‘Pretty in Peplum’, ‘White Hot’ and ‘Safari Chic’. Roma Manjrekar, senior brand manager, says that there is something for every occasion in this collection. “That’s one of the highlights of the brand itself. Be it casual, formal or a party, one can find good fashionable clothing here,” she adds.

Apart from the tees and jeans, the dresses also stand out. The collection has a good variety  like social dresses, work wear dresses, tubular dresses, bandage dresses and day dresses. “Bandage dresses are very in these days. It’s basically a figure-hugging ‘bodycon’ dress, mainly striped, so that it looks like a bandage. This is apt for people who have the figure to carry it off,” she says while adding, “Many youngsters are going in for tubular dresses as well, which have interesting sleeves and necks.”

Roma also suggests that there is always a misconception that one can’t explore much with a working woman’s wardrobe. “It’s always nice to look good even at work. It gives you confidence and people too will take you seriously if you look the part. But that doesn’t mean you stick to the basic pants and shirt. One can also break the monotony and explore some of the work wear dresses that the brand houses,” she adds. And for those who are into bold prints, the ‘Safari Chic’ line is just the answer. “This line has a lot of exotic prints in fresh colours, which gives emphasis to detailing,” she says. While it’s the clothes that do all the talking at the brand, Bebe’s ‘White Hot’ line gives ample space for experimenting with accessories. “Since the collection is all white, one can try on some funky accessories to brighten the look this season. Of course, one must ensure not to go overboard,” she sums up.

Radhika Bopaiah, II Year, CMR Institute of Management Studies, went for a chic look with a black ‘v-neck’ top and black pants along with black heels. The bold gold-coloured belt really complemented the entire look.  

Punchline: “The look may be all black yet it has got that edge to it that makes it stand apart. Everything about this look is hot and I love the colour black and I think it’s going to be a trend-setter.”

Price: Top (Rs 3,550), pant (Rs 6,850), belt (Rs 2,850) and shoes (Rs 6,450).

Arushi, II PUC, Baldwins Methodist College, teamed a pair of black jeans and a bright orange top. She completed the look with a pair of floral-printed tie-up sandals.

Punchline: “I like anything that’s flowy and comfortable. And this look had both. The bright colourful top is an apt pick for any day or night event.”

Price: Top (Rs 5,950); jeans (Rs 7, 800) and shoes (Rs 10,150).

Anjana Chettri, III Year, CMR Nursing College, slipped into a black and white stripped dress. Keeping the accessories very minimal, Anjana teamed it with a nude pair of heels.

Punchline: “The dress really fits like a glove and that’s what makes this look stand apart. And one can’t go wrong with the classic colours –– black and white.”

Price: Dress (Rs 5,000) and shoes (Rs 9,000).

Apoorva Chandrakanth, III Year, CMRIT, looked pretty in her pink one-sleeve dress. She kept the look simple by wearing just a pair of black heels.

Punchline: “The most striking part of the dress was the cut. It’s very different and at the same time very chic. I will definitely wear this for a party.”

Price: Dress (Rs 9,300) and shoes (Rs 9,300).

Saba Parveen, Final Year, Bangalore College of Engineering and Technology, wore a yellow and grey striped top with a stretch jeans. The black heels added an element of glamour to the look.

Punchline: “I loved the fit the jeans gave me. It was comfortable and one can easily get spoilt for choice at the store when it comes to tops. It has an interesting cut. This look is apt for an outing with friends.”

Price: Top (Rs 4,250), jeans (Rs 7,600) and shoes (Rs 9,300).

Shreya Bhandari, I Year, Mount Carmel College, wore a straight fit contrast dress. The striped dress was complemented with a pair of black heels.

Punchline: “I like the dress. It’s very chic and the combination of orange and white is also nice. I would wear this to a brunch as it has a very ‘Gossip Girl’ kind of feel.”

Price: Dress (Rs 11,950) and shoes (Rs 9,300).

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(Published 19 May 2013, 12:58 IST)

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