More than just red

Stunning looks

Most of us look for the perfect occasion to slip into the best outfit in our closet, and what better than Valentine’s Day, when one can dress not only to impress but also to show some self-love.

On this day, fashionistas look forward to catching up with the latest trends and also try to explore and experiment with style statements that speak for themselves.

This time, the fashion world is thinking ahead of the theme ‘red’ and is experimenting with different sober hues. Designer Anjana Mishra says, “It is time for something different this Valentine’s Day. Hues of pink and lilac are in this season so we are going with ‘rose quartz’, which is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. This colour has got mood and attitude.” Though she says the primary colour still remains red, pink is also trending. “Pairing rose hues with gentle off-white and gold embellishments is what we are concentrating on. Since today’s generation looks for new and unique fashion statements every time, they can experiment a lot with subtle colours.”

From raffle dresses to midi skirts and gowns, one can experiment with outfits that have a shimmery touch or keep it simple with an off-shoulder dress with minimal accessories.

“Valentine’s Day is all about showering love and looking good for your beloved. Earlier the red fever could be seen all around when the day of ‘love’ came close, however, this year the colour that is trending is pantone. Candy floss colours like ‘rose quartz’ and ‘serenity’ are preferred by the younger generation today. Bright hues of red are being replaced with softer shades,” says designer Dimple Raghani.

Describing her collection for the day, she adds, “My Valentine’s Day collection ranges from day wear to evening wear. One can look for rose pink silk shirts with grey pants for day wear, which gives an edgy look. This look can be completed with minimum accessorises and a sling bag. As for evening wear, one can opt for something that is alluring, preferably a long off-shoulder dress or a tube dress. These outfits look classy and are great for night-outs or dinners, with the correct amount of accessories.”

While dresses and gowns are selling like hot cakes, designer Priti Sahni gives a twist and keeps it elegant and traditional with her range of gorgeous saris. “Saris are trending among girls who wish to look elegant yet enchanting on their date. Though the much-loved colour for the day still remains red, we are giving it a twist of pink with contrasting shades and have created two-coloured saris this year. This is ruling the wardrobe of many as it looks chic.” Saris, she explains, can be carried off by anyone. “They can be worn on any occasion and are also perfect for a date night. They are graceful, bold and sophisticated and are always a great choice. One can pair a plain sari with a sleeveless, deep back with a moderately embellished blouse for a sensuous look for the date.”

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