The secret to a statement

The secret to a statement

Haute style

The secret to a statement

The fit with finesse

The boutique has women of all age groups coming back for more because Sheetal’s garments make them look good as the fit is perfect. “I believe that people should look attractive. There  should also be a lot of drama and passion in what they wear,” she says. She points out that her statement may sound a bit dramatic but she believes that what one wears reflects their personality. 

Sheetal says that she always wanted to give a shape and form to her ideas through her own label. “I used to watch my grandmother make beautiful clothes and that’s how I picked up a flair for designing and paid attention to detail. This is how I also opened ‘Finesse’ a few years ago.”  She creates Indo-Western wear, in addition to short dresses, tunics, tops and gowns. “I work around a lot of laces and embroidery to make something unique. The most exciting part for me is to create innovative designs to suit my clients. She feels that a perfect blend of cut, colour and design, is what makes a garment striking. She says that she enjoys the freedom that comes with her profession.

“Most of my customers give me the confidence and freedom to give a flamboyant twist to all their garments. My clothes are not for the faint-hearted but for those who are open and willing to experiment with different designs.”

While Sheetal says accessorising is an individual choice, she feels that they must always reflect with the style and personality of the wearer. “Accessories are the secret to style. They add a magical touch to one’s attire. Accessories made from semi-precious and precious metal or stone are always an investment.” She also states that simple items like a brooch, belt and shoes can make a dress look very classy and sophisticated. The store is located at No 114, Central Street, 8th Cross, Kumara Park West.

1. Aishwarya, a third-year BBM student, Jain College, chose to wear a black and gold sequenced short dress.

Punchline: “This short dress is best suited for a party. It is not only stylish in its cut but also fits perfectly. It is hard to find a dress which is comfortable. The pricing is also pretty reasonable.” 

Price: Dress (Rs 4,000)

2. Keerthana, a third-year BBM student, Jain College, picked up a netted dress and paired it with a golden coloured skirt.

Punchline: “The first thing that struck me about the outfit is the combination. It is not only bright but extremely attractive. You don’t have to worry about accessorising because the outfit itself is so elegantly designed.”

Price: Pink netted dress (Rs 4,500) and skirt (Rs 1,500)

3. Karishma, a third-year BBM student, Jain College, slipped into classic black layered dress

Punchline: “Black is always the preferred colour for a night out with friends. It not only makes you look slimmer but the colour gives you the freedom to accessorise as you want. You could wear a chunky earring or just a loud neckpiece to complete the look.”

Price: Dress (Rs 5,000)

4. Shalini, a third-year student of interior design, Raffles Design Institute, picked up a red hand-embellished blouse and completed the look with a georgette drape.

Punchline: “This combination ensures that you look modern with a traditional twist. The elaborate work on the blouse and the drape more than make up for the lack of accessories. The outfit is bright and beautiful.”

Price: Blouse (Rs 2,500) and drape (Rs 3,500)

5. Kavya, a second-year BA student, Mount Carmel College, slipped into a navy blue short dress.

Punchline: “The blue dress is not only attractive but also comfortable. It is just perfect for a party. The work on one side of the shoulder gives the dress a different twist and you also don’t have to accessorise too much.” 

Price: Dress (Rs 4,000)

6. Preksha, a first-year BA student, Mount Carmel College, picked up a raw silk floral skirt and paired it with a crop top

Punchline: “The combination is simple yet stylish. The floral skirt is perfect for summer. You can pair it with tops in any colour. The variety at the store is truly mesmerising.”

Price: Skirt (Rs 3,500) and top (Rs 1,700)

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