Dress up for Xmas

Dress up for Xmas

It is the season of love and joy, it is Christmas! It is also that time of the year when fashionistas look forward to adorning their best outfits.

As fashion designer John Galliano once said, "The joy of dressing is an art." So what can one look for this Christmas? "Sleek and sophisticated monochrome is a big hit this year and makes one look effortlessly chic. In terms of trend, a little black dress is a classic winner for Christmas. Adding pearl accessories can give a royal look.  One can also add an unexpected twist  to their look. A shade of deep coloured lipstick or going for a simple outfit leaving room for some major accessorising is definitely the way to go," suggests designer Masumi of 'Emblaze'.  

While this year, statement sleeves and bold cuts kept fashionistas hooked on, Masumi says a few trends like off-shoulder tops and dresses, bomber jackets, slip dresses and high necklines from the previous year are still going strong and one can look forward to them this Christmas too.  

Designer  Kiran Behr of 'Krimson' elaborates, "Christmas season calls for classy and subtle dressing with clean cuts and style, embellished with a minute amount of bling, it can be either in bold colours or nude tones."

She says that dramatic gowns in peplum style, drapes with ruffle, jumpsuits with attached skirts, and peplum tops with one shoulder ruffles can make one look classy and stylish.

"Tiered tasselled gowns, leather or sequins embellished fringes or deep velvet hues with classy cuts can be some of the styles to opt for.  Though hues of red and wines are generally associated with this festival, selecting shades like grey, olive green and violet can make one the talk of the town," she adds.

Ask her if playing safe with colours like white, black or red can still win the show and she says, "These are all-time favourite colours. If you are somebody who is ready to experiment, then you can always look for some other shades and steal the show. However, while doing so it's important to choose the right design."

Having said that, if you are tired of pulling out your same black dress every year, fret not! This Christmas is all about experimenting with unconventional colours and textures, says designer Sana Karim of label 'House of Zardoze'.  

"Pick up a sequin style or metallic satin dress to go all 'glam art deco' this season. Colours like black,  midnight  blue and gold are trending. Pair these vibrant colours with black heels or nude ones with simple accessories and you are good to go," says Sana.

"Bring out the feathers and bling from the closet for an evening party and keep it simple and elegant with ruffles and bell sleeves for a day party. Layering will be something to look forward to and it will be interesting to see people mix and match their outfits to stay warm and trendy," adds Sana.  

So, whether you are keeping your look classic with the little black dress or going all out with bold cuts and colours, the mantra this season is while you make those heads turn, don't let the cold weather get you down.

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