Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Q: I am five feet tall, little heavier on the thighs and legs. What kind of palazzos should I wear and also, is it a good idea to pair boots and palazzos? ⇒- Nita R

Palazzo pants that are loose and extremely wide from thighs to the hem work perfectly for your body type. Layered palazzos and slit palazzos that enhance the thighs are a big no no. Try pairing brogues or summer wedges instead of boots with the palazzo look.


Q: I am a 32-year-old and  5 feet 7 and with a pear-shaped body. I love floral prints, bright colours and bows. Can you please suggest ways in which I can incorporate this into an outfit and also look elegant and not gaudy?

- Nandini Prakash


The botanical trend is back for Spring-Summer 2018/19. Go for soft and micro florals over the 1960's florals in dresses and blouses. Avoid going for an all pop look. Team a pop colour with a dull colour bifurcate. The point here is to enhance your upper body to balance the pear shape. Go for layered looks and zest it up with tie up bows and preppy shoes.

Q: I am 25 and 5 ft 8. I have broad shoulders. I love good old fashioned classic colours, like black, blue, red and dark brown. Can you please suggest some trendy ways in which I can use the colours and not appear boring.  â‡’-  Sonia

Emphasise your waistline while balancing out your figure. Shift dresses, skater skirts and peplums in all the classic colours are must haves. Flaunt the same with deep necklaces. Avoid structured shoulders and pads.


Q: I am 42. I am 5 ft 4 and slightly on the heavier side. I love the pastel shades, but they appear too drab. What kind of accessories should I used on a mint green dress, something that is unique and not the usual gold and silver? ⇒

⇒- Rekha Naik


Wear a nude or white opera necklace with a mint green dress for weddings. Plastron neckpieces would look fabulous for night-outs. Another spotless pick will be a pastel chandlers without a neckpiece for a brunch party.

Q: I am 5 ft 3, 25 and quite thin. I have a mustard leather jacket. I want to wear it to work, Please suggest ideas where I can look chic and stylish and not like Uma Thurman from Kill Bill. ⇒- Divya

Mustard is the new black this season! You can team the mustard jacket with a classic white ruffled shirt with flood pants for formal occasions. Pine green or maroon A-line dress for dinner nights. A sequined black dress for a party.

Paresh is a city-based designer and couture evangelist.

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