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Confused about clothing? Our expert comes to the rescue

I am 5 ft 4 and I am conscious about my height. I have never worn heels but I want to try wearing them. What kind of heels should I invest in, and can you suggest their pairing with outfits? — Megha M

High heels are a pleasure with pain concept. Having said that, wearing heels can make you feel confident and awesome. Since you are a beginner, you can try out wedges or box heels because these are the most comfortable of all the heels.
After trying these, if you want to explore some more styles, you can go for a pair of pumps. Pumps are easy to carry and are comfortable at the same time. If you are investing in heels for the first time, opt for black ones that can go well with any outfit in your wardrobe.

I am 28 years old, and I am lean and short. I will be getting engaged soon. Can you please suggest some outfit ideas for the function? It is going to be a semi-formal event, but I don’t want to be stuck in a silk saree.  — Prarthana R

 Keep just one thing in mind while choosing an outfit, avoid lehengas with long blouses. Long blouses will make you look shorter. Since it’s your engagement, you should look grand as well as classy. You can opt for a brocade lehenga with a short silk blouse and pair this with a grand netted dupatta, which will look classy and elegant. You can also wear light embroidered dresses. Go for the lehenga saree. You can either pair it with cropped blouses or regular short ones.

I am going to be a best man at my friend’s wedding next month. What kind of suit should I go in for? I want to be able to use the same outfit sometime in the future too.
— Derek

I would suggest you go for a three-piece suit, which will look classy and stylish. If you want to use the same outfit in the future, try a notch lapel two-button classic jacket and a trouser with contrast colour waistcoat.

On a later day, you can pair casual outfits with notch lapel jackets. You can also opt for a chequered jacket and trouser with a solid-coloured waistcoat or vice versa. Just keep this one thing in mind, always choose lighter shades for a day event and darker shades for the night.

(The author is a city-based fashion designer and evangelist)

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