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Dress like a desi chamak challo

THE ASIAN AGE. | RUTH PRARTHANA
Published : Feb 27, 2018, 12:16 am IST
Updated : Feb 27, 2018, 12:17 am IST

Sequins are in so sparkle like a diamond when you step out for a night of partying.

A model is seen sporting a sequin gown perfect for party.
 A model is seen sporting a sequin gown perfect for party.

Saying the sequins and sparkles will be a big deal this year is an understatement. Sequin dresses tend to come out only during formal parties but with when styled appropriately sequins can be worn even during the day. The important thing is to get your proportions right. Aishwarya Rai, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor have opted for sequins to add that much need bling to their outfits.

Some trends crop up every other season and sequins is one such trend. Designer Riyal Kodali says, “Sequins has been there since the beginning or ever since people started designing. It is one trend that never goes out of style. One can use zardosi, crystal or anything in embroidery but there is always going one element that has sequins.”

Sequins have enough bling factor needed for an outfit and one should not overdo it. Designer Deepika Sharma adds, “A perfect daytime look would be to choose a colourful sequin top and pair it with a plain white skirt.” If not the outfit itself, the accessories to can have the sequin trend. Designer Divya Jain adds, “Just one element of the outfit can have sequins. People can try a sequin top with plain and subtle pants and heels or the sequin element can be added in the form of the clutch or pumps.” For a person who loves to experiment with clothes she suggests wearing a silk saree that doesn't have any work on it with a sequin belt.

Riya adds, “This trend has both good and bad kind of bling and I have seen people who do not know how to differentiate between the two.  When sequins are used in the right proportions they looks amazing.” One should be really careful not to go overboard with this trend. “Excess sequins spoil the entire look. Just one element of the outfit should have sequins and the rest should be minimalist. The rules are different for western and Indian outfits. For western short dress, about 80 per cent of the dress can have sequins and in the case of Indian outfits only 35 per cent of the outfit should have sequins." Divya suggests. Accessorising this trend can get a little tricky. “A sequin dress can be styled with plain heels to make sure the attention stays on the dress.” Deepika adds.

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