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The power of silk

There’s sheen in everyone’s eyes with the holiday season right around the corner and you could be looking for some serious style inspiration. You need not look further. Silk has taken the stage as international couture parades the lustrous fabric as the perfect way to amp up the class with parties lined up for the festive season! From shift dresses to kimono styles, the silk dress has come a long way from just being a classic statement for lingerie wear. City-based fashion experts tell us more about styling the ideal silk dress with panache.

Look out for unique pieces in shades of red or pink to add to your wardrobe. Black silk is also making a sweeping statement at the moment as designer Govind Kumar Singh says, “Blends of silk fabric are ideally used for dresses as they are lighter and more affordable. I would suggest styling an evening look with a close-fitted silk dress with preferably an off-shoulder look. The overall look will be feminine and appealing. You could style a silk dress with a denim jacket for your everyday street wear look!”

Indians are no strangers to the cascading fabric which rules our traditional wardrobe. Break the traditional norm with a silk dress as fashion and lifestyle blogger, Priyanjali Mittal says, “Who said you can wear silk only in the form of sarees and lehengas? Although silk is seen as a staple during weddings in India, this year make a unique fashion statement with a chic silk dress. A midi silk dress is sure to make heads turn at that New Year’s Eve party. Silk outfits have the ability to keep you warm so simply, throw on a cute scarf or a cozy sweater and you’re good to go. Just add your best pair of earrings and a touch of red lipstick to nail the look with class.”

Minimal goes a long way as the fabric makes for an elegant statement by itself. Slip dresses are the go-to option for fashion blogger, Aswathi Balakrishnan. “Silk dresses are tricky to style but if you get a hang of it, there is nothing like it. These dresses can create a statement by itself. So you don’t need to think twice if you want to be the showstopper at the party. I would like to stick to minimal jewellery for a silk dress as I believe less is more. I love pairing my silk slip dresses with a full sleeved top and stockings,” she quips.

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