Styles that are stronger, bolder, darker and wilder, come fall.
Last season's minimalistic tendencies may be relegated to the ignored
recesses of your wardrobe, together with the sweet and the sensual.
It's all about making a louder statement. Go Gothic, add a dash of
OTT embellishments and a trove of delectable jewels. But remember,
femininity is never out of fashion
SIDE OF BEAUTY: GORGEOUS GOTH
Toss the softer, sweeter side of you out of the window... it's time
to go dark and wicked. From the House of Dior to our very own Fashion
Weeks, Gothic influences were omnipresent in all ways possible. But
the trick is to get this exaggeration just right, as the look is still
beautiful, soft and very, very sexy.
- Permit your chiselled body to pull off volume with gracious ease
- be it skirts, dresses, tops and tunics with godets, panels, engineered
flares and ballooned up hemlines. Team this volume with a pair of
cigarette pants or a fitted skirt and these copious silhouettes make
for très chic options for lavish soirees. Opt for deep burgundy, mauve,
plum or cherry red. You can also go for eternal black or brown embellished
with peacock blue and fuchsia pink.
- For a touch of softness and sophistication in your glamorous ensemble,
indulge in extravagant lace on woven silk, velvet or satin, elegantly
cut and draped for gowns and skirts. Great options to go with are
the Dior Gaucho bag and high voltage, stone studded cork heels.
- Bring out the charcoal eyeliner and kohl, mascara, fake lashes and
loads of attitude - and you're the Goth-goddess. Eyes heavily done
with eyeshadow, lined with kohl and finished with oodles of mascara
with a dash of gloss will help with the finishing touch and make you
- For a more minimalistic but equally bold look, choose from a number
of add-ons like chunky dark jewellery, diamanté glares, embellished
headbands and hair accessories, fishnets, crystal studded stilettos,
pointed pumps or boots in glossy PVC and oversized bags.
Go for it: Sushmita Sen, Bipasha
Basu, Monikangana Dutta.
Collections: Namrata Joshipura,
Rocky S, Carolina Herrera, Burberry Prosum.