Styling tips for curvy women

Are you in a fix over what will suit your curves best? Go out and experiment, mixing and matching different styles, experts suggest.

Vidit Sehgal, Head — Marketing and IT and Co-Founder of online shopping platform, especially for plus size women, and , Chief Stylist at Voonik, list down ways women can accentuate their curves:

 Embrace colours and patterns. You can wear stripes, polka dots, floral prints, and more. Loud prints bring emphasis to the areas they cover, so pay attention while making your selection. Choose clothes that not only best suit your look, but also feel comfortable on your skin.

 Avoid oversized clothes. Instead, try well-fitted clothes that add to your beauty and positively highlight your beautiful curves.

Go for wide belts. Get a beautiful belt and pair it with a well-fitting flare dress. The wrap dress is also a great alternative to match with wide belts and will create the same flattering effect.

Show off a little with a crop jacket and a well-tailored one-piece paired with boots to look stylish. Crop tops with high-waist skirts showing off a little of your waist and hips also look attractive. Always go for A-line skirts.

curves, curvy women, flaunt, colours for curvy women, mix and match, styles, experiment with styles, Indian express, Indian express news Go for long necklaces and chunky bracelets for an unconventional look. Avoid wearing small necklaces, though.

Shapewears help you in accentuating all the right curves and are perfect for a firmer, shapelier you. Wear it over your long leg panties and look slimmer under a fitted dress.

Solid Hues. Ditch black and opt from any solid hues for amazingly flattering looks, they are equally slimming. Choose peplum, a streamlined pencil skirt with a peplum creates an hourglass shape.

Horizontal Stripes. Say yes to horizontal stripes and break up the pattern with a blazer or coloured pants.

Patterns. Bring in some fun to your wardrobe with patterns. For the ultimate slimming effect, look for patterns with darker backgrounds.

Picking Up the Threads

industry this year, she chose to mark it with a 22-piece collection celebrating her “lifelong journey in Indian textiles”. The collection, which was showcased in the Capital in March, highlighted her enduring affair with ikat, kalamkari and Central Asian embroideries, although in a modern context.

Jain, who works with natural fibres and has widely experimented with textiles, has now launched a new fabric — the bamboo-silk ikat. Calling it eco-friendly and organic, Jain says, “In the plant kingdom, bamboo stands tall as being among the most eco-friendly. It absorbs 35 per cent more carbon dioxide than other trees, and is biodegradable. And because it doesn’t need fertilisers or pesticides to grow, the groundwater around bamboo groves is minus chemicals. In India, most of the bamboo is grown organically. I have used a proportion of 50 per cent bamboo yarn with silk for the bamboo-silk ikat.”

The fabric, which was launched in Delhi last week, took her “15 years of R&D to perfect”. Jain adds, “As a craft revivalist and textile conservationist, my effort is to keep alive a sector that is otherwise in danger of being extinguished by factory production. This textile took me years of research and on-the-ground work with master weavers. The yarn can be blended with other fibres for durability and strength. It took us 15 long years to produce not just the yarn but the textile.”

In 1996, Jain worked with an NGO in Bangladesh on the revival of nakshi kantha and is largely credited with the reintroduction of Dhaka muslin in India. She says, “In the mid-1990s, when I collaborated with BRAC Bangladesh, it cemented my resolve to ensure livelihoods for the artisans.” In the past, she has blended Andhra ikat with that from Odisha, and has also combined elements from Thailand and Gujarat’s patola to make a double ikat.

On the potential of the new fabric in India, and other bamboo-growing nations for that matter, Jain says, “Since India is the second largest bamboo-growing country in the world, we are well-positioned to grab ascendancy in bamboo yarn production. Right now, because I have crafted only a limited number of standalone pieces, prices are a little stiff. Until we go into mass production, pricing will continue to be on the higher side.”

The designer is happy with the increased focus on the revival of crafts in India. She says, “It is important to appreciate where we come from — our roots and traditions are intrinsic to who we are today. After the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of factory production, the Indian crafts industry took a backseat. Artisans gave up their family tradition and migrated in search of jobs. Slowly, we’re losing our traditional skills. Which is why there is the need for a strong craft revivalist movement in India.”

Jain has created a full-fledged collection out of the new fabric, perhaps aiming to make it a part of the contemporary fashion statement. The bamboo-silk ikat collection has 40 pieces of Indo-Western wear — tunics, shirts, achkans, trousers, balloon pants and pyjamas. She calls it a “tester” for future innovation. “The basic bamboo yarn is luminescent ivory. Much as I would have loved to do an entire collection in that hue, I had to add colour to suit every taste. We have dyed our textile to enhance the ikat design element,” she adds.

Baadshaho promotions: Esha Gupta is a true fashion queen; here’s proof

Esha Gupta is someone who has always managed to give us fashion goals and with the release of her next film Baadshaho, co-starring Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz, it’s only expected of her to put her best foot forward. It’s good to see that the actor has not disappointed us so far, whether it’s flaunting a deconstructed shirt or nailing the desi look.

Recently, Gupta wowed all in an Adlyn Rae dress featuring a white lapel off-shoulder neckline and a thigh slit. The nautical striped dress hugged her curves in all the right places and showed off her toned legs perfectly.

Esha GuptaCelebrity stylist Reann Moradian accessorised her look with minimal jewellery from Accessorize and FiFi Jewels and a pair of pretty silver Jimmy Choo heels with bright orange studs on it, while, celebrity hairstylist Mehak Oberoi styled her hair into gorgeous retro side swept waves. We are totally in love with this look.

Then, for another event Gupta kept it simple and really chic in a blue floral print jacket and fitted pants from Twelve AM:PM. We love how she wore it with the white pussy bow blouse.

We love ruffles but Jacqueline Fernandez’s take on it is simply bizarre

From rainbow-inspired pants to glamorous metallic gold tops, with the promotion of her upcoming film, A Gentleman, Jacqueline Fernandez has been giving us plenty of inspiring looks. Maybe this is what you come to expect when two experts from the industry, Anaita Shroff Adjania and Lakshmi Lehr constantly work on curating the perfect look. But even world-class celebrity stylists have their bad days and this look is one such example.

For a promotional event, Fernandez stepped out in an all-black ensemble put together by the duo. The black Deme By Gabriella crop top and the ruffled, high-low skirt from Sandro Paris Officiel allowed her to show off her perfectly toned abs but it did nothing more than that.

Jacqueline FernandezWe think it’s one of the worst looks of the actor, ever! Even her beauty game lacked finesse and we are really disappointed. To put it bluntly, this look is a complete drab.

Another look which threw us off balance was of the actor in a colourful, knitted maxi dress by Missoni. She paired it with layered dainty necklaces and a pair of earrings from Farah Khan.

Ileana D’Cruz or Yami Gautam: Who wore the black pantsuit better?

Just like a black tuxedo, a black pantsuit is the epitome of class and elegance. Over the years, Bollywood beauties have shown us different ways to wear the statement-making separates and a few of them have been really bold. We still can’t get over Sapna Pabbi’s pink pantsuit that she wore to Stardust Awards in 2015. Also, Alia Bhatt in an all-white, satin powersuit from Emporio Armani and a pair of sexy black heels from Christian Louboutin for the premier episode of Koffee With Karan Season 5 cut a fine figure. Now, making waves once again is Ileana D’Cruz and Yami Gautam in suits.

For a promotional event for her upcoming film Baadshaho, co-starring Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’cruz looked striking in a crisp black suit from Osman’s Pre Fall 2016 collection. We love how she took it to the next level by pairing it with a white pussy bow blouse from Twelve AM:PM and really chic Christian Louboutin heels.

Ileana D'Cruz, Yami GautamThe statement ring from Isharya added some bling to her outfit. We think she looked lovely with a chic ponytail and a bright red pout.

Meanwhile, Yami Gautam who was in Delhi to attend a mobile launch event was seen in a black suit by Intrinsic by Muskaan Goswami. Celebrity stylist Ami Patel styled it with a lace-up neck detail white top and sky high black strappy heels.

Tamannaah Bhatia’s tassel blouse is the weirdest thing you will see today

Tamannaah Bhatia is not particularly known for giving us fashion goals but she has managed to grab our attention from time to time, for good reasons, of course. But this time, the Baahubali actor made us sit up and take notice while in New York for wearing one of the most weird blouses ever! The outfit which she picked up from Akanksha Gajria included a tassel details, striped blouse in peach and teal and a tie-dye silk skirt. While we like the skirt, we feel the blouse ruined the entire look.

First, given the unusual colours, the round neck design, especially the patch of pink around her neck and shoulders look out of place, and second, the striped tassels make the entire outfit look simply tacky. We feel it is one of her worst looks ever, given that her make-up wasn’t on point as well.

Tamannaah BhatiaThe concealer used to hide her dark circles wasn’t effective and she kind of looked pale here, coupled with the sleek updo.

We spotted another look of Bhatia which didn’t go down well with us. The white polka dot jumpsuit with the corset style bodice from Saaksha & Kinnie paired with the longline cape looks odd and the addition of the statement silver necklace from Amrapali Jewels does not help either.

Kangana Ranaut looks breathtakingly beautiful in the latest photo shoot, see pic

Kangana Ranaut rarely even disappoints when she is in front of the camera. This lady has an innate sense of style and she knows how to channelise it well, whether she is clad in a simple cotton sari or a silk slip dress. Turning the heat up once again is the Simran actor on the cover of Filmfare’s September issue in molten gold separates from designer duo Shivan & Narresh and an equally gorgeous jacket by Dhruv Kapoor.

Kangana RanautWe can’t get our eyes off her with the beautifully tousled curly hair, that radiance on her face, lovely defined eyes and an impressive neutral lip shade. Filmfare shared a photo of the actor on Instagram with the caption: “All that glitters is #KanganaRanaut!”. Yes, indeed, she looks breathtakingly beautiful!

Transgender beauty pageant to be held in Gurugram

At the final event, 16 contestants from Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Karnataka and other states will compete to win the Miss Transqueen India title. “Auditions were held in Delhi, Mumbai and Manipur. I want to promote transgenders because some of them are my friends. I know how they feel,” pageant organiser Reena Rai, founder and chairperson of Suhani Dream Catchers, said. “If this pageant will help them to be more confident, then I don’t see any harm in showing support to them,” she added. She has been working on the project since November last year.

“I didn’t get financial support from any big company as some said ‘If we associate with the pageant, then it will affect the company’s image’. I have already put in Rs 10 lakh into it. But I don’t mind because I want to bring a change in the society,” said Rai, who has a hospitality background.

Like other beauty pageants, the contestants will have to go through swimming costume, traditional wear, evening gown and question-answer rounds. “My contestants call me mom so I am not going to judge them,” she said.

Transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, former Mr Gay India Sushant Divgikar, fashion stylist Shaine Soni, educator and grooming expert Avleen Khokhar, nutrition and beauty expert Varun Katyal and Hector Ravinder Dutt, Principal of Delhi Public School Rohtak will be on the judging panel. “We decided to have Hector because changes can only start from education,” said Rai.

Interestingly, the pageant doesn’t have an age bracket. “We have a contestant Bunty Mehra. She is 55 years old. I want to send a message that if she can do it at this age, then others from her community can also do it. She is a make-up artist,” said the organiser. Others are mostly aged between 21 and 30.

Miss Transsexual Australia 2017 Laeticia Phylliscia Raveena will be crowning the first Miss Transqueen India. Though there is no prize money, the participants will get good exposure.

“The winner will go to Thailand for Miss International Queen, the first runner-up will compete at Miss Transsexual Australia. We are looking for another international pageant so that we can send the second runner-up too.”

“Some of the people from the industry have also asked if they can walk as models for their shows,” she said. A Manipuri contestant, Loiloi Haorongbam, 23, hopes to win the title and represent India at Miss International Queen, Thailand, the way Manipuri Bishesh Huirem did last year.

“Bishesh went for the international contest on her own. She faced many difficulties just because she went all by herself. No one was there to help her,” said Haorongbam. “By participating in this pageant here, I will get some experience first. I will be well groomed. And if I win a title here, my position at the international pageant might be better.”

Priyanka Chopra’s glam-meets-casual style is giving us fashion goals

We knew we were in for a treat this time the day Priyanka Chopra landed in Mumbai! The Quantico star gave a new meaning to the term ‘star-worthy dressing’ in all-white. In all fairness, her airport look is probably one of the best travel styles we have seen on the beauty in a long time! The wrap dress from Hellessy with the gorgeous details like the gold stripes, slit sleeves, and a beautiful neckline was carried off really well by her and we are in love with how she styled it with a cool pair of white boots from Stuart Weittzman.

Now, we are not a big fan of the black handbag she is seen carrying, but given how everything else is on point, we can overlook this minor flaw.

Priyanka ChopraEven her beauty game was inspiring with hair in soft waves, dewy make-up and a beautiful brown-tangerine lip shade. If you ask us, we woud definitely like to replicate this look, minus the bag.

On a different ocassion, for a casual dinner outing at a friend’s house, she was seen acing her fashion game once again with a sequined, bat wing sleeve top and frayed denims. Chopra picked a fresh-off-the-runway top from designer Shweta Kapur’s label 431-88 to add some oomph to her look.

Ranveer Singh or Jacqueline Fernandez: Who carried the psychedelic colours better?

Ranveer Singh and eccentricity go hand-in-hand. The actor who is known for his lovable antics and his never-ending reserve of energy is equally famous for grabbing the limelight with his unique sense of style. We still can’t forget the time when he dressed up as acondom to Shahid Kapoor’s birthday bash or simply turned up at GQ Awards in a man skirt! Making heads turn once again is Singh in a rainbow coloured sequined jacket from Manish Arora’s Spring 2017 womenswear collection.

Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline FernandezYes, you heard us right, it was from the designer’s Cosmic Love collection which he showcased to mark his 10th anniversary on the Parisian catwalk earlier this year. Given the iridescent hues, it’s not an easy jacket to pull off, but the Padmavati actor took it in his stride and made it his own when he graced the front row at Arora’s show at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017.