5 Fun & Funky Ways to Spice up Your Indian Outfit

Ranjit Rodricks , 12 Mar 2014
Shubhika Davda
Shubhika Davda

Designer Shubhika Davda will be making her debut at the upcoming season of Lakme Fashion Week with her funky label, Papa Don’t Preach.

Team MissMalini gets her to reveal five funky ways to spice up an Indian silhouette. Here’s what she told us:

look 1: heart me
Look 1: I Heart Me
Look 1: I Heart Me

What: An exquisite hand embroidered heart choker harness belt.

Worn with: Any plain, strong solid coloured cotton anarkali, a printed georgette maxi dress or a straight Pakistani kurta to achieve an embellished and aristocratic lady-like look.

Who: Girls who love to highlight their gorgeous upper bodies and love a nipped in high waist should opt for this.

When: This is perfect for an evening affair, be it a friend’s reception or an art gallery opening, you will stand out in any crowd and look fuss free!

look 2: Cinderella gone wild
Look 2: Cinderella Gone Wild
Look 2: Cinderella Gone Wild

What: A twisted light-weight embroidered metallic bust harness with detachable twisted belt and neck choker.

Worn with: This is an absolute show-stopper piece! Wear it with a fitted tee and an Indian patiala or dhoti drape skirt.

Who: Not for the faint hearted. Only girls who can switch on their rebellious goddess mode at will, should wear this.

Where: I promise you, all of Mumbai’s traffic will halt when you rock this piece at a friend’s wedding or a cocktail party.

look 3: Sheer glamour
Look 3: Sheer Glamour
Look 3: Sheer Glamour

What: An embellished detachable dupatta broach with a back loop. One can wear any dupatta which matches their outfit, through its back loop. Hence, it’s easy to change dupattas with every new outfit.

With: Wear it with low-waisted lehengas, crushed silk skirts or low-waisted pallazos/shararas with a tiny cropped choli or a cropped fitted tee.

Who: Girls who like to flash their gorgeous midriffs and a wee bit of sexy décolletage from a well cut choli but at the same time, have the safety of a pretty fuss-free dupatta to complete the look

Where: Anywhere and everywhere!

look 4: knock ’em pretty
Look 4: Knock ‘Em Pretty
Look 4: Knock ‘Em Pretty

What: Hand embroidered single handed gloves.

Worn with: Wear it with any Indian or Indo-Western outfit to spruce it up.

Who: For girls who want a bit of edginess and rock-chick glam in their ensemble. This is a statement piece and needs you to wear nothing else on both your hands. It can also be worn with a chunky gold cuff on the wrist to make it look stronger.

Where: Wear it to your own bridal sangeet. It will make your dance with your hubby-to-be look even more dramatic!

Look 5: Swagger bomb
Look 5: Swagger Bomb
Look 5: Swagger Bomb

What: Tan leather embellished neck and shoulder harness.

With: A plain cocktail sangeet gown or a Pakistani cut salwaar suit. You can run your saree pallu or dupatta from under the harness and over the shoulder. Or you can even wear it over a short cropped choli and lehenga skirt.

Who: For girls who like sharp and structured silhouettes and love to highlight their upper bodies.

Where: A night on the town.

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