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Decipher the codes to cocktail dressing - from head-turning glamour to subdued elegance, the key lies in finding your fashion personality and having some fun with it. Blown-out ruffles, jaw-dropping dusters, shimmering heels, and a whole gamut of party-friendly pieces to ring in the New Year in style. Break sartorial curfews, embrace glitter, and invest in pieces that will blow-away the paparazzi. Do it for the gram!
Pink Layered Gown, Sunaina Khera, Price On Request
Pearl Necklace with Diamond and Emerald Pendant, Aurelle By Leshna Shah, Rs 22,660
Thin Gold Chain, Anmol Jewellers, Price on Request
Diamond Bangles (On Left Hand), Aurelle By Leshna Shah, Rs 17,96,076
Blue Cuff (On Left Hand), Gehna Jewellers, Rs 12,500
Diamond Cuff (Right Hand), Gehna Jewellers, Rs 5,000
Put all stops on the holiday dressing as you unapologetically embrace glitter. Hit the party circuit laden with sequin, satin, and shimmer. Layer-up tasselled necklaces, thrown on your faux fur coat, and dab on the highlighter, the world of high-shine dressing isn’t for faint-hearted.
On Sabita: Velvet Dress, Zara, Rs 2,790 on zara.com
Fur Jacket, Zara, Rs 3,990 on zara.com
Gold Earrings, Viange Vintage, Rs 240
Necklaces, Preto on preto.com, Rs 399
On Shweta: Black Dress, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Rs 2,55,877
Silver Jacket, Kanika Goyal, Price On Request
Gold Earrings, Viange Vintage
Earrings and Chain, Isharya on isharya.com, Rs 8,280
On Riya: Shimmer Jacket and Skirt, Aniket, Rs 6,500 and 6,000;
Cocktail Necklaces, Anaqa Jewels on anaqajewels.com, Price On Request
Earrings, Viange Vintage, Rs 10,080
Ring, Isharya on isharya.com, Rs 3,480
Tassel Shoes, Christian Louboutin on neimanmarcus.com
It started with dainty frilled hems and blew up into pronounced ruffles, flares and tiers later into this season. Romantic and feminine, these 2017 staples took over our wardrobe with their voluminous structure and eyeball-grabbing ability. Taking the cake are the twirl-friendly tiered dresses perfect for cocktail occasions.
Pink Layered Gown, Sunaina Khera on sunainakhera.com
Pearl Necklace, Aurelle by Leshna Shah on aurelle.in
Gold Chain (on left hand), Anmol Jewellers on anmoljewellers.in
Pearl Necklace, Aurelle by Leshna Shah on aurelle.in
Diamond Cuff and Ring, Gehna Jewellers on gehnaindia.com
Gold Shoes, Christian Louboutin on neimanmarcus.com
Capes have the superhero ability to take your outfit to new heights. Pair them with an embroidered dress and some dramatic makeup to rule the world. The frills are additional and serve you well when it comes to spreading out your fashionable wings!
Floral Embroidered Dress And Frill Jacket, Manish Malhotra on manishmalhotra.in
Gold Tassel Earrings and Ring, Radhika Agarwal Jewels on Nimai.com
Black Shoes, Intoto, Rs 2,999 on intoto.com.
Hail the ride to uber elegance with sleek satin pieces. Incorporate the sultry fabric into your design vocabulary with flouncy dresses and luxe add-ons. The sparkling diamonds on top, drive the point home.
On Sabita: Black Leather Beret, Rs 6,590, Minaudière Depicting The Astrological Signs, Rs 9,899, DiorStellaire Sunglasses, Rs 4,999, Knit Turtleneck, Rs 17,899 and Dress, Price On Request, Dior, on dior.com
Leather Booties, Jimmy Choo on jimmychoo.com, Rs 69,030
On Riya: Red Dress, Gauri & Nainika, Rs 54,000
Faux Fur Jacket, Rocky S, Price On Request
Necklace, Earrings and Ring, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery on renuoberoi.com, Price On Request
Be a rebel when it comes to party dressing. Push buttons and wear what you like and how you like it. Plunging necklines with a bralette or fringed skirts with fishnets, embrace style with your own sweet twist.
On Sabita: Black Sequin Dress, Zara, Rs 2,790 on zara.com
Jewellery, Isharya on isharya.com, Price On Request
Caviar Bag, Kate Spade on katespade.com, Price On Request
On Shweta: Metallic Gown, Sunaina Khera on sunainakhera.com
Earrings, Minawala Jewellers on minawala.com
On Riya: Black Jumpsuit and Shimmer Sequin Drape, Nikhil Thampi on perniaspopupshop.com, Price On Request
Bangle and Rings, Anmol Jewellers on anmoljewellers.in, Price On Request
Gold Shoes, Christian Louboutin on neimanmarcus.com, Price On Request.
Commanding and chic, nothing can add oomph to your wardrobe like accessories. From glittering chandelier earrings, crystal-bedecked clutches or a simple row of pearls. These cool pieces are the icing on top of your party outfits.
Black and Gold Gown, Gauri & Nainika, Rs 1,20,000
Earrings, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery on renuoberoi.com, Rs 10,900
Pearl Necklace (on hand), Aurelle by Leshna Shah on aurelle.in, Rs 329
Multi-coloured Clutch, Christian Louboutin on neimanmarcus.com, Price On Request
Nothing screams New Year’s Eve like a glittering sequinned dress. It’s the perfect excuse and promise to shine in the year to come. Glimmering under the disco lights, the perfect partner to this blingy number are accessories that dazzle as bright.
Black and Gold Sequin Gown, Komal Sood, Price On Request
Long Emerald Necklace, Minawala on minawala.in, Price On Request
Earrings, Viange Vintage
Blue Enamel Haathphool, Mrinali Chandra, Rs 7,000 on perniaspopupshop.com, Price On Request
Silver Crystal Clutch and Spiked Shoe, Christian Louboutin on neimanmarcus.com, Price On Request.
Photography by NUNO OLIVEIRA
Styling by AASTHA SHARMA
Make-up & hair by RIVIERA VAZ
Produced by AKSHITA NAHAR JAIN
Styling assistant: Reann Moradian.
Editorial assistant: Arushi Sakhuja.
Models: Riya Subodh, Shweta Raaj and Sabita Karki courtesy India's Next Top Models.
Studio: Silver Snow Studio, Mumbai.
This story is a part of the POPxo Fashion digital magazine. To read the other stories in our October issue, click here to download it.