FASH­ION

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Ak­shata Shetty

Sheer couture de­signs and out­fits are a favourite with Hol­ly­wood and Bol­ly­wood celebrities. While some opt for bold choices, some stick to sim­ple sil­hou­ettes. So what makes sheer de­sir­able in 2017? “Sheer is a ver­sa­tile style and can be worn in a va­ri­ety of fab­rics,” says fash­ion de­signer Tina Narang.

While it is ver­sa­tile, the fab­rics blend per­fectly well with the shape of the body leav­ing lit­tle to one’s imag­i­na­tion. “This year sheer has been trending in couture to jeans. As it shows the fe­male form’s most flat­ter­ing lines, it makes for a great choice for the con­ser­va­tively dressed — in the form of an­tifit cover ups or full skirts with a fit­ted shorter lin­ing, to the more boldly dressed — in mer­maid cut gowns in sheer with strate­gi­cally placed em­broi­dery or even sheer dresses with lace or jeans,” says fash­ion de­signer Var­sha Wad­hwa.

Since lace is op­u­lent and ul­tra-fem­i­nine, it is one of the most pop­u­lar styles in vogue to­day, sug­gests Narang. One can keep it sim­ple too, for in­stance, a lace gown with satin lin­ing is per­fect for an evening oc­ca­sion. Or go glam with em­bel­lished lace for a more re­gal style.

Wad­hwa sug­gests that de­pend­ing on the oc­ca­sion and mood, sheer can look ca­sual with pas­tels, cro­chet or bright neon or­gan­zas in swimwear, dresses or tops and pants. “While for the evening or for­mal look one could go with the deeper hues of mid­night blues, blacks, vi­o­lets, emer­alds in tulle, lace and silks in gowns, midis and shift dresses,” adds Wad­hwa.

Also, sheer fab­rics can be in­cor­po­rated as cutouts on the midriff re­gion or as lace on the shoul­ders of an out­fit. “Sheer can also be used in colours, which match your skin tone,” says Narang.

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