Fashion queries, solved!
Glamazon industrialist Sheetal Mafatlal helps you stride forward fashionably.
I fancy wearing crop tops, but it seems like an impossible task as I am always conscious about my camel toe. It would be great to have some help and insights on how to avoid it and dress with more confidence…
Sejal Shah, Mumbai
Camel toe is a problem when you wear very tight fitted clothes around the crotch area. It is usually created if the fabric is not of good quality, the garment is ill-fitted or if it is just overly tight. In general, you should avoid wearing clothes that are not flattering.
However, you can wear your crop tops with confidence and flaunt your abs... Denims – whether jeans or shorts – look great with crop tops. You can dress it up with a jacket over it and killer heels, or keep it casual with trendy trainers or sliders. Alternatively, wear it with a fitted or flowing skirt. Flaunt your abs but not your camel toe!
Power dressing is a concept that I simply adore, but I am more comfortable in Indian wear. Please share some tips on how I can dress like a boss in ethnic clothing. Kara Pal, Kolkata Part of being a leader is also dressing the part. Power dressing is a concept that was created by women to fit in as they made a foray into the corporate world once dominated by only men. While women need to dress to exude power, please don’t lose your feminine side in the process. Since you prefer traditional attire, you have a big choice beginning with my personal favourite - the sari. It is traditional, feminine, powerful and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The power of the sari depends on the draping, so make sure you master the art of draping. A sari can be worn with a traditional blouse with a boat neck and threefourth sleeves, or even with a round neck jacket to give it a more contemporary look. Of course, you will need an elegant hairdo and a light touch of makeup to complete the look. Other than a sari, you can also wear collared kurtas with cigarette pants or churidars. Don’t forget the bindi - it always makes a statement.
I’m a big Kendall Jenner fan and try to copy her style. I do have a lean figure, but are there any rules I need to follow to make her looks work for me? Sapna Jain, Mumbai If you look like Kendall Jenner, you don’t need any advice from me! With her type of lean body, you can be as versatile as her. There is nothing you cannot wear. Go experiment and have fun with fashion. My only advice will be always dress appropriately for the occasion. Be conservative when needed and throw caution to the winds when you can. Don’t forget to send me pictures!