FASHION THROUGHOUT THE DECADES

1890-1920 Haute Couture

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Early 90s was marked by rise of haute couture in Paris. The Parisian designs were donned by the upper class women who set tone for rest of the world. The corsets and full skirts with hats were popular in this era. The fashion which was adopted found its way through magazines to the world about what was going on and what is being worn. But with the end of First World War, the attention was withdrawn from fashion.

1920-1929 Roaring 20s

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With the war taking over, masculinity was mostly retained in clothing as women wore comfortable clothes with shapeless fits, loose clothes and flattened busts. The 20s are marked by “Flappers” which did not fully emerge until 1926. Flappers mostly wore short hair with short shift dress. This style was comfortably followed by the people as it was easy to make shift dresses at home.

1930-1940 Great Depression and World War I

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In this era, movies became a media of catching up with the fashion trends. Another war was expected seemingly close and fashion was taken over by more of military style with square shoulders. Uniforms became public wear. There was large scale production of clothes and hence started ready-to-wear fashion.

1950s-The Postwar Era
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The designers back then, after the war period was over introduced fitted jackets, slim skirts and full calf length dresses. This made sure that women dressed femininely which was well longed by them. Teenagers for the first time became a force in the fashion market because of a huge influence of movies on them. Fabric like acrylic and synthetic found its popularity as they required less maintenance and even affordable.

1960s-Flower Power

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The youth ran this era and it was undoubtedly a colorful decade. British adopted the trend of black leather jackets and America’s answer was “hippie movement”. The youth in America wore bell bottom jeans and tie-dyed shirts. Men mostly were inspired by Beatles.

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

Fashion became global phenomena as now travel became easier which meant not only people travelled freely but with them, the fashion too took a tour. There was “disco dance” craze and clothes which shone under the disco lights were much preferred by people. Late seventies was taken over by the rise of ‘punk’.

1980s- Material Girls

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This era can be well described as dominated by ‘Materialism’ as the western economy witnessed an economic boom. People became brand conscious and use of credit cards made shopping even easier and encouraged spending. Creation of MTV revolutionized the music industry and with it the fashion too. Musicians through their videos made style statements and hence influenced the fashion too.

1990s –Minimalism

1990s _Minimalism

Fashion became more laidback and comfortable. As contrasted to the 80s style defined with color pallets, 90s was more about the color black and neutral colors. Fashion industry bloomed the most in United States. Grunge, an alternative rock subculture spawned a style of skuffy dressing.

2000s-Back to the future

2000s-Back to the future

The 2000s made us realize that fashion trends are cyclical. The old trends which cycled back is given a futuristic touch and carried by people. The boot cut and flared jeans, for instance are a futuristic version of bell bottom jeans. The vintage clothing still finds its place in the market. The boho and hippie look also made a comeback thanks to the TV media and the influence.

Bold is beautiful

Remember that girl next door? Don’t traumatize others by being just a boring simple girl whom everybody misses out to notice. Rather be a virtue to girl power by being bold.

Turn your Lips into bomb:

Bold is beautiful

Lips express a lot about you even without letting your tongue make a move. So why not dress up your pout with bold colours as that of sexy red, juicy orange or bright fuchsia. Don’t act reticent by applying those natural and lighter shades rather gravitate into darker colours and leave your lips super pigmented. What you further need is a lipstick that is creamy, hydrating and has a little bit of shine. There is a misconception of applying a matching lip liner as that of lipstick. Please don’t do that sin while choosing these shades rather define your lips with the liner matching you lips. If you have thin lips then choose brighter shades instead the darker ones. Keep the rest of make-up minimal with the gaudy pout so that you don’t end up looking like a clown. Soft lids and bright lips are always a winner.

In your Eyes only:

The Eye liner

Bid adieu to using only black eye liner. Experimentation is fun and don’t hesitate in using the turquoise blue, aqua green or the colour you have been drooling in. They look so pretty and flattering making make-up cool and easy. You just need to select the right colour which compliments your eye colour. If you want a steady control you can choose a pencil liner over liquid or gel ones. To avoid looking kiddish with the coloured liners, your liner should be intact with the lash line and should be cleanly applied. Further complete this look by applying a subdued lip colour and look gorgeous even at daytime. 

Dramatic Eye shadow

Bold is beautiful

For getting that celebrity look, what your make-up bag must have is a bright eye shadow. So girls step out of the comfort zone and try purple, pink, green, peach and other vibrant colours and pop up your lid. Complement this look with the matching blush and highlight your eyes further with black liner and mascara.

The Rock star Girl look

Bold is beautiful

The hypnotizing eyes along with unfearing bright red lip colour can be killer. Be audacious and try the cat eye look by stretching your eye liner towards the outer corner of the eye making a cone. You can apply a thick line of glossy black eye liner or a fine line doing the job, these moderately bold eyes are ready to go with anywhere. Just be cautious that the liner hugs tightly with the lash line and there is no skin peeping in between.

Smokey seductive eyes are very much in vogue so go on smudge kohl eye liner on your lashes and also on the bottom line and further oomph the effect by picking fuchsia pink Popsicle for lips.

So go on girls be chic and cheerful and don’t let anyone overlook you.

Dresses that make you look slimmer


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Dress defines the personality of a person; it helps create the first impression. So wearing the right dress at the right occasion is very important. A perfect dress is the one which compliments your body and makes you look smart and confident.

look slimmer

Black colour is one such colour that hides all the excess body fat with ease. Black is never out of fashion and a low black dress can never go wrong. A black dress is a must have in every women’s wardrobe. It makes you look thinner and attractive.

look slimmer

If a person wants to look slim without having to go on a dieting spree than wearing an over sized crop top over a palazzo, or a skirt will skilfully hide extra ounces of our body. It will give an airy feel and look. It will not just make you look slimmer and fabulous but is also comfortable.
Wearing prints needs skill. Right kind of prints and stripes are great in masking the weight of the body. A printed top matched with another printed shorts or short skirt is the safest bet to look slimmer.
A top which is fitted on the top and swingy on the bottom help vanishing extra weight on our belly and waistline. It could also be termed a balloon top and could be worn with a jeans or formal bottoms. It is best suited as a casual wear.

look slimmer

A midi-length skirt teamed up with a loose shirt is a good way to make a statement. Geometric patterns on the skirt, bright colours add beauty to it and also hide weight.
To hide that extra ounces on your hands that makes them look muscular, a person can option for elbow length tops that are tailored to make arms look slim. But during summers if you want to go for sleeve less then design it craftily. Instead of sleeve less opt for kaftan sleeves which have extra cloth looking like a sleeve and hiding your arm muscles but are very airy and the material does not stick to your hand like a proper sleeve.    
Another trick to be hailed as a saviour for hiding our weight and making us look slim is the technique of colour blocking. In such a technique the dark colours like black are used in making that part of the dress that falls on waistline or upper arm muscle or on chest and the rest of the dress are made in soft colours. This is not just classy but beautiful. A smart way to hide the area that often make us look embarrassing and at the same time makes up for a beautiful, eye pleasing dress.

Bollywood inspired fashion looks for 2016

Bollywood has is what we all look up to for fashion trends. The Manish Malhotra lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wears or the Sabyasachi dress that Deepika adorns is what everyone else also wants to wear. Bollywood has been the biggest trendsetter and today we bring you the biggest Bollywood trends for 2016.

  • Bold red lips

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One of the biggest trend of 2016 is red lips. All celebrities are happily taking this trend to red carpets and we love it. Simple and elegant dresses with bold red lips is what celebrities are wearing for the fashion events.

  • The cape trend

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One trend that has been a big hit is the capes. The celebrities are making a style statement with this trend everywhere. Be it the cape over saree or cape suits or cape jackets. Bollywood has loved the cape trend and we give this trend a thumbs up too. 

  • Pretty pastels

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Pastel colors are in this season. With Marsala being the color for last season, we saw Marsala on everything. From Marsala lips to Marsala dresses but this season is all about pastels and nudes.

  • Boot cut jeans

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Skinny jeans are all out now because the boot cut jeans are back in fashion. Get your 80’s look with boot cut jeans. Our Bollywood celebrities are happily taking this trend forward and are spotted in funky boot cut jeans on airports and shopping trips.

  • Fringes

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If you have been thinking of what haircut to go for off lately, it is the fringe trend that is back in vogue. Fringes are what all celebrities preferring these days. Fringe trend is the biggest hit for the season.

  • Face baking

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With contouring and highlighting being the biggest trends for 2015, 2016 is all about baking. So if you are thinking of pots and pans full of foundation, you need to understand baking is a technique of makeup and our Bollywood industry loves it. 

SPRING LOOKS FOR 2016

Spring season is almost here. From culottes to print on print, everything is classy this season. Read on to know more about the latest spring trends and how to carry them on you.

  • Culottes

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Culottes are the in thing of this season. They look fabulous in any fabric, be it denim, cotton, or even prints. Culottes can be paired with a crop top or a basic tee for that chic brunch look, or with a sequined top for a glam look. You can also pair your Kurtis or long tops with culottes to enhance the style quotient. Ankle length culottes can even make you look taller.

You can get them in different lengths, according to your preferences.

  • The shirt dress

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The shirt dress is a must have. It comes as a savior when you don’t know what to wear for those lunch dates or brunches. It gives you a minimal, yet aesthetic look. You can also pair it up with tights or stockings and boots.

  • Buttoned down shirt

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A buttoned down shirt is a spring staple. To take that style quotient up a notch, accessorize it with a bow. This style can be carried on plain, printed, plaid, striped or solid colored shirts. This look is elegant yet chic. Buttoned down shirts can be paired up with formal trousers or skirts for a formal, corporate look. For a chic casual look, pair it with shorts or flared pants or even with culottes.

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Sneakers are the IT thing. White sneakers are becoming a rage. They can be paired with a skater dress, skirt, maxis, trousers, shorts, denims, jumpsuits and maxi skirts. Sneakers give you that casual look and are super comfortable. You can even make a sequined glamorous outfit look chic when you wear it with a pair of sneakers. White sneakers are trending the most but even prints such as floral or stripes are in vogue.

  • Plaid outfits

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Plaid is also quite popular this season. Be it shirts, pants, trousers or dresses, plaid is seen everywhere. Plaid shirts are chic, casual yet classy. Pairing a plaid shirt with sneakers will give you that perfect everyday college look. Plaid trousers give you the trendy diva look.  You can also do a plaid on play look to look effortlessly fashionable.

  • Graphic stripes

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For the spring season 2016, graphic stripes are totally in. even for the majority of fashion shows, designers have played with scattered, chopped, straight, curled lines. These graphic lines enhance your silhouette and can even make you look slimmer.

  • Flared denims

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Yes you heard it right, flared denims are back this season. These not only make you look fashionable and trendy but also make you look tall and slim.

What you will never throw out from your closet

“You don’t wear half of this stuff. Just throw them away.” Mother said.

Not happening Mom, I won’t throw any of my stuff whether I wear it or not.”

I am sure every girl can relate with above conversation because I surely do. Be it a 13 year or a 25 year old, we, girls, are really possessive about our clothes. However some of the things are absolutely requisite in our wardrobe.

Throw out from your closet

Beginning with Chambray shirts and plaid up button, these can be wrapped around your waist or can be casually worn as jacket and shirt and they go with jeans, slacks or skirts.

Throw out from your closet

Another necessity is the denims (light or dark), they can be easily dressed up or dressed down. A white crisp shirt in your closet can be layered under sweater or dress and are thumbs up professional as well as a go out look. One item that’s certain in every girl’s wardrobe is black denims; it goes with every color including black itself.

Throw out from your closet

Whether for warm and stylish winters or the summers, your wardrobe should certainly have some basic color scarves to keep you warm or save from heat. Ready to travel and a basic that always comes handy with everything is a tunic sweater. It keeps you warm enough and comfortable moreover it gives a presentable look.

A leather jacket (preferably simple in black, grey or neutral color) All you have to do is throw it on your outfit and its done.

Throw out from your closet

Summers are coming along, you need to keep printed dresses as prints are always in year after year. I love the long maxi skirts which can be paired with tank tops and can be worn as dresses too.

Throw out from your closet

Since denim makes us hot so it’s time to shift to capri cargos which goes with shirts, t-shirts both.

Throw out from your closet

Cannot forget to mention classic white sneakers, they are comfortable and always go with  every outfit.

Throw out from your closet

Another must is black pumps, you can wear them in summers, winters or fall, can be worn with denims, dress, shorts or skirts.

Throw out from your closet

I definitely can’t buy dozens of sandals to match with my outfits so that brings me to nude sandals as they go with every outfit and give a classy look.

Wait! Am I forgetting something, yep it’s totes, they are very important, throw your laptop, make up and all basic or non basic items in it and comes in handy while travelling. Brand or no brand, a tote is a must in your closet.  Also stock some subtle accessories to mingle your simple look and make it stylish.

These are some of the items that will keep you up with the weather yet stylish.

Pieces to make you look chic even in basics


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I often hear girls talking about what’s in and what’s not in the fashion industry and follow it blindly, fashion is suppose to be use as a guide and not an obligation. It’s necessary to look above trend and understand the body type. Blending your own style with trend will make you stand out and feel good. Now that, it’s established that fashion is not uniform for everyone and a simple change can enhance your look, let’s merge basics with different pieces to get a stunning look. Rolling sleeves differently, pairing right jeans or adding accessories like scarf or necklaces are all going to help enhancing the look.

Fashion trends and tips

Blazers have always been more on the side of formals or seen as a part of uniforms but it’s time to flash your graphic or plain t-shirt combine with Jean short along with a blazer to get a casual yet classy look. Alternatively a blazer will look impressive over a dress just don’t forget to wear a nice pair of stilettos and carry a shiny clutch. You are good to rock any party with it.

Basic shirts are found in every wardrobe and sadly are used for office and office only, not any more, mingle these shirts with printed skirts or pants, carry an over sized clutch to make you ready for a date. Wait! There is more, these printed skirts will go just fine with basic silk top along with a sling bag. This will definitely prepare you for a day out with your girlfriends.

Casual dresses have always given a monotonous look which can be easily changed by adding subtle accessories like necklace, bracelets, a slim belt or even colorful bangles. Don’t blend them all together as less is always more. Attractive yet subtle way of accessories will give you a stunning look.

Fashion trends and tips

Handbags are very handy from huge to sling to clutch, all the types help you look stylish and are useful to keep your personal items. It’s a win-win situation.

Intelligent style play can help you get multiple look with one piece of clothing. This statement is absolutely true when it comes to scarves. Get ready to wrap yourself in pretty prints, fluorescent, strips, plain, knitted or multicolored scarves I can go on and on about it but I guess you got the idea.

Fashion trends and tips

Scarves are best to warm yourself in winters and add style in summers. It can be worn in different ways to enhance your casual attire, over a dress or simply to your work dress.

Create your own style by being innovative and being confident in your own skin. What matters is how you carry yourself in the outfits irrespective of trends. Create your own statement and shine!