Lakme Fashion Week 2014 – trend alert -White never goes out of fashion

Klitche tiered dress

Klitche tiered dress

What are summers without whites in the wardrobe? In fact, a well-fitting white shirt is a wardrobe staple for many. And at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 we found that white and off-white were used across various silhouettes, fabrics, cuts and designs. Designers like Shehlaa Khan, Kommal Sood, Shantanu and Nikhil, Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla and many others used pure whites, creams and apple whites in their ensembles. Payal Khandwala used white blouses as a base for her color blocked Indian wear. White is a complete color in itself, its soothing, yet striking. Be it sheer fabric or cotton drapes, white is always beautiful.

So, we at Mumbaigloss thought, why not list a few ways in which you can wear whites to your trendiest best. Choose apple white, pure white or creams as per your skin tone. Cool skin tones look good in pure white, whereas warm skin tones look good in creams. Whenever you want to buy a white dress put it next to your skin in natural day light. If you look washed out or dark then that white is not “right” for you!

Priyanka Chopra in a Neeta Lulla gown

Priyanka Chopra in a Neeta Lulla gown

White eye pencil can be used to make your eyes look bigger. Just color the tear line of your eyes with white eye pencil and use a black mascara to see the magic unfold. Make-up can be either nude or dark depending on the occasion. Pink, peach look good on white during day time and so does red and coral in the evening. Use layering and draping to create multiple dimensions to your ensemble. A simple pair of jeans can look trendy with a white top if worn with complimenting capes, jackets or accessories. White skinny jeans can be worn with white drape top and a waist belt for a trendy look as seen on Kim Kardashian here.

Kim in white

Kim in white

Wear white lace peplum top and a floor length white skirt to create a similar look as seen in the latest Shantanu and Nikhil collection.

Shantanu & Nikhil gown

Shantanu & Nikhil gown

Latest trend spotted at LFW’ 14 is to add leg shaft in the Churidaar as seen in Ritika Mirchandani collection. It will look brilliant in monochrome designs, especially in black and whites as it beautifully adds dimensions to one color ensemble.

Ritika Mirchandani dress

Ritika Mirchandani dress

In fact crop tops teamed with floor length skirt or palazzo pants are ideal for summers. See Dia Mirza in a crop top and floor length skirt in Anita Dongre creation. This can be easily emulated in real life fashion. Anti-fit large white tops over printed tights are another excellent wearable idea in the summers.

Anita Dongre dress

Anita Dongre dress

So what are you waiting for? Go and grab your whites. After all it is time to chill in the trendiest of white dresses as summers are here.

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