Wear and Tear
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The anarkali became longer, the sari was twisted into new shapes and you couldn't go wrong with red. On the other hand, you can safely give away your palazzos and jeggings, which lost their appeal. Talk lists some highlights of the year that was
While the knee-length anarkali suit is now history, its many versions continue to be trendsetters. In 2012, Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi introduced us to the sweeping anarkali — one that touches the ankle, accompanied by a churidar that may not be visible at all. From veteran actors such as Shabana Azmi and Madhuri Dixit to up-and-coming name Parineeti Chopra, many of the beautiful people opted for this version of the anarkali. Local darzis, too, lapped up the trend. The sweeping anarkali exudes a sense of royalty and opulence and has a global appeal.
The six metre drape was given a makeover this year. From denim saris for the beach to Mexican motifs on blouses to leather jackets instead of cholis — the sari was as modern and traditional as the wearer (and designer) wanted. Nida Mahmood, Pankaj-Nidhi, Aneeth Arora and Pia Paurro added unconventional flavours to the traditional drape and gave it a global appeal. As their sales indicate, their loyalist clientele was more than happy with the change.
Peplum refuses to go out of fashion though it's been around for three years. It's the black of silhouettes and has an evergreen feel and look to it — it's flirtatious, has a slim waist fit and accentuates the curves. This year, an increasing number of Indian designers experimented with this cut, including Rahul Mishra and Namrata Joshipura. Apart from being a party favourite, this silhouette worked well for the professionals in offices.
If red lips were 2011, then 2012 was all about the pretty red dress. Amit Aggarwal, Gaurav Gupta and Nachiket Barve created many red dresses as did brands such as Diesel, Zara, Esprit and Marchesa. There's no one reason why red was hot this year, it just seemed to be everyone's favourite.
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- UP blast accused dies on way to jail, govt wanted to drop case against him
- Former civil aviation secy changes mind, seeks airport security exemption as EC
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- Police on money trail, Sreesanth in fresh trouble
- Chhattisgarh 'encounter' leaves 8 villagers dead, no Maoist link yet