Amp up your style quotient for the season’s hottest parties
It is almost the end of December and a time to bid adieu to 2022 and welcome 2023. It is also a time for holidays, parties and get-togethers. Whether you are hosting a party at home or going out with friends, dressing up and accessorizing for the occasion is always exciting. Few things are more fun than trying out new looks and following the latest fashion trends for holiday parties. One trend that never goes out of style is the shimmer and sparkle look that can literally make you the life of any event. Add glamour and make your party look totally head-turning.
The Lux Factor
From mini dresses to gowns and even saris, sparkly dresses in metallic colors and even in hues of maroon and red is sure to get you party-ready in a jiffy. Try sequined dresses or even a glitter jacket to bring in those chic yet glam vibes. If you want to give your look an ethnic touch, try out the ever-elegant sari. Saris are timeless and can be styled in multiple ways.
“If you think draping a saree is a time-consuming task, think again for it is time to try out pre-draped saris<” says Sasha Revankar, founder, One Minute Saree, which also ships to the U.S. “Sequin saris are absolutely stunning, and the best part is that there is no hassle. No pins and no petticoats, too! You can customize your saris to your measurements and style. It is literally the newest glamour hack: just wrap, go, and dazzle!”
The Power of Makeup
Glitter makeup is a great way to add shimmer to your look. Glitter eyeliner and eye shadow never fail to impress with gold, silver and bronze shades being apt choices. A twinkling shade of mid night blue, coppery red or even green are some good choices for a dazzling night. Underliners always make your eyes look big, and glitter-encrusted underliner makes you look ultra-bold, glamorous and party-ready. The dark smoky eyes with shiny, bronze eye shadow look deserves special mention.
Shiny nails with a wash of silver or gold glitter can transform your hands. If you are feeling adventurous, some options are confetti nails, twinkling lids, and lashes. Using metallic copper lip gloss with a dash of shine is a good way to sport sparkly lips. The same goes for rose-gold lips.
Shine With the Right Jewelry and Accessories
Gold, silver and even artificial jewelry add sheen and complete your look for those much-awaited parties. Diamond or crystal rings, bracelets and chains never fail to make an impression. Rhinestones are fairly inexpensive but look as glamorous as diamonds and hence are an ideal option for a glittery look.
“’Polki’ can be an add on for the extra bling to your NYE look. You can opt for a polki and diamond pendant or only solitaire earrings for an elegant look. A single polki diamond is sure to rock the party look,” says Chaula Patel founder, Chaulaz Heritage Jewellery, which also ships to the U.S. Statement necklaces, chokers and cocktail rings are other ways to add sparkle, apart from tassel and chandelier earrings that add drama.
Bags and belts with glitter work can complement your overall look as long as they match the outfit. Do not forget those flashy stilettos or pumps that can elevate things to an altogether different level.
Make sure to not overdo the glitter, though. Ensure that all elements complement one another rather than appear as overlays. Remember, charm, poise and confidence are accessories that never go out of fashion. It is critical to sport them to help you carry off your look in style!