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    As celebrities bring sheer back to the red carpet, here are some tips on making the trend work for you

    HOLLYWOOD celebrities made bold statements at this year’s Met Gala that celebrated China ‘‘as a collective fantasy’’ at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Be it the gorgeous Jennifer Lopez in custom Versace featuring a red dragon and lots of skin, or the ever-popular Kim Kardashian in a Roberto Cavalli, or singer Beyonce, what connected them all was the sheer factor of their costume. All that baring has inspired us this week.

    Black beauty3

    This knee-length sheer cotton shirt dress from Burberry with pleated horizontal stripes works with a black spaghetti. It accentuates the dress that has a silk-lined design featuring a gathered waist and front split detail. Priced at R s 1,50,000. Available on order at the store in Express Avenue. Details: 28464135

     

    Paired with denim
    Cleverly crafted, this skirt from Sacai is perfect for your casual parties. Become the center of attraction with this sheer skirt that comes with panels of mesh and a dark blue denim waistband. Priced at Rs 76,746 approximately. Details: netaporter.com

    Peek-a-boo
    Perfect for a brunch with friends, this piece by Delhi-based brand 11.11 is quirky. Let your legs do the talking with these deep blue trousers that are also transparent. Priced at Rs 11,300. Available at Evoluzione. Details: 28333627

    No secrets1
    Turns out you can attend a wedding wearing this sheer choli and silk ghaghra. From Delhi-based designer, Suneet Varma, it is best worn with chunky jewellery. Don’t let the stares and gossip get to you! Available on order at the store in Delhi. Priced at Rs 2,50,000. Details: 011 46060970

    Night out
    Dazzle at a cocktail party with this cape by Mumbai-based designer Rithika Bharwani. Besides a spaghetti top and shorts, we suggest you pair it with black stilettos to bring out the diva in you. The cape is priced at Rs 8,600. Available at the store in Mumbai. Details: 022 26551482

    Check mate
    Delhi-based designer Urvashi Joneja is partial to monochromes. Featuring a geometrical pattern, this see-through skirt is a conversation starter. Add a pair of bold earrings and walk the red carpet. The entire ensemble costs `24,900 and the skirt. is `18,900. Details: perniaspopupshop.com

    Pearl advantage2

    From Archana Rao, this  green gown is made of net with pearl detailing at the helm. It also has rosettes embroidered
    at the neckline. The piece can be worn over a fitted knit dress of a different colour to retain the sheer effect. Priced at Rs 48,000. The dress is available at the store in Hyderabad. Details: 09866426653

    Dream girl
    This sari from designer Tarun Tahiliani leaves us speechless. With mild sequence work and elegant blouse pattern, this sari will turn you into a Karan Johar princess. Priced from Rs 5 lakh onwards. Available at the store in Delhi. Details: 011 46060980

    Read on: Text: Mrinalini Sundar

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