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    50 Shades of Grey

    Sophisticated and confident. Fetish fashion takes centre stage this season

    WITH 50 Shades of Grey, the movie, raking in $235 million at the opening weekend, we turn up the heat in your wardrobe with more than just a hint of risqué. So bring on the leather, strings and cut-outs, and rule the trend.
    Text: Aakanksha Devi & Rashmi Rajagopal

    Green signal
    Trust Gucci to come up with something edgy and feminine. Go green with this leather dress with broderie anglaise detailing that will awaken the dominatrix in you. While the lace-up front is finished with a grosgrain ribbon, we draw your attention to the leather-covered eyelets as well. Pair with thigh high boots for desired effect. Rs.5 lakh. At DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46471111

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    Dazzle in this sparkly gown, with a barely-there back. Thin delicate straps tie up loose ends on the back, while the front has cut-outs showing off your cinched-in waist. Pair it with red stilettos for a pop of colour. Muted silver pumps with thin heels will work, too. Rs.45,000  at Turquoise and Gold, UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41527971

    Skin deep
    Strictly for the bold dresser, this creation by Shivan & Narresh is perfect to show off your toned body.  The slashed cruise gown lets you flaunt your curves, and we love how the peek-a-boo effect is worked into the style. An updo, tall gold pumps and a matching clutch will seal the look. Rs.70,000 at The Collonnade, The Leela Palace, HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru. Details: 080 40981875

    Form fitted
    This leather jumpsuit will definitely send temperatures soaring. The style is  rather revealing, although the sexy bandeau neckline shows off your perfect collarbone and shoulder line. Throw on a pair of red pumps for the complete femme fatale look (aka Sandy from Grease) and head to the biggest dance party in town. Rs.2,250 on privatelyurs.com

    Leather dialogue
    Turn heads in this Balmain party-ready  black leather dress. Designed expressly to fit your curves, the quilting is done in an elegant geometric pattern that will hug your body. Work it with leather pumps or bold knee-high boots. Rs.3.2 lakh on net-a-porter.com

    Floor grazer
    Lady-like yet fierce, this stunning piece by BCBG Maxazria is a sure-fire winner on all counts. The V neckline with a T-strap and plunging back is sheer BDSM fashion, yet the column silhouette and draped panels lend it an element of drama. Wear with a statement silver clutch, we say. Rs.37,980. Details: bcbg.com

    Cinched in
    Spice things up with this stunning silver over-bust corset. Accentuate your waist thanks to the cinched-in design. The intricate floral pattern, that falls perfectly on smooth and sensual brocade fabric, adds a hint of femininity while staying bold and goth. The metal clasp front opening is a naughty bonus. Rs.10,000 at corsetdeal.com

    Say it with lace
    Stella McCartney makes lace edgy with this geo and floral sheath in stark black. The lace insets against beige organza gives it a cheeky suggestiveness, while the jewel neck and fitted waist highlight the wearer’s curves. Dress it up further with silver sandals and a statement cuff for a night on the town. Rs.99,232 approximately. At Kitsch, Mumbai. Details: 022 32445293

    Tanned to perfection
    Nikhil Thampi crafts this tan leather zip skirt with a white body suit that gives the wearer a structured look. The deep V neck power shoulder contrasts nicely with the attached tan leather and organza panelled skirt, while the double zipper slits add some drama. Team with blood red pumps to complete the look. Rs.15,614. At Twist, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. Details: 011 64788922

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