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    Take corporate wear from severe and boring to chic and sassy with these picks

    Nikhil-Thampi---Look-9Besides the smarts, make a mark with a power wardrobe as you climb up the corporate ladder in style. Even celebrities like Jessica Alba and Emma Stone have been favouring formal wear at red-carpet events. We bring you dresses, skirts and blouses by designers like Varun Bahl, Nikhil Thampi and Anita Dongre,
    along with select accessories for an added edge. Read on.

    Text: Mrinalini Sundar and Aishwarya Kumar

    Pale beauty

    This comely piece by Varun Bahl is a head turner. The knee length skirt comes with 3D rose embroidery which uses pearls and thread. Pair it with a simple white full-sleeve blouse for a classic look. `55,000.
    Details: varunbahl.com

    Combo couture
    Be the a�?hottiea�� at office with this shirt and pencil skirt by Nikhil Thampi. From his latest collection, featured at the recent Lakme Fashion Week, it comes with a zipper slit. Heading out to a party? Pull up the zip, lengthen the slit, and get ready to hit the dance floor. `16,000. Details: perniaspopupshop.com

    Mango-new-ADive deep
    If youa��re a fan of pink, ANDa��s autumn pink crossover top is a good choice. With a deep V neck and shoulder embellishments, it is sexy and smart. Pair it with a black tube top, black tights and pumps to make a dramatic statement at your work place. `1,499. Available at the store in 1MG Mall, Trinity Circle. Details: 32561585

    Quaintly does it
    This sleek guipure dress from Mango will make any ordinary office day colourful. The cotton knee-length maroon dress comes with a detachable belt. Pair it with black pumps to make a statement. `6,790. Available at the store in Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield.
    Details: 67266393

    Quirk is in
    Looking for something bright to rock your team meeting? This luxe suede shirt dress from Victoria Beckham should do the trick. Style the rich orange button-down with black pumps for maximum effect. You could also opt for the belt to define your waist. Approximately `1,43,721. Available at netaporter.com

    Beat the blues
    Tote your office necessities in this satchel by Viari. In leather, it also comes in colours like black, brown, green and pink. Style it with a black dress and you are sure to grab attention. `4,750. At the store in Bandra, Mumbai. Details: 022 26401018

    Mirror effect
    HARISSA--SUEDE-MIRROR-LEATHThese pumps from Jimmy Choo are subtle yet bold. Easy to team with both trousers and skirts, they are crafted from anthracite metallic mirror leather and black suede. `49,000. Available at the store
    in UB City. Details: 41738404
    One for the ears
    Stand out in a crowd with this pair of green onyx and 18k gold-plated silver earrings. These handcrafted beauties from Amrapali are simple and perfect for corporate events. `1,540. Available
    at the store on Kasturba Road.
    Details: 22221622

    Curve conscious
    This dress screams smart. Elegant and curvy, the canary number from Emporio Armani gets a thumbs up from us. Underplay with black pumps and you are ready to make a power statement. `48,000. Available at the store in UB City, Vittal Mallya Road.
    Details: 41468333



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