From Namrata Joshipura to Emilio Pucci, our top picks keep you glamorous this festive season
Our selection of party dresses are sure to make heads turn. Whether it’s a show stopping metallic lace number by Kate Unger New York or a stunning red maxi by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, we bring you pieces that will be sure to set apart the best
from the rest. By Rashmi Rajagopal & Aakanksha Devi
In true Gaurav Gupta style,
he keeps things glamorous and
classic with this metallic embroidered gown that will make you the belle of the ball. The silver sequins balance the sheer net bodice while the long side slit offers a teasing glimpse of leg. Wear delicate silver strappy shoes and hoop earrings to keep the focus on the dress. Rs76,000 approximately. At DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
Details: 011 41042989
Smooth as silk
Striking silhouettes defined Saint
Laurent’s Fall ’14 show as the A-line mini dress made a huge comeback. This silk and georgette number with pink and red sequins is a throw-back to the 60s and hints at fun. Just the right length for a larger overcoat or cape for the winter nights, this one is truly versatile. Throw on tights with a pair of brogues or black pumps to keep it mellow.
Rs6.2 lakh on netaporter.com
Fierce, would be one word to describe
this one by Jelin George. Crafted in black French crepe, we love the dramatic
georgette striped side trail. The gathered waist and asymmetrical sleeves only serve to enhance its appeal. Accessorise with a pair of statement powder blue earrings or cuff, we say. Rs16,368, approximately. At DmontyStreet, Bandra, Mumbai.Details: 09920194387
Slick and sexy
Namrata Joshipura crafts this black
dahlia affair, which manages to cross
over from simple to stunning with the
clever addition of the net sleeve. Embellished with sequins and cutdana embroidery on the sleeve and neckline, it is best worn with ruby tear drop earrings. Rs18,689 approximately. At The Collonade, HAL Airport Road.
Dazzling with gold and bronze sequins across the front of this shift dress, Atsu gives you reason to party. Taking inspiration from African and aboriginal tribes, this abstract overlay does enough to make you the centre of attention. The sleeves and V-neck keep it simple yet sophisticated. Pair with black pumps and a black clutch for best results. Rs40,000.
In the pink
Play the role of dainty princess
in this stunning fuchsia number by
Sailex. The sheer dress bears bead and pearl applique work all over the bust and skirt, with a mid-thigh viscose stretch satin lining adding some fun to the ensemble. Pair with nude pumps and pale pink lip colour to let the dress do all the talking. Rs38,519. At Shahpur Jat, New Delhi.
Details: 011 65197929
Blending bling and black, Ranna Gill crafts the perfect evening dress with this number. Essentially a simple black polyester dress, the dull gold and bronze sequins and cutdana embroidery on the front and bottom hem make it a lovely option for the festive season. Or
the whole year through. Rs16,933. At Khan Market, New Delhi. Details: 011 41757700
If you want to make a big entrance, we
suggest you blindly opt for this one by Kate Unger New York. This long-sleeve cocktail dress created from metallic lace, should ideally be worn with a pair of starkly contrasting red garnet earrings. The dress features an elegant scooped neckline and back, highlighted with subtle contrast
edging. Rs35,513. Details: neimanmarcus.com
Emilio Pucci’s style is synonymous with kaleidoscopic prints and bold statements. This black and blue printed satin dress with long knit sleeves is ideal for a party that isn’t over the top. The slim shift silhouette and raglan sleeves are great to keep things in a more casual perspective. The shortish
hemline allows you to show off your legs in strappy stilettos. Tone down the jewellery for this one. Rs1.02 lakh. At DLF Emporio,
New Delhi. Details: 011 46940000