Shantanu & Nikhil - a brand that excels in creating contemporary styles with an extra punch of glamour - has set a benchmark for modern cocktail-worthy pieces. Every inch of these designer outfits is injected with luxe-modernism. One look, and you'll notice at least one element that makes the outfit stand apart - be it a dramatic silhouette, power sleeves, traffic-stopping highlighter hue, or an elegant drape.
Wearing these glam outfits requires a detailed understanding of how to style elaborate outfits. The key here is to nail the minimalism to maximalism ratio. It's all about the balance, you see. And who better than our favourite influencers to show us the 'This or That' better? Sit back and take notes on how to style the outfit and where to wear them inspired by our much-loved influencers.
Tina Kakkad - one-half of The Image Code, undeniably has an understated sense of style, which is why this pink and yellow lehenga set by Shantanu & Nikhil with a tinge of sexy (check out the almost off-shoulder blouse) resonates with her personal style. If you want to emulate this look, add your personal touch by adding diamond-studded earrings and a beach blowout hair.
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Contemporary lehengas are irreplaceable in a modern wedding. If you are a guest or a part of the bridesmaid gang, check out this glorious ombre neon pink set with a statement drape for a sangeet ceremony (see the flare on the outfit? BRB, ogling). Santoshi Shetty of The Style Edge shows us how to pair this beautiful outfit by opting for chic danglers and nothing else.
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If we were to describe Masoom Minawala's style, we'd call it luxe-chic. Her looks are the perfect mish-mash of simplicity with hints of statement-making elements. Which is why we weren't surprised by her choice of this opulent white and gold lehenga with puff sleeves. You can either go the traditional route in terms of jewellery; read - temple gold earrings, or contemporary danglers to ace your BFF's phera ceremony.
Juhi Godambe's covetable frame makes every outfit look good, but this draped grey gown by Shantanu & Nikhil has a persona of its own. Being equal parts glamorous and sexy, this gown can be worn at any cocktail party or a reception. Take cues from the diva and wear your sky-high heels, paired with a sleek bracelet and also stud earrings.
If you follow Trishala Sikka on Instagram, you'll immediately understand her penchant for muted-yet-impactful neutral outfits. Proving to be classy and sassy, Trishala stuns in this metallic midnight blue draped gown by the designer. Hosting an intimate wine party? Opt for this style and pair it with crystal-encrusted stud earrings.
One of India's most formidable boss women, Malini Agarwal looks fresh and resplendent in this orange floral printed that features a corset bodice. If you're attending a day event that requires you to get all decked up, take cues from the influencer and go sans jewellery. Pair your uber-comfy heels and a simple clutch, and you're good to go.
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