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Valentine’s Day Options

By MEHER CASTELINO

One of the most romantic festivals in the year is the Valentine’s Day when men and women around the world like to dress up and party with the one they love. Dressing up is the most important part and what to wear on that day is as important as what gift to give to your loved one. Here are some suggestions on dressing up so that the day will be a memorable one for you and your partner.DRESS

What kind of dress should one select is the question most asked? It depends on what kind of celebrations you are having. If it is a candlelight dinner at a quiet café then a pretty pink, red or peach dress will do the trick. Select from a mini, midi or maxi length. If it is a dinner in a 5-star hotel then a black outfit will look really formal and elegant. If it is a coordinate like a skirt and blouse then choose a mix of solid colours and prints, which will look semi-formal.

HAIR ACCESSORIES

Accessorising the hair is part of dressing up. Go for a matching hair band or pretty clips for the hair. If you are planning to wear the hair in a chignon then add flowers or a ribbon. If you are planning to braid the hair then weave in gold cord and it will add to the festivities of the day. If you are a little more daring then you can spray some temporary colour like red, gold, silver, blue or green in streaks on the hair.

BAGS

Pick a pretty bag, which could be a clutch, a potli or a minaudiere which matches the dress. You could also go for a cross body slink bag or a shoulder strap version. A pouch or a batwa is also a good way of accessorising the dress since it will add an ethnic touch to the look.

JEWELLERY

Jewellery is the most important part of dressing up. If your outfit is a bit glitzy then go for a pair of earrings or impressive studs. A large statement ring or a cocktail ring will also catch attention. Cuffs for the wrists, palm bracelets and bangles will add to the style of the outfit. Keep the necklaces simple with a pendant or a chain. A choker or a collar may be too heavy for the evening.

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