The red carpet at the entertainment industry’s biggest night, Lux Style Awards, sparkled with glory as stars, sporting a variety of fashion’s hottest trends, united at the event. From metallic hues to elegant polki accessories, fashionistas made a number of fashion statements. Undoubtedly, LSA’s red carpet looked more like a cover shoot for Vogue magazine. Here is a quick round up of what sizzled on the red carpet this year.
Shehla Chatoor signatures
Whether one likes to admit it or not, it was more than just PR skills that got Shehla Chatoor to rule the red carpet this year round. With some actors and models shimmering in her metallic, slinky and sultry bodycon gowns and others flaunting her signature printed silk wraps, the red carpet was surely an ode to Shehla Chatoor.
There is a fine line between an elegant and serene white evening gown and an over-the-top wedding outfit. You will definitely turn on some heat if you wear something like Aamina Sheikh’s shimmery, peek-a-boo gown. However, apart from a hand full of people rocking the ‘evening in white’ trend, most of them looked like as if they were attending a wedding. We advise that to make your pick wisely!
The evergreen black
Despite numerous statements that white is the new black, the colour black continues to reign the red carpet. A black dress not only enhances your sex appeal but also gives a slimming effect. However, the important thing is to wear it right. While model Amna Ilyas and designer Khadijah Shah looked uber chic in black, actor Sana was a hot mess!
The other accent that seemed to be the highlight of the evening was the dusky, dewy gold. Even though Meera Ji destroyed the beautiful and vibrant Maheen Karim dress, a gleaming gold dress is the perfect way to give your red carpet look a boost. Get ready to light up your evening in a glittering gold gown and hit a strike.
Surreal ina sari
Though most stars were inspired by the West and treated the LSAs as more of an Oscar’s party, we were pleasantly surprised to see a few traditional ladies in intricately worked saris. While Ayesha Fazli looked bright and fresh in a banarsi mutli-coloured sari with a Bottega clutch and polki ring, Mehreen Syed was a divine goddess in a chikankari white sari by Mehdi. Kudos to these ladies for bringing out the best from the East.
If you have been following the latest trends, then you are bound to be mesmerised by the distinctive yet elegant polki accessories. While polki is the most popular bling on weddings, it seems that celebrities are not far behind either as many of them chose to wear the au natural polki on the red carpet. Paired with a simple outfit, these enchanting and edgy polki accessories add the much-needed oomph and glamour for the red carpet.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2013.
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