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How to ace festive dressing the Tarun Tahiliani way: Choose pastels, pair your lehenga with a Tee

The master couturier also emphasises on the importance of being yourself.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2019, 06.27 PM IST
The designer feels that Indian fashion has never been about trends.
Master couturier Tarun Tahiliani has, for long, been Bollywood’s go-to man when it comes to festive wear. From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Alia Bhatt, B-town divas are often spotted setting goals in gorgeous creations, courtesy Tahiliani.

Having set up shop in 1995, the designer has become synonymous with fine craftsmanship and designs that marry contemporary tailoring with Indian aesthetic. Which is why, when it comes to foolproof advice to ace festive dressing, Tahiliani is the first name that comes to mind.

While the 56-year-old emphasises that Indian fashion has never been about trends, he does say that pastels and jewel tones can be a winning choice this season. But the one tip that the designer says is sacred is, to be yourself, and not try and imitate someone else’s style.

​From left: Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Shilpa Shetty-Kundra in creations by Tahiliani​.
From left: Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Shilpa Shetty-Kundra in creations by Tahiliani.

To help you take a page from the Tahiliani-fashion guide and have your A-game on this festive season, we asked him to share some of his sartorial secrets.

The one trend/colour that is going to be big this festive season
I feel pastels and jewel tones are here to stay. They have been going strong since the past few seasons and just have a way of being both, feminine and sensual.

A hack to help you ace festive dressing when you’re short on time.
When running short on time, do what you know works best for you. One can always go for simple, elegant pre-draped sarees, draped skirts or dhoti pants, and to give that contemporary twist you could also opt for a lehenga teamed with a shirt or a Tee.

The designer​ says pastels and jewel tones are here to say.
The designer says pastels and jewel tones are here to say.

One tip that will ensure you never go wrong with your festive style.
Be yourself and feel beautiful, by choosing what makes you feel spectacular.

Styling shouldn’t be too overbearing, it should reflect the woman’s personal style. If you truly believe in your emancipation, you should want to look like yourself. That is the true spirit of being modern. Keep your make-up light and be yourself. Indian fashion has never been about trends.

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