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Sheer: The Venturous Trend back in Town

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While Deepika's ensemble had a plunging neckline, Kangana's outfit was bold with its backless cut.
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Sheer ensembles have been shining on the red carpets since years, and the ongoing edition of Festival De Cannes is no different. From international celebrities like Kendall Jenner to desi divas Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut, everyone is oozing glamour in this delicate fabric. Designers say this is one “daring trend” that gives a dream-like feel, thereby adding an extra edge over standard glamour.

Schulen Fernandes, the creative face behind brand Wendell Rodricks, told IANS: “Sheer is certainly not new to the red carpet. We have seen swirls of tulle with tons of dainty embroidery taking care of modesty for years now. Got to love Li Yuchun in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture, structured black and white with a hint of sheer. It’s not your standard glamour but daringly different. I’m sure you’re not seeing another statement look like this in the sea of sweeping gowns.”

Ace designer Rahul Mishra, a regular at Paris Fashion Week, says the only reason why sheer dominates the red carpet is that of its super- luxurious feel.

“Sheer looks feminine, surreal and dream-like. Such fabrics may lend the dream kind of delicateness, that poetry to the whole idea. For example, sheer, tulle or for that matter organza, looks far more elegant as fabrics.

“I am not saying this is just a trend for this season (but) now there is a lot of volume, control play and a lot of new innovations in terms of textiles which is happening and that’s why it becomes effortless. I would say this is something which is really beautiful and I am sure even sheer sari, the way it is draped, is beautiful,” he added.

 "Sheer looks feminine, surreal and dream-like. Such fabrics may lend the dream kind of delicateness, that poetry to the whole idea. For example, sheer, tulle or for that matter organza, looks far more elegant as fabrics.
Kangana, pixabay

For her first red carpet appearance as L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador at Cannes this year, Deepika opted for a Zuhair Murad floor-length gown with a matching cape in sheer fabric, which gave a dramatic vibe to her get-up. Even Kangana opted for a sheer, embellished and backless gown for her maiden Cannes red carpet appearance. She is being hosted by Grey Goose.

While Deepika’s ensemble had a plunging neckline, Kangana’s outfit was bold with its backless cut.

Designer Amit Aggarwal told IANS: “Infusing metallic accents on sheer pieces instantly turns the look around of the garment and adds effortless glamour to any piece. Any kind of metallic detailing on sheer reflects beautifully on the skin.”

Celebrities could walk on a thin line between looking glamorous and vulgar while opting for the sheer trend. Designers say everyone must be wary about not following trends blindly.

According to Fernandes, today a design is modern and relevant only if it challenges the norm with a different perspective.

“Sheer need not always be defined as glamour or baring too much. The trick lies in playing that field to your personality,” she said when asked how to make it work well without overdoing it.

Mishra suggests to know your body type and how much of confidence you have while opting for it.

“When you are playing with sheer, you have to remember your body type as there is thin line between looking ethereal or looking like a wannabe. Opt for such fabrics if you are confident that you can add more to sheer outfit. Also, a total head to toe sheer look would not be good idea.

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“It’s not about blindly following trends but more about rightly dressed at right platform,” added the designer.

Another vital aspect to keep in mind is the lingerie you choose to complement your dress as it can either make or break the look.

Karan Behal, CEO and Founder of lingerie brand PrettySecrets, told IANS: “For an outfit from the darker palette of wine and navy, go for a black lace bralette. For lighter palettes like white and pastel, opt for light and subtle tones and if brighter palette like neons and bright pinks are on your mind, you can wear neon bralettes.

“Other than this if you want to play it safe, you can always opt for a nude lace bra, but make sure your choice includes lace as lace stands out under sheer fabric.” (IANS)

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Trendiest Fabrics Which You Should Select For Your Prom Dress

The above-mentioned fabrics are the ones which are going to help you make your dream dress.

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The qualities of the fabric which makes it eligible for the cause. Flickr

Getting a dress stitched is a lot better than buying it readymade. Not just because you get to style it or customize it as per your choice, but also because it allows you to choose the fabric that enhances the beauty of your body. Selecting the right fabric plays a very important role in determining the overall look of your dress.

Following are a few amazing fabrics which can be used for making beautiful prom dresses:

    • Satin: When discussing the prom dresses, the first fabric that you can think of is Satin. It is a beautifully opulent and shiny cloth that gracefully adapts to the shape of your body and makes you look ravishing. Satin prom dresses have a hint of intensity and gloss in their colors which adds on to the dramatic effect of your attire. Thus, it is one of the most popular and loved fabrics used for making prom dresses.
  • Velvet: If you are looking for a dress with some depth and intensity, velvet is what you need to make your own stunning prom dress. Along with a soft texture, the fabric gives a shiny surface and a breathtaking drape that adds royalty to your dress. Prom dresses made with a velvet look passionately beautiful and therefore are a very good option if you are looking for one.
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Bold And Beautiful
  • Georgette: This fabric is different in its own way and would give you the best gowns with flair and frock like dresses. It has a beautifully crinkled texture and is bouncy in nature. It gives a graceful shape to the body and enhances the appearance of the person wearing it. They are tightly woven and are either made from silk or polyester.
  • Organza: Simplicity and delicateness are favorite to many. If it is for you too, this fabric is right for getting you one of the best prom dresses you would’ve ever come across. The fabric has a very crisp effect and is translucent in appearance. It blends well to form layered dresses making you feel like a fairytale princess.
  • Crepe: Since matte is in fashion and not just the pastel colors but a cloth that gives the matte effect is also necessary, crepe does every bit of justice to it. It has a rough or a bit grainy texture as you call it that gives a graceful draping property to your dress. Giving a particular shape to a dress is usually difficult but using crepe, it is easily doable due to its pebbled surface.
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Crepe Cloth
  • Chiffon: One of the very common fabrics used in making prom dresses and gowns is chiffon. It is yet another fabric which is made from some other great fabrics like silk, cotton, rayon etc. The qualities of the fabric which makes it eligible for the cause include its light-weightiness and adorning drape that gives that desirable fall and elegant shape to the dress.

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Conclusion:

The above-mentioned fabrics are the ones which are going to help you make your dream dress. May it be the satin prom dresses or a smart dress made of crepe, all that matters is your satisfaction with it.