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Single or not, wear your attitude this Valentine's Day

Last updated on: February 12, 2014 17:59 IST

Single or not, wear your attitude this Valentine's Day

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Lakme Fashion Week designers Anushka Khanna, Aarti Vijay Gupta, Monica and Karishma tell you how you can dress to impress this Valentine's Day.

No matter how many clothes they buy, women always find it challenging to make up their mind on what to wear.

This Valentine's we bring you some essential style tips from designers to help you pick the right outfit based on the woman you are. 

For the Coy Woman: Shirt Dresses

An outfit that can work for every woman this Valentine's Day is a simple shirt-dress.

Its simplicity always offers room to add accessories, makeup, shoes and bags that will your look unique.

According to designer Anushka Khanna, "A slip or shirt dress works great. Both long and knee-length it's easy, classic and sophisticated. It's also a great canvas to play with accessories -- a pop colour shoe or a jewelled clutch".

It's the perfect outfit for ladies who don't intend to dress too glamorous but still keep the sensuous alive.

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Image: Comfortably casual, the shirt dress is a hot favourite in the celeb circuit
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar and Edelman India Private Limited

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For the Bold Woman: Slip Dresses

For women who aren't afraid to experiment with their look this Valentine's Day, go down memory lane this and revisit the nineties slip dress.

Made famous by models like Kate moss, the slip dress gave woman a chance to be bold and embrace their bodies and figures.

Designer Anushka Khanna believes that "Bare shoulders are always sexy" and can definitely make any woman look beautiful and desirable.


Image: Satin and lace make for a desirable combination, perfect for a woman who likes to show off her curves
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Ditch the red, go coral!

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For the Single Woman: Anything but RED

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014 designers from Jade Couture Aarti Gupta and Anushka Khanna both agree on the colour being the deciding factor for attire this Valentine's Day

"Though red is a perennial favourite, this Valentine's Day is all about experimentation. Hues of burgundy, coral, and wine rule the roost -- incredibly stylish and en vogue, the hues spell out casual decadence."

Single women should still indulge themselves with a great look when they hit the town with their girlfriends.

You don't need a date to celebrate love; all you need is great look and a night out with your girlfriends to celebrate!


Image: Resist the temptation to wear red, replace with a coral shade
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Opt for cocktail drapes

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For the Committed Woman: Cocktail Saris

They say every woman looks good when they take on a traditional look.

Surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day by wearing a traditional outfit.

Designers Monica and Karishma from Jade Couture say, "A classic cocktail sari is always flattering! Opt for stylised drapes and quirky accessories like a brooch to stand out. Pair it with a crop top to emanate a young, chic vibe."

Saris today can be draped and modernised by patterns in so many different ways.

Add that tradition to the day of love and give your date a surprise with the new look.


Image: You can drape the saree differently and team it with quirky accessories to complete the look
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh and HItesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

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Sport a clutch

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For the Married Woman: Clutches

They say the older a woman gets the bigger the size of her bag does as well. Spice this Valentine's Day look with your husband by adding a youth defining clutch.

Today, clutches are available in all shapes, sizes and colours and will refrain you from carrying many amenities.

Small enough to carry just your lip balm, wallet and cellphone -- get back to the young clubbing days and let the clutch be the hero of your outfit tonight.

Designer Aaarti Vijay Gupta is all about accessorising your look with the clutch "carrying a small purse or clutch is the most youthful trend today."


Image: A classic clutch can help you organise your vanity and also glamourise your look
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff

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