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What NOT to wear in monsoon!

Last updated on: June 22, 2015 18:00 IST

Monsoon spells abandon, romance, raincoats and, of course, yummy bhajiyas.

On the not so bright side, there are muddy puddles, ruined roads, traffic overload and grey-skied gloom.

Fashion too takes a backseat when the wicked showers drop in unannounced.

Here's what you girls need to AVOID during the rains at all costs.

 

Say No to white!

Priyanka Chopra

Image: Priyanka Chopra. Photograph: Valerie Macon/Stringer for Getty Images

Ever imagined what a cotton ball feels like when dipped in a bowl of water? Oh, you will if ever you dare to step out in the pouring weather wearing Yash Chopra's favouritest colour.

Unless soaked, squelched or see through is your thing, save those pristine whites for summer or spring.

 

Pulp in Boots!

Image: Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Suede is sexy but not when the roads resemble filthy, wannabe canals reducing those expensive, exclusive Stuart Weitzman boots into soggy tubes.

 

No Weather for Leather

Image: Raveena Tandon. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Remember that hilarious episode of Friends involving Ross and his nightmarish leather pants?

The situation can only get stickier if that perfect fitting pair comes in contact with Mumbai's famed tip tip.

 

Face off!

Image: Rani Mukerji in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Channelling your inner Marilyn Manson is a strict no-no in monsoon. Stick to waterproof products unless your idea of trendy is looking like washed-out abstract art.

 

Udein jab jab zulfein teri…

Image: Chitrangada Singh in Desi Boyz

Gorgeous tresses floating in the breeze are better suited for shampoo commercials when it's drizzling all over town.

Reality check demands you tie those lush locks in a tight bun or braid to avoid humidity doing a Johnny Depp's hairdo in Edward Scissorhands.

 

Save Your Silver!

Image: Sonam Kapoor. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Silver goes black in humid weather. Save your shiny statement necklaces and oversized jhumkis for drier days.

 

Keep the canvas dry!

Image: Kangana Ranaut. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Nobody enjoys the feeling of dripping cloth around one's feet. So chuck those sneakers at the back of the closet and invest in a pair of Crocs instead.

 

The long and short of it!

Image: Kalki Koechlin. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Kindly do not forget the difference between a boat and a dress when setting foot in water. Floor length dresses are an invitation to muck-coasted disaster in a season that calls out for 'the shorter, the better' mantra.