Showin’ it off in style

Friday, 4 January 2013 - 12:01pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The average height of Indian women is five feet to 5’5”, but that’s no deterrent to experimenting with stylish cuts, says Jaya Misra.
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The thigh-high trend is for the bold and daring. International designers have taken the trend to the next level by showcasing double (not just one but two) thigh-high slits on spring/summer 2013 runways. While this trend is still to hit the domestic shores, it’s time to learn the nuances accompanied with single thigh-high slit. Step out as glamour announces the beginning of a season of unmatched sensuality.

Is this trend for you? Answers Jaya Misra in an affirmative, “The thigh-high slit stunt is not unachievable for average Indian girls. All it takes is a decent height and a pair of toned legs. The average height of Indian women is five feet to 5’5”, but that’s no deterrent to experimenting with stylish cuts. High slits look good on long and toned legs. Tall ladies can easily carry off such outfits beautifully, but short women too can try making an elegant style statement by wearing high heels.”

Some say the trend emerged in April last year but gained momentum only in October, while the rest say it was need-based. Rick Roy, designer says, “I’m guessing it must have been utility-based at some point since long outfits restrict movement and then, of course, it evolved as a style statement.”

Rick further adds, “This trend works best on fitted silhouettes as opposed to flares because if a cut rises high with an upper body dressed in a loose fit, the garment will end up looking like a sack. It is best worn subtly as it’s a very strong statement, and the rest of the look should go with it.”

Think Malaika Arora Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra to make an irresistible statement. Thigh-high slits can’t work with Indian ensembles, simply because of the way they are designed. Rick says, “Gowns are the perfect outfits for thigh-high slits but you can also wear it in open wrap around pants as it can be very sexy.”

As this trend is ultra-glam, it is important to wear it for a formal occasion or a red carpet event. As the trend is feminine, it is important to keep the jewellery and make-up to a minimum.
Jaya sums up, “Today, women are much more aware of their bodies and hence this style really works for them. If one has the confidence to flaunt it, one could definitely explore this fashion statement.”

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