These colours look amazing on dusky Indian skin


These colours look amazing on dusky Indian skin

According to designer Payal Khandwala

By Shweta Gandhi  October 26th, 2017

Vermillion, fuchsia, tangerine or glazed gold? If your indecision to choose the best colour to wear this wedding season is driving you up the wall, designer Payal Khandwala has two words for you — jewel tones.

“Whenever you’re in doubt, wear one dramatic colour,” says Payal. “And if you want to experiment, you can layer your colours. Ensure you don’t go for more than three strong colours and always use a neutral colour like a brown or a white to balance it out.”

Here, the designer shows us how to wear bold colours — magenta, brown, dull red and parrot green — with a neutral base of white and black. 

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And if you’ve always dismissed colours on the basis of your skin colour, Payal has this revelation for you: “Dusky Indian skin has no trouble with carrying off colour. Though I would prefer to stay away from rose pinks and pastel blues, the colours you should incorporate in your wedding wardrobe include turquoise, cerulean, magenta, crimson red, sapphire blue and mellow yellow. Why wear beige when you’ve got so many colours to experiment with?” she says.

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You can also break the monotony by accessorising with something sharp, like a geometrical necklace. Payal advises incorporating an accessory like a belt to your sari to add an element of surprise. “A large belt worn underneath your sari’s pallu can take away the attention from your waistline and hide that little bit of belly,” she says. 

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Finally, pick something that’s comfortable for you that you’d be happy to wear. “If you don’t like wearing too much colour, choose saturated colours for a bold, confident look,” she says.

Watch Payal Khandwala drape and style the little sari in 4 ways:

Designer payalkhandwala shows you how to drape and style the little sari in 4 different ways for the wedding season. Model: #MahiSharma

Posted by ELLE India on Thursday, October 26, 2017