Malvika Kaura in a halter-neck gown accessorised with a gold belt
East meets West, comfort meets style, drama gets easy, and so the Indo-Western concept evolves. In my summer 2016 wardrobe, I decided I want the drama, style, colour of Indian drapes with the comfort and wearability of Western separates.
In the good old days, gowns were limited to extremely formal occasions. Forward to present day, we have comfort as a number one priority. So gowns become accessible – comfortable in lycra, used for mall trips, luncheons, even travel.
Not only do maxi dresses add length, they are also extremely slimming and knock off visual girth. This blue one is a personal favourite. It has a halter neck that narrows the shoulders, and a slight flair from the waist downwards that makes this silhouette formal yet easy to wear. The choice of colours make it eye-catching. I've worn it with a mesh-chain gold belt to add some shine.
Malvika Kaura in a fusion lehenga
The biggest colour for a summer wedding is candy pink: it is fresh and young. Further, when you wear a lycra blouse, there are no blouse-fitting issues even with size variations! I have paired it with an aqua and pink lehenga with zardozi – classic and timeless. I did away with the dupatta. Let's enjoy the silhouette.
Malvika Kaura has been successfully designing corrective womenswear for 20 years. Making people look slimmer is her forte. She also has a line of clothing for pregnant women called MAMAMIA. You can reach her at [email protected]