Have a glam new year

Akshata Shetty  picks four chic outfits to help you make a grand entry at the year ender parties

The new year is just a couple of days away and for all those who are yet to zero in on their party wear, fashion designer Asmita Lamba of Cara Boutique is here to guide you. "This season is all about sequins; they work wonders on any outfit. You can either opt for an all-sequin dress or something that blends the fabric and sequins together. It's all about being glamourous this year. So, welcome the new year with a lot of shimmer and shine," says Asmita. Her collection is up on display at Cara Boutique and is for those who love to experiment. Read on for our selection of the four best outfits for the season.  
At Cara Boutique, Shop 4, Sapphire Apartments, Lane 6, Koregaon Park.
Call 26151549

Red Alert
Type: Red Taffeta Silk Balloon dress with a beaded belt
Style Check: This balloon dress is cute yet sexy. It's a perfect dress to don for a club or cocktail party. 

The beaded belt accentuates the outfit and breaks the monotony of the colour. Wear a bracelet or dangler earrings to jazz up the outfit.
Price Rs 3,999
Guide metre Show stopper

Shining star
Type: Silver stretch satin dress with sequins
Style Check: The glamourous outfit has a high shimmer value. Hence, go easy on the accessories. Leave your hair open or try sporting a French knot. Keep the make-up simple with the right amount of shimmer. 

The silver sequin top can also be paired with a plain grey skirt.
Price Rs 4,500
Guide metre High on bling

Lady in Black
Type: Black stretch sequin and net dress
Style Check: This outfit will bring out the teen in you and is perfect for the fun-loving, perky lot. The sequins on top combined with the layers of net at the bottom is perfect for the petite body type. 

Model: Shaurya Sanadhya; Location: Tain Square

Accessorise the look with a floral headband. Rest assured, nothing can go wrong with the LBD (Little Black Dress).
Price Rs 2,999
Guide metre The Black Swan

Sexy Siren
Type: One shoulder black and gold sequin dress 
Style Check: This dress is a definite head-turner. The combination of black and gold sequins gives it a sexy look and the dress can compliment every body type. 

Pics/ M Fahim

We suggest you tie up your hair in a half-pony and accessorise it with a feather clip or band. Go for the smokey eyes look.
Price Rs 5,000
Guide metre Ooh La La!

Fashion tips from Sonam Kapoor
Glamorous Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor offers her top 5 tips for the perfect New Year ensemble: 

>> Wear really high heels, the higher the better. The heels make you stand tall (literally).
>> Sequins are in vogue this season. A nice short dress with sequins would go really well for a New Year party.
>> Black tights are also a rage; you could team them up with bright pumps to create the perfect balance.
>> Wear a jacket to round it up. Layering is always the best way to go for a party especially since winter jackets are not just fashionable but practical as well.
>> Hold your head high; your attitude is the best fashion statement.
(As told to Anurupa Dongare)

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