Manish Malhotra inspires the Indian bride to drop the dupatta and embrace newer silhouettes with this dramatic outfit - a sumptuous jacket gown draped over cigarette pants. The gown is festooned with embroidered designs whose inspiration can be traced back to Persia. Not always can you get away with a design as busy as this but Manish Malhotra cleverly uses a deep V neckline to balance the look.
The first thing that struck us on seeing the outfit is the interplay of the androgynous silhouette and the feminine embellishments that is definitely going to make this Manish Malhotra gown a trendsetter. Next, is the use of black velvet. Velvet has a rich and mystical quality that makes it ideal for evening wear. This Manish Malhotra gown, crafted in velvet looks resplendent under lights, more so because of the brilliant detailing on it. Large floral patterns in shades of pink, mint green and lilac adorn the full length jacket. To tone down the colours in the outfit, Malhotra uses dull gold embellishments along the neck, sleeves and hem. The wrap detailing on the bodice reveals plenty of skin in the front, letting you flaunt a layered neckpiece. If you think that the deep cut neck is a little too risque for an Indian wedding, wear it over a brocade corset or an off-shoulder top.
With a high slit in the front, the Manish Malhotra gown flares out gracefully to add volume to the outfit. A pair of fitted pants underneath add an edgy appeal to the outfit. Wear this Manish Malhotra gown with a pair of high heels and heavy jewellery to a cocktail party to make heads turn.
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