There are gowns that are made for the red carpet and then there are those that are made to be wearable. This metallic Manish Malhotra gown falls under the latter category. The gown impressed us with its straightforward silhouette and simplicity. Manish Malhotra tones down his love for glamour in this gown to create a classic piece that will last through more than a few fashion cycles.
Crafted from luscious silk, the metallic champagne colour of this Manish Malhotra gown makes its intention clear in the first look itself - to make a statement without being too overpowering. While its off shoulder design lets you flaunt your killer collarbones, the dress is modestly cut high enough for girls who want to veer away from anything too sexy. Malhotra continues his love affairs with floral motifs and lavishes them in various shades of pink and red all over the bodice. The fine shading in the embroidered motifs stand testimony to the intricate craftsmanship that has gone into making them.
Waist down, the gown flows into an ethereal pleated skirt whose silhouette is accented by the fluidic fabric. Manish Malhotra adds an Indian touch to the gown with climbing vines and bright flowers embroidered all over it. As opposed to the usual Manish Malhotra gowns that are bedazzling, it is the understated detailing on this dress that made us stand up and take notice.
Add some shine to the outfit with your favourite baubles and you are all set to make a splash at your cocktail party. Go easy on the accessories and you can even wear this gown as a guest to a formal party or a wedding.
Being an off shoulder gown, we would suggest that you wear it with a statement necklace studded with precious stones for maximum impact. Add a pair of matching earrings, a bracelet and a studded clutch to be the center of everyone’s attention.
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