Designer Nikhil Thampi seems to have started a fire with his METAL PLATED BELTS showcased in his Cruise Collection at Lakme Fashion Week this year. These Gold & Silver accented statement belts are the highest degree of International chic. A trend originally started by Alexander McQueen, is finally being accepted in the Indian Fashion Scene this season. While Bollywood Actress Vidya Balan was seen wearing a Nikhil Thampi creation on the Marie Claire May 2013 cover, Hello Magazine had Chitrangada Singh posing for them on the June 2013 cover, in a Pia Pauri dress with the now-iconic Nikhil Thampi Metal Belt. However, the talk of the town right now is Sonam Kapoor, who sported the same look for the official L’Oréal Paris look book for their L’Or Sunset Cannes Collection scheduled to be unveiled at Cannes soon. (We’ve got you all the latest photos from the shoots here).
So, now that it’s a fact established, you should be eager to know HOW TO WEAR METAL PLATED BELTS, right? Well, here’s how:
For the Understated Look: If you ain’t feeling gutsy enough to pull off this trend, take baby steps towards it with slim bar belts in metallic accents. They are perfect for the day look.
- Wear them with your fit and flare short dresses to long and fluid maxi dresses.
- Try them with peplum dresses to add a dose of oomph to the otherwise lady-like outfit.
- You can also choose to cinch your waist with these lovely beauties with your day-to-day outfits.
For the Stand-Out Look: More suitable for wild party nights and red carpet events, these bold numbers are here to stay. Try them to introduce some International level of appeal to your look.
Wear them with monochrome jumpsuits like Sonam Kapoor or with mono-tone long dresses like Chitrangada Singh on Hello Magazine’s June Cover.