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SATURDAY TELEGRAPH

19 SEPTEMBER 2015

fashion etiquette

Dashing and glamorous white dress

Wardrobe malfunctioning

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Deborah Makoji

Genevieve Nnaji

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hen it comes to one of fashion hottest trends "white dress" is the first thing that will strike your mind. Celebrities are sighted at every event lately in white and for those following the traditional norm in which only brides wear white, it’s time to forget everything you know about "wedding gowns" because you will find no veil covering faces here. Wearing white is always a great way to instantly create a fresh chic look, so, white dresses are for so much more than a walk down the aisle lately. You can wear the trend in fabrics like cotton, chiffon, silk and lace. White dresses are rave fashion among fashionistas nowadays; they are simple and refreshing. No colour is more fresh or crisp than white, so, when you wear the shade from head to toe, it results in an exceptionally stylish and high impact look. The amazing thing about this trend is that it puts the focus on you and makes you look trendy with a bright lip, sleek with a metallic eyeliner, or go with matte makeup while keeping it neutral to highlight just how fabulous you are.

Lupita Nyong'

Tips

Tonye Garrick

Toke Makinwa

• The hottest way to wear white this season is head-to-toe. It can be really flattering if the proportions and the fit are just right. • It’s incredibly versatile, as you can dress it down or glam it up with just a few key accessories. • If you prefer spending time on your hair, do a braid, bun, loose or waves. Your hair and makeup get more attention when your outfit is simple and chic, so leave enough time for your hair. • Wear underwear that is the same colour as your skin white underwear is quite visible beneath white fabric. So, avoid it and anything other than your skin colour except you want to make statement. • White is the colour of purity and simplicity. If you want to stand out, you can add red high heels with your white dress. • White is a canvas that will suit many kinds of accessories but a key element is to keep it simple. Avoid creating an overwhelming effect. • We a r i n g white dresses well, however, is a little more complicated than the simplicity suggested by the colour. You can play with other colours to make statement but beware of over bedecking your look.

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am literally wondering what went wrong with fashion lately. From flashing underpants to showing off too much flesh and a whole lot seem to be the order of the day. Could it be that designers have exhausted their creative ideas? For an industry that is ostensibly concerned with clothing the body, there’s a surprising amount of nudity in fashion. A hint of nipple here, a buttock bared there, is all part and parcel of attending most fashion shows. Attempt to be like somebody often leaves you either classy or trashy. Wardrobe malfunctions happen to everyone, but some moments are more notorious than others. You need not expose your lady areas or lingerie to glam up your look. The most common wardrobe mishap for ladies on red carpet lately is not properly lining see-through fabrics. Many of our celebrities are victim of this wardrobe faux pas on multiple occasions such as evening outing with friends or at an event. There are so many tasteful ways to keep the sheer trend classy without going half naked. You can coat something sheer under a see through skirt or top but make sure the top layer is thick enough that the complete fabric underneath doesn't create unflattering bumps and bulges. Sheer fabrics abound this season, but can you incorporate them into real life without being arrested for indecent exposure? The simple answer is wearing a body under a sheer blouse to provide more coverage.

Tarmar Awobotu

Tella Domiko

Saeon

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