I was highly perplexed when the other day a friend of mine from Goa dropped in and asked, “Why do men in Mumbai dress so seriously?” Serious? I wondered as I see men dressed in highly colourful shirts with bold stripes and checks.
I realised he was right. Men in Mumbai to dfor some unknown reason prefer to continueress in their winter single colour shirts – maroon, red, yellow, white, blue, green – despite summer having set in and the designers creating several designer shirts for them. The maximum license they give to themselves is to wear stripes and checks.
Dare to Bare
They are all beautiful women. Then they were the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madhubala, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malini, and Sharmila Tagore. Today we have Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, and Preity Zinta. The difference is earlier they were covered up to the neck; today they flaunt deep necklines.
The hottest trend that sets the screen, the ramps, parties and small romantic walks or get-togethers on fire is the plunging neckline. If you have a perfectly sculpted body with a good skin tone and a bust line that you are proud of, the mantra is to flaunt it. It is not at all necessary that you should be attired in deep-necked evening gowns to walk the red carpet at the Cannes film festival, the Oscars ceremony, the Filmfare Awards or have a dinner date with the Wadias, Ambanis, Tatas or some other equally big shots. Necklines can plunge even when you are wearing a sari (bikini blouse), jeans (halter neck tops), denim skirts (noodle strap tops) or even while wearing a simple secretary type tube skirt-frilly blouse (just keep couple of more buttons open).