LBD’s are Forever!!

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

Brunette loves her Little Black Dress :

Knock Knock……… who’s there??? Hi Darling, It’s me …..dressed in my “Little Black Dress” for a charming evening ūüôā

The famous Little Black Dress originated in the 1920’s and yet again, Coco Chanel unlatched a gateway to an ever lasting elegant style of neutral classic LBD’s. Look….. how long the style has proven its prominent space in a woman’s closet. We are in 2018…..and we are almost closing a century with this one now. A well cut LBD, no matter how old, is a timeless companion like that diamond ring on your finger.

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

There is always flexibility of  dressing up or dressing down in your LBD. Black is a powerful neutral colour. The good thing about the black dress is you can layer it with a jacket, a scarf and bold accessories. An occasion has the liberty to define your look. An elegant LBD works for every season. It makes you look sharp as A Little Black Dress flatters every skin tone. Little Back Dress - Rupika Chopra

An LBD has been an important fashion garment among the stars and the Royals because of it’s versatility. We can’t forget Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more so none of us can ever forget the gorgeous Princess Diana dressed immaculately in her LBD outside the Serpentine Gallery in 1994.

How can we deny, that LBD’s shower sensuality and one never has to ponder much for selecting a¬†Feel Good Body Flattering LBD.¬†Although, the length of an LBD must vary for different occasions, to be in one’s comfort zone. A well cut LBD like mine is quite figure flattering and oozes exclusivity. It is the cut that matters and Italians hardly ever go wrong with it!! This dress is designed by one of my favourite designers —Elisabetta Franchi. Her cuts are divine and the detailing on each garment is beyond impressive. You feel sultry in every attire of her’s. But this one is special!!

Little Black Dress - Rupika Chopra

I love the layers on the dress as they make the attire more feminine and add a softer touch to it. I decided to play it cool with accessories and wore a pair of pearl earrings with it. You can blast this outfit with chunkier earrings and a bracelet as well. Leave your hair in soft curls to look enchanting.

Wear this dress to – a formal dinner, cocktail, a special date, and of course to any party and be assured, you will set the eyes rolling!!

Outfit : Elisabetta Franchi , Shoes : Valentino, Bag : MOS , 

Striking in Stripes!!!

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

The Rebellious Stripes:)

Stripes have the power to distinguish you anywhere!! And when you brace yourself ¬†in a well fitted black and white striped suit, you are ready to kill!! Stripes are a pattern popularly worn by both men and women all over the world and look very chic and elegant at the same time. There is something rebellious about this pattern’s vibe which screams – YEAH…..I HAVE A MIND AND STYLE OF MY OWN!!!

Black and White stripe was once, the uniform of the detainees. Believe it or not….in 1310, to wear striped clothes was demeaning and worn by only social outcasts – such as jugglers, clowns, sex workers, cripples etc. Because of their striking impact in 1800’s, they became the uniform for the ones in the prison cell, making prisoners¬†easily identifiable – clotting their escape.¬†But later in the US, the badge of shame attached to the pattern was abolished by many states.

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

The famous striped Breton shirt as we know it today, came into being after the French Act was passed in 1858 – which introduced the Navy and White striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French Navy sea men in Brittany. The striped shirt became the famous “mariner garment”¬†as it made easier to spot the shipmate on Board. And it continued to gain popularity in the 1900’s.

My favourite designer Gabriella Coco Chanel, brought a fashion revolution with her Nautical Collection at the end of the first world war around 1917. With increasing popularity of the seaside destinations like Saint Tropez, Coco Chanel designed the striped shirt paired with flared trousers…….and the style went on to be celebrated by the working class and the rich and famous. As the love for stripes grew, Tops and Shirts were being worn with Skirts, Blazers and Trousers.

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

When fashion catches waves with the glitterati, then it stimulates the world more than ever. ūüôā Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Dean and many more displayed their love for Stripes in the 1900’s. The Pop stars embraced the stripes with much oomph aswell.

Stripes have stood the test of time and have come a long way banishing taboo from the past. Today, Stripes have earned their place as something far more solid that a wardrobe must Рhave, surpassing age, sex and trends. The very Italian РMissoni is recognised from far with the zig zag machine woven stripes. Brands like Missoni, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, D&G, Paul Smith, Armani, Jaspal, Zara, Topshop, DKNY, Etro and many more have repeatedly  displayed stripes with an infectious flare. 

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

Topshop Striped Suit - Rupika Chopra

You know how much I love power dressing …….it simply makes me feel sexy and strong!! I absolutely fell in love with this diagonal striped double breasted suit from TOPSHOP. You can wear this outfit to a work or a fun lunch or dinner or to a formal event. ¬†Accessorise this outfit with a bold pearl necklace and earrings and my dear …..you will look enticing!! You can also wear the jacket separately with a fitted top and torn denims. Team it up with a pair of back pumps and you are set to turn the HEAT ON!!!

Go and Shop Now !!! 

Outfit : TOPSHOP, Shoes: Valentino, Shirt: H&M,