Élan Lawn is probably one of the most coveted and awaited lawn collections every year. However, the dupatta of a lawn outfit always gets lost in translation, as the prints never show up when worn as a traditional three-piece ensemble. Here, three fashionistas show you fun ways of using a lawn dupatta from Élan to give it new life.
While trends fade, style remains eternal and one piece can be put together in many different ways. In this feature we have three fashionistas showing us how to put together an item from a designers collection, according to their own individual style and taste!
When I saw this colourful bold printed silk Élan dupatta, my first thoughts were that I just had to make use of its flowery nature, so I converted it into a one-shoulder dress that had a lot of movement to it. A black tasselled belt added the much-needed structure to the dress, while my nude pumps gave the perfect balance to the vibrant colours. I kept my accessories minimal: just small pearl earrings and my everyday watch. However, I ended up adding quirky rings that complemented my outfit. For my makeup, since I was aiming for a day-time, dewy look, I went for the classic winged eyeliner, a nude lipstick and a lot of bronzer. I kept my hair air-dried and natural. I would sport this look to a brunch but can very easily see myself wearing this to a party or even to a formal dinner.
My personal style is effortless but with a subtle elegance. I like throwing together different pieces casually. A three-piece lawn suit does not gel in too well with my personal style; I usually prefer a little twist to my regular outfits. So I turned the bold printed silk dupatta into a draped jacket. I love wearing block colours so I had to add a block-coloured top and flared pants, which provided a perfect palette with the bold bright print. Generally being a minimalist, I chose few accessories, just some rings and a bracelet. For my hair, I went for a bouncy blow-dry from Nabila’s while keeping my make-up simple with a highlighter, some blush and a lot of mascara. I added a bright pink lipstick for a radiant day look. I can see myself wearing this outfit to a very formal lunch or a casual dinner.
I usually wear solids and don’t generally opt for prints, but my favourite piece of a lawn outfit is the dupatta. This particular one had such an amazing print that I knew I had to utilize it. I went for an asymmetrical, off-shoulder dress top and paired it with boot-cut pants. As far as my styling goes, I opted for some gold accessories; a cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane, some funky rings and these jade drop earrings from my own label. The print is very busy, hence I didn’t go overboard with the make-up, instead opting for a winged eyeliner and a dark pink/purple lipstick, Flat Out Fabulous, by MAC. I used a black edging to make the dress top complete and paired the outfit with black Sandro pumps. To complete the look, I decided to pull back my hair while retaining the volume in it. Even though opting for the print is somewhat unusual for me, I would wear this look for an evening party as a dress.