What Should I Wear On My 18th Birthday | Unique Outfit Ideas

    Hi Sultana,

    Apologies for my late reply and I must say you leave me with hardly any options when you rule our tops and dresses. Let me start by saying this – just because you wear a top or dress, doesn’t mean that you can’t look unique and fashionable. So do try some totally out-of-the-box trends in dresses or tops, pair them with classy accessories and it’ll make a birthday outfit to remember.

    For me, I always make sure to show my personal style on my birthday. For example, I personally prefer just a classic white dress in a simple silhouette that flatters my body type and accessorize it in the best way I know – pearls and pumps! So keep in mind your personal style when choosing the outfit. If you feel comfortable in something, don’t go out of your way to do extra. Afterall, it’s your day and you must feel happy about your style.


    That being said, some unique options to try are fringed rompers or a jumpsuit with three-dimensional details. If you’re pear shaped, avoid ruffles and flounces, choose a simple silhouette. Culottes and palazzos are also still very trendy, so you can try a pair pleated culottes (since it’s summer) or palazzos with a lacy bodysuit. Here are some of these ideas:

    Asos, Carafina

    Papaya, Wanelo

    Missguided, Pink Boutique

    Don’t go overboard with accessorizing if you’re trying an outfit that’s too catchy. And if you have a plain, classic outfit, go for a catchy accessory, like a metallic belt or shoulder-length tassle earrings.
    Happy birthday in advance and hope you select the perf outfit that makes your day! Do show me your outfit by tagging me in your Insta pic @shilpaahujadotcom <3

    Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com