Dress like a modern princess & live the royal dream of every girl. Check out how to look classy and elegant with a black and white dress for an evening tea.
How to Look Classy
Hello, my lovelies! Some of us may not buy the whole princess story, but we do want to live the royal dream and look like a modern princess. Wanna know more about how to look classy and elegant? I did a look for inspiration with a black and white dress for an evening tea party.
I’ve been so busy lately posting all the couture collections and reviews from India Couture Week. Now that that’s all done, I can finally post my latest look!
I did an article last week about How to Dress like Royalty, and as promised in that, I’m posting my much awaited version of a royalty look. It’s sort of a modern urban princess look – one who may not be a princess by blood, but leads a life like one, likes to dress like one and loves traditional soirées like tea parties.
Looking classy is all about understated and old-school style. Monochromatic colors and pastel shades work well. Pieces like flared knee-length dresses and cocktail midi dresses work great for early-evening or afternoon parties. Minimal accessories are the best bet.
This style resonates a lot with my personal style. The dress I chose for this look is what I wore for my graduate school’s ball. It’s a lovely cocktail dress in black and white organza. It has a tie-belt and layering at the top.
For this look, I styled it a little more elegantly and formally. I did cream and pink makeup, and my hair tied up in a bun. A pearl necklace set and diamond rings added a touch of class to the outfit.
This photo shoot was done in collab with Piamony Photography. Check out their Facebook page to see more of their wonderful work! And head over to my other look that was shot by them here:
Floral Dress & New Look: Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Trend
Hope you enjoyed this look. Lemme know if you did. Also lemme know if it inspired you to dress like a modern princess, or taught you how to look classy and elegant! #slub #slubteaparty
I was wearing:
Black & white dress: White House Black Market
Stilettos: Inc. 5
Pink nailpolish: O.P.I.
Face Powder: Diorskin Forever Compact by Christian Dior
Contouring: Diorskin Tan Matte Powder by Christian Dior
Eyeliner: Intensite Eclat liquid eyeliner, and Dior Crayon black pencil eyeliner by Christian Dior
Mascara: Diorshow Black Mascara
Eye Shadow: Maybelline Diamone Glow 02 Wine Pink on lids and L’Oreal 920 Lush Raven on outer corners
Lipliner: Crayon Contour Lipliner Pencil 463 Candy Rose by Christian Dior
Lipgloss: Dior Addict Liquid Stick 373 by Christian Dior
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 [email protected]