Saiyed Sultana asked
I am Sultana. I am 17 years old, my 18th birthday is in next month.I don’t want to wear fancy tops or gowns or one-piece dress.I want to try something new, something unique and fashionable so that I will look best on my birthday. My height is 5’2 and my weight is 58 kg. So suggest me your valuable advice.
Shilpa Ahuja answered
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:
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 the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
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 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.
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