You’ll soon see an orange equivalent of the LBD known as the LOD. Because we’re loving the shades of orange dominating the street style and the runway this season. Whether the shade is bright and zesty or burnt and rustic; it has got our full attention. Don’t listen to your phuppo when she says, ‘But orange is not your colour, beta!” Because it totally is. That myth – of orange not complementing the Asian skin tone – was busted years ago when orange lipstick became a makeup staple for every brown girl!
Here are some inspirations on how to wear this flamboyant colour like a pro. From bridal wear to smart casual, we present to you what the world has to offer.
Wedding season is in full swing (as it always is, in this part of the world) and it is time to ditch the typical red for a full-blown orange number! This colour looks gorgeous with a shiny, dull, or even antique gold; even more gorgeous than the usual gold-on-red combo.
It can be embellished with gota, kamdani, blockprint or other conventional hand embroidery techniques to really make it stand out, and is perfect for a mayoun or mehndi or even your big day!
If you want to add another colour to the mix, try hot pink, one of spring 2017’s trendiest colours. Not only will it look bright and festive, you’ll also be sure to turn heads!If you’re a saree kinda girl, you can either go all orange like Ayesha Omar in this stunning organza saree. If you’re looking to make more of a statement then wear a blouse in contrasting colour! Saris are an adventure in themselves with seven yards of fabric to play around with (not counting the blouse-piece).
Dare to go bare and opt for an off-shoulder top like Celine Dion and show off your collar bones!
Alternatively, pair a plain orange kurta (or top) with plain white trousers and some funky accessories to rock the trend without leaving your comfort zone. This little Afghani girl does it just right with the self-coloured embroidery and her adorable smile!
If it’s a bright and sunny day, then put on a pair of statement pants under a striped shirt or go all out with matching separates like Rihanna! Tie it all together with your choice of accessories. The good news is elegant multi-layered gold chains are as in vogue as chunky ones.
Roberto Cavalli’s embellished suit may not be for everyone, but with winter getting closer by the day, it’s worth investing in such statement making pieces. Pairing your orange piece with darker colours, such as black or indigo, is the trick to make it work during the cooler months.Bella Hadid shows us how to do it in her quilted bomber.
We can’t leave the house without shoes and a bag so if you’re the kind of person who likes to carry a quirky piece or slip into a pair of eclectic footwear then orange is definitely the colour for you.Loewe’s s/s ’17 bag could fit just about anything you need on the go, including your iPad and while Daks fringed sandals look quite dapper, Victoria Beckham’s cheery pointed toe heel are just the right amount of unusual to wear into work!
When it comes to makeup, orange does take some courage to put on, but it looks amazing on almost all skin tones and gives you an edge over others. But all shades of orange don’t suit everyone; experiment with different shades to find out which shade works best for you.