How to adjust a COWL NECK SLIP DRESS?
“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life”- Bill Cunningham
This quote is so true, isn’t it? How many of y’all are guilty of spending time the previous day to select an outfit befitting a board meeting on the following day or while going for a celebratory occasion? Do you feel that you’re a tad bit OTT? If so, then embrace it, you lovelies! Take pride in wanting to look and feel your best; what’s wrong in make some eyes turn in rapture; to being the cynosure for many a sore eye? And, with the ‘simple makes a statement’ adage going wild, more fashion-savvy individuals are opting for sartorial, classy choices.
One such garb, which should be a must-have in our wardrobes, is the cowl neckline dress. Largely popularized by our fashion diva and powerhouse performer, Kareena Kapoor, it is hands-down, quite versatile. Just imagine the brush of satin sashaying against your skin- so supple, lightweight and cool, while making you feel like the queen that you truly are. Innately rich in texture, it definitely makes a woman look élégante.
For the unaware, cowl necklines refer to garments which when draped and rounded, folds around the neckline, thereby, falling below the collarbone, accentuating your upper torso in all the right spots, giving it an extremely feminine vibe; dainty, sophisticated, yet sexy stance. It reveals just enough and skims your body if you know what we mean.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE WEARING A COWL NECK DRESS
With all things screaming of fashion choices, we are well aware that there is always something unique or special about a style that makes it so loved. And, that’s the same with a cowl neck dress. Exuding minimalistic drama, this stunner can be played around with marvellously, for you to own it completely. There’s a thin line between being safe or experimental when it comes to cowl. So, if you’re someone who wants to revamp your wardrobe, without making a radical shift, this is a secure hack for you.
Coming back to celebrities, didn’t Kareena Kapoor look drop-dead gorgeous in the emerald green, fitted satin, cowl necked slip dress, when she stepped out to paint the town red, displaying her A-game and glam avatar, a few years back? Or do you remember Mira Rajput looking utterly ravishing in a royal blue number when she headed out for a dinner date with her bestie? We surely were completely besotted. And, the highlight- this revived 90’s look transcends beautifully from the sunny side vibes during the day to tranquil or adorning eveningwear.
However, there are a few requisites to consider while slaying this style with panache.
- LINGERIE: The most basic rule of fashion is to wear appropriate lingerie underneath any outfit. Giving a slender silhouette to your structure, and uplifting your bosom, a push-in push-up bra is the best supplement (and comfortable too) to a cowl dress. If you are small-busted, this bra will make your breast look fuller, whilst enhancing your cleavage. In case you are heavier on the bust, the strong side support will keep your assets intact, ladies. Well, if you cannot get your hands on these, pasties or solid silicone cover-ups may do the trick. As for your underwear, a thong or seamless underwear will be your best friend. Avoid lace to create an unpleasant, remnant feel to it.
- BODY TYPE: Oh my God, this steals the show for all of us; it flatters most body types. If you’re pear-shaped, square, triangular and the likes, do not fret. You can wear this charmer with élan! Meant for those with longer necks, it can also look voluminous and full of character. If you have a petite frame, then be attentive to the size and the thickness of the cowl. Ensure that it doesn’t droop or plunge low, as you may flash everyone unfavourably. Lastly, the cowl will give a proportional balance to an individual who has a bigger head in comparison to their upper body.
- STYLE CRAZE: You know why we fawn over this style, you beauties? Because you can wear it in too many ways! Easily designed, you can bring about some vibrancy and excitement to your otherwise mundane lives. A fitted cowl dress with sleeves can help you hustle hard at your job; a slight loser and a flowing dress make it an amazing option for those on the heavier side. Nothing like rocking the body-fitted cowl dress, while showing your toned bodies, right. We call this an “essential” for all the pretty, lean belles. If you’re feeling a bit patriotic, play around with your outfit, and team it up with A-line trousers, to give it a sleek and ethnic look; an exciting fusion. Additionally, an off-shouldered layering adds some zest and fire (style inspiration, aka, Bebo)! Depending on the length, you can simply dress it up or down, and DIY it into something spunky.
How to adjust a COWL NECK TOP or DRESS?
To sign off, we hope we gave you some major outfit inspiration goals with this article. Our parting advice to all you wonderful women is to just put that red lipstick on, mix some sass with confidence, and you’re ready to rule the world of cowls. We would love to know your thoughts or your style game in the comments below.