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New style resolutions

We help four gorgeous Friday readers have a chic and glamorous New Year by making their fashion resolutions a reality…

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes
26 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
  • From left: Kirti, Manisha, Komal and Sally.

    Source:Aiza Castillo-Domingo/ANM

Kirti: Dress Dh562, Monsoon; Heels Dh950, BCBG; Necklace Dh450, Banana Republic.
Manisha: Top Dh89, H&M; Skirt Dh99, H&M; Heels Dh380, Aldo; Clutch Dh149, H&M; Necklace Dh69, H&M.
Komal: Dress Dh1,600, BCBG; Heels Dh425, Topshop; Clutch Dh1,749,
 Kate Spade NY; Earrings Dh59, H&M.
Sally: Dress Dh1,600, BCBG; Earrings Dh59, H&M. 

Kirti Devnani, 20, is a student and aspiring photographer from Bur Dubai

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Style resolution: “I want to keep my style simple and trendy with a professional edge.”

Style tip: Danielle says, “Kirti is starting work next year and needs to show more confidence in her style. The colourful, bold print and simple lines of this dress help her do that. The jumpsuit in her second look is the right balance of grown-up elegance and youthful confidence, and gives Kirti instant curves. She should choose shapes that nip her in at the waist with bold prints, shiny fabrics and embellishments to enhance her best assets.”

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Dress Dh1,245, Ted Baker; Heels Dh425, Topshop; Bangle Dh250, Banana Republic. 

Komal Lakhani, 26, is a writer from Karama, Bur Dubai

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Style resolution: “To move away from the classics and experiment with new trends and colours, and to gain confidence.”

Style tip: Danielle says: “Komal needs to move out of her shift-dress rut by embracing her curves and experimenting with separates. This flattering peplum top and skirt give her look an instant style update.”

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Top Dh550, BCBG; Leather skirt Dh990, BCBG; Heels Dh440, Aldo; Earrings Dh59, H&M. 

Manisha Singhi, 22, is a soon-to-be Bollywood actress from Sharjah

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Style resolution: “I need some elegant yet trendy outfits for all the new glam events and opportunities in 2015.”

Style tip: Danielle says, “Glamorous gowns and tailoring are perfect for Manisha’s year ahead in the limelight as she embarks on her first-ever role in a yet untitled Bollywood movie, filmed in Dubai. Her style needs to say, ‘I am a star’ without her uttering a word. This long lace-panelled dress as well as the metallic separates and structured bandeau dress (in her second look) will do all the talking for her.”

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Dress Dh2,000, BCBG; Earrings Dh580, Kate Spade NY. 

Sally Gray, 29, is a beauty blogger who lives in Sharjah, UAE

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Style resolution: “I want to find a definite signature style I can own and rock all through 2015 and beyond.”

Style tip: Danielle says, “Sally’s curves exude old-school Hollywood glamour, and her pale skin and glossy red locks screamed out for a 1950s retro makeover. The playful print of this dress and red lipstick elevate her style status. Black with print and texture, and dark shades of blue and green (in her second look) work well with her red hair.”

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Jacket Dh350, Phase Eight at Debenhams; 
Dress Dh1,590, Kate Spade NY; Heels Dh380, Aldo; Earrings Dh199, Banana Republic. 

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Komal: Dress Dh1,150, 
Debut at Debenhams; Heels Dh425, Topshop; Necklace Dh69, H&M. 

Kirti: Jumpsuit Dh1,245, Ted Baker; Bangle Dh49, H&M; Heels Dh490, Faith at Debenhams; Clutch Dh1,750, Kate Spade NY; Earrings Dh59, H&M.

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Manisha: Dress Dh179, H&M; Heels Dh490, Faith at Debenhams; Clutch Dh1,000, Kate Spade NY.

Sally: Jacket Dh149, H&M; 
Dress Dh1,360, BCBG; Heels Dh550, Banana Republic; Earrings Dh49, H&M.

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Beauty and Fashion Director