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Bling is in!

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Does shine appear on garments only during the festive season in India or is it bling time throughout the year for everything? If you are a Indian (man or woman) then your clothes and accessories need to show the price you paid for them. So bling is a must for semiformal, formal and of course a big definite ‘yes’ for bridal wear.

But watch out for shimmer of different kinds on the fashion scene. The most popular this season is crystals. , , Manav Gangwani, Pallavi Jaikishan and even those very discreet designers like the Prince of Pleats, and Drape Expert Gaurav Gupta have fallen for the glitter trap for Spring/Summer 2010.

There is of course the ‘in your face’ glitter like a fully encrusted crystal bikini top teamed with a glittering velvet lehenga (a similar one in real diamonds will make you swoon). Then there is twinkling dazzle with sequins and Badla work for net and chiffon saris, which are really very ethereal. Want to make a bling fashion statement then Monisha Jaisingh’s gold sequinned jumpsuit is the right choice.

If you absolutely want to stun people with the power of your purse strings and want to make a really breathtaking display of razzmatazz; then you will stop the traffic, conversation and everyone’s oxygen intake when you walk in with an evening bag covered with 6500 diamonds (real of course!) by Devaunshi Mehta. Or for something a little affordable try those tiny clutches with diamonds designed by Suneet Varma for his `Palace Collection` for .

When it comes to jewellery pearls are a little passé, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend even if their tags soar into the stratosphere. Strings of diamonds from Maheep Kapoor can start at Rs 1 crore and sky rocket to Rs 7 crores.

So dazzle your way anywhere this season. After all, if you’ve got it, flaunt bling – it’s very in!