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Just Say No ...

...to not-quite-nude, semi-opaque, shimmery tights! This is a fashion faux pas that all too frequently makes appearances at Bollywood events. The latest victim is the lovely Amrita Rao who demonstrates that beauty and style do not always go hand in hand. Amrita is seen at the Victory Music Launch in Mumbai, wearing an Arshiya Fakih dress that represents the unholy union of prom and cocktail dresses. The dress was not terribly impressive on the runway, but coupled with those awful tights and that straight from Claire's purse, well, it's been taken from bleh to fugly. I couldn't find a full length picture of this fashion disaster, but I am willing to bet money that she is wearing strappy heels. To minimize the damage here, she should have lost the sparkly bag, freaky colored contacts, and the tights and gone with bare legs and mile-high heels. Our repeat offender of the shimmer tight fugliness, is Divya Khosla Kumar, seen here at the Ghajini Success Party in Mumbai. If Amrita's get-up had a certain prom-like quality about it, then Divya is straight up the Riverdale High 1988 Prom Queen. That hair. That sparkly head band. Those giant rosettes. And of course, the subject of this post: those awful tights coupled with open-toed sandals which do nothing for the outfit. Don't get me wrong. Tights are great! But you must choose: opaque and colorful or sheer and nude (or black). You cannot go sheer and almost-but-not-quite nude! And please, for the love of God, shimmer is not cool!

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