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Kangana Ranaut bags the trend in this sassy tweed Zara dress. Teamed with a mini Louis Vuitton tote, the Fashion star looks fabulously flamboyant. Wish she would swap the Mary Janes for a pair of black pumps — the straps are too distracting. The top touch is the sleek up-do — her usual no personality twirls do not set a style statement.

Another star, another Zara. Kalki Koechlin exudes natural charm through this effortless look. The silhouette is simple, the so-now baby blue sealed with fresh make-up, a chic one-shoulder hairdo and those pop ballerinas. Few can pull off a laid-back look such as this for the most glamorous of events, but this part French-part Indian stunner is one of them.

A sexy silhouette — super-short and dangerously black — looks very chic, very Kim Kardashian. The nude Christian Louboutins balance the metallic Judith Leiber minaudiere. Plus points for the dewy make-up.

Gossip Girl’s Queen Bee looks stunning in this black skater dress. Messy hair and smoky eyes are fab finishing touches, but what really got us are the pretty stone-studded sandals. On-screen or off, Leighton Meester is quite the style queen. We bow!

What is a skater dress?

Inspired by outfits of female figure skaters, the skater dress is all about playful hemlines. The silhouette is flirty and feminine, flattering on any figure. As an added bonus, the skater dress is worn looser than most mini-dresses but cinches in at the waist, highlighting sexy curves. Another eye-catcher feature is that it flares out at the waistline for added appeal.

Who can wear it?

There is no hard-and-fast rule. If you are up for the challenge, embrace the look and see how fabulously different a piece of clothing can make you look! Whatever your body type, get the look. But sorry, this style is strictly below 30!

Where to buy it?

The skater dress is a fashion fave at the moment. It’s a big trend and high-street brand Zara is loving it. In Calcutta, you can find some versions in the high-street stores of Forum Courtyard and South City Mall. Vero Moda, Forever New and Guess have nice dresses. But our fave remains Asos (www.asos.com) — sometimes online is your best bet.

How to Get the look?

Dress it up or dress it down, skater dresses are oh-so-versatile. For a touch of romance this season, pastel colours and spring prints combined with a cinched waist make a pretty statement. This style can take on an edgy interpretation with fitted silhouettes and dark colour schemes. Whatever your take on it, the skater dress is a sassy way to make a statement while flattering your figure. Chunky accessories are in order (depending on the cut and work-value of your dress), keep the make-up fresh and dewy, and get set, go!