Bring in the ruffles as you kiss sheers goodbye. According to Maheka, supple fabrics like chantilly and chiffon and 'formal fabric brocade' will be a popular favourite this year. Forget figure hugging specials if you have a few folds to crib about. Cloak adroitly through full length gowns. "In their embroidered and embellished versions, they look amazingly elegant and flatter all body types," says Manali.