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Dress to Impress: Supermodel Style

A complete style icon – words that best describe the gorgeous Nethra Raghuraman!

Catapulting to fame in 1997 with the Femina Look of the Year title, Nethra has been part of numerous mainstream Fashion Weeks and shows in India and is considered a complete supermodel by industry experts. She’s had successful advertising campaigns, appearances in films and television, while bagging awards on the way!

I’ve always found Nethra photogenic and incredibly stunning. Well, not every model makes it to the cover page of fashion magazines.

Fit, fine and well-figured!
So how does Nethra Raghuraman manage to look so well-toned all the time?
Nethra believes in the simple things – eating less and taking the stairs each time. Her secret also lies in a low carb diet plan (boiled vegetables or chicken replace rice and rotis) with all three meals and an early dinner. Desserts and an excessive oil are an absolute no-no! Nethra likes to vary her workouts to keep things interesting while at the gym. She follows different cardio plans each time and maintains an active lifestyle. Having good skin is more an outcome of inner health than creams or lotions, she says. Hence Nethra focuses on eating right and staying hydrated, with lots of water.

Style statement
When it comes to Nethra Raghuraman’s personal style, finding mid-ground is what its all about. Here’s what she has to say about it-

“I dress in what I feel the most comfortable, as it makes a huge difference to how I look. Even if you are wearing something that’s not a fashion statement, if you can carry it off, that is all that matters. Also, I think minimal is in and it has always has been, so don’t go overboard with anything.”

There, she said it. Minimal is in! Simplicity is her style and she pulls it off with great elan.

Get Nethra’s style in no time!

Clockwise from Nethra: Blue jeggings / Pink tube top / Enameled necklace / Beaded bracelet / Almond toe slip-ons

In her casual ensemble, Nethra reflects everything that’s urban! She’s been spotted in denims – be it a smart pair of slim jeans or a denim skirt. Nethra complements her cheerful visage with bright, sexy tops which simply radiate energy and oodles of fun! You can adopt this style with ease in a pair of washed blue jeggings from Jealous21 ( and a pretty pink seamless tube top ( that’s just perfect for the Summers. Nethra loves pointed toe footwear. I decided to take this style to another level with a unique Peter Hensen creation – a pair of almond toe slip-on shoes with a heart shaped cut-out design to the vamp. I’m sure it caught your eye as well! Throw in a set of funky jewellery to this ensemble and your casual look is complete. I chose a Shimla crystal bead bracelet (ASOS), complemented by a bright-hued enameled tube beads’ nested necklace (J.Crew).

Party like she does!

Clockwise from Nethra: Cowl neck dress / Gold-white watch / Leatherette clutch / Leather strap sandals

For her evening events, Nethra loves to wear dainty dresses with smooth flattering cuts. I found a lovely cafe cream, cowl neck pencil dress (ASOS) which can be worn with a must-have Fastrack leatherette brown belt ( You shouldn’t be caught dead in a dress without a classy watch, a clutch and a pair of heeled sandals! Featured here are – a Puma women pure pliancy gold white watch and a Spice Art women leatherette brown clutch, both from, and a pair of bronx leather strap sandals in brown (ASOS). You could also add a touch of fragrance from the Police Wings collection, which features a cheerful mix of top notes ranging from black currant, red currant and pear, middle notes of iris, rose and peony, and base notes of musk, sandalwood and vanilla. You’re now ready to get on to the party circuits!

The next time you step out, try out these styles inspired by Nethra Raghuraman to get all set to hit the ramps!

Like Nethra? You can check out Nethra Raghuraman on Facebook here:

Aarthi Nandakumar 




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