The season of winter is upon us and close on its heels arrives the festivities and wedding season too! From futuristic fabrics to tonal dressing, fashion’s throwing some frivolous and revolutionary ideas our way this season – and there’s nothing stopping you from getting ahead of the pack and working a few of these into your wardrobe right now. These are the trends that the top Indian shows, Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017 and India Couture Week 2017 are tipping for top spot. Let’s take a look!
1. More sleeves please
Tired of wearing those boring sleeveless and full sleeved dresses? Worry not, Floor touching and knee length sleeves are the hottest trend this season and surely create a statement. Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani set an amazing trend with loose asymmetric, slit and pleated sleeves going below the knee and even those that go to the floor. Great option for cocktail or evening parties.
2. Capes, Drapes & Ponchos
Capes and ponchos are hot and trendy as ever. Embellished, sheer embroidered capes and ponchos are one of the hottest trends this year too. We saw them in lehengas, long trail and floor touching gowns, especially crop sheer ponchos. We love the Rahul Mishra one!
Jackets are very trendy this season! We saw plain, embroidered, and embellished jackets paired with lehengas, sarees, and gowns by Manish Malhotra, Falguni & Shane Peacock and Anju Modi. Floor-touching jackets paired outfits are best for winter weddings. Wear a contrasting one with your outfit! Jackets are also a great way to re wear old outfits with a whole new look! I love the trendy jacket gown by Anju Modi.
4. Long Kurta with Front Slit
Long kurtas are back and designers are making a case for front slits. We saw Anju Modi, Divya Reddy and Rahul Mishra display a fine range of kurtas with slit on lehengas, palazzos, bell pants and long skirts. Perfect for your friend’s wedding sangeet or casual parties.
5. Shoulder Cut-Outs
From off-the-shoulder to shoulder cut-outs, this trend is here to stay. So flaunt those toned shoulders before it goes out of fashion. We saw shoulder cut on cholis and blouses which make you look sexy without revealing too much skin. Monisha Jaising, Manav Gangwani and Rahul Mishra designs rule the ramp.
6. Saree with Churidar
This season’s saree comes with a with a unique twist – paired with chooridar. It redefines the blend of the style and tradition. We saw matching chooridars, but you can also pick a chooridar to match the border and contrast your saree. Pair with plain or embellished peep-toe heels! Great option for sangeet & DJ nights at weddings!
7. Pre-Draped Sarees
The pre-draped sarees are making waves on the runways this year. Amit Aggarwal and Gaurav Gupta exhibit this trend making it perfect for the modern Indian woman who is busy and finds no time to drape the nine-yard fabric. Great option if you wanna make an uber-cool statement. Pair with an off-shoulder blouse to turn heads.
When it comes to fashion, belts aren’t exactly the first thing we are excited about! After all, belts have always been an essential accessory for men. But in case of women, not so much! But this season, you wanna think of them as a real statement-maker. Enjoy the sophisticated touch they add when paired with lehengas and sarees, which we saw on the runways of Anju Modi, Shyamal & Bhumika and Ruceru.
Which trend do you love the most?
Guest Writer: Devika Sharma
Image Credits: India Couture week, Lakme Fashion week, Google