Uniquely draped outfits can serve as a head turner if you wish to gain accolades with your power packed style. Modern day designers are thus adding an edgy twist to draping styles of gowns, sarees, lehengas and kurtas. You can think of western-inspired kurta drapes or asymmetrically layered anarkalis which can be worn to fashion events and parties for a sexy and flattering look.
Indian wears are ushering in an aura of freshness with a flouncy 3D twist in the form of layered and ruffled shirts and sleeves. Thus, if you wish to stand out of the crowd, then ethnic wear with similar attributes can serve as your salvation. 2018 is the year of floor touching sleeves which can help you make a statement this wedding season.
Pastel is that one hue which can be worn round the year since it always stays in fashion. This universally loved hue can blend in seamlessly with an array of dressing styles whether it is casual or contemporary. You can also sport the same during corporate events if you wish to look both classy and elegant in an understated manner. Although the pastel palette varies from shades of sky-blues, pinks, nectarine orange, mint greens, lavender, sweet sorbets to light yellows and many more, you should make sure to pick up a high-quality fabric with a trendy and classy cut. This can be paired up with some uber cool desi accessories such as flats, juttis or even a pair of classic sneakers and complemented with chunky metallic/silver jewellery for nailing the look.
Bralettes- the lingerie-inspired ethnic fashion trend is slowly taking over the world of Indian fashion in a fantastic manner. This can serve as your pick if you are in the lookout for something bolder and sexier for being teamed up as your saree or lehenga blouse and gown or kurta.
Ponchos are again back into the fashion square with its distorted symmetry and distressed weaves. You can easily opt for the same by trading your crop tops and capes which can take your long skirt game to a completely new level.
Mulmul was once considered to be exclusive to Indian royalty which also helped it in gaining widespread popularity across the globe. But coming to modern times, this fine and soft cotton muslin which has won itself the nomenclature of ‘woven wind’ for its lightweight texture can also serve as a potent addition to your ethnic wardrobe. This kind of fabric is best suited if you wish to add in more layers to your look without feeling the weight.
Tiered lehengas look equally flattering on all body types as it hikes up your style quotient with the subtle addition of just a few layers. These gorgeous pieces which are available in embroidered, embellished or even plain forms can be worn with sass to all those mehendi and sangeet functions if you wish all eyes to just rest on you.
Walking in a saree is going to become a hassle-free affair with the churidar pants which has arrived in style to replace the good old petticoats while enhancing your overall style quotient at the same time.
Belts might not be readily identified with ethnic fashion of women although it has served as an extremely necessary accessory of men for quite some time. However, the gender games are going to change this season as printed, plain and embellished belts are being implemented by modern day designers for being paired up with sarees, lehengas, kurtas and gowns for nailing a sophisticated and stylish look by adding structure to the whole outfit.
Ruffled skirts are the latest trend in ethnic fashion which is gaining widespread appreciation with their sheer versatility of being paired up with statement neckpieces and white shirts for creating the perfect fusion outfit.
Ethnic outfits having a long trail can tag along a princess-like feel apart from hiking up your glamour quotient. This romantic trend has spread around like wildfire and has even received widespread acceptance in bridal lehengas and gown designs which can be sported to perfection in weddings, receptions and even sangeet parties.
Nothing can match up to the elegance and glamour of jeans but khadi needs to be your pick this spring as it brings along a breezy and super-comfy feel. Be it loose bell-bottoms, palazzos or the straight cut pants, these trendy attires can be paired up easily with bold jhumkas and dark toned kurta/top.
Jackets are that one fashion staple which can help you rock both ethnic and western looks with utmost élan. You can pair up these embellished and embroidered pieces with your outfits for nailing the style game at your sister’s wedding. This can also serve as an innovative way for imparting a swanky new makeover to your old garments.
An increasing trend is being noticed in favour of sexy side-slit dresses which can serve as a sure shot way of accentuating your oomph factor without crossing over the line of decency. Slits impart a highly layered look which takes up varying shapes with every single body movement of yours. You can showcase your love for ethnic wear with maxi slit dresses which can be paired up with both high pencil heels or Kolhapuri chappals.
Be it our tops, jeans or hair, there was a time when we preferred to keep everything short. But presently fashionistas around the globe are swooning over Rapunzel locks, cuffed jeans and buttoned down white shirt tapering down to your knees. A floor scraping top worn over jeans can impart “the longer the better” feel.
All of us wish to be updated about ethnic fashion trends at all times and one of the best places to search for the same is the collections featured by the country’s top designers. Our feature on style tips to look unique this spring with ethnic fashion has been carefully collated from Amazon India Week and Lakme Fashion Week which are the greatest fashion events of the country.