“It’s a new era in fashion and there are no rules!” – Alexander Mcqueen.
Hello, ladies! The wedding season is done and dusted and everyone’s bored of wearing the same heavy finery over and over again. Now it’s time to break some rules while still keeping our tradition intact! Let’s breathe in some fresh air, amp up our creativity and infuse western elements to our ethnic style!
Take a look at some of the trending indo-western themes this season so that every time you’re in a fix about what to wear or how to pair, you know where to go!
Palazzo pants & Crop top
Palazzo pants with kurtis was a popular trend in the 1970’s and has become a rage among young girls even today. Known for their comfort and style appeal, palazzos are versatile and look great with almost anything from a casual top to a long kurti. However, if you are looking for something different, we suggest you modify the look with a pretty silk crop top. Be it a family function, office party or an engagement event, this contemporary look will fetch you all the compliments we believe you deserve!
Asymmetric kurti with satin straight pants
An asymmetric or a high-low hemline can completely change your traditional look to indo-western, making your fashion statement on point. When paired with straight pants they also give an illusion of a taller, slimmer figure. Sartorial elegance need not always be restricted to symmetry because there’s room for almost everything unique and different today! So let’s get a little creative on styling and step out of the traditional “classic” zone.
Cape style churidar kurti
If there’s one piece of clothing that’s unique enough to get people talking, it has to be the cape dress! Seen everywhere from a couture ramp walk to a celebrity red carpet look, this effortless wedding appropriate outfit adds much-needed panache and glam to your personality. You can also customize the cape length to suit your style. While a floor long cape will give a more regal look, a waist sized capelet will be the perfect contemporary pick. If you’ve floated the idea of getting one, make sure you elevate the look with high heels and your best smile!
Linen kurti trouser with block print
Add an interesting twist to your everyday Indian outfit by replacing your salwar/churidar with trousers! Yes, you read that right. A cotton block print kurti paired with trousers can be the perfect change from a downtown traditional look to chic indo-western. Opt for this look for a work meeting and notice the sharp difference yourself! You can spice up the look with a chunky statement neck piece and make it slightly quirky if that works better for you. And what’s more, this look blends style and comfort equally well making you look professional and classy.
So this year, make sure you try something different from your usual look. Indo-western isn’t a new concept but you can definitely incorporate some fresh ideas and rock both ends of the fashion spectrum.