Fads come and go, and this is the circle of fashion, believe it or not. What may seem hot today and haute to wear, may or may not be the case when the new-age comes a couple of months down the line. Fashion weeks show us inspirations to doll up in, and we go crazy about the same. The cuts, styles, accessories to wear, shoes to put our feet in and more would be top of the charts one day, and faded out the next month soon. Thus, keeping up with the times is important and here are five fads in ethnic Indian wear that are not so fashionable anymore.
Boring neck shape kurtis
Most Indian women have been flaunting the boat neck and the boring square or rectangular tops, cholis and kurtas. It is time we got to some experimentation with our karigars. Instead of wearing the plain old styles, which aren’t fashionable anymore, one should look at chikankari, zardozi and zari embellishments on the tops, cholis and kurtis, around the neck, the sleeves and the bottom of the garment. The longer the better, is the fashion key to unlock compliments with this season!
Going light on accessories
When it comes to statement neckpieces, armlets, wristlets, kamarbandhs and flashy bling, the new-age Indian woman loves to flaunt what she can with elan and style. Long earrings, heavy neckpieces, temple jewelry, large waist bands and kamarbands, dangling chandbaalis and heavy bangles are in- minimalism is not the fashion statement to make with ethnic wear anymore.
Bringing back the sexy back
Gone are the days when cholis and blouses are worn with lehengas, ghagras and sarees were simple and covered. Indian women love the compliments pouring in and hence opt for chic cut and well styled backless to sheer and lace back cholis, with embossments, straps and the very daring backless avatars too. Works well with silk and net or lace sarees, heavily embellished lehenga skirts and pretty ghaghras. Cropped trends are in with the blouses, especially with bridal wear.
Western gowns aren’t really in trend
From anarkali gowns to shararas and more, western gowns are seeing less of the pick-ups than the ethnic counterparts, simply because there is more karigari work and intricate designing done on them. The trend this season is to have chic looks very fulfilling and complete, and brides are going gaga over printed and embellished gowns by eminent designers and brands, for a traditional yet stunning haute look to come through.
Do you know of anymore fashion fads that are fading out? Do write in and let us know the alternatives that are making a mark!