Fashion alert: This monsoon, it’s raining chambray
Chambray a fabric similar to Denim is in fashion and many Bollywood actors are seen wearing the same. Take some style inspiration.fashion and trends Updated: Jun 24, 2016 08:00 IST
Don’t we all love denims, after all, it’s our comfort clothing! What if you got an alternative to denim that’s equally chic and apt for the summer as well as the rains? Known as chambray, we have seen many a stylists flaunt it in various shapes and styles.
Talking about the fabric, designer Rina Dhaka says, “Chambray may be new for this generation but people from the 90’s know that it existed even then and it’s a fashion recycle which is happening because in early 90’s India was one of the biggest exporters of the fabric abroad,”
Designer Nida Mehmood explains the construction of the fabric. She says, “Chambray and denim are very different in the way it’s woven. It is a great choice for summers and monsoons because it breathes beautifully. It is light and summery and doesn’t stick to the body. Has a gentle fall and soft hand feel,” she adds.
Stylist Nidhi Sharma thinks chambray is best for monsoon and suggests, “Throw up your chambray shirt over your short dress, tie it at the bottom and give it a new twist. It is the most lightweight fabric, this season. Since it’s a versatile fabric, don’t be afraid to pair it up with denims for a perfect casual look and don’t bother about the same wash,” adding: “Also one can team up their oversized chambray shirt with their resort wear attire.”