Fashion alert: This monsoon, it’s raining chambray

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2016 08:00 IST
Actor Alia Bhat recently attended a film screening wearing a cute chambray dress with minimal accessory (Yogen Shah)

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.

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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,”

Actor Sonakshi Sinha poses for a picture wearing a Chambray oversized shirt inteligently paired up with washed denims and plain white tee. Actor Sonam Kapoor looks elegant in a chambray skirt that she paired up with a glossy shirt and a long coat.

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.

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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.”

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