Florals to cottons: Experimental fashion to try this season

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 01, 2015 18:45 IST
Florals were a big trend last season and continue to be even now. (Agencies)

Be more experimental and choose easy styles and accessories like flats or pre-draped saris for your look during the forthcoming festive season, says an expert.

Bhuvi Kathpalia, assistant manager, content (creative), Indianroots.com, an online marketplace for Indian fashion, has shared some dressing tips:

Colour palette

Peach and Marsala colour dresses could be big hits this season. (Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop and Neeta Lulla)

There is a swift acceptance of a different colour palette which comprises of shades like peach, champagne pink, marsala, wine, aquamarine blue and green, coral, and pastel hues. Since the festivals run over a long period of time without any differentiation in day or night, one should opt for ensembles that are effortless, comfortable, yet chic.


Keep the embellishments on your dresses to the bare minimum to avoid being over the top flashy. (Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop)

Do not go overboard with the bling. A hint of defining embellishments go a long way to reflect the overall zest of the celebrations.


Fashion world is still riding high on the floral prints, be sure to include one in your ensemble. (Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop )

Macro florals have made a huge comeback and this is a great time to wear them with grace. Opt for a floral skirt and team it up with a flattering crop top. Experiment with bold colours at the bottom like vermillion red, but take the look a notch lower with a pastel hued crop top or blouse. Always keep a golden blouse handy that suits your body type and can be used at any time to complete the look. Experiment with a layered or dhoti style skirt that will factor in the element of comfort in your look.

Traditional embroideries

Tie and Dye is a nice, comfortable options for when the mercury is still not forgiving enough. (Pinnacle Shruti Sancheti and Studio East 6)

Delicate embroideries, bold block prints, tie-dyed silhouettes, foil prints, golden shimmers and sequins, vibrant phulkari, luxurious brocades, are trends that one should experiment with. Choose ethnic wear staples that can transit easily from day to night without adding anything more than a piece of accessory.

Opt for a hybrid look

For a perfect day look, try these kind of dresses. (Fab India and Faaya)

The hybrid look, that is the convergence of traditional sensibilities and contemporary convenience, is making its way into experimentation due to its festive appeal. Choose anarkali dresses crafted from cotton or cotton silk, adorned with block printed motifs to keep a balance.

Ditch the heels

Try to pair your long kurtas with basic Punjabi juttis or kolhapuris for comfort and style. (Fab India)

Straight suits teamed with palazzos are scoring high on trending charts. Opt for clean silhouettes and a bold style statement through colours or accessories to make an unforgettable fashion statement. Go for long kurtas with asymmetrical hemlines. Experiment with heavily embellished dupattas teamed with pastel hued kurtas. Ditch the heels, and experiment with colourful kolhapuris and vibrant mojris.

Easy to wear saris

Try a chanderi sari or any regular cotton sari tied a little differently. (Pernia’s Pop Up Shop and Raw Mango)

If you want to keep it simple with a sari, try pre-draped saris or go for fabrics like chanderi and experiment with ombre hues to look taller. Incorporate a zipper into your blouse or kurta, combine a structured phulkari embroidered jacket with an edgy maxi dress, try statement neckpieces or maang tikas for extra bling.

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