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Pop goes the denim

Pack away those blues and blacks. It’s rainbow colours that you should be seen sporting on your legs this season. The very ’80s, bold and sexy coloured jeans trend has returned in a chic, evolved and sexier avatar.

fashion and trends Updated: May 11, 2011 16:13 IST
blues and blacks

Pack away those blues and blacks. It’s rainbow colours that you should be seen sporting on your legs this season. The very ’80s, bold and sexy coloured jeans trend has returned in a chic, evolved and sexier avatar.

Actor Hayden Panettiere wore flaming red skinnies recently in New York City, while Ashley Greene too was spotted wearing a bright green pair. The Kardashian sisters have also embraced the trend — Khloe recently wore Rag & Bone cropped electric blue jeans in Hollywood while Kim was spotted leaving JFK airport in bright blue jeans paired with a black fitted jacket and white top. Closer home, Katrina Kaif wore shredded bright pink jeans while shooting for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in Agra.

“We wore a lot of colourful trousers in the ’80s. Bright pink and citrus green were a great hit,” says designer Rina Dhaka. Designer Urvashi Kaur too feels that the trend has returned with a bang. “We’ve seen Sri Devi and Madhuri Dixit sport coloured lowers, but it was too loud and garish then. Now, it’s much more evolved and chic,” says Kaur.

However, to sport a coloured denim, one must have a well-toned body as the colour being bright, the entire attention is drawn towards your legs. You may not necessarily be tall, but you do need a slim figure to wear coloured trousers as it tends to make your lower body look bigger. Those who want to play safe can team it up with nude, white or black tops.

–Shara Ashraf

Get the Look
* Colour play: Go for colour blocking. “Red with blue or green with fuchsia look nice. But don’t mix up two thick fabrics,” says designer Rina Dhaka.
* Footwear: Nude pumps, leopard print shoes or black booties work well with bright pants. Don’t try matching the colour of your footwear with your denim.
* Avoid repeats: Steer clear of overdoing the look unless you are promoting kindergarten chic. Don’t match your bag with your trousers or wear an accessory of the same colour. “If you want to repeat the colour, use a lip colour or an eye shadow of the same shade,” says designer Urvashi Kaur.
* Peppy prints: Team up chiffon tops in peppy prints with coloured trousers.