Freedom in fashion is back. Wonder what that means? Simply put, the flared pants and denims, which will not restrict your movement in this sultry weather are back in vogue. From celebrities to your average Joe, everyone’s sporting them. The extra-wide hemmed varieties are, as designers say, inspired by the Samurai dresses of Japan and available in various markets in fabrics such as cotton, georgette, linen and denim.
Wear them right:
Unlike our Style 1 (see right) — that of bell-bottoms, which can be worn with practically all sorts of tops, you got to be careful while sporting the next three styles. Don’t look like a fashion victim in these tricky pairs of pants. Flared pants should be worn with a fitted blouse or T-shirt. A loose top, when paired with wide pants, imparts a sloppy look, especially if you aren’t tall. Designer Jenjum Gadi, who sports wide-hemmed pants often, says, “Racer-back ganjis for daywear and a black jacket on it for an evening is good pairing.” Designer Arjun Saluja, who took his bow during the recently concluded India Fashion Week, wearing one such pair, says, “Sport semi-fit Tees and strappy footwear with wide pants.”
Do not wear:
A ruffled blouse and loose or baggy silhouette with these pants. Even a top with exaggerated sleeves is a bad idea.
In your neighbourhood
The flared pants are available in various stores such as Giovani (Rs 2,499 onwards), Prêt in GK-I M Block Market (Rs 1,550 onwards); Marks and Spencer (Rs 2,500 onwards), Promod (Rs 2,450 onwards); and at designers’ boutiques in Shahpur Jat starting from Rs 3,500. Gauchos can be picked from Janpath and Lajpat Nagar.