Just as history repeats itself, so does a fashion trend. The New York Fashion Week 2010 has just announced the re-emergence of the dungaree, a garment that was a rage in the 50s. HT City spoke with a few designers on whether Indian apparel stores will be tapping the trend.
Says designer Mandira Wirk, “Yes, I do feel the trend will soon catch up in India. Ditching its earlier frumpy maternity look, the new-look dungaree is chic and very trendy. As it is a body fit, it accentuates the waist, enhancing the womanly silhouette. Dungaree shorts look cute in a looser, more boyish fit.”
Designer Rocky S concurs, “Dungarees have become more fashionable and trendy with the cuts and silhouettes. From skinny to silky ones, there are various styles to choose from, for instance, dirty denim, exquisite silk crepe, oversized khaki styles, a corseted number and delicately printed silk ones.”
Look uber cool in dungarees:
Wear a light coloured cardigan or camisole to create a more stylish look.
Add a slim belt around your waist to break up the denim.
For a dressy summer look, wear with a pair of wedges.
Long-length wide legs dungarees are worn with a turn-up, emphasising the 50s rock feel.
Denim and heavyweight cottons work well for a sturdy silhouette, while wool crepe and soft-handle linens create a more relaxed fit.
Contrast-colour button detailing on the straps and hips brings a nautical edge to the look. Opt for dark navy and burgundy tones, which look great when styled with checks and Breton stripes.