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Dare denims

Be it a splash of colour or severed styles, basic denims are giving way to extreme designs.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 25, 2010 21:33 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times

If you’re bored of usual plain jeans, then there’s good news for you. The splattered, tattered, bleached, printed and painted jeans have landed safely on the fashion block. Recently singer Miley Cyrus, Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani were seen sporting the splatter paint and torn jeans. Bollywood celebs like Gauri Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Shruti Hassan and Kareena Kapoor are also flaunting the funky and bold versions of denim.

“These jeans look great. They will soon be the hottest trend. Team them up with a white top and high heels for the party look,” says designer Ritu Beri.

Wear them right
The catch with these jeans is that they’re already flamboyant, so keep the your top and accessories basic and simple. “Go for plain tops with them. Wear funky flat chappals for the afternoon and gladiator sandals for the evening,” suggests stylist Shivani Gambhir.

Designer Babita Malkani says, “Don’t go wrong with this look by heavy accessorising. Team these jeans with nice belts, plain shrug or short jacket and solid coloured noodle strap tops.”

Those with heavy thighs should give this trend a pass as the paint splatter, or the distressed look on the jeans will invite unnecessary attention to this area.

Don’t be shy
Jeans now, have got a totally new definition, just be bold enough to try out this trend. Model Esha Gupta says, “It’s good to experiment and especially with jeans, where the choice is always limited. Printed, distressed and tattered jean is a welcome trend. I like to pair such jeans with a colourful bag and high heels.”

Actress Eesha Koppikhar feels, “You have to be experimental and confident enough to carry off such style. It’s a very interesting trend and I enjoy wearing such jeans. Be it paint splattered jeans or hot shorts, both look really cool,” she says.

However, not everyone seems to think this way. “I can experiment with the cut and fit but can’t wear jeans that are bleached or have colour all over it,” says model Barkha Kaul.

pantsbaggyGet the splatter paint look colour ’em: Use a contrasting colour like white on blue denim. Dip a small brush into the paint and randomly stroke the brush against the jeans. You can use your fingers or a sponge to spread the colour as well.

Paint Brush: Continue spreading the paint with different brush sizes for different random effects. Let the jeans dry.

Creative Look: One can also go for multiple colours such as neon colours. You can also use household items such as a comb or stencils to add different textures and patterns to your jeans.

Glitzy Glam: If you want something funkier, do some finger painting or paint your entire hand and press it on your jeans in different angles. Before the paint dries, sprinkle some multicolored glitter over the paint then shake off excess glitter.

Find it here in Delhi

R 3,999
Go bold and printed when it comes to jeans this season. Find this version at FCUK, Select City Walk, Saket.

R 2,299 onwards
Fashion police is watching you gals, get hold of this trend right now. Available at all the Pepe stores.

R 12,600
J Brand
Catch the trend with the torn and bleached jeans. Find this cool version at J Brand, 31, Hauz Khas Village, 1st Floor.

First Published: Aug 22, 2010 16:01 IST