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Desi fash frat don't like it baggy

India’s fash frat prefers skinny denims to loose baggy versions recently donned by international celebs. Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooney’s girlfriend) was wearing super baggy denim pants while...

india Updated: Aug 12, 2010 16:00 IST
Aroma Sah
Aroma Sah
Hindustan Times

There must have been times when you wanted to wear your favourite 10-year-old pair of jeans, but just gave the thought a miss, considering the recent fashion trend.

Going baggy

The denim blog, Denimology states that Elisabetta Canalis (George Clooney’s girlfriend) was wearing super baggy denim pants while shopping in Milan. “Is this a trend that will pick up steam? As for the answer to that, I don’t know. But to her credit, I think she pulls this look off. She kept her top simple and casual while letting the jeans take centerstage.”

Back here in India, designer Payal Jain does not support the trend, “I would never suggest women to go back to baggy jeans. Skinny jeans are flattering. If skinny jeans doesn’t suit your body shape, then go for a size or two bigger, because a size bigger will give a ‘trimmed’ look.”

baggy pants

Nitin Bal Chauhan agrees to disagree, “Baggy pants aren’t bound to become too popular among the Delhi fashion crowd. However, if you want to make a fashion statement, go for a contemporary interpretation with low waist baggy pants with suspenders and summer waistcoats, loafers or big-tongue shoes, or tops that are structured and with a lot of detailing near the chest.”

The high waisters

“High waisters are making a comeback. This look is vintage and flattering, but only if you have a thin waist and long legs,” says Jain. She suggests teaming it up with a short, cropped top.

Chauhan says, “Regular fits are still the highest selling denims in India, but the trend could change. Apeing international celebs mindlessly could get us a lot of flak. They have more options in terms of styling, but we are essentially a hot country, so teaming up the high waisters with two to three layers on top will look weird. Tucked shirts look best with them but it does not help in hiding the flab. We are not tall people, and with such denim interpretations, you need the height.”

First Published: Aug 03, 2010 16:48 IST