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Go with colours

Coming summers will be a mix of hues and short dresses.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 01:16 IST
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The winter sales are almost over and the fresh spring collections are out in stores. Dresses, skirts, pants, tops of all colours and styles will soon be replacing the tweeds and sweaters as the wardrobe gets a summery makeover. But before you venture out for a shopping spree, HT City gets you some suggestions by Indian designers on the must haves and have-nots this season.

“Lots of colours for dresses,” says Ranna Gill, will be the new flavour. “For shoes, platforms and booties (ankle-length boots) are a must. Accessorising your apparels rightly will make a statement. But this summer season, staying away from the super tights is imperative,” she adds. Tapered and pencil apparels, in skirts as well, will be a complete no-no for the approaching season.

While use of colours has always been a part of the summer wardrobe, Rina Dhaka suggests, “Stress must be laid on purity, simplicity. Designing must be given priority over embellishments.”

A mélange of short dresses as well as long flowy ones will dominate the trend of spring-summer 2010. “It is a must to get rid of the old wardrobe, especially the bulky and cumbersome apparels,” says designer Charu Parashar.

“Happy colours should be an integral part of your wardrobe,” says Payal Jain. “But at the same time, do not go bling. Keep it minimal and aesthetically pleasing. Get rid of the drapes.”

However, even the trendiest apparel can look like a disaster if you are not comfortable carrying it.

Designer Anupama Dayal says, “Love your body as confidence enhances the overall beauty of any person. It is also important to believe in your Indianness. While trends are shifting westward, Indian chickenkari needs to get rediscovered. Instead of the usual, convert to something unusual like a kurti shirt or a stole.”