Being a land of different kinds of colourful cultures, traditions and festivals, India represents every fashion trend of every state. Whereas the number of wearing western has increased a lot, ethnic fashion is not behind even it makes a trend among woman. Besides, here I am going to showcase you some of the best latest fashion trends of India which spice up the tradition perfectly with a modish touch.
A significant part of the Indian population has turned to western garments such as jeans, trousers, skirts, T-shirts, suits and shirts and prefer them over traditional clothing such as sarees and dhotis. There is however, a certain section of the population that prefers to stick to traditional Indian clothing. Interestingly in the last decade, a beautiful amalgamation of Indian and western clothing has become popular, which has come to be known as ‘Indo-Western’ garments or ‘Indo-Western fusion’ garments.
This trend of Indo-Western fusion wear has also gradually spread to bridal wear. Sarees are being draped in the Grecian style, and saree blouses are becoming more and more westernised in pattern. Lehengas worn with halter tops is another example of Indo-Western fusion fashion that is being accepted as wedding wear. They suit the Indian body type rather well. Fusion wear is more comfortable to wear, as against the cumbersome traditional Indian dresses, which is why it is being largely preferred by the working class.
At one point of time, big bindis were considered outdated and ugly. But times are changing and so are bindi styles. Until recently, a small sparking dot was the most stylish bindi for any occasion. But now, the more traditional, big and round bindis are making a come-back. We have seen a number of Bollywood celebrities sporting big red bindis in this season.
The bindi is worn in different forms, some use a dark pencil to create the dot, others use the self-adhesive and non-piercing form. It is generally placed in the centre of the forehead, right above the meeting point of the eyebrows.
The best thing about the bindi is the ease with which you wear it. The moment you wear it, you define style statement. It was usually worn with Sarees and Salwar Kameez suits. But the teen-jean generation wear it with T-shirts and jeans, giving it an altogether new dimension.
As per conventional beauty standards, the unibrows is unflattering – if you have one, then you’re encouraged to pluck it. But it seems the unibrows will soon be having its moment among Indian fashionists, and actor Deepika Padukone would be the reason behind it. Celebrities are always the frontrunners of fashion and people follow what they do. Kajol had a unibrow for many years after enterimg Bollywood, and became one of the top actors without changing her look. However, beauty expert Aashmeen Munjal thinks that considering the unibrow as a thing of beauty is very subjective. He adds ‘it may be beautiful for some, but for others it would still not be normal.’
Anti silver nose pin
It is time to follow your nose when it comes to fashion. Parvathy does it in the movie Charlie with an ethnic, round nose pin that resembles miniature flying saucer. Nayanthara has two, not one, in her film puthiya niyamam. Some of the other young actresses flashing nose pins in silver, brass and black metal with strong accents of tribal heartlands of India.
Nose jewellery has become ornaments that permit you to wear your style statement on your nose. And looks like many people who would have turned up their nose at something so ‘traditional’ as the nose ring is now collecting nose ornaments like never before. India’s rich tradition of nose jewellery is being reinvented for a new generation who wear it as a fashion statement. And there is no need to pierce your nose.
Saree being the most traditional form of Indian apparel as always been a favourite. The trend has changed from traditional form of pleating your saree to wear it indifferent and style defining ways.
It has been in trends since long, since the Lakme Fashion weeks took them really seriously for the innovative styles, to be precise. I am here today to share more styles that you could try which are now a days in trend.
Choker neck piece
Choker trend will never really end. If you think about the choker as we know it right now-it was born in the nineties, but pearl necklaces were worn by French courtesans until 1960. And what about lady Diana? She wore tight necklaces throughout the ‘80s. What is new about choker is that there’s so many for different occasions- we want it to be glamorous or casual, to be cool or sexy, and even to match our sportswear outfits. It’s no longer a ‘fancy’ accessory.
The origins of the attire are said to come from the design of Mughal royalties. Sharara gained recognition in India with the arrival of Mughals in India. A common attire of women belonging to the royal classes during the period of the Mughal rule, the sharara has since become popular amongst Pakistani and muslim women across the globe. Bollywood movies in the 1970’s and80’s also contributed to the increasing popularity of the outfit in India.
The sharara is a three-piece outfit with flared pants for lowers, with a join at or below the knee level, generally worn to weddings. The skirt-like outline below the knee is heavily flared and resembles the shape of an umbrella. The sharara is of floor sweeping length and is teamed with a kurti and one and two Dupattas, the other outfits of the three-piece attire. When worn with two Dupattas, one is used to drape the shoulders while the second one is used as a veil.
Sharara is generally worn to ceremonies occasions, especially weddings, particularly by muslim bribes. However, many North Indian brides have started opting for Sharara for their wedding Attire, to experiment with their bridal couture. The outfit is often worn to parties as well. However, unlike the saree and salwar kameez, it is not considered a daily-wear outfit. Designers are coming up with new cuts and twists to the attire. With the sharara having found its place in fashion lovers across the globe; it has marked its own trend which seems to get stronger with the passage of time.