Posted On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 05:13:22 PM
It’s that time of the year again when you start cleaning your house, make sweets and above all shop for new clothes.
With Ganeshotsav beginning today and Navratri and Diwali fast approaching designers suggest you have the right wardrobe to flaunt your festive style.
From the right cuts to the right embroidery and designs, designers help you select the perfect outfit for the festive season.
Fashion designer Jhelum Rele shares, “This festive season is all about futuristic digital prints, paisleys, zardozi, stripes and baroque used in a different way.”
Agreeing with her is designer Sakshee Pradhan who suggests, “Traditional motifs in futuristic prints are the new style. Gold leaves, mehendi prints and floral motifs are what you should look at .”
Jewel motifs are what Sounia Gohil recommends, “Team up lehangas with polka jewellery as embellishments and also use Swarovski crystals to create motifs in others.” Sakshee adds, “Geometric abstracts on velvets in 3D effect are a huge hit this season. Block prints are also coming back in a big way.”
Blouses, jackets and kurtas have undergone a new avatar for the festive bling. From asymmetric cuts, off centre slits, c-cuts and the evergreen princess cut are those to choose from. Jhelum says, “Your body type needs to be kept in mind while selecting your dress or blouse cut.
Trends and seasons come and go but your body type remains constant. So while choosing your outfit make sure you don’t blindly follow trends.” Sounia adds, “This season fusion look is popular. Old temple designs merged in bright new colours, latest drape styles and styling are in.
You can sport the traditional yet contemporary look while going in for the classy and the sophisticated.”
The happy summer colours continue into this season. Ultra marine, pink flambe, oranges, yellows and chartreuse green are what you need to pick for your outfits.
These colours will be ‘in’ for a while now and really brighten any occasion. Also, rusty brown, neon bright colours —fuchsia pink, electric blue, purple, and green are very suitable.
Gohil's Dos and Don'ts
Wear bright colours but make sure to wear light and flowy fabric. With a lot of heavy-duty work during festivals, one can look shabby. The key is to look graceful without having the weight of a festive outfit.
Beautiful lehengas can be teamed with stylised cholis. Lycra sarees can be worn with lycra churidars instead of regular underskirts.
Gold sheath shrugs are also very much in fashion. Team these beautiful shrugs up with light lehengas, kurtas or with lycra tops and cigarette pants.
► Photographer: Rajesh Nirgude, Model: Nirali Someshwar, Styling, Attire: Arti and Jhelum Rele, Location Courtesy: Vismaya, Aundh