From new trends to individual style choices, we look up to B-town for fashion inspiration, for Indian-izing western trends, and introducing us to flattering new cuts, fabrics, and hues. So let’s take a look at seven Bollywood fashion styles that made it big this year.
Why not have the best of both worlds and wear it too? Indo-western styled suits pair sheer tops, crop tops, and asymmetrical kameezes with dhoti pants, ghagras, and salwars. This trend helps to open up a world of choices when it comes to footwear, jewelry, and other accessories. So for all of you who believe that most international music festival outfits resemble Navratri attire, go forth and flaunt your ghagra choli, albeit the modern chic way!
2. Off-Shoulder tops
Be it a sunny day or a wintry evening, the fashionable shoulder is back and how! From off-shoulder kameez pieces, crop tops, gowns, to even floor-length anarkalis, Indian clothing has never looked as svelte. Say goodbye to years of hiding under dupattas and skin-gnawing straps! Be it Shilpa Shetty, Kriti Sanon, Ali Bhatt, or Sonam Kapoor, B-town ladies definitely rocked the off-shoulder fashion trend this year.
3. Asymmetrical cuts
Sported by hotties like Deepika Padukone and Parineeti Chopra, asymmetrical kurtas have become just as hot a trend in India. When in doubt, opt for this design which adds a slight edge to the otherwise simple salwar kameez. If you want to go all out on this one, why not experiment with colors too? Or perhaps, try a block print? 2016 was the year of experimentation. Before it ends, why not rock your very own edgy asymmetrical kurta?
4. Front slits
We have pretty much grown up on modest side slits. This year however, we threw caution to the wind and welcomed front slits with open arms. Malaika Arora Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, and Nargis Fakhri have made our blood race with their gorgeous outfits, proving that a deep front slit can help jazz up any look and is suitable for every season.5. chrome hearts hoodie Layering jackets
What is better than one jacket? Multiple ones. Yes, that’s right, it’s all about layers this year. Since we are halfway into winter, this trend can be incorporated seamlessly into your day and night looks. Bollywood fashion divas have been spotted crafting cozy ensembles using scarves and jackets. Preferably, finish this look with a denim jacket, which will just tie it all together.
2016 can be termed as the year palazzos came back! From minimalistic black and white designs to elaborate colorful ones, palazzos played peekaboo from under long kurtas, monochrome spaghettis and crop tops, tucked-in shirts, and chic t-shirts this year. Sridevi, Chitrangda Singh, and Genelia D’Souza have already claimed their favorite pairs, what are you waiting for?