Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017 was a sartorial treat with all our favourite designers (and some new ones) putting their own little spin on fashion. With the six-yard being a hot favourite in several of their collections, we scooped out some pretty interesting saree trends for you. So if you’re looking to top your last saree look, here’s what you need to do.
1. Go all out with checks.
Designers Divya Sheth and Galang Gabaan’s collections proved that checks will be the big statement makers this season and ethnic wear hasn’t been left out. Sarees, in particular, saw bold checks and our guess is that they are going to make their way into every fashionista’s work wardrobe pretty soon.
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2. Flaunt those dramatic sleeves.
Apart from last season’s cape-style sleeves, frilly sleeves too have become a big ethnic fashion trend. So feel free to experiment with bell sleeves, as well as peasant and bishop-style sleeves too in light, breezy fabrics. Take inspiration from Sailesh Singhania’s collection.
3. Sport some ruffles.
From Kasha to Farah Sanjana’s collection, the saree saw ruffle detailing like never before. Victorian-style blouses with ruffles around the collar were teamed with the saree, the saree skirt earned itself some frilly layers and exaggerated ruched up embellishments were seen on the saree pallu too.
4. Play peek-a-boo in sheer.
Designer Payal Singhal wove some sweet sheer fabrics beautifully into her collection. From sheer capes over sarees to little peek-a-boo detailing, dressing up your ethnic look is all about what you don’t show!
5. Look for floral touches.
Romantic florals dominated design veteran Tarun Tahiliani’s collection and that says something. Look for sarees in neutral shades with hints of pink and red floral motifs to channel that girly girl vibe.
6. Choose a soft colour palette.
While we won’t condemn a bold colour palette, this season is all about muted shades like pale earthy shades, dull blues, steel greys… you get the drift. But if you just can’t do without colour, you might want to try dusty rose and dull teals. They are must-haves in your wardrobe too.
7. Flaunt handloom with pride.
Hooray! Looks like our handloom weaves are never going out of style. Designer Sanjukta Dutta gave us silk in vibrant red and black, while Gaurang Shah did delicate muslin to perfection. We’d say, go traditional with the weave and modern with the drape.