The king of all seasons is here! With the frequent pitter patter and the occasional thunderstorm, monsoon never fails to surprise us and it’s this unpredictable nature that makes us fall in love with the season just a little bit more every time it springs a surprise on us. However, the monsoon season isn’t all hunky dory as it can take the fun out of fashion completely. So, the trick is drawing the perfect balance between couture and comfort. Monsoon can be pretty messy so it is all about keeping the grunge out and the gorgeous in. Play with colours, fabrics and silhouettes to create fresh new looks that are in sync with this playful season. Here are a few dresses for girls, fresh off the boat to help you sail through.
1. Trusty tunics
Right at the top of the list, tunics are perhaps one of the most versatile outfits. Belt them, plait them or dress them, they can create a number of looks based on what you need. Moreover, a tunic can easily be thrown over a pair of palazzos, a skirt, or a pair of leggings! So, if the weather has been treacherous and didn’t quite dry what you had planned on wearing, just throw on your trusty tunic like a dress. Pair it with a neat updo, comfy rainy shoes and off you go!
2. Short hemlines
Monsoon definitely calls for shorter hemlines for the sheer practicality of it. Indigo printed dresses are simply beautiful. Create an Indie-chic look with braided hair, slip-resistant canvas shoes and a playful printed umbrella. You can also create a boho look with scarves, statement accessories and gladiator flats.
3. Highs and lows
Long kurtis, skirts or sarees are a no-no as they get dirty the moment you hit the road. Asymmetric cuts, also known as highs and lows, are a good bet in the monsoon. Pick bright happy hues that will let the sun have its moment when it finally manages to peek out. Tie the look together with jelly shoes and a sling bag that fits your daily essentials. Long dupattas can be replaced with scarfs or stoles. Stay away from prints and fabric that tend to bleed when wet.
4. Colour it happy
Beat the grey and dull weather with bright shades that have a hint of Ikat or Bandhej prints. Steer clear of whites as they get stained easily. The colour of your kurti or dress can vary from blue, pink and red. However, don’t go overboard with prints. Keep them to an essential minimum and the bright shades cut through the gloomy weather.
5. Cool culottes
While we all crush on palazzos, monsoons aren’t exactly conducive to this piece of clothing. However, the fashion gods have not left us lost and wandering! Culottes, a distant cousin of the palazzo is exactly what you need this season. Culottes are right on the epithet of comfortable clothing and can be paired with anything to create a variety of looks. Say goodbye to dripping hemlines this monsoon with short and sweet styles. Pair those kurtis and tops with culottes for a practical yet stylish monsoon. Choose jelly shoes, flats or floaters that are also slip resistant. Avoid loose sandals as they tend to squirt dirt back on to you.
6. Chic in chiffon
Chiffons create a natural flowy silhouette which is quite reminiscent of lazy, rainy days. They also happen to be one of the more comfortable fabrics that can be washed and dried in a jiffy in this moody weather. Pick up chiffons for formal occasions as well as office wear as they quite fit the bill.
7. Saree story
With monsoons being the harbinger of weddings, you gotta be stocked up right for the event. Though sarees are not something we would advice you to wear this season, weddings call for a bit of grandeur. So, go for this navy blue crepe silk saree with a hint of zari and make heads turn wherever you go.
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8. Floral frenzy
Cheer up the gloomy weather with bright florals. So, this monsoon, go for ladies’ tops in bright florals for that extra dash of brightness in your closet. You just can’t go wrong with this one!
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9. A handy tote
We, women, carry our universe with us. And with the rain gods visiting us, we need to pack up tighter and hence a tote becomes absolutely necessary. Don’t forget to throw in your wallet, mobile, an umbrella and a few water proof essentials that you require to sail through the day. And the best part is, you don’t have to step out to get all this in the rains. Thanks to online shopping. So, get goring, girls!
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