Summer is here! While we sure love the long sunny days, we also dread the thought of donning an elaborate ethnic look at this time of the year thanks to the heat. Ladies, no need to break into a sweat because we have you covered. These five ethnic trends will help you beat the heat and look your glamorous best.
- Kurtis with a twist: A plain, sharp Kurti never goes out of vogue and ranks right at the top when it comes to summer go-to wear. Be it for work or for an after-office party, enhance the beauty of a traditional Kurti with the crispness of a shirt in the form of a Shirt-style Kurti. 2. Crop it down: Crop top blouses are a radical, urban take on the typical Indian blouses. They are short like the modern day crop tops that you can team with splendid Lehengas, Flowy Salwars and fitted Churidaars to make heads turn wherever you go.
3. Max it out: If there’s one fabric you cannot go wrong with in summer, it’s hands down cotton. When worn in the form of a maxi, it can do wonders not only to how you look but also the way you feel. This breathable fabric keeps you cool and the maxi lets you flaunt those curves in style!
4. Block the sun: Nothing spells ethnicity like block prints. And the best part is that they are now available on your favorite outfits. Lead the charge against soaring temperatures with elegant block printed Anarkalis, Chic Kurtis and versatile embroidered palazzo pants.
5. Go light, go linen: How can we forget the indigenous Saree while we’re talking ethnic wear? Summer is a great time to drape yourself in linen Sarees and make a bold statement. Linen is made from natural fiber that absorbs heat and helps to keep your body cool.
Rounding things off, here are five fabrics to stuff your wardrobe with that allows you to go out and enjoy the sun without the puffing and the panting:
Crepe: A Favorite of the designers, this wrinkle-free fabric is high on comfort and is ideal to chill out with in summer.
Chiffon: A very balanced, plain-woven sheer fabric, chiffon is Georgette’s twin sister whose flawless beauty lets you beat the furious sunny blues.
Georgette: Lightweight and great to carry all day, Georgette dries quickly and is easy to maintain.
Khadi: This natural fabric is skin and Eco-friendly, and has earned a reputation for its soothing and calming effect.
Rayon: Ideal for the humid weather, rayon is an ultralight, glossy fabric that’s quick to absorb sweat and even quicker to dry off.