2011 Trend Alert

The most prominent trend for the coming year for spring/summer for women will be:

The Seventies look
The Seventies look will be a big trend and used as an

inspiration for dresses to blouses.
Get waisted: The natural waistline will be well defined – be it a dress, a skirt or trousers. All silhouettes will accentuate the natural waist. This trend makes for a feminine and elegant look.

Straight and flared
Kurtas: For Indian wear, kurtas will range from the straight shape to slightly flared shapes created with gathers, pintucks, pleats and panels. For evening wear, the flares will be more exaggerated and voluminous.

Skirts and dresses: For skirts, the ideal length will be till the mid calf (when it is a pencil skirt fitted at the waist). For a flared skirt, the length would be a three quarter length.

Dresses: Dresses will vary from straight shifts to flared to fitted at the waist. They will be created in popular bright and feminine prints like all over floral. Shift dresses will continue to be in vogue for the next season too as they work very well for day wear.

Block prints and ombré: For Indian wear, silhouettes in bright block prints and ombré dyeing will be popular.

On-trend colours: Lots and lots of white, sunflower yellow, ink blue, coral, and pink to a hot pink, forest green with a tinge of lime and a neutral nude.

On-trend fabrics: Popular fabrics like cotton in various weaves, such as sheer cotton muls in cutwork and embroidery, will be popular. For evening wear, it will be knits in cotton, viscose, linens and georgette silks, along with chiffons. In Indian wear, the hot fabrics will be mainly cotton muls and chanderis along with georgettes and chiffons for evening wear.

On-trend cuts: Cuts will range from the complete off shoulder to one shoulder to knotted halters exposing the shoulders. Waists will be redefined and trousers would be flared – inspired by the Seventies.

Dress lengths will go below calf and for resort wear, relaxed dressing involving midi to maxi length ensembles will be ideal. Added volume in tiered and paneled shapes will give such ensembles a feminine and beautiful movement.

For Indian wear, the emphasis will be on the waist. Kurtas will be paneled and darted with panels to enhance the shape of the waist.
must-have garment. The Seventies popular maxi dress will make a comeback. Whether in solids or prints or ombré dyed, it is the hot new must-have dress for this next summer.

The bold and the beautiful

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