It's summer and time for a wardrobe revamp. There's plenty to choose from, say experts, with A-line skirts, short, chic dresses, long flowing silhouettes with floral prints, casual jumpsuits and plenty more ruling the style charts this season.
And there's that thumb rule - go for breathable fabrics like cotton to beat the heat.
If you are planning to go for a movie or shopping with friends, step out in multi-coloured casual cotton tees paired with trousers or skirts. Short dresses look chic in summer too.
Delhi-based designer Parul Grover offers more suggestions for that casual, cool look. "One should go for long flowing silhouettes with floral prints," Grover told ."Mid-length skirts, trousers with fitted shirts are perfect for the corporate wear," she added.
With temperatures climbing and humidity on the rise as well, choosing the right fabric is key to staying cool. Said designer Payal Sen: "In this season, breathable fabrics like cottons and georgettes are preferred."
Sen, who is stationed in the capital, has recently launched her summer-spring collection, Ultimate Diva.
"Animal prints like leopard, classic black and white zebra prints and tiger prints are also in vogue. One should go for pastel shades and avoid colours like emerald green and fiery red," she said.
"Women should also avoid denims and crepes and opt for cotton skirts, jumpsuits and trousers," she added.
Dresses in mulmul and organic cotton are good too as they help absorb sweat and keep one fresh daylong.
Choices galore for formal occasions too. Pick classy evening gowns or strapless off shoulder one-piece dresses for cocktail parties.
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Ethnic wear like floor length anarkalis with churidaars or designer kurtas embellished with light intricate thread work in neon colours like orange, pinks, blue, cheerful yellow and green are perfect for the occasion.However, avoid embellishments or over-the-top embroidery.
"One should avoid textured garments. Also, go for pastel colours or soft shades. Avoid outfits that cling to the body," said Grover.
If you like elaborate dressing, style experts say outfits with nets, frills and lace may give you the desired look for formal summer outings.
Mumbai is known for its hot and humid weather and designer Harshita Kalra, who is from the Maximum City, says mix comfort with style.
"I always believe in comfort and convenience. Outfits reflect one's personality and attitude. So choosing right dress for the right occasion is very important," she added.
Delhi-based designer Kanika Saluja concluded by saying, "Easy pieces with shades like lemon, misty grey, mint green, soft yellow, orange are perfect. Avoid fitted silhouettes."