Bring the florals back to your style
The floral print is an evergreen fashion statement. Over the years, it has made an appearance on the ramp, in high-end fashion, as well as daily wear. It has inspired clothes, jewellery and other accessories. This is a print that easily lends itself to a pattern—from the simple to the intricate. Ethnic Indian fashion has favoured the floral print for a while now. Here are a few ways in which you can step out in something fashionably floral.
Floral sarees: Floral printed sarees are a throwback to the vintage era of Bollywood—the kinds worn by Saira Banu, Sharmila Tagore and their peers. With a base of pastel shades, these sarees come with heavy floral patterns in bright as well as mellow colours. Accessorising these with a simple string of large pearls for the brighter sarees and heavy gold jewellery for the subtle ones will help you stand out in a crowd.
You may also consider a traditional Parsi gara saree which is a hand embroidered beauty, usually with large floral prints on the borders.
Floral salwar-kameez or lehenga: We have several of the contemporary Indian fashion designers to thank for some of the lovely styles in vogue. Usually available in silks and georgettes, these floral prints may be found on kurtas, matched with a bold coloured bottom. A range of cuts are available starting with the Chinese collar, the full length kurta with slits in front, full sleeves, halter necks and more. In fact, the floral print lends itself to a multitude of styles of salwar-kameez and lehenga. Accessories in gold, silver as well as a range of trendy fashion jewellery are favoured with these outfits.
Floral saree blouse: This has become quite the rage these days and are especially favoured with the Gujarati style of draping the saree, where the blouse garners as much attention as the saree. You may choose to go with a completely floral print in a range of styles—backless, sleeveless, long blouse, full sleeves, etc.
Floral jewellery: For each of these styles, you have an array of jewellery choices that can complement the overall look. Also, in jewellery too, floral trends are in vogue—be it for kids, bridal jewellery or every day wear.
No matter which way you choose to put the floral print on display with your ethnic collection, you are bound to make a style statement. Bring the floral print into your wardrobe soon; it is just waiting to be included!