Are you tired of everyone going on and on about whites and cotton for Indian summer clothing? Or the constant barrage of designer collections for Spring-Summer that are all about the aesthetic dressiness of print sans embellishments? Obviously it makes sense to wear light colored fluid Indian summer clothing when the temperatures soar but what about those days when you want to step out in style and holler: ‘Hey Gurl…..HEEYYY!’ in your shiniest swankiest best?
Everyone’s heard the phrase – ‘Suns Out Buns Out’ but for the quintessential lover of everything sparkly it ought to be changed to ‘Suns Out Blings Out’. Because every dazzle loving diva out there will tell you that wearing a lil-somethin’-somethin’ is the perfect way to make HEEEYY! when the sun shines (pun intended).
There will always be those straight-as-an-arrow dress-for-the-weather kinda folk who will rain practicality on your twinkle parade as they tut tut and tell you Indian summer clothing ought to be all about comfort. But frankly, who cares about their boring opinions anyway? You should go forth and get yourself some snazzy attire that oozes with sparkly lusciousness inventing your own version of Indian summer clothing. Proving to all those naysayers that it’s possible to work it in bling while being fabulously cool (literally and figuratively!).
The path to perfecting chic Indian summer clothing with some razzle dazzle isn’t an easy one but we’ve got you covered with some #inspo of the celebrity variety and some other suggestions to keep you on point in your journey. For an easier transition we’ve split up our suggestions into Contemporary Wear & Ethnic Wear so you have something for everything from summer brunches to barbeques to Indian summer weddings.
Contemporary Indian Wear for the Summer
Indian summer clothing of the contemporary variety is all about western silhouettes coupled with Indian styling. Indian designers have taken a massive leap forward in this direction especially since every connoisseur of Indian fashion is looking to be able to wear their beautiful creations at more than just traditional Indian occasions and weddings. Embellished gowns are the easiest to make the conversion often embraced by International and Bollywood celebrities alike.
Miranda Kerr wore a sultry and sparkly plunging neckline gown to an event, a look that can be easily replicated by this Silver Lurex Dress by Omar Mansoor. Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor have displayed an undeniable love for white with bling as they all wore different versions of the same dress. The combination works as a brilliant double whammy when it comes to Indian summer clothing. Siddartha Tytler’s Gold Humming Bird Dress is the perfect wearable version of their haute couture outing.
If over-the-top beading and crystals are not your thing or if you’re a shiny Indian summer clothing newbie just trying to see if the look fits your personality then foil shimmer should be your go-to trend. Gigi Hadid carried off a foiled jumpsuit effortlessly on the red carpet but for those who are still not stars yet, the Trench Inspired Silver Foil Dress by Siddartha Tytler is a great option to dip your toes in the look. If all this talk to ‘stealing’ stars’ style is cheap then go all out and rock the Steel Grey Gown Set by Siddartha Tytler as worn by Gauhar Khan.
Ethnic Indian Wear for the Summer
Indian summer weddings and Indian summer clothing are thankfully all about glitz and glam so you don’t have to worry about going slightly shine-crazy. Embellished ethnic wear is an age-old tradition of Indian designers and still the most preferred at formal Indian occasions. Timeless saris, lehengas and churidhar suits much like diamonds never become dated and are appropriate at every age.
Even classic embroideries need a makeover every once in a while as Indian designers are turning to mirror work as an alternative to done-to-death beads, diamantes and crystals. Katrina Kaif worked the ramp in a show stopping number embellished with mirror work. The trend is so versatile that it works for Indian summer clothing in every silhouette like Priti Sahni’s Olive Green Half & Half Saree and Nude & Pink Coloured Net Lehenga as well as Devnaagri’s Peach Straight Cut Suit. For inspiration on something a little bit experimental take a cue from Kareena Kapoor’s draped sari-gown, which was a spin on the traditional nine yards. Infuse the same sense fusion in your own Indian summer clothing with Mandira Wirk’s Lovely Mango Toned Gown and Stylish Deep Red Drape Saree.