TRENDS, WHICH BELONG TO 2016
Trendy is the last stage before tacky — through this statement, popular American designer Karl Lagerfeld aptly put forward the cycle of the fashion industry —what is stylish today and might become trashy tomorrow. So, it comes as no surprise that several items of fashion that were in vogue in 2016 are worth saying goodbye to in 2017. While pop prints, woven checks, ruffles and kitten heels will still find a comfortable place in our wardrobes, Indian designers and stylists tell us what we should detach ourselves from and retire this year.
THE WRONG SIDE
Head-to-toe coordinated outfits are out for 2017. Don’t match everything you wear; make your look a more eclectic mix and match of items
Leave the cold shoulder to 2016. It was a trend that was done to death last year with celebrities championing it in a big way. This year is more about old-school Hollywood glamour, and hence, the strapless shoulder will be more suitable for any occasion
For Indian wear, say no to lehenga saris in 2017, as this year is all about the six-yard handloom sari whether it’s a wedding or a party
Ditch the pencil heel in 2017. Block heel is what you should go for in 2017 because shoes will be more clunky this year
Bid adieu to the fitted shirt dress. If Kim Kardashian West has stopped wearing it, then it is time you did too!
Denim leggings — the stretchy, elastic-waisted, pocketless monstrosities that have all the worst parts of jeans and leggings in one unflattering garment, is surely passé
It is time to let go of the formal ankle-length interview pants, and go in for a sharper pair of trousers for formal meetings
Fake bags are a big no-no this year too. You can’t fool people by carrying the rip-offs and say they are the real deal. At the same time, by encouraging the fake bags market, you are also in a way promoting plagiarism
Shaded, or more popularly known as distressed denims, have been around for years even though they should have been extinct a decade ago. Ladies, please don’t bring them into 2017.Instead, team your denims with metallics, pastel shades or sheer for a more interesting look
Get rid of all your capes this year. While 2016 was all about them for both western and Indian wear, 2017 is going to be different
Enough of those pinstripe suits for a formal look. Go for plains instead if you wish to make an impressive style statement this year.
Sonam Kapoor in a head-totoe coordinated outfit A model sports a cold shoulder Indian attire A model in a shirt dress
Ileana D’Cruz walks the ramp wearing a cape
Demi Lovato in distressed jeans