TRENDS, WHICH BE­LONG TO 2016

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - City - Ruchika Kher With in­puts from stylist Tanya Ghavri and de­sign­ers Pallavi Mo­han and Dipika Govind. htc­ity@ hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

PHOTO: VENTURELLI/ WIREIMAGE PHOTO: CATWALKING/ GETTY IMAGES

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

PHOTO: ALESSIO BOTTICELLI/GC IMAGES

Demi Lo­vato in dis­tressed jeans

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