ANTI-FIT IS THE IN THING

Don’t choke your­self in tight jeans or a tiny body­con dress. It’s time to go re­laxed and opt for anti-fit cloth­ing, so per­fect for the trop­ics

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Pr­erna Gauba

Call it re­laxed fit, slouchy cloth­ing, or sim­ply drown­ing into your clothes, anti-fit has many names and many lovers. These clothes don’t di­vulge your body shape, and are su­per­com­fort­able and stylish. Trick­ling down from the in­ter­na­tional ramps, the anti-fit wave has taken over In­dian run­ways and celebrity clos­ets. Bol­ly­wood ac­tors such as Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditi Rao Hy­dari, and Neha Dhu­pia have given the style a thumbs up.

So, what is it about an­tifit that has given it space in ev­ery fash­ion-con­scious woman’s closet? De­signer Amit Ag­gar­wal says that he loves it be­cause it is for all. “For me, anti- fit cloth­ing is com­fort wear and is made for all sizes. I love how it is for one and all,” he says. How­ever, de­signer Anav­ila Misra doesn’t like to call it anti-fit, and says, “I’d like to call it com­fort fit. It’s a good fit that’s loose and al­lows easy move­ment.”

STYLE IT RIGHT

If not worn well, this trend can look un­flat­ter­ing. “I would say, pick sil­hou­ettes that sit close enough to the body to give you room be­tween the fab­ric and your skin, that al­low you to breathe and be com­fort­able, but that make you feel lux­u­ri­ous and em­pow­ered,” rec­om­mends de­signer Payal Khand­wala, who thinks the sil­hou­ette is not for ev­ery­one. “I’m pe­tite and I feel like I would drown in such sil­hou­ettes. I’d imag­ine if you are tall, you can get away with it. Make sure you pick clothes that are easy, not fit­ted but not ill­fit­ting either,” she adds.

FAB­RICS AND CUTS

Anti-fit cloth­ing looks best in solid colours. It en­hances the over­all look, and if it has hand­wo­ven de­tails, then it stands out. These clothes are loose, but there’s a thin line when it comes to anti-fit and ill-fit­ted cloth­ing that shouldn’t be crossed. “Tech­ni­cally, an anti-fit gar­ment has to be cut well and the pat­tern has to be right. A lot of fab­ric is in­volved, so the pro­por­tions have to be per­fect. There shouldn’t be a lot of creases and the gar­ment should be fin­ished well,” adds de­signer Nishka Lulla.

Talk­ing of fab­rics, cot­ton and khadi work best as they are com­fort­able and sum­mery sil­hou­ettes. “I love chan­deri, khadi and my new-found love, vin­tage pa­to­las,” adds Amit Ag­gar­wal.

PHOTO: PRODIP GUHA/HT

Ac­tors Ka­jal Ag­gar­wal (top) and Neha Dhu­pia (above) show off the trend, and a model (left) in a Pyer Moss anti-fit cre­ation

PHO­TOS:YOGEN SHAH

Ac­tors Kriti Sanon (above left) and Sonam Kapoor (above right) in anti-fit dresses

PHOTO: BRIAN ACH/ GETTY IM­AGES/AFP

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