Pack up your denims, pull out the palazzos

Summer calling

Do they cause irritation and discomfort and you just want to throw them away in summer? Indeed, many will nod in agreement and say that come summer
 all they want to do is dispense with their thick, tight jeans and rather go for cool, loose pants.

This summer think out of the box and team up your kurtis, tops, tanks, and T-shirts with loose but comfortable pants in cotton and
various other fabrics, and raise the heat on your
fashion scale.

Loose lowers are a rage today – palazzos, which are flowing, super wide-legged trousers and, dhoti pants, a modern interpretation of the old-fashioned dhoti, are both stylish and comfortable and are being picked up by
college-goers and party-hoppers alike.

Trousers in basic shades of black, khaki, beige and navy blue, or floral prints are the best option for summers. Tall, slender women can carry off pants that have pleats or a drape effect at the waist. These look great when paired with short jackets or a ganji. Regular-sized women can choose pants that fit at the waist and team it up with long tops or kurtas.

Designer Nil of Dev r Nil fashion label who are participating in the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, said, “We have created folded and extremely short hot pants along with palazzos and stress cotton lycra trousers for women. These palazzos can be worn with shirts, T-shirts, cropped tops, etc and teamed with strappy flats and sandals.”

One should go for smaller prints in subtle shades on neutral coloured pants which are versatile, giving more options to mix and match with different coloured jackets, Tees, shirts and ganjis. The bolder and brighter the prints, the limited are the options of mix and match. This also increases the recall value, making it tougher to repeat the trousers often.

Another designer Anuradha Ramam, said, “One can wear lowers made from cotton, voil, mulmul, mangalgiri, linen, etc. Palazzos are a great option because they are loose and have an open and wide base, keeping it comfortable during summer. One can wear cotton pants with kurtis, loose T-shirts, asymmetrical-styled tops, etc.”
For those who are really trying to avoid jeans, there is an option to go for the ‘Sun Shield’ jeans, especially made for this summer by Wrangler.

“These jeans are made using a special fabric-level finishing technology. This new technology reduces the absorption of heat, particularly in the case of dark colours, thus resulting in better heat management. It also provides protection from the harmful UV rays,” said Anshul Chaturvedi, Head Marketing, Wrangler India.

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