The flattering fits

The flattering fits

Wardrobe staple

The flattering fits

In its initial days, jeans were designed for factory workers. But that was quite a long time ago. Needless to say, it has stood the test of time and become synonymous with comfort. In the meantime, the tough apparel has been going through changes in cuts and fits and making its mark as an unavoidable companion. Flared, boot-cut, high-waisted or
skinny jeans, the fashion world has seen it all. And there are more to come.

This season, it is all about the ripped, patched and bleached jeans along with rigid, boyfriend-fit and mom jeans. A quick glance around and one can see fashionistas lacing the streets in these. It is as if jeans have become their second skin.

There are plenty of youngsters who like to add their own signature style to a pair of jeans with a bit of creativity here and there. For instance, Farah Maji, a student and a fashion and lifestyle blogger says, “It is a staple in my wardrobe. I prefer wearing either boyfriend-fit or mom jeans during summer as these are comfortable and lend a chic look. Since I have an eye for detail, patched and bleached jeans are the ones I would like to go for. However, for a night out, I would sport a high waist flared denim pants.”

These, she says, give her a sleek and classic look. She generally teams them up with a white tank top. “Though sneakers look good with ripped, patched or boyfriend-fit jeans, I like to add a touch of fusion by slipping into a pair of ‘Kolhapuri’ footwear. I usually
accessorise a pair of flared jeans with a fringe bucket bag or a boyfriend-fit jeans with a leather backpack. Gold hoop earrings can add to the detail,”
she adds.

Jeans can be considered as one of those outfits that can be worn by anybody. At present, crop tops with high waist ripped jeans or a T-shirt or knotted shirt with a pair of patched or bleached jeans are doing the rounds. Ripped jeans in particular come as a blessing in the summer heat. 

Nydile, a student of Mount Carmel College, says, “A wardrobe would be incomplete without a great fitting high waist jeans, acid-washed, bell bottom or ripped jeans. Since all the jeans look the same, one needs to go for something that looks different and stands out in the crowd.” With a pair of bell bottom jeans, she likes to sport a fitting top and wedges or her ankle-length boots and lets the jeans be the highlight. However, when it comes to a high-waist jeans, she choses a crop top with ballerinas or oxford heels.  Keeping her accessories minimal is her mantra while sporting a ripped or a boyfriend-fit jeans.

Vito Dell ‘Erba, Creative Director, Future Lifestyle Fashion - Indus League, explains, “Denim started with work wear that has an informal and casual approach, we saw denim blending over time with a mix of formals thrown in to ensembles. Denims have pushed the boundaries of creativity. It’s not just indigo anymore, coming in all colours and washes, denims today have many a reflection.”

Some of the trending styles,  he says, are flared, ankle length, boyfriend-fit jeans, ultra slim and denim culottes. “Trends on jeans are replete with washes, embellishments and accessories, distress, new fits and cuts. The washes are getting more detailed and seamless. The fabric play with innovation and knits that are lightweight, have a touch and feel attributed to them. In women’s denim wear, there is a play on embellishments and embroidery mixing up unusual fabrics with denim innovations. I foresee this as a strong trend for the near future.”

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