Designers and stylists tell us what’s in trend for Ramadan this year in India.
While a variety of kaftans, long gowns, tunics, head scarves, and flowy sequined and embroidered maxi dresses are being launched internationally for women during this season, Indians, too, have many options to choose from, say experts.
Talking about what to wear for social gatherings, designers Shantanu and Nikhil say, “Draped anarkalis in matka silks with sharp colour details will look great on women. Men can go for bundies layered with asymmetrical kurtas.”
Stylist Ayesha A.K. suggests to go for light-coloured clothes and fabrics. “Don’t wear tight-fitting clothes. A flowy kurta or a light-coloured blouse and lehenga will look great. There’s a floral lawn collection that’s trending globally, so you can opt for clothes from there,” says Ayesha, adding that embroidered capes can make any outfit stand out. She suggests hijabs in jersey or even silk.
Talking about the accessories, she says, “Go for three pieces at a time. For instance, wear a ring and don’t go for a bracelet. If your blouse is simple, go for a statement necklace. Women can also opt for juttis. Also, if you’re wearing a hijab, your earrings or necklaces may not show. So you can wear big tikkas.”
Designer Vijay Rana, who has designed clothes for Ramadan, says, “Go for drapes, as they look highly sophisticated. I would also suggest women to go for ruffles or coordinated anarkali sets, or see-through long dresses over culotte pants.”
For men, Ayesha says wearing a white or cream kurta is too predictable and they can opt for colours such as jade green and black. “Linen fabrics and handloom kurtas are also in. Don’t go flashy with colours,” she says.
On what would be the most apt clothing for this Ramadan, designer Gaurang Shah says, “One could opt for a traditional anghrakha, or a short anarkali with gharara. One can also choose a kanjeevaram short anarkali with a kota woven dupatta and a gharara.”