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Pretty pastels in soft fabrics

Published : Jan 23, 2018, 12:17 am IST
Updated : Jan 23, 2018, 12:17 am IST

Light-hues that please the eye are back with a bang this upcoming summer season.

A file pictures of a model wearing a pastel pink lehenga.
 A file pictures of a model wearing a pastel pink lehenga.

Pastel hues are known to exude innocence and gentleness. This trend is said to take over the summer in 2018. The right way to wear this is to ensure that it is  minimal  and elegant. This trend has been sported by Bollywood stars like Tamannaah, Neha Dupia, and Sonam Kapoor. In a chat with designers, we see what they think of this trend.

Designer Indrani Royan says, “This trend is definitely here to stay. Pastels are known to compliment solid colours very beautifully. Combination of pastels and solid colours make for some desirable clothing. A lot of these colours are coming back with designers taking inspiration from Victorian wallpapers.”

Designer Sayesha Sachdev adds that when these pastels are styled elegantly they tend to make a statement. To keep the subtlety and simplicity of this trend intact, simple is the way to go. “The theory of less is more works well with trend. Pastels usually play well with most Indian skin tones. One should let the colours speak volumes for them.” Going overboard with the accessories ruins the look. “Outfits paired with right accessories or jewellery with the right amount of bling will give the perfect summer look,” adds Designer Apoorva.  

Who wants those old and ancient looks when there is whole wide range of prints one can select from? Apoorva adds, “Pastels with a geometric print and even floral will give that trendy look that one will need this summer.”

The quirky ways in which  pastels can be added to your wardrobe are endless. Sayesha suggests trying out colour blocking, print-on-print and statement pieces to add that much needed glam to your outfit. Accessories need to compliment the look and not take it away. “Never overdo stuff with pastels as it will take away the beauty of the trend. The right jewellery, footwear and make up too must compliment the look.”. Statement necklaces, diamonds, rose gold and crystal are a perfect fit suggest Indrani. One should never force look to work for them. “Don’t mix undertones, let them play off each other subtly and naturally,” concludes Sayesha.

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