Are you always glued to your phone for the latest updates on fashion? Love stalking your favourite celebs to stay up to date with the trends? As much as we love Bollywood for its song and dance culture, we also love it for the stylish actresses who become more fashionable every passing day. From ruffles to velvet, here are 12 celebrity fashion trends you have to try… NOW!
1. Love Ruffles
Image: Kalki Koechlin on Instagram
Ruffles have stolen the show in the last couple of months. Everyone from the leading Bollywood celebrities to fashion stylists and now fashion bloggers too, have been seen sporting the trend. Don’t be worried about looking OTT in ruffles, because dramatic is the new cool!
POPxo Tip: You can include ruffles in your daily style by wearing a ruffle top with jeans or wearing a ruffle dress with minimal accessories. That’s the perfect way to balance your look!
2. Slip Into Slip Dresses
Image: Ami Patel on Instagram
This one’s another comeback from the 90s we absolutely LOVE! Slip dresses are everywhere of late. Bollywood celebrities also showed us that there are so many ways of styling a slip dress!
POPxo Tip: Slipping into a slip dress, going retro with a choker and taking the stiletto route is definitely our favourite. Such a slayer, Alia! Another awesome way of wearing the trend is layering it over a simple white tee, this adds a more relaxed vibe to a slip dress.
3. Bomber Jackets FTW!
Image: Esha Gupta on Instagram
Our Instagram feeds are flooded with airport looks of our favourite Bollywood celebs flaunting bomber jackets in all styles and colours! We certainly more than just approve of this trend. Bomber jackets are the best winter wear essential to help you stay warm AND fabulous all day long. Apart from that, these beauties have the power to take any outfit from drab to fab in no time!
POPxo Tip: You can pair a bomber jacket over bralette tops and high waist jeans for a sporty chic look or wear them over dresses too!
4. Kurtas As Dresses
Image: Ami Patel on Instagram
We’re sure you love kurtas just as much as you love dresses. Well, a kurta dress is just the perfect combination of the two, don’t you think? Go crazy styling a kurta dress to make it work for you!
POPxo Tip: You can wear a belt with it to highlight your waist or team it with a denim jacket to steal the show. Don’t forget to wear your ethnic juttis to complete the look!
5. Thigh High Beau-oots!
Image: Sanjana Batra on Instagram
Parineeti looks all shades of HOT in this white shirt dress and these thigh high boots! We understand the apprehension that comes with wanting to wear thigh high boots as well as not being too sure how they’re going to look on you. Boots can be a tricky trend!
POPxo Tip: When choosing thigh high boots for yourself, go for dark colours like black, chocolate brown or olive green like Parineeti. Style them with either short dresses and skirts or with well fitted denims and you’re going to get showered with compliments!
6. The Metallic Fad
From metallic dresses to skirts, the trend has taken Bollywood by a storm, and we LOVE it! Deepika paired a metallic blue skirt with a blue bodycon top and doesn’t it looking amazing? Who knew wearing different shades of the same colour together could look SO good!
POPxo Tip: If you want to try the metallic trend, make sure to have one statement piece in metallic while keeping the rest minimally stylish. Just like Deepika, you can also wear a statement metallic skirt with a simple top and basic stilettos to make the trend work for you.
7. Applique, Baby!
Image: Sonam Kapoor on Instagram
Loving all the patchwork and intricate needlework on outfits? That’s what we’re talking about! Applique was SO hot this season and will continue to be so in 2017. From dresses to denims, appliques are everywhere. You can have needlework on your entire outfit and it won’t look OTT.
POPxo Tip: Remember to go simple with your footwear and accessories to draw attention on the amazing outfit that you’re wearing. Take tips from style diva Sonam Kapoor. Damn, how does she always get it right?
8. Give Your Saree A Makeover
Image: Rhea Kapoor on Instagram
Sarees took a trendy turn last year. From different draping styles to stylised blouses and ruffle sarees, we saw several versions. The way Rhea Kapoor wore her saree somehow still remains our favourite! It’s all about flowing drapes, don’t you think? She’s wearing a high-low kurta blouse and taken the pallu over it. WOW! Now that is something you shouldn’t be afraid to try, ladies!
POPxo Tip: If you want to pair a kurta with your saree, make sure that the front of your kurta isn’t too long. A high low design or a kurta with front slits would look perfect!
9. The Velvet Edit
Image: Kriti Sanon on Instagram
Velvet has the power to glam up any dull outfit! From velvet saree blouses to gowns, we’ve seen it all off late. Just look at how Kriti is rocking the velvet trend in this mustard dress with thigh high boots! We love!
POPxo Tip: Choose subtle colours and don’t go overboard with velvet. For ethnic wear, a saree blouse, cape or a jacket are ideal! When experimenting with dresses, go short like Kriti and try to avoid body hugging designs.
10. Dhoti Pants & Crop Tops
Image: Ami Patel on Instagram
Woah woah, crop tops just got a desi twist! Dhoti pants look great when styled with kurtis but who knew that you could totally rock a crop top with them too?
POPxo Tip: We suggest going for a crop top and dhoti pants in contrasting colours and with subtle work to be paired together. Saiyami Kher has worn a beige crop top with black dhoti pants and damn, we love the combination!
11. Dresses Over Skirts
Image: Prabal Gurung on Instagram
Don’t be scared to wear your dress over a skirt! Haven’t we always wanted to try this trend but backed off at the last minute always? Well, we have DP reassuring us about how amazing it looks! In fact, all our fave high-street brands are totally favouring this trend at the moment too.
POPxo Tip: If you don’t want to go for body hugging skirts and dresses, wear a high low slip dress with a ruffle midi skirt to steal the show! It’s a balanced look we’re sure you can pull off.
12. The Pant Suit