From Rohit Bal to Manish Malhotra, from long tunics to belted dresses, discover the latest Indian dresses and top trends for 2018!
Hey gorgeous! The Indian culture is rich with traditional clothing and ethnic wear of different styles. And also with so many traditions – from festivals to customs- we of course, need clothing designs in colorful palettes. The designer Indian dresses are taking a sexier and bolder turn this year, with their glitz and glamour increasing on the runways. And the best place to look for trendy ideas is the Indian designers’ collections in the fashion weeks. We did our research from all these runways to bring the dress trend forecast for this year. So if you wanna get updated on the latest Indian dresses trend then here you are! Let’s take a look!
Latest Indian Dresses for 2018
If there’s one thing I love the most when it comes to designer dresses in Indian fashion, it’s the asymmetric style. The asymmetric hem is one of the most flattering silhouettes in trend these days. This season we saw asymmetric dresses in floor touching or high-low style. Great idea to add this style to the bridal wear dresses. I’m liking the Saaksha Kinni strappy asymmetric dress worn on top of the tee.
2. Belted Dresses
If you want to make a real statement, belts are a perfect idea. They look chic and add flair to Indian dresses and make you look slim. In fact, adding structure to an outfit almost always makes you look rich and classy, as long as it’s a good, matching belt. Belted dresses can be maxi, long or floor touching. For a more sophisticated look, you can also add a jacket.
3. Ruffled Indian Dresses
Wanna add some drama to your wardrobe with romantic ruffles? Try dresses with overall ruffles or just on the sleeves or skirt. This is one of most eye-catching and amazing trends we saw in the 2018 fashion weeks. And most of the designers came up with this trend in their collections. This is the best Indian outfit for the sister of the bride during wedding, or for your own engagement.
4. Dress with Jacket
Jackets are very trendy in 2018, for almost any type of Indian outfit. We saw plain, printed, embroidered and embellished jackets paired with skirts, long and floor touching dresses. Long embroidered and embellished jackets paired with outfits are best for winter weddings. Jackets are also a great way to re-wear old outfits for a whole new look! I love the trendy asymmetric skirt paired with crop top and jacket designed by Rara Avis! This is the best Indian reception dress for the bride’s cousin.
5. Long Tunics
Tunics keep evolving from long to short and then back again every year! This season, long tunics are making a trendy fashion statement for Indian weddings. Long tunics can be calf length, long and floor touching. Try long tunics with open slits in the front, and pair them with palazzos and dupatta. Best Indian reception dresses for guests.
6. Collared Dresses
Collars are back in Indian fashion. If you’re looking for a comfy statement, go for this trend. Collars look elegant and sophisticated. We saw different types of collared dresses on the runways of Daniel Syiems, Gaurang, and Rahul Mishra. These dresses can be a mini, long and floor touching paired with jackets, chooridar and dupatta. Great option to wear for casual occasions and parties.
7. Nature Inspired
Nature is sure to inspire the creativity of the designer with different colors, ideas and styles. These inspired Indian dresses are timeless in fashion. We saw intricate birds, animals and large floral motifs on the runways of Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2018. Great option to wear the strapless and one-sided dresses to parties and fashion shows.
8. Dresses with Palazzos
Palazzos are stylish, flouncy and also comfortable to wear in the summer because they’re so fuss-free and breezy. In fact, they’re also a favorite trend amongst all the fashionistas even in the west, like Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner. Palazzos are a great idea to be paired with short, medium or long kurtas or dresses.
9. Short Suits
Stack away your skinny denim, jeggings and leggings and head off to wear those colorful palazzos and skirts with short suits. As short suit designer Indian dresses are very in this season. They can be thigh-high or knee-length paired with palazzos, skirts and dupatta. Great idea to wear for your friend’s mehendi or sangeet.
10. Suits with Unique Pant Styles
Forget the traditional salwaar, beacuse statement pants are getting all the attention in 2018! If you want to try a fuss-free, trendy outfit this would be a great option. You can wear different styles of dresses paired with cigarette pants, bell and loose pants as seen on the runways of Rahul Mishra and Reynu Taandon. I’m loving the Rahul Mishra one!
So those were the latest Indian dresses for 2018. Which trend is your favorite? Let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
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Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time… Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music.
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