The countdown to the end of 2016 has begun;it’s time we looked back at the trends that ruled the fashion industry. Varsha Abhay presents a roundup of all that was hot and happening on the runways this year.
The Slip Dress
A trend that is reminiscent of the ’90s, the slip dress has found its way to runways, red carpet events, parties and even our bedrooms. With a little variation in style, the slip dress has been on the fashion charts for the longest time. You can wear the slinky dress with some statement jewellery or a long coat or just go plain. Since it’s a bold fashion move, pick a dress that fits well, too tight or too loose will not look very pleasing. The classic one in silk and chiffon or the one with floral or checkered print is a good way to start.
2016 saw another trend from the yesteryear revive into a trend of today. Chokers are a tricky fashion accessory that became extremely popular when celebrities and fashionistas were seen donning it. Apart from the elegant Indian chokers that are made in uncut diamonds or kundans or even pearls, the trend this year was to wear the chokers made fromelastic and cloth. The band-type chokers were a hot favourite and were paired with pretty off shoulder tops.
A wardrobe staple this year, the shirtdress was a favourite on social media. Worn to the airport, to office, to a party or to the movies, this trend went absolutely universal. Dress it up with a bold shade of lipstick and a pair of killer heels or wear it with strappy flats and a tote, there are unlimited ways that you can style the shirtdress with.
The internet went crazy with this trend all throughout this year. And if you still don’t have a dress or a top that bares those shoulders, then its time. A request is to not pair it with a necklace unless it is a choker. With a Bohemian vibe, the off shoulder movement has been the talk of the town in 2016. Off shoulder blouses, dresses, tops and even kurtis are catching on this season.
The trend of sporting the sleek straight hair is old news;it’s time to ditch those for curly locks. We are talking about the curly-wavy hair that has become a rage among everyone. It’s simple and easy to do, whether you have short hair or long hair, this trendy way to wear your hair is the current sensation. Give the boring straight hair look a break and opt for these wonderful waves to look chic and in this year.