5 Timeless Indian Fashion Trends

We get asked all the time whether there are pieces of Indian clothing that never go out of style. Especially for those not as familiar with Indian clothing, you want to make sure you show up to the Indian event in something that will for sure be in fashion but not feel overdone. Here's our list for you! 

1) Silk

India is the world’s second largest producer of silk after China. And it shows. Throughout the Mughal empire, various Hindu dynasties, and British Colonial rule,  Silk has remained Indian fashion's go-to favorite. It communicates luxury, softness, and history. Don’t miss your chance to shine in this timeless fabric. Especially for South Indian weddings! 

If you're in India shopping don't miss the chance to go to a silk store and witness first hands all the gorgeous hand-woven silk colors and patterns. 

2) Jewel Tones

Bright, opulent colors like Fuschia, Yellow Ochre, Emerald Green, and burgundy are classics in indian fashion, and for good reason. They tend to be flattering on most women, and are especially stunning on women with warm undertones in their skin. These colors are more unusual in western fashion, so don’t miss out on your chance to rock these unique hues. 

Below is one of our most popular lehengas in jewel tones! Rent it here

3) Gold (as in Jewelry, and everything else too)

With Indian Fashion you can look like a radiant goddess by piling on as much gold jewelry as you damn well feel like. And if you are wearing gold jewelry, can you wear a golden hued outfit too? Of course you can. While you might not be able to wear black or red to a wedding (due to Indian customs), gold can be a universally flattering alternative. 

[Below our favorite bride in all gold, you can rent the dress here}


4) A-line silhouettes

Indian women tend to blessed with curves, and Indian clothing highlights this. Many outfits are midriff baring (drawing attention to a small waist), but flare at the hip. This can be especially advantageous if you have a pear shaped body. A-line silhouettes and fit-and-flare styles can accentuate curves, and can also create curves on less curvy figures. 

5) Drapes

The Sari, the standard for Indian womens fashion is, well, one big piece of cloth. It is draped and styled to fit the wearers body. If you think about it, wearing a Sari is sort of like displaying  an intricate work of origami on your body. The sari, and most Indian women’s attire comes with a drapey silhouette (whether through the folding of the outfit or through an added dupatta). Though the original intent of the dupatta (and other drapey silhouettes) was modesty, we think drapes add elegance to even the simplest outfit.

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