2018 Best Selling Indian Apparels that will Rule the Trends in 2019
It’s that time of the year again- winding up unfinished tasks, planning your New Year Eve’s look and mulling over the best resolution for the coming year. As 2019 draws nearer, a lot of women, especially the ones who prefer to excel in the trend department would be on the go, refreshing their saree collection, salwar collection and lehenga collection. With the New Year kicking in, there will definitely be a lot of newness worthy of adding to your wardrobe, yet, our list of best-sellers indicate some sticky trends of 2018, which are expected to stay intact or even pervade further.
Our Best-Sellers are a mirror of Market Trends – 2018 Best-Selling Garments Ahead
Nature has always been a big inspiration for cultural ethnic fashion. Indian hand-loom weaves, embroideries and fashion also use plenty of nature inspiration in their designs and motifs. Flowers, vines, animals like elephants, horses and bird motifs are commonly used patterns in many an Indian outfit or saree. This was quite popularly used in 2018 – quite evident from our Numero Uno best-seller – a stunning blue green lehenga choli with statement peacock motifs. In 2019 too – expect this trend to grow further. From intricate patterns made with needle and thread on Bridal Lehengas and Wedding Sarees to vibrant impressions made with weaves and dyeing in Patola Sarees – animal figurines will be seen aplenty in the New Year.
For kurtis, trouser suits, palazzo sets and even for heavy indo-western lehenga suits- long front slits have become a trending detail. Front slit kurtas are popular among young women and teenagers, especially the bold ones. Wearing a long sheer or chiffon kurti with front slit over ripped denims is a snazzy way of flaunting those well-toned abs. Contemporary and fondly embraced by modern divas- long front slits are expected to be one of the ruling trends of 2019!
Anarkali suits have been around for a while and were one of the most sought after festive-wear silhouettes for 2018. Based on what our customers love wearing, our fashion projection suggests that the grandness of Anarkali style outfits will, not just reign over the ethnic fashion industry in the coming year, it will expand to capture the causal-wear segment too. Anarkali kurtis are fast picking up as comfortable outfits for informal socializing while Anarkali gowns in silk, velvet, net and tulles are preferred for parties as well as for bridal wear.
Layer It With A Jacket
The year 2018 witnessed a lot of style experiments with layers- mainly jackets, ponchos and shrugs. However as the last month is about to wind up, we’ve been catering to lots of orders for jacket suits. Even the trend-setters in Bollywood have been donning embroidered jackets over suits, kurtis and even saris thus suggesting that jacket layered silhouettes are another trend to watch out for in the coming season.
From the Pious City of Banaras
Banarasi silk- a weave that has charmed people worldwide for years made one of the most favoured components for ethnic garments in 2018. Pure Banarasi handloom silk sarees and brocade lehenga cholis ruled the festive wardrobe of the elite while Banarasi art silk garments witnessed a huge demand as economical party-wear outfits. The current year has been all about brocade and zari weaves and with the level of inclination shown towards Banarasi silk, these garments are sure to top the trend-list for 2019.
Well it’s not just the opulence of Banarasi silk that has wooed women; it’s Indian ethnicity overall that has been embraced as a fashion-forward theme for clothing. Returning back to fundamentals, traditional weaves and prints have made a major come-back and it seems that they’re here to stay for long. The demand for regional art and weaves like Kanchipuram silk saris, Patola sarees, bandhani and shibori prints as well as hand-block printed silhouettes is on the rise.
The array of recently held celebrity weddings too witnessed a lot of divas endorsing garments having an authentic desi feel. So that means, henceforth to be up-to-date all you need to do is- stick to your roots! This orange designer weave has been getting audiences’ love since many months now – and it’s still going strong. Do consider adding this to your closet in 2019 – we recommend.
The Midas Touch
Gold- metallic bling or soft tones blended with beige or cream is the new colour palette for occasions of merriment. Apart from being an auspicious colour in the Indian culture, golden has been revamped as a contemporary hue with details like shiny metallic tassels and glorious 3D appliques thus making it appealing to patrons of conservative as well as experimental stylistas. So go ahead and stock up on golden silk sarees, golden net floor-length suits and golden brocade lehenga cholis for the upcoming wedding season.
The colour that has a strong captivating power- red is an absolute classic! Whether it’s a big fat Indian wedding or a small get-together, red coloured garments will always make you stand out. Red sarees and red lehenga cholis are a timeless favourite of Indian women and are expected to hold their place as trending festive and wedding-wear garments in future too.
The Beauty Of Asymmetry
Imperfections are beautiful! Breaking away from well-defined borders and edges, waves and slanting hemlines are another trend that will probably survive in the coming year as well. The detail has been extended from asymmetrical hemlines to sleeves and panels with wavy edges that impart and adorably messy appeal to the garment.
This asymmetric hemline lehenga suit has been re-stocked recently – just because it’s demand has been stupendous. In regular wear or wedding specials – the charm of up-down hems is only getting crazier.
Plain Tunics with Ornate Wraps
Plain Kurtis or Kameez is an evergreen classic – which has always ruled the work spaces. However, this year, this trend also extended to the wedding and occasion wear. Thanks to many designers and celebrities adorning themselves with this elegant style – aka Deepika Padukone, as she arrived from Italy – post her dream wedding – plain kameez and heavy dupatta is a trend that will rule the trend charts in 2019 and coming seasons. We heart this trend – and recommend stylish gown type Anarkalis paired with Patola or Benarasi dupattas.
The New Year is expected to bring in a lot of new options for your closet, but, fashion overall is an on-going season where trends are carried forward and going by the current market preferences, we expect these trends to be a part of 2019.
We wish you all a joyous New Year Eve celebration!