Multi-colored outfits have been innate to the Indian legacy- a culture that boasts of vibrancy and vividness in its woven intricacies and color-blocking highlights. And while the classics have maintained their share of patrons, this year’s fashion forecasts show an inclination towards modern minimalism and fewer hues.
Specifically coming to the color-detail, 2020 is all about monotones, outfits that dress you up in a single color from head to toe. From international fashion queens like Lady Gaga to our long list of indigenous beauties like Deepika Padukone, Kiara Advani, Tara Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, and their emulators, the monotone trend is everywhere. Glamorizing the blandness of the one-color effect, which starkly contrasts the otherwise colorful Indian traditional wear, monotone outfits have stood out as pieces of elegance.
Monotone Outfit Ideas
A Modern Take On Ethnicity
There’s no confusion about monotone ensembles being the contemporary versions of their so-called Desi styles- sarees, suits, lehengas, and kurtas. Where single-colored sarees have been around for quite a while, this year’s trend shows a rise in the demand for monotone lehenga cholis, including bridal lehengas. The modern Indian bride is known to adore subtlety and sophistication that has its roots in the Western style of clothing.
This changing perspective for the best wedding look has transformed the wedding-wear segment, bringing up pastels and lighter neutral colors into bridal wear collection. All-white and all-pink lehenga cholis have thus become a favorite of global Indian brides.
Dressing up head-to-toe in a single color may sound a little off-beat, especially when we, as Indians are used to choosing multi-colors as the prominent detail. But I perceive the trend as a breather from the bright and bling Indian palette, plus the sophistication that it carries is tempting! A monotone black palazzo saree will surely go well as a glam wardrobe for an evening bash with its minimalistic charm.
The 2020 Monotone Look-Book
Where celebrities have been posing proudly in their designer monotones, the trend is out there to fill up all of your occasion needs, from strenuous office days to lavish wedding parties. Our 2020 lookbook covers the color trend with the latest styles- scroll down and have a look!
Wedding Diaries for 2020 get a new-age make-over with monotone net lehengas having tone-on-tone embroideries, the wedding-favorite of the season.
Monotone evening gowns in lush fabrics are the acing style for evening galas. While styling such outfits, go easy with your accessories; a pair of danglers and a pendant, with a stone ring, would be enough!
The summer-staple palazzo with an over-indulgence of pastel charm- this suit will have your wardrobe suavely sorted for a brunch feast.
Stepping out for a shopping spree, a movie date with your girlies, or catching up with your cliche over coffee- a monotone Anarkali Kurti can suffice for all sorts of occasions.
For those festive moments- destination weddings- and urbane cultural meets, a subtle-toned lehenga saree is the chicest choice; such easy-to-wear fusion outfits will scale-up your look in no time.
Nothing beats the sensuousness of chiffon sarees to date- they always guarantee a demure charm. Six yards of elegance in a single hue and a fluid-sheer effect is sure to make you look like a Bollywood heroine!
White is the fashion savior for tropical countries. This white cotton Kurti palazzo coordinate is indeed a go-to dress, for summers, and beyond.
Most of the monotone outfits carry an element of versatility; you can dress them either way and carry them off well for multiple occasions. So beauties, it’s high time, you started looking out for your favorite styles in the monotone trend; for a fashion-update never goes out of fashion!