Hello gorgeous ladies- we are back with yet another trend alert and the latest ethnic and contemporary outfit ideas. Fashion is a fast-changing game and in this post, we will be talking about the biggest trend of the year- pastel hues! The traditional vibrant Indian colour palette has for now taken a backseat, giving way to subtlety and near neutral hues that match global trends. This is the season to be clad in soft and pale tones, soothing ones that carry loads of sophistication. Here’s more about the ‘pastel rush’ in detail.

Pastels are for every season

Peach Georgette Saree with Floral Print

In the world of fashion, pastels are labelled as typical spring colours- ruling the runway for various spring/summer collections worldwide. Yet, breaking-free from well-defined weather palettes, they can be sported throughout the year. You can wear your favorite pastel pink floral saree for a brunch party on a cool winter day while on a freezing night you can step into a wedding reception wearing a pastel blue lehenga choli without looking incongruous.  That’s the best thing about pastels- they are evergreen- truly elegant and classy!

Pastels are for every occasion

Blue and Off White Muslin Cotton Long Kurti with Floral Print

Light pinks and icy blues- pale yellow and olive green- this palette is full of alluring shades that can instantly calm your senses. A dignified appeal blended with softness- pastels tend to accentuate feminine grace. You can wear them anytime- for a strictly formal business meeting, a family lunch, a day out with your girlies or even for your own wedding!

Pastels are for everyone

Jennifer Winget Sage Green and Yellow Silk Anarkali Suit with Bobby Foil Print

We’ve seen how these colours can be sported anytime and anywhere. There’s a third element attached to this palette which makes it even more tempting- pastels look beautiful on every woman. Whether you are a cute little teenager, a serious workaholic, an assertive diva or a simple fashion-avert woman; pastels are for each one of you. So lady, if you do not possess even a single pastel coloured outfit yet, it’s time to give in to the timeless charm of these gorgeous shades!

Looks you must try this season

So aren’t pastels really pretty and versatile? Let us see some trendy looks for different occasions using this palette:

The Brunch Party Look

Pink Cotton Front Slit Cut Kurti

You can never ignore the elegance of pastel tones! They are inherently sophisticated and therefore very classy too. The pastel vibe goes well with outdoor meets held during the day, like brunch parties. As a chic diva, you can pick a pastel kurti paired with a palazzo or a long tunic worn as an ethnic dress.

Sky Blue Cotton Printed C Cut Kurti with Tassels

Tassels and pompoms would make amazing accessory details for the occasion. Keep the accessories slightly contrasting- peach earrings with a green kurti and olive green add-ons with a pastel blue coloured tunic. You can even add a pop of red or orange for a touch of boldness!

The Boss Lady Look

Baby Pink Khadi Silk Kurti with Thread Embroidery

Wearing pastels to the office? Yes, that absolutely sounds like a voguish thing for work. Pastels tones have a calming effect and they look quite dignified. Especially if you’re out for a site visit or an outdoor business meeting, always choose soft tones over bright ones.

Grey Crepe Palazzo Suit with Digital Print

A floral salwar suit in pastel tones is one of the most basic options for work-wear. For the trend-setters, there are pretty indo-western options like jacket suits with minimal details and palazzo suits with short kurtis. Be a little creative with your office attire- it can work wonders on your energy levels!

The Chic Bridesmaid Look

Grey Organza Silk Digital Floral Printed Gown with Embroidered Border

Twinning tales and bridesmaid diaries- the idea of uniform clothing for the bride’s girl gang has caught up well with the Indian culture. Softer hues like baby pink, light peach, mint blue and lemon green look picturesque, complementing the bride’s traditional lehenga.

Pastel Peach Lycra Satin Ruffle Saree with Designer Sequinsed Blouse

As a modern bridesmaid, you must explore off-beat designer lehenga styles; it’s your bestie’s wedding and you ought to make an impact! Look out for the latest trends in bridesmaid lehengas. Ruffle sarees, layered lehengas, cut-out details- there’s a whole array of assortments that you can try out!

The Modern Indian Bride

Baby Pink Satin Lehenga Choli with Zari Embroidery

Want to step out of the regular ‘Indian bridal look’ for your D-Day? Then pick a pastel coloured bridal lehenga for the ceremony. Many Indian brides these days, including celebrities have been ditching the traditional red bridal lehenga for pink lehenga cholis- especially in tones of pale pink.

Cream Silk Bridal Lehenga Choli with Zari Embroidery

Other popular bridal colours this season are azure, peach and cream- choose the one that you like. Feeling confident and comfortable in your bridal outfit is very important. Only then will you be able to radiate the spark that will dazzle your audience!

The Pious Indian Look

Pink Silk Saree with Floral Weaving

The traditional Indian palette is ruled by red, yellow, green and orange. Pastels, on the other hand, are most of the times referred to as ‘English colours’. The contemporary appeal of pastels has made them a popular palette for Indian wear these days. More and more women have been deviating from established Indian hues to get some newness and variety into their wardrobe.

Pastel Green Organza Silk Saree with Bird Motif Resham Embroidery

Commercial power loom saris and even luxurious handloom sarees are nowadays available in light pastels. Banarasi silk saris, Kanchipuram silk saris, Baluchari, Bandhani Sarees, etc. are detailed with colours like pistachio, blush, beige yellow and powder blue. You can drape a pastel saree for a puja ceremony, a cultural event or a religious occasion. For jewelry, it would be best to avoid shining gold; instead, choose semi-precious beaded ornaments.

The Vintage Classic Diva

Dusty Pink Crepe Silk Printed Saree

Pastels, with their near-neutral look, tend to remind us of old European times. Like we said these are typical ‘English colours’ you can describe them as vintage hues of the western countries.

Grey Satin silk Designer Gown with Resham Embroidery

For the vintage classic look, pick a pastel floral printed saree, a plain or ombre pastel saree and team it up with a cream or white blouse. If you’re not keen on wearing a sari, then floor-length Anarkali suit or a flattering gown can be chosen. You can add a few frills and ruffles for some wardrobe drama. Accessorize it with pearls, a floral hair clip and you’re good to go! Carry this look for a resort party and see heads turn.

Pastel Yellow and Sea Green Cotton Jacket Style Kurti

These are not the only times where you can wear pastels as we said before- these pretty colours are for every occasion! Try out different combinations and looks- it would be quite easy working out with pastel colours. Soothe your senses and your wardrobe and- keep looking gorgeous as always!