A Guide For Monsoon Dressing


Update your monsoon style

Navigating the rains can be tricky. It is difficult to stay prim and proper, much less think about your styling. However, it is possible to look your best on a rainy day. Here are a few things to keep in mind -

For a formal setting

Swap your thick jeans and trousers for lighter fabrics such as viscose blends, georgette, cotton and chiffon. In case you get drenched, all these fabrics will dry fast and will not weigh you down when wet. Go for breezy kurtas paired with viscose churidaars as they are low-maintenance. Flip-flops are obviously not an apt choice, so instead opt for open-toe shoes and flat sandals that will dry out in case they come in contact with moisture.

Chiffon Blue Kurti with culottes - Basil Leaf; Crepe Green Kurti - Basil Leaf; Cotton Peach Sleeveless Front Slit Kurti - Trass

Chiffon Blue Kurti with culottes - Basil Leaf; Crepe Green Kurti - Basil Leaf; Cotton Peach Sleeveless Front Slit Kurti - Trass

For a casual setting

For those going to college or an office with casual wear, skip the pants and wear your dresses paired with pretty flip-flops or water-resistant sandals. Transparent accessories are trending this season and you can use this weather-driven opportunity to experiment with them. They will come in handy to protect your phone and other valuables from getting wet in the rain.

Pink Peach Floral Dress; Blue Shibori Dress - Rangpur; Mustard World Map Shirt Dress - Vintage Loom

Pink Peach Floral Dress; Blue Shibori Dress - Rangpur; Mustard World Map Shirt Dress - Vintage Loom

For a Formal Occasion

Dressing up for a wedding function or a party can become a nightmare if heavy showers are in the weather forecast. Water-resistant make-up will prove to be your best friend in a situation like this. As it tends to get humid whether it is raining or not, try not to go overboard with makeup as you might sweat and that will make things worse.

Avoid heels if you can or make sure you carry a pair of trusty flats to avoid the mess created by rain. For clothing, chiffons and georgettes will be your best bet for wedding attires as they are light and airy.

Georgette Anarkali Suit; Lemon Yellow Chiffon Saree - Kriyasa Silks; Shaded Georgette Kaftan - Yosshita and Neha

Georgette Anarkali Suit; Lemon Yellow Chiffon Saree - Kriyasa Silks; Shaded Georgette Kaftan - Yosshita and Neha

For a vacation

When on a holiday, one can obviously be relaxed about the showers, but stepping out could still be a problem. Though rain adds a melancholic vibe to your getaway pictures, take precautions to avoid the hassle of getting your outfits mucked. Invest in good quality raincoats and umbrellas that do not take much space. Wear breezy clothes so that drying out after getting drenched is quicker. By all means, avoid wearing whites-as getting wet could also get embarrassing for you.

Pink Sleeveless Peplum Dress - Aida; Colorful Geo Short Dress - Simbha Creations; Blue Stripe Dress - TrueBrowns

Pink Sleeveless Peplum Dress - Aida; Colorful Geo Short Dress - Simbha Creations; Blue Stripe Dress - TrueBrowns

Despite all the necessary precautions, there is only so much you can do to avoid the uncertainty monsoon brings and the havoc it causes. Whether you are stuck in traffic because of flooding or aren't able to step out because of heavy showers, embrace the season for the relief it brings from sweltering summer. You can also, just sit back at home and relax with hot pakoras and tea. There is always a bright side to look at if you try.


Atika Khan

Fashion Writer

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