If flowers are not synonymous with spring-summer, then what is? Florals became a favourite for the fashion-savvy in the 70s, made a comeback in 2015 and have left us inspired since. The charm of this print is that it feels romantic, feminine and fresh, all at once. Western casuals are great but they lack that delectable dash of colours that our sarees and kurtis have. Depending on your floral preference, give your style a boost and try these looks.
If you like it simple
As the temperatures change, bid goodbye to your regular trousers and try a comfortable floral anarkali. You can also pair a kurti with a set of palazzos for a much-needed breath of fresh air.
A very recent update on the traditional salwar-kameez, palazzos exude a relaxed look that can take you from an office setting to a get-together with your friends.You can add or subtract a dupatta as per your comfort level.
If Saree is your way
A saree can be called the most versatile attire of Indian-wear for its numerous draping styles. Also, it can be combined with a range of statement blouses such as crop-tops or shirts that sway away from the classic style. You can go the conventional way in a floral chiffon saree, or opt for a gorgeous printed blouse worn with a solid one for a subdued look. An offbeat take on this traditional attire is to go for printed petticoat and blouse paired with a similar tone sheer saree for an alluring effect.
For the festival season
Bhumika Sharma, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta are few of the designers who embraced florals and have added their own spin to it.Though traditional embroideries have their own charisma, it's great that our designers experimented with festive-wear and made it lighter and more wearable. Embrace this trend fully with light indo-western dresses, floral sarees and chanderi kurtas.
Purple Embroidered Saree - Divya Kanakia"
Florals are a very recent trend that has gained popularity for bridal wear as they bring a kaleidoscope of colours to a canvas dominated by maroons and reds.To follow suit, you can opt for a vibrantly-hued, blooming floral print or a vintage looking ditsy print lehenga with a matching choli. Going for a comfortable dress for a lighter function such as Mehendi is also feasible. Either option will stand out in the crowd.
Choosing a print or embroidery that will work for you can seem a bit daunting and with florals, even more so. As a thumb-rule, small prints and embroidery are favourable for a slimming effect. But if big blooms have made a home in your heart, make sure you go for a dark or muted background. No shade is too bright for Indian-wear, but make sure you balance it with neutral jewellery and accessories.