Style Focus: Trending Skirt Patterns and Ways to Wear Them

Skirts are at their fashion peak in India at the moment. They render a ladylike vibe to every body shape and type. The latest skirt patterns trend that is swirling around is to be effortless and in-your-skin! Women are becoming smarter and less influenced with societal and media’s sartorial expectations with  age and transcending beyond the out-dated churidaars and boyfriend/skinny jeans. They now prefer wearing ultra stylish and comfortable skirts to their college or workplace. So whether you are playful, girly or shy, there is always a room to express your personal style with panache!

The top types of skirts trending at the moment are: Maxi, Midi and Mini Skirts.


Maxi Skirts

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

[Left] Nachiket Barve Skirt [Right] Payal Singhal Skirt, Both from LFW Winter Festive 2015

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

Both – Ka Sha from LFW Winter Festive 2015

Maxi Skirts are extremely versatile in style! They can be played around and experimented with as per your moods. They are your savior, especially on those days you are too lazy to shave your legs (yes, we have all been there!) and your boyfriend or gang calls in for an impromptu lunch! In that case, you can don a high waisted skirt with fun and colorful prints on it, perking up your spirit in seconds. Wear your hair in french braid to make your skirt the center of attention.

For a fun night out or a romantic date, you can go for a maxi skirt, pairing it with a chic shirt or cape, statement neck piece and rings! Complete the look with a sophisticated clutch. For a brunch date with your girlies, try pairing your maxi skirts with a long tunic with a front slit. To add an edge, put on a shirt or a jacket! P.S., We absolutely love the layering trend!


Midi Skirts

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

[Left] Armaan Aiman Skirt [Right] Nachiket Barve Skirt, Both from LFW Winter Festive 2015

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

[Left] Armaan Aiman Skirt [Right] Ka Sha Skirt, Both from LFW Winter Festive 2015

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

[Left] ANK by Amrit Kaur Skirt [Right] Ridhi Arora Skirt

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

Armaan Aiman Skirt from LFW Winter Festive 2015

Midi Skirts are there to solve your dilemma between a Maxi or a Mini Skirt. They are usually knee-length skirts and are oh-so-in right now! Pleated skirts or pencil skirts, take your pick!

Also, give your wardrobe an edgy twist by trying out dhoti style or wrap around skirts in solid colors or in prints. Although a little tricky to carry, they can set you apart from the crowd! You can pair them up with pumps to add edge to your look or wear them in slit when you are out to hit a pub.

Midi Skirts are also perfect for a semi-formal meeting. Just wear neutral color heels, with minimum accessories, putting your hair in a twisted bun and emphasizing on your eyeliner and mascara, and you are all set to grab the deal!


Mini Skirts

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for Women

Lisa Haydon & Jacqueline Fernandez Spotted in Mini Skirts at a recent event

Skirt Patterns - Skirts for women

There was a time in India when mini skirts were worn only by celebrities. But with the growing exposure and greater levels of confidence among urban women, they are gradually, but steadily taking the Indian fashion scenario by storm.

The main tip for sporting a mini skirt is to ensure that it is proportional to your body type.

There is no end to the number of ways you can style them up to pump up your fashion quotient. For a smart look, you can wear a mini with a full sleeved shirt that is buttoned right from the collar.

To add a flair of punk, add boots or black stockings with a jacket and heavily kohl-ed eyes.

You can also carry a petite sling bag to make yourself look at your girly best!


So now that you have gone through a thorough breakdown of skirts and ways to style them, get them all from perky summer skirts to flirtatious short skirts and go start shopping!

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