What to expect in 2016 : Ethnic Fashion Trends from 2015 that will Rule in 2016

The end of the year always makes us nostalgic. We all have had our muses, role-models who helped us weave our sartorial tales. All gone well and now, we are in the mood of closing this year on a stylish note! So as we end the year of sartorial hits, we move to another year which deserves to be welcomed with a trendy bang.

Buoyed by the 2015 success of the Best-dressed franchise, we set our ambitions high for 2016 and prepare our drool-worthy list of ‘Expectations from ethnic fashion trends in 2016’ to set the country’s sartorial gold standard. ‘Ethnic Wear’, is the melodious tune to every woman who wishes to hog the limelight and compliments 😀

So as we step into 2016, let’s look at the current fashion trends of 2015 that made it BIG and how they can evolve in 2016 with the voguish twist! And it seems, trends of 2015 will get bigger and better in the coming year!!! Here are the latest fashion trends for women:


2015: The myth that silver and gold don’t mix was marvelously trashed . It was all about starry nights so rock the party season with glam essentials like sequins metallic and embellishments. Metallic shine, holographic tones and plenty of sparkle ruled the party places!

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016

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Kareena Kapoor in gold and silver bejeweled saree and minimal makeup looks out of this world!

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016

Shilpa Shetty was seen in a magnificent traditional attire with studded gold and silver work.

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016

2016: Year to embrace the ‘70s with our trending favorites.

P.S Years come, years go- diamond daze always flow!

Statement neckpieces, big rings, and danglers- these beauties always remain in style. But 2016 will also see the trend of bangles, waist bands, and even a nose ring. ‘Never keep it simple silly’ 😉


2015: We people are so globalized yet totally traditional. We have a real knack to pull off the look of a sari and a blazer with equal aplomb. Moreover, sari + blazer…Yes, we can nail that too!

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016 - Saree and Blazer

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We saw Sonam Kapoor juxtaposing her fashion statement in the posters of Khoobsurat. Biker jacket with lehenga 😀

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016 - Sonam Kapoor in Separates

2016: Fashion Trend Forecast 2016 Alert! Maxi dresses with lehengas, crop tops with dhoti pants- will take fusion to a whole new level!


2015: Lines, shapes- all things straight and curved, 2015 was all about it!

Ethnic Fashion Trends 2016 - Geometric Prints

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2016: Start the New Year with geometrical lines and architectural forms. Retro twists, contemporary shapes will redefine, how classic goes cool. Tribal designs and artistic handwork will give your ethnic wear the desirable edge!


2015: How does your garden grow? Very well indeed if oversized florals are any indicator…

Temperature rise with floral lehengas and other floral silhouettes. And what says retro throwback more than a printed floral suit?

We have seen Deepika Padukone gracing the posters of Bajirao Mastani in this beloved red mughal style anarkali. This blockbuster at the end of 2015 definitely welcomes some stunning fashion trends for 2016.

Latest Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear in 2016 - Floral Embroidery and Prints

Latest Fashion Trends in 2016 - Floral and Shimmer

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2016: If yo’re a fan of flirty feminine designs, frills, and all those ladylike looks that spell oh-so-natural, then 2016 will be the year for you. Flora and fauna of garden are going be major upcoming trends fashion trends of 2016 and will into your wardrobes and give it a makeover that will be the most exciting one to embrace.


2015: Bright, layered and tasseled- these must be the three key components of our jewelry and wardrobe obsession. Thread jewelry, doris on anarkalis will give that boardroom suit a touch of bohemia.

Latest New Fashion Trends 2016 - Bohemian Look

Not only box office, she is also ruling the fashion trends…The belt, earrings, color and the hairdo- simply perfecto!

New Fashion Trends 2016 - Boho Look

2016: 2015 was about vintage ’70s fashion with colorful fabrics but 2016 will see even more!!

Exaggerated embellishments, lots of layering will hit the trends to have fun with. ‘MORE IS MORE’, will be the motto!


2015: Jewel tones, metallic or brights- this pale non-color balances everything. NUDE+GREEN, NUDE+RED or NUDE+METALLIC. #DesirableChic

Boat neck, off-shoulder, one-drop shoulder trends will take the runways to the most voguish sartorial heavens.

Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Metallic

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Sonam Kapoor looked graceful at a promotional event of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, with tucked-in one-drop shoulder white top and a chamakdaar golden skirt.

Fashion Trends 2016 - Sonam Kapoor in Payal Khandwala and Suhanie Pittie

We love the neckline of Anand Kabra ethnic ensemble worn by our lovely Sonam! Especially the kurti neck design!

Latest Fashion Trends 2016

2016: Monotonous round and rectangular necklines are long-gone…As your tailor to give your kurtis an eclectic cut around the neck or at its bottom. Think of something new and bold that even compliments your body type.


2015: The midriff-baring trend can never go out of style. We worked this investment with palazzos, or long embellished skirts and ghagharas.

Ethnic Wear Fashion Trends 2016 - Crop Top and Skirt

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Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Crop Top and Skirt

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2016: Blend of crop tops with Indian salwars and churidars will become the next big fashion thing even among non-celebrity folks. Back of your crop top needs your attention now. Do not just wear it as a shorter version of your tops, focus on adding to the detailing of its back in a way that you can even flaunt your sexy back along with your midriff 😉


2015: Classic Indian staples for work. Hallelujah! Dhoti pant- we paired the volume of the draped trousers with a stiff white shirt and chunky brogues.

P.S A neatly tucked-in dupatta always added the right amount of fusion to any look.

Sonam Kapoor makes love with the prints!

Printed jacket, printed kurti…Lovin’ it!!!

Ethnic Wear Fashion Trends 2016 - BOHO!

Ethnic Wear Fashion Trends 2016 - New Saree Dupatta Draping Styles

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Ethnic Wear Latest Fashion Trends 2016

2016: Indian staples in suede leather with fringe detailing and embroidery in jewel tones, will hit the corporate look. Paperbag waists were seen all over the runway in 2015 and in 2016 they will enter your office wear too!

  1. DO OVER with separates

2015: Embroidered waistcoat or the capelet were gracefully clubbed with a salwar-kameez or jumpsuit to give it the much-desired ethnic touch.

Coats, Sequinned or SHEER OVER JACKETS also bridged two different worlds with graceful flourish in 2015.

Ethnic Wear Latest Fashion Trends 2016 - Bipasha Basu in Sabyasachi

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Ethnic Wear Fashion Trends 2016 - Embroidered lehenga skirt with crop top and sheer jacket

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Neha Agarwal’s collection, From Russia,with Love gave us a stunning piece which was beautifully carried by Karishma Kapoor.

New Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Capes with lehengas

2016: Capes, shrugs and jackets will be redefined with unique designing around the neckline and it will be experimented with various styles and cuts. After the sheer play, we would love to see the lace magic to take over!


2015:Tanu weds manu returns showed us the colors of 2015, in the most fashionable way. Hues of orange and its shades made a comeback!

Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Orange in the New Black

Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Orange is the New BlackFashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Orange is the New Black

2016: Yes!!! We’ve seen and adapted to the comeback of orange and now it’s time to embrace the color that can never be out of trend or even out of our wardrobes 😉

Experiment your looks with black and let this trend rise exponentially 😀

We recently spotted Deepika in black and she definitely gave us fashion goals for the year ahead!

Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Black is Back!

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Fashion Trends in Ethnic Wear 2016 - Black is Back!

There are different ways to look glamorous. It should depend on your mood; you feeling old-world, Bollywood diva or slightly funkier. The good news is that 2016 will bring in the trends to go by all of your moods. We are very sure that ethnic wear lovers will be much satisfied as 2016 starts unveiling its true and trendy colors in all forms!

But before you start unwrapping the surprise that 2016 will be- all you pretty lasses belong to the most happening parties happening in town. Finish off 2015 with a flourish so that 2016 is even more pumped up for you ladies.


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