Mumbai: The holiday season is round the corner and you don`t know what to pack? Designers suggest jazzing up the resort wardrobe with accessories or going for innovative garments like the bikini sari and bright colour kaftans teamed with studded footwear.
Resort wear is not just about the sarong, shorts, t-shirt and wraparound. Fabrics also make a difference like the silk chiffon, crepe and silk lycra while lazing around during holidays.
"Always go for resort wardrobe made with intelligent fabrics that are non-fussy, easy to maintain and extremely durable for a holiday, whether you`re on land or sea," Narresh of designer duo Shivan-Narresh, known for the resort wear line, told IANS.
"Don`t try to go overboard with your oomph quotient while holidaying and opt for breezy silhouettes. Go for bright colours that cut strategically on the body," he added.
Shivan said: "A swimsuit, sarong, trapeze linen shirt and the bikini sari are perfect whether you are spending your time on a beach or in a bar."
Cruise wear got prominence on the ramp at the last edition of the Lakme Fashion Week when models hit the ramp in outfits with tribal and digital prints, bohemian style jumpsuits, rompers and short dresses with multiple buttons.
Designer Jatin Varma says the kaftan and sarong may be a must-have for girls who don`t want to experiment with their looks, but one can add spark to looks by styling with funky accessories like chunky neckpieces, elegant hats, chic hairbands, scarves and metallic chappals. There are options aplenty.
"Yes, there are girls who believe they have limited option when it comes to resort wear, but one needs to learn how to style up the evergreen kaftans and sarongs in different and new ways," Varma told IANS.
"One can team up bright coloured kaftans with trendy accessories. Also, bling shorts with a cotton top and short length kaftans with a pair of bling shorts can add volume to the entire personality."
For many style divas, designs and cuts are important but they should emphasise on accessories too.
"Selection of the right accessory is the key to boosting holiday wear and one can jazz it up by going for flower-butterfly clips, hairbands, big sunglasses or aviators and metallic hue chappals," said Puri.
"Accessories play a major role in enhancing the look. Go for oversized sunglasses, hats, neon neckpieces and chunky metallic bracelets and colour blocked wedge sandals as they spice up the look and set you apart from the rest," said designer Archana Kochhar.
Designer Pria Kataaria Puri said, "Breezy semi fluid fabrics such as silk chiffon, crepes and silk lycra in hues like bright orange, tangerine, sunshine yellow, apple green, candyfloss pink and off white are perfect for the cruise line."