Variations of the dhoti pants are a must in every wardrobe but most people struggle to find the right one to suit their personality and body type. Here's a step-by-step guide to the quintessential dhoti pant…
Made famous by Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met and Golmaal 3, harem pants are simply loose silhouette pants that bunch up at the ankle, a very belly dancer style as well.
Who should wear it? Since this is a straighter style, it suits the Indian pear shape body and wider hips very well.
How to wear it? Option 1: Wear a sequined number with a soft silk blouse with high heels and a sleek ponytail for a fun evening look or night out with friends.
Option 2: Team jersey or cotton harem pants with a basic t-shirt and add mojris and a slouchy leather bag to complete a boho chic look.
These pants are tighter from the knee to the ankle and loose from the waist to the knee and have a long fork as the name drop crotch suggests. You may have spotted a lot of men wearing this silhouette as well.
Who should wear it? This silhouette is best carried by very skinny banana shapes, hourglass bodies and can also be worn by apple shaped-women who have narrow hips. This is also a better choice for pear shapes instead of pleated pants or Jodhpuris.
How to wear it? Option 1: Wear with a mulmul or cotton tunic to hide the fork slightly and give a very relaxed silhouette. This is especially recommended for the apple shape since the tunic combined with pants will add to the hips and wearing a t-shirt may not be an option because of the thick midriff.
Option 2: Wear a shirt in a solid colour and add a thin belt to the waist or under the bust. Wear this look with pumps, ballerinas or kolhapuris depending on how much you want to glam it up. Carry a satchel bag in any colour to complete the look.
Made famous by Maharajas and royalty on horses and polo matches, Jodhpuris are a favourite with fashionistas. Jodhpuris are pleated pants that get tight from the knees to the ankles.
Who should wear it? This silhouette is best worn by apple shapes, banana bodies and hour glass shapes. Wide hips will look wider in these pants so beware!
How to wear it? Option 1: Wear with a silk blouse, floral top or feminine ruffles because all of these pair very well with the Jodhpuris. Wear high heels in nude pumps, caged gladiators or some lightweight booties. Pair with a tote or an oversized clutch for a formal look.
Option 2: Wear a graphic t-shirt and pair a big shoulder bolero or boyfriend blazer with your jodhpuris. Combine this with flats for a relaxed yet fashionable silhouette.
Where to shop? Promod Rs. 2,250 onwards Zara Rs. 1,790 onwards Fashion Street Rs. 300 onwards Colaba Causeway Rs. 250 onwards Bandra Hill Road Rs. 300 onwards
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