Junk the jeans,
and dress up
greys, pinks and
lace are set to dominate wardrobes in 2007, the natural look
will be preferred as far as make-up goes, say fashion gurus.
designer Priya Kataria, both knee-length and long dresses will
be in fashion in 2007. "The palette will offer hues like
greys, off-whites, beiges, rose pink and other shades of
pink," she says.
people would like to go for well-styled dresses rather than
jeans and tops. 2007 will bid goodbye to heavy embroidery but
laces will be more than welcome," said Kataria.
Pooja Arya, also a
fashion expert, says the coming year may bring back the retro
trends of the 1930s and 1940s. "People will either opt for
straight-fit skinny pants or very flared full pants. Buttoned
skirts and exaggerating silhouettes will make a comeback.
Minimal to smaller prints will be in vogue and a lot of geometry
will rule this season," Arya predicts.
believes there will be unconventional combinations like metallic
juxtaposed with rough denim and sporty clothing contrasted with
glitter. The season will favour sequence work but not much of
"A lot of
funky jewellery will be teamed with casual wear. Hats, scarves
and big bags will be happening this season." Yellow gold
and diamonds will continue to dominate the jewellery trends,
according to jewellery designer Alpana Gujral.
necklaces, wide cuffs, chunky bracelets and slim chains around
the waist will be seen on women this season." Gujral admits
that individual choice will reign supreme but contemporary
designs would be apt for everyday wear, while traditional
jewellery will go well for special occasions. She said that
international designs too are likely to have an Indian
coloured stones are the ones you should go for, while white gold
is the metal you should stay away from," Gujral remarks.
and make-up expert Shahnaz Hussain feels natural long hair and
soft curls will definitely be in.
straight hair with broken texture or jagged edges is out. A more
natural look will be back with plenty of movement — more
flowing and with a look of ease. Long hair with cascading waves
and curls with softer look will be in," Huusain says.
"For special occasions, one section of hair pinned up with
glamorous accessories and the other left loose will be in
fashion. During daytime, hair tied in a low ponytail, with
ribbons hanging loose will make a comeback." For short
hair, the slightly tousled look is predicted. Not harsh or
obviously structured, but a careless and casual look will be in.
The uniform curls, or straight cuts will be out and a soft and
natural layered look will be trendy.
As regards hair
colour, subtle and natural highlights will be in vogue,
according to Hussain.
The natural look
will dominate make-up trends as well.
look will be in for the younger lot. Light tinted moisturisers
will find favour rather than foundation for both day and
night," says Hussain.
The expert advises
that less mascara be used in eye make-up and colours like
browns, burgundy and purple, with a smudged and smoky look, be
used for lining the eyes.
shadow, purple tones will be popular — like lilac, mauve and
purple itself." Frosted sheen, or shimmer will stay popular
for the lips. Lip liners will match the lipstick — there will
be no obvious line around lips. In lipsticks, red and shades of
red will make a comeback.
lilac, mauve and rose will find favour for the day. Orange will
be definitely out. For the night, bright metallic colours should
be in." As for nails, pinks are a complete no-no and dark
colours like burgundy and chocolate brown will help make a style
statement. — IANS