Have you always adored those coats hanging at those sleepy hangers in the men’s wardrobe? Do you think ‘coats’ are only meant for top women CEOs and for business meetings? Well, you’re wrong! Coats in all forms, shapes and bright colours are making their come back this season. It adds that touch of élan, structure and pop to any outfit that you wear. Designers swear by this trend and Sk is ready to follow...
We watched Kareena wear that denim shrug over a kurti sometime back in ‘Yeh Ishq Haai’ and now Esha Gupta, the leading lady of Jannat 2 is seen sporting another trend- the waistcoat. Rick Roy, the stylist behind giving the sultry siren a vivacious look, shares with us some facts about the waistcoat. He says,’ The waist coat had never really gone out of style, it was just being reinvented. Indians love kurtas made in cotton, khadi and raw silk but these kurtas look dull if they’re plain. That’s when the presence of waist coats add that element of fashion and glam up your outfit when paired with beaded coral jewellery, jhola bags and mojris’.
The look, he says doesn’t have to be totally ethnic. ‘You can always add your own twist to the garment by adding brooches, spaghetti strapped kurtas as in the case of Esha for Jannat 2’.
Three-piece garments aren’t the most ideal for the summer; however, one should keep the fabric in mind and opt for pure cottons. For evening wear, you could opt for sequined waist coats and keep the accessories to the minimum. Designer Payal Singhal feels that the waist coat is a ‘staple’ that keeps popping in and out. She says, ‘Though this is a masculine trend it looks feminine and classic at the same time. It can make for a day wear also when topped with a shirt and leggings as well as teamed up with a jumpsuit where one can play with contrasting colours’.
Parineeti Chopra’s look in the forthcoming film Ishaqzaade reassures our faith in this trend. The chirpy actress is seen wearing waist coats teamed with well fitting churidaars which enhance her shape and do oodles of good to her. Tanya Gharve, a leading designer loves Parineeti’s look in the movie and says, ‘In summer, whites and off-whites could get a tad bit boring. So break the monotony of a one coloured outfit waist coats add form and fittings to the garment. They look splendid when worn on an Anarkali as well by enhancing the full figure of an Indian woman’. We have to agree!
We totally give this look a thumbs-up as spring/summer is all about playing with an androgynous look during the day with boyfriend jackets and waist coats. While during the evening one can always get back to frills and girly thrills! It’s all about mixing it up. Right, girls?