The year 2018 has been one hell of a roller coaster ride for the fashion industry, especially when it comes to the latest Indian fashion trends. Looking back on the year, we can confidently say that the Hollywood and Bollywood fashion industry was indeed blessed with some very inspiring and a few dramatic trends. From Priyanka Chopra’s hoodie Met Gala look to Jennifer Lopez’s denim boots to Deepika Padukone’s internet breaking bridal dupatta, 2018 was surely a pleasant surprise in the style department.
Besides, there were a lot of seismic changes too that we were fortunate to witness in the world of fashion.
To begin with, many popular fashion brands went fur free. Next, there was a wave of #MeToo that spread rapidly in the film industry and the fashion scene alike.
Then came inclusivity and body positivity, thanks to fashion designers like Prabal Gurung, Anita Dongre and Tarun Tahiliani.
The decriminalization of Section 377 was celebrated at the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week SS19’s grand finale.
All in all, 2018 was a great year for fashion, banishing many stereotypes and at the same time welcoming the latest fashion trends with an open heart and mind.
Indian Fashion Trends 2018:
Below are some of the best fashion trends 2018 that were quite a hit..
1. Flared Denim With A Slit:
Bollywood most fashionable mommies, Kareena Kapoor and Malaika Arora introduced this latest fashion trend, the flared denim with a slit. It not only makes the outfit look stylish but also comfortable to another level. This easy breezy style is give us total summer vibes. You can rock this look either by throwing on a blazer for a professional meeting, or tuck in and go casual.
2. Denim Saree:
Denim and saree – worlds apart, right? Wrong. Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor yet again proved that unconventional fashion is the new cool. Designed by Diksha Khanna, this distressed denim saree was the talk of the town when Sonam K Ahuja sported it in May, this year.
3. Pyjama Pantsuit:
…And the pantsuit continues its reign, but this time around with a twist. The Pyjama pant suit went on to become one of the coolest Bollywood fashion trends of 2018 among popular Instagram fashion bloggers, after Deepika Padukone was seen in it. This loungewear doesn’t need to be restricted to the bedroom alone but can be worn to formal event as well when styled the right way. Take a cue from the newly married diva.
4. Hot Pink Is The New Sexy:
Not salmon pink or carnation pink, but hot pink was given a big thumbs up by the fashion police this year. From Deepika to Sonam, Priyanka and even international fashion icon Rihanna embraced the color in the most fashionable way possible. From wedding receptions to red carpet events, the color hot pink is ruling the fashion scenes and how. We first saw Deepika Padukone looking absolutely stunning at Cannes’18 in the Ashi Studio couture, with Sonam Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra following suit.
5. Tracksuits To The Rescue:
Paris Hilton started this trend in the late 90’s, and almost 2 decades later it still is one of the most stylish, comfy and trustworthy outfits in most Bollywood fashionistas wardrobe. This year, some of the most popular Bollywood actresses including Alia Bhatt and Jhanvi Kapoor have been clicked a couple of times wearing the tracksuit at airports and coffee dates. With athleisure fashion at its peak, it is no big surprise that the tracksuit trend has made a comeback and with a bang.
6. Saree Blouse Designs Have Gotten A Chic Makeover:
From sexy backs to Daring décolletage, the best Indian fashion designers are uping their fashion game by giving the modest saree blouse design a bold and modern twist. Be is Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s deep neck blouse designs or Manish Malhotra’s sheer blouse designs, our Gen Y Bollywood girls are not shying away from experimenting with the latest blouse patterns. 2018 was a successful year for the traditional Indian wear.
7. The Holographic Color Story:
This 2018 fashion trend for women and men alike has taken Bollywood by a storm. It’s cool, it’s funky and it’s the new craze. The holographic fashion trend is the ultimate staple for our Bollywood ladies. Kareena Kapoor Khan was one of the first ones to channel her inner unicorn, making her fans and followers go insane with the awesome Monisha Jaising gown at the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018. One word: Goddess!
8. Animal Print – An Old Favorite Is Back With A Bang
2018 yet again welcomed the animal print with great love. But this time, the animal instinct went a step ahead not limiting itself to just leopard print but bold hues of python, zebra, and snake prints too. From bags to clothes and footwear, suddenly the animal print fashion took center stage.
We spotted Bollywood queen, Kareena Kapoor Khan chilling on a dinner date in a gorgeous red Vetements’ top. Priyanka Chopra wasn’t the one to stay behind. She opted for a Alice + Olivia coat to brave the cold winds in New York.
9. Floor-touching Sleeves – Floor Them To The Ground:
The floor-touching sleeves has been one of 2018 hottest fashion trends. From runway models to celebrities, everyone was spotted flaunting the trendy sleeves – loose, pleated, asymmetric design that go upto the knees and even to the floor. It’s fun, it’s dramatic and it’s super chic. We saw Prachi Desai and Ileana D’Cruz sashaying the runway in this latest Indian fashion trend. These trendy designer wear make for a perfect cocktail party.
10. Deepika Padukone Bridal Dupatta – Attention Please:
Surely, the best thing to have happened in 2018 – The grand Ranveer Deepika wedding. One of the most beautiful pieces from Deepika Padukone’s bridal wear was the dupatta, that became a sensation. Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the dupatta had a sanskrit shloka inscribed on it which read ‘Sada Soubhagyavati Bhava’. Ever since Ranveer Deepika wedding pictures were release, the red dupatta on Deepika’s head was the first thing to have grabbed eye balls, and rightly so.
We hope you’ve made notes of the top 10 hottest fashion trends 2018. The above mentioned Indian fashion trends have reigned supreme this year and hence made it to our list. Do let us know what you think, in the comments below.
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