Saree trousers are the next big ethnic fashion trend
Over the years the fashion industry has watched closely as the humble Indian saree undergoes one metamorphosis after another, becoming the garment of choice among young and older women. For the section of the population, which feels intimidated by the thought of walking in six yards of fabric, the saree trouser has been created to bridge the gap between western comfort and inimitable ethnic elegance. A pair of silk trousers is draped in what can be described as a marriage between the Indian dhoti and a pair of loose harem pants end with the traditional pallu, leaving room for the wearer to select a top of choice to complete the look. For a traditional look, one is advised to wear a blouse in a style of their choice, and for a more modern look, halter-tops, corset tops, and even modified shirts and t-shirts can be worn. The overall look exudes contemporary haute couture fusion, while the prominent pallu and pattern of the trousers provides ethnic appeal.
It is the comfort factor of saree trousers, which makes them so popular. Gone are the days of exasperated mothers complaining about young daughters who refuse to wear sarees, calling them cumbersome and “not cool”. Saree trousers are wearable by all age groups and exude new age fashion, and will certainly keep complaints at bay! Who can ignore this delicate balance between elegance and comfort? As is the case with regular sarees, the saree trousers are also available in a wide range of colors, fabrics, and styles, and can be customized and embellished in a similar fashion. Designers who are taking to this trend include Manish Malhotra, Masaba Gupta, and the independent design label, HUEMN by designers Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra. In fact, HUEMN is credited as being one of the pioneers of this style, which recently made its debut at the Lakme Fashion Week [LFW]. The most endearing element of saree trousers lies in their comfort factor; they take away from the limited mobility which would otherwise create a problem for someone who is not used to moving freely in a saree, and can in a sense, be considered a garment that is used to inspire a non-saree wearing person to give the garment a try.
Another aspect of this increasingly popular fusion garment is that it makes an ideal gift for the working professional or foreign visitor. For the former, it would be a boon to her physical mobility as she commutes and rushes through various professional commitments, while the foreign visitor would no doubt welcome an ethnic garment into her wardrobe which is easy to wear and takes less time as compared with a traditional saree. The designs are the same, the feel is more comfortable, and ease of movement is guaranteed. To top it off, you will feel good as most of the trousers are made of soft and flowing fabric that feels good to touch and is light on the skin. Buy a pair of saree trousers today from your favorite designer label, and enjoy the comfort and ethnic fusion appeal.