Of trendsetting silhouettes

By Maria Shirazi
Tue, 07, 19

This week You! takes a look at some trendy cuts that are sure to make you stand out...


This week You! takes a look at some trendy cuts that are sure to make you stand out...

Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” This statement is certainly true. Fashion is an essential part of our lives and we go out of our way to keep up with the latest trends. The fact is that we go gaga when any clothing brand is launched or our favourite designers bring out their latest pret collections. This is mainly because fashionistas crave trendy and unique attire that they can flaunt.

So gals if you want to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest trends, it is about time to start reorganising your wardrobes and look out for fashion statements that the summer season has in store for you. With the summer season in full bloom, read on to find out which cuts and silhouettes are all the rage.

Asymmetrical cuts

This trend has been ruling the fashion scene for quite some time now and seems like it is here to stay. Sometimes all you need to liven up your wardrobe is to look at it from a fresh, new angle and asymmetrical tops and tunics let you do just that.

While symmetry is beautiful and pretty, not everyone prefers traditionally pretty or classic silhouettes and hence opt for an asymmetrical hem or cut that is trendy and will definitely stand out from the lot. The fact is that an asymmetrical button down shirt when paired with trousers will be much more statement-making than a simple, straight button down shirt.

This is not all! Asymmetrical tops have an artsy vibe and are quite easy to style. And the best part is that the slant in an asymmetrical shirt is enough to make a strong style statement.

Statement sleeves

Add major volume to your style this season with flared sleeves aka choir boy. When it comes to trends, the devil is in the details. While designers have always been coming up with new and exciting silhouettes, it’s also nice to see some tweaks here and there. The exaggerated statement sleeve is a great example as just a single element takes an outfit up a notch.

A stripy affair

Pick up any fashion magazine, switch on a TV show, or follow a fashion blog; you will notice models wearing stripes - stripes in every colour and a variety of widths. This trend has surely survived the history of fashion. Be it horizontal, vertical, diagonal or chevron stripes, they are fun and flattering on practically any item in your wardrobe, be it tops, pants, dresses etc. When paired with the right pieces, stripes can really enhance your figure and keep you looking up-to-date. For example, a vertically striped shirt or kurti looks great with white trousers or jeans.

Ruffles and fringes

Ruffles are super feminine and can add a dramatic touch to any outfit. The frilly, flowy ruffle tops are one of the hottest trends this season. The trend has been reiterated to give a high-fashion look that’s dramatic and structured all at once. Be it along the hem, at the neckline and shoulders, frills and ruffles not just add a dramatic touch to a plain outfit but also add extra volume to your ensemble.

Not only ruffles but it seems like everyone is obsessed with fringe. Whether it is a desi outfit or a modern one, fringe has taken over the fashion industry by storm and you can opt for fringed sleeves, hemline or neckline.

Colour blocking

Strategically placed, contrasting and yet complementary, colour blocking creates a unique and bold fashion statement. Colour blocking is nothing new. It’s long been designers’ go-to trick to make an otherwise drab outfit aesthetically appealing. But in today’s design world, colour blocking has evolved into a stunning trend that’s a perfect fit for summer. Remember that the main principle of the colour blocking trend is the combination of different colours and hues. You can either create a modest colour pair with two hues of the same colour family or go bolder and try three or more eye-popping hues.

Designer calling

If you are looking for a perfect summer capsule wardrobe that offers all the trendy cuts, fret not as designer Hira Ali along with ace stylist Haiya Bokhari have launched their latest collection ‘H?’. This is a limited edition capsule collection that features 10 tops and tunics and 4 pants catering to the modern woman who seeks utility and versatility from her wardrobe. Each item can be worn in multiple ways and the collection exudes a laid-back cool that is synonymous with Hira Ali Studios. From casual street wear to a magicked-up party style the collection goes beyond expectations of flexibility.