Resort Rhapsody: The Jet Setter’s Guide To All Things Fashion


The awaited season of Jet Setter’s fashion is here! Exude a holiday vibe to your wardrobe with playful designs, and lust worthy prints. Mix, match, color block, cut and patch! Up your style quotient with the vibrant hues and wanderlust resort wears made for the cheerful you.

A Botanical Exploration!


Add the vibrancy of your garden to your wardrobe and swirl in clothes imbibed in bright colours. The world of fashion is brimming with florals from the lap of nature. Eminent designers have re-created everything right from the palette of candy hues, to tropical prints, and mystifying flower petals in their latest collections. Soozie Jenkinson, Head of Design, Lingerie & Holiday Wear of Marks & Spencer says, “Resort wear continues to evolve as an increasingly trend led part of women’s wardrobes. Style and comfort are at the top of our creative agenda. This season we’ve worked with stunning green botanical prints, including a high neck swimsuit and bikini.”

The Eternal Era of Black and White

black & white

The trend to look out for this season is attires draped in ‘Monochrome’. The balanced touch of both the rulers of the colour palette is now de rigueur. The ‘not so monotonous’ monochrome that your wardrobe is already loaded with, continues to create a buzz in the spring-summer collection of 2016. Pick your choice of a flared or fitted skirt, sexy jumpsuit, sleek gown, peplum office wear, cute skater cut or an ethnic wear that stands out at every stroke.

Besotted by Ruffles and Pleats


Ruffles and Pleats add a happy noise and an element of fun to your wardrobe. The trend that can add a bucket full of cute, and heat up your dress sense. Splurge on a denim shade or camel colour designed with layers for a perfect office wear; toss the ‘wrapped in ruffles’ trend in a cute print like polka dots, animal prints, or stripes. Pick the ruffles from your wardrobe for a daytime spin or a morning rendezvous. Wear a romantic shade pepped up with the right prints, and you are all set to win hearts. Your fashion caravan loaded with unique resort wears is incomplete without the cheery ruffles and pleats.

The Colour Blocking Trend

Color Blocking

Dominant colours, worn with one another, is an art that you must learn. Pranay Baidya, the emerging designer from Kolkata says, “Colour blocking is a huge international trend. To make the look funky, use colour blocking in your choice of accessories as well. Ripe & poppy coloured shoes, bags, scarves and eyewear are great for unique colour blocking!”

The Dance of the Stripes


To zero in on the safest splurge of the resort wear collection, team together the horizontal stripes with playful diagonal lines. You can also experiment with narrow, thin and thick lines and a spectrum of widths. Speaking of experiments, the trend-setter designer Sailex says, “Stripes are a huge inspiration and even though a lot of people have tried to put their own spin to it, there is still room for interpretation in couture as well as accessories.”

Matchy much?

MistyCoordinating is the new ‘hot’ of the season. Matching separates are a sweetheart for your resort wear wardrobe. From Upper East Siders to the affluent flock in Mumbai, all women with a strong sense of style smile at the paparazzi, flaunting the newest ‘matching separate’ of their wardrobe.

Off goes the Shoulder


It’s time to swing in the full creative spectrum of collars. Wear your style on your shoulders by shrugging off the sleeves. The trend has brands experimenting in ‘a crystal clear view of the collarbone’ designs.

Designer’s Tips:

Pria Kataria Puri: Prints, solid colours in crop top,  umbrella skirts, jumpsuits, maxi dresses in high slits, maxis and dresses accentuating your shoulder cuts are in trend.

Soozie Jenkinson: Cover-ups are a must; from breezy red print midi dresses thrown over bikinis to white kaftans with blue embroidery which beautifully dresses the neckline.

Sailex: For me, a simple, breezy mulmul kurta works as an eternal favourite.

Pranay Baidya: Maxi dresses in easy breezy fabrics and long skirts in botanical printed chiffons, brightly hued jumpsuits in cotton and flowing crepe are musts.


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