Fashion Frontline, 2019

All the trends (well, almost) we crushed on this year

With the year closing to an end, you know it’s time for an overview of the most haute fashion trends we sported. The good thing about these haute selections were their diversity and inclusivity. There was no one particular cut, colour, or length that was trending and adopted. From inky blue to white and gold to pastels, every colour was flaunted at the runways. Different prints made rounds but strong bold ones stole the show. The trendsetters decided to welcome back short or medium length shirts and kurtis. Palazzos were nowhere to be seen and instead, cigarettes pants dominated the fashion front of the year. We are nostalgic as we sweep through the trends and wonder if we want to still sashay to them in 2020.

Perking things up with jewelry

The 2019 runways raged on with fresh jewelry trends of every sort. This season, we saw more and more jewelry that was colourful, sparkly, and downright statement-making. From crystal chandelier earrings to the larger-than-life chainlink necklaces, it's never been more appealing to go all-out on a full jewelry look.

Colourblocking is the new norm

This year colour-blocking has mutated into a more unexpected new trend that is no longer simply about mixing and matching colours when putting together a look. The main principle of the colour blocking trend is to combine different colours and hues, tie the look together with bandanas that screamed rage from fashion frontlines.

Dungarees, dearest!

Did you notice how many trends refused to die this year? One of the many such trends is dungarees. It did wane into the horizon a little, but it continues to hold its place in the fashion world. Be it short or long, Dungarees if styled well, are hottest pieces of clothing you can wear.

Pajamas all day

Loungewear, or ‘luxury’ pajamas as it's now being called in some circles, is no longer the mainstay of the bedroom – it has moved on to become very much a part of our outside-the-house ensembles. The general consensus of this oh-so-chic look is, the comfier the better. So, embrace this casual, effortless look while you can and adopt the lounge-wear trend ASAP.

Statement sleeves and jumpsuits

This year, sleeves are doing all the talking! From bell-shaped and extra-long to balloon and cold-shoulder, attention grabbing sleeves are stealing all the spotlight. Jumpsuits were another statement style this year. The head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a simple dress or pants and top combo, and into more fashionable territories.

Swaying in my skirt

If there's one thing that's going to make your wardrobe more in-tune with the new year, it's a new skirt. Of course, dresses also appease the need to forgo jeans, but there's something so undeniably chic about good skirting. Printed skirts paired up with colourful jackets was the one trend we absolutely loved.

Irresistible velvets – and oh sarees!

This season, we are crushing over anything velvet. Velvet is one of those fabrics that makes you weak in the knees – it’s luxurious, glamorous and just down right regal. Velvet sarees made the fashion headlines this year. This dark green saree in of luxe velvet with silver embroidery has our the jaw hitting the floor.