Fashion Forecast for 2020

  • 18 Jan - 24 Jan, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion

We have lived the entire year off haute picks from the seasonal runways, statements caught from celebrity Grams’ and from the many moodboards from our designer’s louvre. What does fashion hold for us in the year 2020? MAG forecasts.

Abstract prints

Abstract prints are all the rave this year. What is abstract, you ask? Well, it’s any print you can’t define as one specific thing – say, floral or geometric. This is such a fun and chic trend. Its beauty is that you can be as creative as you want with it, pair it with whatever you want. Take abstract prints like these and let your imagination run wild.

Rooting for the lambi kameez

If you are fussing over the length of your kurti, let us tell you that the tides of fashion have turned again, with long shirts coming to the fore this year. They are the perfect way to add a little regal realness to your look and a lot of you will agree that a lovely ankle long kurti paired with a pair of cigarette pants or palazzos will never disappoint you.

Six yards of pure grace

Wearing a saree is a timeless art that has traveled eons and continues to flourish. Sarees have been a staple essential in every desi woman’s wardrobe. You can never go wrong with a saree. Whether you choose to dress it up or tone it down, a saree will always do the trick. 2019 was a year for statement sarees, could 2020 be bolder and better?

Statement dupattas

The beauty of a simple shalwar kameez can double up by simply adding this one essential... a dupatta! Wearing a dupatta is not only an essential part of Eastern wear but it also brightens up the look unlike anything else. If you’re opting to wear a plain kurta or a simple suit, you need to pick a dupatta with distinct accents like tassels, embroidery or definitive borders which gives your Eastern looks an edge.

Fabulous fringing

Are you tempted by fringes? Have a penchant for beads? You’re not alone, fabulous fringing is one of the biggest trends of the year so far and we’ve seen it everywhere. Fringes and beads are adorning everything from shoes and bags to jackets and skirts and even jewelry this season.

Ruffling through life

Ruffles are the pickles of clothing – you either love them or can't stand them. There is no casual acceptance of ruffles; people do not feel lukewarm about them, thinking they neither add to, nor detract from an outfit. But despite this polarisation, ruffles are everywhere, adorning many off-the-shoulder necklines; covering hemlines, sleeves, and even pant legs. So, don’t shy away from trying out this bold fashion trend this year.

Captivating capes

Capes: the ultimate in warmth and versatility, and a dream if you love layers (who doesn’t this time of year?). They’re trending big time for the winter and spring season this year, and you can incorporate this trend in both Eastern and Western clothing.

Jump the suit

Jumpsuits are, without a doubt, a statement style. 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. So, when we noticed boiler suits and jumpsuits popping back up on the catwalk, we most definitely were not complaining.

I’ve gotta kaftan crush

If comfort along with easy glamour is your pick, get inspired by the hippie trends of the 60s and 70s and rock a kaftan in the summers. The breezy, free flowing outfit that has been around for thousands of years now, scores for being supremely versatile. If you style it right, you can wear it by the pool side, for a romantic night out, at a sophisticated gathering or even to work.

Mix & match business

Do you have the knack for creating multiple looks by putting two to three articles of clothing together? We have seen celebs and fashion influencers do this time and time again and want to experiment it this year. Apart from styling, the colours you choose are impactful. Learn the art of mix and matching, play it up with contrasts to create interesting looks from your wardrobe each time.