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Summer Fashion Trends for the Women of India

Summer Fashion Trends: Stay Stylish N Comfortable with Summer Wardrobe Essentials



Summer Fashion is about the combination of style and comfort. The style is about the structure of the dress, the colors, and the way the garment falls around your body. Comfort is always important and the fabrics need to be soft, and light.


Summer clothes should be made of breathable fabrics such as cotton, be bright, and feel comfy when worn in hot weather. Several summer clothes will keep you stylish and fashionable, from cotton suits, flowy sarees, kurtis to classic linen/cotton pants to comfy maxi dresses. These are the summer clothing that you can keep in your wardrobe and pair with a variety of summer accessories like scarfs, dupattas and light weight jewelry to complete your look.


Check out these summer clothes and accessories that will keep you looking effortlessly cool and elegant whether you're going to the evening party, having breakfast outside, or travelling abroad.


1. Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the most comfortable summer wear. The easy breezy dresses should definitely make it to your wardrobes this season.



Dresses aren’t just for special occasions. A comfy summer dress is an easy option for days when you don’t know what to wear. Summer is the perfect time to bring out your maxi dress. For a Boho summer look, opt for a sleeveless maxi dress. A tie-front dress can give you a little extra air circulation.

Whether you’re heading into the office, out for evening drinks or to your favorite cafe for brunch, a maxi dress makes an excellent outfit choice. The chic and simple style is perfect for keeping you feeling cool and looking effortlessly elegant.

Pieces that are casual, comfortable, and versatile make for some of the best wardrobe items. One such item is the Maxi dress, and it is a must-have for summer. All you need to do is find the right one for you, whether it’s plain, striped, sequined, or oversized.


2. Long Shrug/Capes

Originally a big trend in the 90s’ this look is a causal way to add a bohemian element to your summer looks. They work best when layered over pants and a top, but also look great over a cotton dress or as a coverup to your two piece suit. Whether it’s floral, stripes or solid, pick one that falls slightly below your knees, anything longer will engulf your frame.



You can wear them with dresses, skirts, Indian suits, and kurtis. Whether you are short, tall, thin, or full-figured, adding a flowing shrug to your summer wardrobe makes hot fashion sense. It creates an illusion of long and lean besides being inexpensive as these shurgs or capes don't require a huge investment.

The long capes or shrugs is a wanderlust-inspired staple that makes any summer outfit look chic and put-together. Pair it with tunics/maxi dresses for a comfortable style that has classic vibes.


3. Cotton Kurtis

Being Indian has its rewards, including a variety of wardrobe options, one of which is the breezy cotton kurta. We also have a variety of alternatives for pairing them with a salwar, churidar, or even a pair of palazzos are all options. You're set for the heat with a pair of jhumkas and scarfs/dupattas to complete your summer look.



Opt for sleeveless or loose sleeves. When it comes to summer clothes, the goal is to have as much airflow as possible. You don't have to go fully strapless, but consider sleeveless kurtis and off-shoulder or puff-sleeve dresses. Short-sleeve button-ups are another good option.



Kurtis without sleeves that allows you to cool down in the summer heat is necessary, whether it's a sleeveless top, kurti/suit, or sleeveless blouse. Sleeveless are summer wardrobe essentials for women to wear on those scorching hot days. Loose kurtis can be worn with jeans or skirts and matched with bright colored or oxidized jewelry.

Not only can you get a sleeveless top/kurti in whatever color you choose, but they're also ideal to layer beneath white shrugs or denim jackets as the temperature cools down at night. Colorful colors and tones will let you show off your summer flair.


4. Pastel Color Outfits

When buying summer basics, you’ll want to get pastel color outfits in several styles and designs. Pastels will reflect the sun and keep you cool in the heat while complementing your tan and lighter hair from days spent in the summer.



From the breezy button-down to a sleeveless tunic, an ivory cape can match any outfit, so try the style with your favorite tunics and dresses to create your desired looks. Choose light colors and white dresses and pants, which reflect, rather than absorb, the sun's rays. Work-wear typically comes in dark colors like black and navy. For summer, try light colors instead: a white cotton pants, pastel colored tunics.


5. Flowy Indian Sarees

The saree is the ultimate combination of comfort and style. It’s traditionally long and flowy, which allows for a cool, comfortable look that can be worn at work, school, or family events. Find them in floral, patterns, and solids and match them with your staple jewelry.



When the weather is hot, tight, and restrictive clothing can be a nightmare. It’s no wonder then why the flowy saree is a favorite summer style. Long, billowy, and breezy, the classic Indian saree is everything you need to beat the summer heat in style.



Drapy and sassy, these easy-flowing sarees help you stay cool on those hot summer evenings. These sarees look great when you are a bit of the bulge. They look flattering on most frames.


6. Dress Materials

Choose breathable fabrics. It may not matter during the rest of the year, but you’ll definitely notice the difference between breathable dress materials and fabrics that trap moisture during the summer.



Synthetics usually aren’t breathable, so check clothing labels to make sure your clothes are 100 percent linen, cotton, or silk. If you want to play with texture, try georgettes and chiffons.


7. Cotton Suits Sets

Another outfit that is currently trending are the cotton suit sets. The cotton suit sets, especially the kurti and pants can be worn in the city heat and added to your summer collection. Pastel coloured or tropical/ floral printed suit sets are designer Manika’s favourites too. Do add these summer staples to your wardrobe.



If you enjoy wearing Indian clothing, you should invest in a gotta patti suits. It goes well with matching bangles or oxidized earrings. You can dress it with a variety of jewellery pieces depending on the occasion to appear gorgeous every time.


8. Summer Tunics

Add a tunic to your regular wardrobe to get you through a hot summer day, since the rising temperature encourages you to wear comfortable attire all of the time. Instead of shirts, design your wardrobe with a pair of cotton/georgette tunics and a low bun to keep you comfy all day.



A summer tunics is made of lightweight material like georgette/chiffon and can come with short sleeves, cap sleeves, or no sleeves for a fun and pretty style. They’re very versatile and look lovely in embroidery and solids.


9. Versatile Bottoms (Pants/Palazzos)

When it comes to summer heat, versatile bottoms are the way to go. You can find cotton pants and palazzos. It’s all about find the right style of pants to go with your outfit.



When it comes to beating the heat in the summer, linens and cottons are the way to go. Linen/cotton trousers, or palazzos are all available. It's all about finding the ideal pair of pants to complement your ensemble.


10. Statement Jewelry

Lots of dangling necklaces or bangles can stick to your skin in the heat. Choose one statement jewelry like hoop earrings or long neckpiece.



11. Scarfs, Stoles N Dupattas

You could add a scarfs to your collection. Style it by looping the ends under your chin and tying them beneath the cloth at the nape of your neck. In ethnic oyster, you'll discover a broad variety of patterns, colors, and sizes.



If you’re creating the perfect summer capsule wardrobe, you can’t forget about flowy stoles/dupattas. A classic dupatta or stole is an ideal item to own and is an essential addition to your closet. As well as being timelessly stylish, a flowy stoles or dupattas is also versatile when required.


To sum up, some pieces that your summer closet needs in 2022 include a simple classic dupattas/stoles or scarfs, which is super versatile and can be paired with almost anything.

A shrug or cape is great to cover up in the early mornings or late nights when there may be a chill.

A flowy saree is another excellent addition and can add a touch of sophistication to an otherwise casual look.



Loose-fitting clothing is your best bet for staying cool in the summer. Go for easy breezy saree, cotton kurtis/pants and loose maxi dresses with room to breathe.



You will need cotton suits, kurtis, pants and a maxi dress that are often timeless, versatile, and lend themselves well to a variety of different settings, and can be easily mixed and matched. You also want to invest in high-quality accessories that can turn your outfit from boring to fabulous and give it an updated look.


Share with us any more summer wardrobe must-haves you would like to add and your opinions on summer dressing in the comments section below.


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