Global Fashion: The Latest Fashion Trends in India

Posted February 12, 2019 by in Fashion

India is known for its fashion traditions involving clothing, jewelry and shoes. The fashion in India is so beautiful and colorful that it has influenced the fashion industry on a global scale. 

If you consider yourself a fashionista, it’s important to know the latest fashion trends around the world and the fashion in India should not be overlooked. It’s full of culture and glam.  

Recently, India has seen a lot of change in the fashion industry. India has now fused some of the western style into their traditional attire sparking a new wave of trends. Below are the latest fashion trends in India:

The Saree                                

Sarees (can also be spelled Sari) have been worn for centuries. Every Indian woman from the oldest generation to the most recent owns a saree. It looks flattering regardless of your shape, height, and body type, and you can wear it formally or casually. Its elegance makes it a piece that will never go out of style. 

The Kurti         

The kurti is an absolute must have in your closet. You can dress a kurti up or down depending on the occasion. You can pair a kurti with an accessory to create different looks for different occasions. For example, when paired with pompom flats, they are ideal for a social gathering.

The kurti comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can wear your kurti as a dress by adding a belt to accentuate your curves. Check out some kurti dresses at stylecaret, they have a modern touch and can be styled in different ways to change up the look. 


Lahenga is an ankle- length skirt that is printed, embroidered and beaded to create a sparkling effect. Pair it with the choli top to make the outfit complete.  You can dress it for both a casual and a traditional gathering. Lahenga

Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants are a trendy new addition to the fashion scene in India. They are loose pants with flare bottom. They are a favorite for office worker and fashion stylists. Palazzos can be styled to give both a chill and sophisticated look.

The Sherwani Jacket

The sherwani has become a favorite in the workplace for men. Designers have created different sherwani looks to fit different occasions. For the workplace, the sherwani is created in a block color and a western cut to look formal. They are embellished and embroidered to retain their traditional Indian look. 

Large Earring Studs

Indian women have been wearing stud and dangling earrings for a long time. Even when the rest of the fashion keeps changing, the earring stud trend remains the same. 

Cocktail Rings

This is another piece of Indian fashion that has been around for hundreds of years. They are fabulous to wear at events and ceremonies. You can wear a cocktail ring with your outfit to a wedding.  

Pastel Colors

India is know for very bold and bright colors, however pastel hues are becoming very popular due to their soft and neutral nature. Pastel colors are most popular in the workplace, put they can of course be seen at formal events as well. 

Men are also wearing pastel clothing. Looking to check out an Indian clothing store, check out Nihal Fashions.

Knee Length and Floor Sweeping Sleeves

The Indian fashion industry has adopted the worldwide trend of long sleeves.  Long sleeves have been infused in saree and kurti  looks for sophisticated wedding attire. This trend makes the traditional saree and kurti look daring and edgy.  

Off The Shoulder and Shoulder Cutouts

Shoulder cut outs are also a worldwide trend, and in India, designers have infused this trend into blouses and cholis. The shoulder cut outs show just the right amount of skin for street wear and cultural gatherings.

Off the shoulder is a trend that looks good on every age group. It is trendy and flaunts your shoulders gracefully.  They are can be put in dresses, jumpsuits, and even cultural attire.

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Capes and Ponchos

Ponchos and capes are Native American ,but have been creeping their way into Indian fashion. It is very flexible and accommodates different body types.

Fun Sleeves          

Ruffled, flared and puffy sleeves are some of the sleeves you can find in modern Indian fashion. Ruffle and fringes have been around for quite a long time. Ruffles are found in lahenga, asymmetrical and symmetrical sleeves, dupatas and shoulder blouses. Ruffles and fringes are all about the festivities. You can wear your sleeve with raffles to create a bold fashion statement in weddings and festivals. Dresses that go well with fancy sleeves include saree, kurti and western jackets.

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Wide legs

It looks like the 90’s trend is having a comeback. The wide legged bottom is one of the fashion statements that have been celebrated in Indian fashion trend. Everybody from the 90’s owns at least one flare-bottomed trouser. Wide legs are seen in denim and palazzos. If you want a daring look, get some wide legged pants. 

As you can see, the overall silhouette of fashion in India has changed very little of the years, however modern designs and colors have been infused with the traditional styles for exciting new looks.

*This article was contributed.