Trends that ruled the roost this year!

2012 saw a spate of trends, most of which was inspired from the early 80s and 90s. Although western wear made it to the hit list, ethnic wear gained more prominence among the fashion animals. Celebrities sported Indian wear in various hues and prints, paving the way for new style statements.

While Vidya Balan made her mark as the ‘saree queen’ donning elegant Georgette and Kanjeevaram silks in bright colours, other A-listers seemed to take fashion cues from yesteryear actors, sporting long Anarkalis teamed with tight chudhidars and stilettos.

Yahoo! Lifestyle brings to you a glimpse of the trends that left a mark this year!


1.  Anarkali


The long, flowing Indian gown has been on the cards of late, with every celebrity trying her hands at it. Designed for the Indian body type, these suits are made of silky chiffon or Georgette on the inside, completed with a rich silk or tussar finish on the outside, in bold hues.

From red carpet dresses to sangeet ceremonies, Anarkali suits rule the show. They come in rich colours with heavy sequin work and frock-type cuts.  ‘Anarkali dresses have an elegant A-line cut, designed specifically for Indian women and their stature,’ adds ace designer Sandeep Verma.

Recently popular B-town stars like Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and even veteran actresses like Sridevi & Madhuri Dixit have been spotted donning it. Read more

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