Hello, ladies! Meet the dhoti 2.0 aka, the dhoti pants. The humble Indian dhoti has trickled back into our closets with a new lease of style and colour. And right in time for the festive season!
Designers have continually taken inspiration from old traditions and with the dhoti, it’s no different. The silhouette is just another style of pants that come with the comfort of PJs but the sass of a red carpet ready outfit. We’re so on board with the trend.
It’s time to dig out your old dhotis because we found 7 stylish ways to style them differently!
@psbhumi looking gorg in @payalkhandwala @amrapalijewels @charleskeithofficial for @shubhmangalsavdhan_the_film yesterday ❤️❤️ Styled by @wardrobist assisted by @iammanisha @aditiagrawal12 #stylefile #wardrobist
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With this look, you can walk straight out of the office, wearing a crisp white shirt and dhoti pants to the next evening soiree, without a second thought. We love how Bhumi Pednekar has kept this minimal yet so chic. Add a pair of tan heels (we love these ones!) and a handbag to complete the look.
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Peplum may have fashioned off the runways as a separate, but they’re surely making a comeback in Indian wear. Try this look, (just like Krystle D’Souza) with a golden potli and a pair of simple earrings. We love how this silhouette is a bespoke blend of tradition and clever tailoring.
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The thing about the drape of the dhoti is its versatility. It portrays contemporary culture in every form. Plus its relaxed fit makes it a piece that will suit all body types. Wondering how to style this look for a Diwali do? We’d pair this with shoulder grazing statement earrings and a pair of easy-breezy slides.
The gorgeous Shilpa Shetty in a custom made cross cross blouse, dhoti and lotus print jacket from our all@new @lakmefashionwk collection MIDNIGHT MUSE, at a 70th IndependenceDay Anniversary in Toronto @theshilpashetty #arpitamehta #midnightmuse #lakmefashionweek2017 #shilpashetty #celebritystyle
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The criss cross neckline, the bell sleeves and the dhoti pants… it’s an eclectic mix of trends that looks so well put together. Try Shilpa Shetty’s look with a dark coloured dhoti pants and a long kimono shrug for starters!
The lovely @mariagorettiz in our #ajrakh cape and #shibori dhoti for the screening of @sachinabilliondreamss styled by @who_wore_what_when . #anolishah #anolishahxmumbai #mariagoretti #celebstyle #easyseparates #dhoti #jacket #summerfashion #summerresort2017 #bollywoodfashion #sachin #sAchinabilliondreams #sachintendulkar
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A jacket is really quite a statement piece in itself - it can turn around any outfit. This one right here proves us right. Pair your dhoti pants with a structured jacket and big Afghani earrings to look right out of a royal fable.
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So much runway glam! Incredibly chic looks from our AW17 collection will soon be available. Watch this space for daily updates! #newcollection #partedlips #boldstyle #fashionforward #runwayfashion #runwaycouture #whimsicalstyle #indowestern #easytowear #versatile #separates #getthelook #contemporarychic #stylediaries #KrishnaMehta
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The cape featuring a one-shoulder detail…can’t get much better, right? The metallic sheen on this golden dhoti makes it an instant festive piece! Pair it with some temple jewellery and pucker up with bold lips.
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One more.This one's a different mood. The new festive is about layering light & easy but impactful pieces. Stalked @devikapathak for a while on Instagram & knew I wanted to shoot her. For me,she defines energy & life and I've only just met her. Featured here in a patchwork dhoti with a bow tie top & printed cape. @spacemuffin27 @josephradhik - tap for details. #houseofmasaba #themasabaprint #masabagupta - see the rest on the runway tommorow @himalayanind x @houseofmasaba @lakmefashionwk 🙏🏼#FlavourUpNaturally #HimalayanOrchardPure #HimalayanInd
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What’s better than a crop top? A bandeau crop top with ruffles and bows! Style this with a choker and let your hair in loose curls for an evening full of dancing and fun.
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Which look is your favourite, ladies?