What Is Trending in Women’s Ethnic Wear This Summer?

What Is Trending in Women’s Ethnic Wear This Summer?

The Spring-Summer season means joy, fun, and a thousand opportunities to flaunt your fashion sense. Be it prenuptial sangeet and mehndi, weddings, get-togethers, or even one-on-one meetings, it’s a season full of colors, light, and feminine energy so why shouldn’t your wardrobe reflect the same?


In recent years we’re seeing ethnic wear gaining more and more popularity and coming back in vogue. Be it the charming traditional sarees or the classy ethnic long skirts, the gorgeous Anarkali dresses, or the rare and majestic Sanganeri Kurtis, it’s time to ramp up your ethnic wardrobe. Here are the “in-vogue” trends predicted to remain popular throughout the year.


  1. The Always ‘in-trend’ Traditional Sarees: Sarees for an Indian woman can never get too old or too out of fashion. Sarees will always remain the true crown when it comes to ethnic wear. Below are the sarees you can rock to be the center of attention this summer.


Silk Sarees – From Banarasi to Chanderi and Kanjivaram to Mysore, these heavily embroidered sarees with a wide border and intricately woven designer pallus are sure to bring out the woman in your ever so strongly regardless of the even you’re wearing it on

Cotton Silk Sarees – The elegance of silk and the breathy comfort of cotton comes together with Cotton Silk Sarees. Being one of the most versatile fabrics, these sarees are a must in your wardrobe this season.


  1. After Sarees It has to be the gorgeous Lehengas: Lehengas are synonymous with wedding wear for most Indian women. The variety, dazzle, and charm of a Lehenga always keep them in trend and this season is no different. The glory of a Zardozi Lehenga or the exuberance of a mirror work Lehenga, from the royal threadwork Lehenga to a embellish of a sequin Lehenga, Lehengas are sure to give you one of the most striking looks for all celebratory functions.


  1. The good old Suit Pair: You can never go wrong with an ethnic suit set. Suits are the life-saver for Indian women and a little bit of thoughtfulness and some mix and match will let you have the most stunning suit that you can rock at any event and become one everyone is looking at. Following are the most in-trend ethnic suits this season.


Anarkali Suits – The timeless classic that gets better and better with the fusion of modern designs but retains the old-world charm as it is.  From Kalamkaari to Silk, the Anarkali suit has been made immortal by its portrayal in films and fashion shows. From multi-layered patterns to frock hems to floor-length; the Anarkali suit has a plethora of designs to choose from. Regardless of what Anarkali design you choose rest assured you will be turning a lot of heads.



Salwar Suits – They can be termed as one of the oldest ethnic wear in the Indian subcontinent.  Being equally popular in casual wear as well designer wear, there are a wide variety of Salwar Suits that can be worn as per the occasion.  A long kurta with a churidar Salwar or the Punjabi kameez with a Patiala Salwar, the Angarkha Salwar suit to a Sharara Salwar suit, the range is as dazzling as the suit styles themselves.


  1. Ethnic Kurtis: Originating with the long shorts that have been commonplace in India, Kurtis haven’t gone through a major transformation over the years and still have the heritage and culture intact. These are the different Kurtis that are currently gaining popularity.


Sanganeri Kurtis – Belonging to a textile art form almost 5 centuries old, the sanganeri kurtis carry the aroma of heritage and the gone by era in them. Visually majestic and awe-inspiring, the delicately, hand-drawn patterns wear testimony to the hard work gone into making it. Rock these Kurtis at any occasion and find yourself being asked what you’re wearing.


Straight Kurtis – Comfortable, classy, and elegant, these simple, eye-pleasing Kurtis are sure to drape you in an air of dignity and poise. They can be in different patterns and prints, which can be worn with different Salwar combinations. They’re the most popular ethnic Kurtis for workwear for the current season.


Rayon Kurtis – The most fashionable ethnic Kurtis you can wear on any and every kind of family function or wedding and they’ll surely put the spotlight on you. Their unique design patterns make one stand out even amongst the glitz and glamour.


The bottom line is up to what you are most comfortable wearing and the fabric that you feel you look the best in. Alternate mix and match is key to creating the most unique ethnic wear for yourself this season.  You can contemporize your ethnic wear even more by choosing to go with Ultimate-grey and Illuminating Yellow as they’re the chosen Pantone’s colour for 2021.