Top 5 Ethnic Wear Trends to look out for in 2018

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Hi y’all!

New year brings with itself new beginnings and new fashion trends. As the winter sun will make its way for vibrant spring and dreadful summer, it is time to reinvent your closet with some ethnic trends.

Here’s a forecast of all the ethnic wear trends for women in 2018 that would amp up your style quotient.

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Find the hottest ethnic wear trends for 2018.

Taking you through the top 5 ethnic wear trends for 2018.

1. Kanjeevaram

From the runway to the ramp and shaadi pandals, kanjeevaram sarees have been reigning the fashion world. They are an epitome of classic beauty. When you’re confused on what to wear for a wedding, a kanjeevaram saree always comes to the rescue.

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Deepika Padukone slaying in Sabyasachi!
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Pair them with a beautiful contrast colored blouse and temple jewelry to get that desi girl look on point.

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The eternal charm of kanjeevaram sarees.
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PS – Don’t forget to raid your mom and grandma’s closet to find some amazing kanjeevaram gems. 

2. Sharara Sharara

2018 is the year for shararas. Going by the fashion forecast for 2018, shararas are going to replace palazzos and become the hot favorite. Perfect for that feminine feel, shararas are here to stay.

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Perfect amalgamation of style and comfort.
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Wear them with a cotton kurti for a casual look. Or style your shararas with silk and embellished kurtas for a more festive feel. Beautiful jutties, traditional polka jewelry, and a classic potli would be perfect accessories to complete this look.

Dance the night away with a comfortable sharara!
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3. Ruffles

Ruffles have quickly become that one trend that everyone wants to experiment with. Be it classic ruffle sleeves or a boho chic multi ruffles skirt, all of this is making way from the runway to our closets.

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Crushing over this sassy Divya Reddy creation.
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Ruffles and Purple – two of the hottest trends for 2018.
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Ruffles on skirts add a lot of drama and volume to the overall. Look. Pair your ruffled lehnga or skirt with a crop top or a crisp white shirt. Add a statement neckpiece or chaandbalis to take the look to another level.

4. Floral Lehngas

It is time to give those heavy lehngas a skip! Floral lehngas are one of the hottest ethnic wear trends for women in 2018. Perfect for wedding festivities – haldi, mehndi, and even the wedding night itself.

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Add a pop of sunshine with a pretty yellow lehnga.
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This is what summer dreams are made of. Anushree Reddy and her bomb floral lehngas!!!
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Whether you’re the bridesmaid or the sister of the groom, there is a perfect floral lehnga for everyone. Match your floral lehnga with a solid colored crop top, a flowy cape, or a high neck sleeveless choli for that sassy carefree look.

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Break the monotony of floral and pastel with some ethereal darker hues.
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5. Long jackets

Long jackets are one ethnic wear trend that a lot of women love. It goes well with all body types. And adding a long jacket is a great way to add layers to your outfit as well.

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Summer layering on point.
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Opt for a sheer long jacket over a crop top, or an embellished/ embroidered long jacket with a long slit. Pair it with wide legged pants, ripped jeans, or even skirts.

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Add dimension to a simple outfit with a long jacket.
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My favorites from the list have to be shararas and kanjeevaram silk sarees. Do let me know which of these ethnic wear trends are you most excited for!


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