We have happily bid adieu to 2015 and started the new year of 2016 with a big bang. Talking about Indian ethnic fashion, Anarkalis have been ruling the roost for a long time now and continues to be a hot favorite amongst women. Also, more of straight line suits are gaining momentum now in the year of 2016.

Let’s see below the top ethnic wear trends for 2016:

In Vogue – Floral Prints Everywhere

Floral prints were quite popular in the yesteryears and now revamped back as a predominant print in many outfits. All Indian ethnic wear including designer sarees, half and half sarees, salwar kameez, Anarkali and designer blouses are inspired by vivid floral prints. Get set to dazzle with the power of flowers and add oodles of magical charisma to your outfits.

Straight Cut long suits

Anarkalis have taken a back seat now and straight cut suits are back with a bang. Rather than flared suits, straight-cut suits or kurthis with captivating embellishments of lace border and embroideries are in now.

Palazzo Pants

In place of regular churidars or leggings, palazzo pants are most preferred this year. This comfortable wide legged pants are loved by all women and are the hot bottom pants now. Combine them with straight line suits and dazzle away with an all new look in this year 2016. Make a style statement with these versatile lose pants.

Half and Half Sarees

Designer half sarees are very much in, this fashion season and especially younger women look to adorn this trendy, colorful saree. The Pleats are generally in contrast color as opposed to the rest of the saree including the pallu. The colours of these sarees are striking and embellished uniquely with prints, embroidery or lace.

Border Sarees with Heavy-worked Designer Blouses

Heavy designer sarees are always a favorite and best suited for stunning party wear or festive wear. But this season, we see more of plain sarees with contrasting designer work blouses. These are more elegant and graceful as opposed to the bold statement of embellished designer sarees. These simple sarees usually consist of beautiful solid tones and striking borders teamed with an extravagantly embellished designer blouse.

Good Old Anarkali in Revamped Avatar

No party or festivities is complete without the presence of the dashing Anarkali outfit. The sheer elegance and dazzle of Anarkali make it an all-time hot favorite outfit. But, the details are getting finer with raw fabrics and new cuts making waves now.


From long to short capes, jackets, shrugs have become a trendy layering option on top of sarees, suits, and lehengas. They provide an extra edge to any ethnic outfit and portray a trendy chic look. Also, jacket-style kurthis are on the surge now.

So, dazzle away with the hot fashion ethnic trends of 2016 and stay on top of all stylish outfits. Let us celebrate this year with the best ethnic outfits that represent our cultural heritage and traditions.

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