Monsoon season brings the much-awaited relief from the scorching heat. But in terms of dressing up, it also brings a few challenges. From avoiding specific fabrics because of peaking humidity to choosing cuts and hemlines that do not get either dirty or stuck in your feet–wearing ethnic dresses during the monsoon calls for attention to details. So, here are some tips to look your best without having to ponder over the million-dollar question, what-should-I-wear today?
- Go for easy dressing
Well yes! Comfortable in terms of fit, sweat absorption, and even air-drying. With humidity setting new records during the monsoon season, clothes that are too tight or made of less absorbent fabrics may make you feel uncomfortable by clinging to your skin. So, click here and choose fabrics like mixed cotton, chiffon, and khadi,—all well-suited to brave the rain.
Avoid clothes with too much ornamentation (pearls, sequins) and heavy embroidery—be it a thread or metal wire—as these add more body to the clothes, thus adding weight to the dress and making it challenging to carry during the muggy weather.
- Say no to full-length clothes
Indian roads are yet to get puddle-proof. Keep this in mind when you buy a dress online for the rainy season. When it comes to ethnic wear, avoid wearing Patiala salwars. Instead, purchase dhoti pants, leggings, churidars, etc. as these are well-fitted and won’t sweep the floor while you walk. Stick to churidars and preferably go for ones that are well fitted. Similarly, knee-length dresses and skirts are a must-have, so are linen shorts, denim capris, culottes, etc.
- Avoid dresses with a lot of flares
Whether it is a kurta or a western dress, do not wear those that take up a lot of space. Wear straight-fit kurtas, shirt dresses, bodycon dresses, etc. as these are light to carry, not too wide, and will get dry quickly in case you get wet. You may also choose kurtas with a single slit or a slit on both sides to get maximum mobility. Other than These days asymmetrical tunics and kurtas are in. Easier to carry and chic in terms of look, these too are an excellent option for this season.
- Choose the right fabric
100% pure cotton clothes are best avoided since they take a lot of time to dry up. It may get inconvenient, especially when you get wet and clothes stay on your body for long hours. You may try wearing georgette, chiffon, khadi, organza clothing during the months of shower-power. Besides, do not wear sheer or semi-sheer fabric. When drenched, even opaque material may assume a transparent form. Hence, prefer wearing clothes that have a lining inside. If not, you may wear a camisole underneath or choose bright coloured clothes.
- Keep shades of white away
The colours like white, beige, cream, off-white, and even the lightest of grey or pink (both have more of white colour as the base) wear dirt and stains like badges of honour, always putting an extra spotlight on them. During the rainy season, when you do not know where a splash or sprinkle of murky water might come from, wearing white and shades of white is a big no-no. Further, it is a good idea to wear something colourful when the weather outside is so cloudy and dim. Your options include shades of blue, purple, pink, orange, green, and yellow—all known as mood elevators. While buying a dress online for the monsoon, it is also recommended to choose prints, stripes, or textured clothing as this helps camouflage the specks of dirt easily.
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