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7 Trends for the Week

Fashion keeps on changing and so do trends. Trends in fashion means when somehow, large number of people sport the same style of lowers or wear the same accessory or carry the same bag. Be it Zara or Causeway, Mango or Linking Road, Accessorize or Hill Road. Girls will search the market in and out for that top that is in trend.

Sometimes trends come back. Once an apparel which was worn by a particular section at a particular time repeats itself at another time with a different set of people.

This article will take you through 7 such trends which have a unique history and discovering their possible inspirations. These fashion articles have come back with large audiences wearing them.

1)Polka  dotted  shirts-

Where did Polka dots come into fashion?

The Polka Dot fever started with the dance form called ‘The Polka’ in Europe.  It is believed that dresses of polka dots were generally worn during dancing.

Polka dots hit a new peak in popularity with the introduction of ‘Minnie Mouse’ by Walt Disney. In the 1920’s Polka dotted swimsuits were on the rise. The design can also be copied from the disease ‘Chicken Pox’.








Chicken Pox and Marilyn Monroe in a Polka dotted Swimsuit

Polka dotted pants, tops and other accessories can be found in Zara, Mango, Westside. A tour in Phoenix Mills and Palladium and one can buy a Polka dotted apparel with ease. And then after owning one she will eventually polka dance with delight.











Polka dotted shirt and Polka dotted coloured pants

2)Applique  shirts-

An appliqué is a smaller ornament applied to another surface. In the context of ceramics, for example, an appliqué is a separate piece of clay added to the primary work, generally for the purpose of decoration.

The term is borrowed from French and, in this context, means “applied” or “thing that has been applied.”

Appliqué was first discovered when clothes which were ripped and needed fixing. To make the cloth wearable it was sewn with different patches on top of the torn part.

In the context of sewing, an appliqué refers to a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures.A famous example of appliqué is the Hastings Embroidery, it shows 81 great events in British history during the 900 years from 1066 to 1966. It took 22 embroiderers over 10 months to finish.

The design can also be inspired from the Ralli quilts of Indian and Pakistan textiles.












The Hatings embroidery and the Ralli Quits of Indian and Pakistani textiles.










Applique on top collars.

3)Harem Pants-

Harem Pants are believed to be originated in India. Salwaar kammez and chudidaar have been traditional Indian attire since a long time in history. Though the Zouaves who hailed from North Africa and who were recruited in the French army also wore pants very similar to that of the Harem.











Patiala pants and a Zouaves from North Africa

The Harem pants is considered to be comfortable and loose. Every girl owns atleast one of these pants. From expensive ones in Zara and Promod, the best ones one can get are form Hill Road or Causeway.












Colourful Harem Pants and Leather printed Harem Pants.

4)Peplum  tops-

The peplum was a design worn by women in Ancient Greece. It was also worn by Spartan women.












A Spartan women wearing a peplum top and an ancient Greek statue showing a woman wearing a peplum top on a skirt.

The trend is back with a bang! Peplum skirts, tops and dresses have decorated mannequins all over the big stores. Though one needs a little bit of grace to carry of the style few good ones can be found in Palledium.












Peplum tops can be worn with jeans, skirts or shorts.

5)Owl necklace-

The Owl necklace entered market like a storm. Everyone seemed enchanted with the idea of wearing an Owl around her neck.









The necklace is very common and nearly goes with any color or material. The design of the necklace can be inspired by, and I am extremely sure of this piece of information, the Nighty Owl.










Different coloured Owl Necklaces

6)Gladiator Shoes-

This type of footwear was inspired by the Roman Gladiatiors. Galdiators are armed, skilled and professional fighters. They usually fight for the entertainment of the Roman elite. The footwear that they used to wear were supposed to be made in a way which was durable and comfortable.










The Roman soldiers wearing their shoes which is part of their fighting attire.

The trend for gladiator shoes surfaced in 2008 when everyone was sporting a sandal like that.Hill Road is the best option for buying these kind of shoes.












Gladiator shoes worn till the ankle.

7)Sling bags-

Sling bags have been in fashion for a very  long time now. The trend emerging in 2009. The design can be inspired by a messenger bag which is also worn the same way.










They are comfortable and stylish.










Sling bags with chains.




Our names are a very important part of our identity. They are a part of every culture are of great importance both to the people who receive names and to the societies that gives them. Names differ from culture to culture. Nowadays, everybody keeps names those are fashionable and trendy. For example, if its Nikhil, he would prefer himself being called as Nick in order to be trendy. Names are even kept after actors and actoress’ s name. Names like Laxmi, Shanti, are no more heard of. In some cultures, some people keep names from their ancestors. And so parents keep their children’s names from the family trees of their parents.

In some cultures, names are given from events which happen during pregnancy of the mother or sometimes after the birth of the child. In some names are derived from magic and incarnation. Giving and receiving of name is an event of great importance regardless of when, why, or how often it happens. Most of the people keep names that have deep religious meaning.

When I asked Agnes Rosario of how she named her daughter she told me how the Christian community name their children. She told me that Christians have christening rites which is considered dignified and solemn. Although in the eyes of the church the rite of baptism is not primarily a naming ceremony, name is certainly a part of it. In the catholic baptismal ceremony, priest meets the parents, godparents, and baby at the door of the church building, and the first thing he says is, “What name do you give your child?” After the parents answer this and other questions, the priest invites the parents and godparents to trace the sign of the cross on the child’s forehead, and then they move into the main body of the building for the rest of the christening. Also in the Christian community people name their children after the saints. For example Michael, James, John, Monica and so on. After a reading from one of the gospels, special prayers, and the recitation of part of the Litany of the Saints, the priest anoints the child with holy oils. Then follows the pouring of water on the child’s forehead three times, which constitutes the actual baptism. A second anointing with oil occurs, and the parents receive a white garment to put on the child. The priest then lights a ceremonial candle and presents it to the father or godfather on behalf of the child. The ceremony concludes with additional prayers.

Parents who have children who are twins name the second child with a name that is rhyming to the first name. For example Reema-Seema, Charlotte- Charmaine, Seeta-Geeta and so on. Moreover, most people take great care to make sure they pronounce another person’s name correctly, especially in introductions. For example My name is ‘Nakita’. But if anybody calls me ‘Nikita’ instead of ‘Nakita’, it annoys me. Names interests us a lot because it gives us a sense of personal identity and uniqueness. They are important to us as individuals and to our society as a whole. Our names give us a sense of personal identity and uniqueness and that is the reason why names interests us. In spite of their importance, most people know very little about names and about the effects they have on us. Every individual has a right to know about the psychological, magical, legal, religious, and ethnic aspects of our names.





stylish pants!!!

Fashion has its own unique definition for each person. For some, just wearing a T-shirt and jeans seems much more cool compared to wearing grand knee length dresses.

Every morning, when one decides to get  ready and set out to go to work or college, the first question that pops out of people’s head is “ What should I wear today?” this question creates different combination of clothes in our minds till the time we reach our wardrobes and it still remains unanswered most of the times.

As the famous saying goes,  ‘one’s outfit can many a times help present oneself in a better way’, is what unconsciously gets inbuilt in each of us and due to this most of us prefer to dress up in the best simple and trendy way.Anyone who wears an old generation lace with the 1960’s bellbottoms is tagged as ‘old fashion’ which is seriously being unjust to ‘fashion’ which in reality is one’s own interpretation.

The variety of clothes from which females can choose is vast. Whenever one thinks of what to wear on any pant, one thinks of “ Which T-shirt will suite or will go quite well on the different kinds of pants?” but if one keenly observes the thinking process, do we ever think of what kinds of pants are most comfortable or most trendy.?”

But well the different kinds of pants can also become a ‘style statement ‘for each one of us. Harems, Pathyala, Salwar, Formal pants, Jeans, leggings, Jeggings are some of the pant types that one can experiment with.  These types of pants can be categorised and easily compared with each other.

Salwar, Pathyala, Harems can be categorised under one section of ‘traditional outfit’. Jeans, Leggings, Jeggings can be categorised under ‘New Generation innovation’. Shorts, track pants can be categorised under ‘sporty look’ category and formal pants is mostly tagged as an ‘ Office goer’s taste.”

All these types of pants are available in many colours and are chosen to be worn by many according to the different shades available.  The question of ‘preference’ can be raised up by taking into consideration the above factor as well.

To find out the answer of such a ‘preference option’ by each, 15 teenage girls were asked about this randomly. The questioning made them think for a second of what exactly what was most ‘stylish’ for each and many did not even think of this before.

Some prefer shorts and reasoned out that it looks much cooler and can stand out among friends. While some other said that Jeans is quite decent to be worn anywhere and everywhere. Some others said ‘Herems’ as well as ‘Salwar’ is a perfect fit to feel the most free on your legs, as these two these two types of pants is more airy compared to others. The interesting part about so many different preferences is that many choose wearing a pant to be comfortable and many just hunt for the ‘trendy look ‘ pant in the market.

This can even bring a realisation that  how unconsciously teenage girls like us prefer certain type of pants  along with our T-shirt preference.

So what’s your Choice?????

Can you convert your favourite type of pant into a ‘comfortable’ or into a ‘Trendy’ outlet?????????