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Let’s leave these tired fads behind in the New Year 2016 saw ’80s outre glamour making a come back like never before — an orgy of padded oversized, boxy shoulders, exaggerated sleeves and a jingle-jangle of shine-on looks.

Let’s leave these tired fads behind in the New Year 2016 saw ’80s outre glamour making a come back like never before — an orgy of padded oversized, boxy shoulders, exaggerated sleeves and a jingle-jangle of shine-on looks.

On the red carpet we saw crop tops dying a slow death, cold shoulders going stronger and ankle-length sock booties making quite the arrival. As much as we cringe about velvet, it made its presence felt yet again this fall/winter. White sneakers — in various shapes and styles — continued to be the mainstay from parties to airport lounges.

Also, ’90s two tired trends — the ubiquitous neck chokers and reverse layering were predominant. Now as we take baby steps in the New Year, here’s hoping for some game-changing styles, off-the-wall silhouettes and an overall palate-cleansing aesthetic.

Burn the cape

We’ve bastardised the classic cape like nothing else. After Anamika Khanna so beautifully presented them a few seasons ago, every designer in the country hopped on to the cape bandwagon. Let’s give it back to the Superheroes as they’ve rightfully earned it.

Steer clear of white sneakers

They’ve been an overkill or is that an understatement? It’s time to get back on those high heels.

Enough of the cold shoulder

The otherwise jaded fashion set doesn’t seem to be tired of the off-shoulder and cold-shoulder dresses and gowns, which have become the red carpet staple, of late. It’s time to hide the shoulders and focus on artfully revealing another part of the body.

Velvet woes

While we get the maximalist wave sweeping the runways but we cringe when it gets photographed badly on the red carpet (Deepika Padukone in a velvet Sabyasachi being the lowest of the low). Let’s keep the rich fabric for sofa upholstery and other decor items.

Bury the neck choker

From Baroque styles encrusted with diamonds and emeralds to neck tattoos — chokers eclipsed the style landscape from runways to the racks. It’s time to move on and embrace some off-kilter jewellery finds.

Ditch the distressed denims

Distressed denims or anything distressed for that matter is too ’90s and so not 2017! Let’s leave it for the unimaginative B-Town stylists when they have nothing to give to their demanding stars.

The Gucci hangover

The pleated metallic skirts have been doing the rounds — from Gucci to ASOS. It’s time to put them back in the closet and take them out only after a few seasons, at least.

Say no to naked dresses

Transparency maybe the buzzword but everyone can’t be Kendall Jenner. Smell the coffee and let’s leave these styles for the Kardashian-Jenner brood! It’s time to channel modesty and leave fantasy aside.

Brocade brouhaha

Enough of paying a lip service to the Benarasi weaves! When there’s so much textile treasure in the country, it’s time to develop other weaves. RIP Brocade LBDs.

Dump the slogan T-shirts

Let’s leave the slogan T-shirts and the hashtag language which has been perhaps the most tired trend this year. It’s time to channel your inner grammar Nazi.

 

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