If you are ready to showcase your legs almost completely, jump on this trend bandwagon that has invaded the collections of the most prestigious designers and clothing companies and has won over celebrities.
Originally a trend from the disco-fab 1970s, hot pants have made a huge comeback to the fashion scene decades later. This season designers like Rina Dhaka, Dolce and Gabbana present a variety of hot pants in pretty prints and varying cuts.
Here are a few tips on how to sport this confident look
1. High heels
Slip on a pair of stilettos to lengthen your legs and to further accentuate your frame. Tip: Slip on a pair of belles to give a casual look and keep the heels for a fun nigh-out look!
2. Sharp blazer
If you are not comfortable showing too much skin, but still want to try the trend, don a chic blazer over a loose blouse to streamline the entire look.
3. Beach wear
If planning a beach holiday, hot pants are most welcome over a loose top or bikini.
4. Fit matters
With different materials and styles available in the market, you will most definitely find something that suits your style and body type. Wisdom Nugget: Always try on before you buy.
While hot pants are undoubtedly seen on the runways, this fashion translates seamlessly into real life as well. Aaliya Bhatt, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone,Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor donning the hot and short are seen on-screen.
Students & youngsters in the same age group seem to follow these fashionistas. Designer Barsha Dutta reflects the same ideas. She says, “Bollywood is a big influence as far as fashion is concerned. You see all these divas in movies and posters wearing hot pants which inspire the young lot.
To give the star impression, one should also look through an array of clothing materials. Hot pants are widely available in denim, cotton, corduroy, leather, silk, satin, linen, chiffon to name just a few. These pants can look great if carried well. So, if you are thinking of braving this bold trend, head to Lee, Jealous 21, Mango, Forever New, or United Colours of Benetton to get your pair of much tried and tested hot pants!
A combination of sensuality and simplicity surely makes hot pants a much revered item to have in your wardrobe. Always remember, they are a statement in themselves, so don’t be afraid to go bold…that’s all!
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan