COTTON DRESSES that make for a perfect wear this SUMMER ft. Rivaaj Clothing
Summers in 2020 have all gone by sitting at home. Thanks to the global pandemic. And so, have all my plans to dress up in my favourite summer dresses this year. Cool cotton dresses top my list when it comes to playing chic in summers. Prints have been big since years. For those who have been following my BLOG and my INSTAGRAM handle ‘LadyInRoseGold’, you would know my love for the Jaipur brand Rivaaj Clothing. I have been adorning their outfits for quite sometime now. I love their cotton dresses particularly in pastel colours.
Though this year, I have spent wearing these dresses at home only, last year was a little different. I had gone out for a short road trip with family and had carried these dresses along. They are easy to wear, high on style and very soothing to the eyes as well. The fabric is so good that it feels quite relaxing and comforting in summers. But most importantly, I love the fit, the styles and the finishing. Their sizes are also perfect for Indian bodies.
If you are also someone who loves to flaunt cotton dresses in summers, do keep the following checkpoints in mind. Do not just pick up anything from online sites or local markets. There are enough brands around these days who do sustainable clothing, and that too without burning holes in your pocket. Read out my blogpost on ‘SUSTAINABLE FASHION’ to know more about these brands. Without proper knowledge of a good brand, you would end up making some worthless purchases online.
1. High on style quotient
Cotton dresses dont translate into something boring. Rather it is the most perfect outfit choice for a summer day. Go for Indian brands this season supporting ‘vocal for local’. Brands like Rivaaj Clothing make outfits that really complement Indian bodies. They are really stylish and keeping up with the latest trends.
2. Quality of the Fabric used
What you see online might not really translate the same in reality. Read about the reviews in detail. Be very particular about the superior quality of the fabric used. Cottons , chanderi are perfect for the summers. I love these dresses from Rivaaj Clothing because they feel feather smooth against the skin. Even after repeated washes and wearing them multiple times, the fabric hasn’t lost its sheen. These are the times of upcycling and rewearing your outfits. Do not pick something that looks worn off after just wearing it a couple of times. Also, sweating is a common occurrence in summers. Pick a fabric that can take care of summer sweat easily and keep you feeling easy and refreshed.
Well, when it comes to colours, everyone has their own individual preferences. For me, I prefer pastels over bright colours any day. Colours play a huge role in summer dressing. Choose something that complements your skin tone well. I fell in love with these dresses because of their pleasing colours as well. That soft pastel pink had my heart the moment I set my eyes on it. And same for the green. It speaks style and class both at the same time.
The current uncertain situation has made us realize a lot of underlying realities. Being stylish is not about hoarding your closet with a lot of stuff. It is all about reusability, restyling, and being innovative with your style. These two dresses are both separates and can be styled in a lot of ways. The tops can be paired with denims, trousers, skirts and palazzos. And so, can the bottoms be. I don’t need to think twice before pulling them out and styling them. Just add on some fun silver jewellery and I am great to go. These outfits can both be dresses up and dresses down based on occasion and mood.
Simplicity and minimalism is what I prefer in my clothing. And cotton dresses that are simple, stylish and graceful are my first pick. Don’t just buy something on whim and fancy. Steer clear of complicated designs. What looks good in pictures, might not be that flattering in reality.