The retro feel! Yes loose bottom suits, popularly called as palazzo suits are absolutely back in vogue and if you still don’t have them in your wardrobe then your closet is apparently outdated! Bringing in comfort and style together, plazos have hit the market and have seen a growing preference amongst women of all age groups. If you’re not too familiar with these retro style garments and think of them as only one type of silhouette, then keep reading, this post is all about the amazing variations available under the category of palazo suits and the occasions where you can sport these different plazo styles:
- Straight plazos
These are one of the most basic types of palazzo suits that work well for office wear as well as leisurely outings. These suits have bottoms that are loose and have a straight cut. A pastel coloured straight style cotton palazzo suit with flower prints can be a smart wardrobe pick for all your formal meetings and ad hoc social get-togethers, or rather an outfit which you can carry from am to pm!
- Boot-cut palazzo suits
When we say retro pants, a boot-cut bottom is what comes to your mind first, right? One of the most popular styles of the 1960s and 70s, bell-bottom palazzo suits have the fancy of even older women emulating their favourite icons like Mumtaz and Zeenat Aman. This style looks good with short kurtas and is suitable for semi-formal parties.
- Sharara style palazo suits
One of the grandest variants of palazzo suits sharara suits these days make popular festive and wedding wear garments. Having being fondly donned by a number of B-town fashionistas like Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai and many more, this Mughal inspired silhouette ought to be a part of every woman’s festive wardrobe! Look out for fabrics like silk and crepe georgette and vibrant tones to match the ambience of your celebrations.
- Oversized bottoms
While comfortably fitted straight palazzos make a good option for formal wear, there is a growing preference for oversized or baggy palazzos, especially in urban India. They form a very common detail for fusion wear like jacket suits and palazzo-crop top coordinates. Such palazzo suits with oversized bottoms are a breather for skinny girls! You can also mix and match the kurta and bottom of such fusion palazzo suits to make your casual wardrobe more interesting and don’t forget to add some pompom or tassel accessories!
- A-line skirt style palazzos
Is it a skirt or a pant? - That’s what you would exactly think when you see these A-line skirt style palazzos. Such suits usually have a shorter kurta or a crop top paired with a plazo bottom which is partially fit near the waist and extremely flared towards the edges. Easy breezy and super comfortable, these suits make a smart summer wardrobe option!
- Plazo culottes
Palazo suits with culottes are a relatively new trend, but have been picking up fast in the global Indian market. Such suits have a medium to long sized kurta with a straight or slight flared bottoms which are above the ankle in length and look like capris. Easy to carry around, they are perfect for a rainy day out!
Now that you know about different palazo styles, you must check out what matches with your individual style and occasion requirements. I’m sure each one of you would find something for herself; for the tempting versatility of ethnic wear is hard to avoid!
Ritu is a creative and marketing communications specialist, a devout reader and a passionate writer, who successfully manages an operations role with the popular ecommerce business Saree.com. Ritu is a trained textiles and weaves’ connoisseur and an expert in palazzo suits. Currently, Ritu is closely observing and studying the Indian ethnic wear fashion and design segment, as she goes about creating stimulating written and graphic content.