DHOTI pants are the best for a relaxed, summer evening.
In India, DHOTIS are men’s traditional lower wear draped and folded out of 5 yards of stretch cotton or silk. Nineties Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty flaunted these relaxed pants in a number for the mid-90s flick, Miss Bollywood.
In the 2009 runways, it was sizzlingly covetable! Out of all the 1001 new pant shapes that surfaced, the DHOTI silhouette stood out – being relaxed at the upper leg and fitted down to the ankle.
One thing though: you might mistake DHOTIS for HAREMS:
Dhotis are only loose at the upper leg, while HAREMS are airy throughout the thigh are down to ankle area, where it’s GATHERED, and makes this bubbled hem effect.
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The ideal dhoti pants stops a little above the ankle. The perfect fabrics would be MUSLIN or a blend of cotton and silk as it gives a gorgeous drape.
As we see every third-world girl wearing it, it is here to stay – it’s one DARING & truly FLAMBOYANT trend, if draped well & fitted properly.
DHOTI + EASY TEE
DHOTI: SATIN & KHAKI
DHOTI + LAYERED TOPS
DHOTI + LOOSE BASICS
Co-Chictopians flaunting these Hindu-inspired lowers
Eden (in YVES, Identify. dhoti pants)
Your FUNKY STARTER LOOK
would count in 1.) a fitted tee (sleeved or not), 2.) artsy or metallic bangles and cinching the hips with 3.) an interesting belt.