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Everyone fishes for compliments, but it is another boost altogether to receive praises for your sense of style. With plethora of fashion labels launching scores of lawn collection each summer, it has become tricky to stand out from the crowd. Élan is one fashion label which doesn’t just put forth beautiful designs, but also adds an element of surprise with its attention to detail, stitching styles, intricate embellishments and exquisite drapery.

We believe that every jora has a story to tell and unique styling and draping techniques make a dress more appealing. One look at Élan’s Indigene lawn simplifies the fun of statement-making ensembles. Yes, we know the stripes on our shirt are asymmetrical, and it is indeed interesting!

Here are some styling tips straight from Élan’s catalogue to guide you on how to Élan !


Crushed block print pants




We have seen crushed block printed or chunri print dupattas, but Élan has paired these beautiful ivory culottes with a number of shirts. With golden and green block print, the culottes have gilded gota trimmings on its edges. Whether you opt for a deep red or a pastel shade, the flared pants look traditional yet eccentric.


Own the stripes




Élan Indigene comprises a lot of prints with stripes. Some of these lines are self-printed or block-printed over the fabrics, while others can be found in the form of pleats or embroidery. What makes them stand out is an interesting play of these familiar stripes, either by asymmetrical stitching of the fabric or a side stripe on shirt and trousers.


Play on the sleeves




Fashion aficionados must be aware that sleeves can completely alter the image of an outfit. Élan has incorporated the same idea in all its ranges. You can find gota trimmings, scalloping, eyelet embroidery and pleats over the edges. Moreover, some shirts also have striking shapes such as open-sided cuffs or asymmetrical cuts on sleeves.


Emphasis on lowers




It’s high time to recognize how important lowers are for an ensemble. In ethnic wear, we have shalwars, churidars and a variety of trousers and pants. These can be accessorized with details such as sleek pleats, crochet laces and scalloping to add more flamboyance to the outfit.


Embellished block print




We know it’s hard to pull off a print-on-print, but there is no harm in experimenting with embellishments on block printed fabric. Try floral embroideries in contrasting shades, mirror work, quirky buttons, coins or ghungro as the possibilities of styling are endless.

Check the full Élan Indigene collection and shop before it’s sold out!