City folks have to put up with rising temperature which has given a spin to daily life in this metro. But some bold and imaginative youths have come out with a trendy attire made of cotton fabrics, thereby creating a new fad among the fashion conscious.

Cotton garments are not just the in-thing on the ramps, but also the roads and bylanes too have seen many girls wearing mini skirts, kurtas and wrap-arounds. Especially, cotton top and matching, long skirt are a perfect fit for summer time, says Ujjaini, second-year BA student. ‘I can’t think of wearing jeans, jackets, or even tight dresses in this heat. These simple cotton wears look great even when it isn’t figure-hugging,’ she adds.

Cotton salwars and sleeveless mini-tops as readymades never go out of fashion, even as they are made popular by film and TV actresses and college girls. ‘This summer, three-quarter cotton pants and loose tops with right type of add-on fabrics are selling like hot cakes,’ informs a sales man on Pantheon Road, Egmore.

‘Many choose to beat the heat and the cruel blaze with a trendy appearance in pastel coloured, sphagetti strap tops, short kurtas, drawstring pants, skirts and shirts. A range of short wrap skirts with loose fit crop pants are very comfortable and arrests eyeballs. These garments are in great demand in summer,’ says Anita, a final year student of National Institute of Fashion Technology.

There is no need to fret and fume, if one does not have a good figure to carry the personality. For, a range of cotton tops and long skirts, wrap-arounds have flooded the market for women of all ages to buy and look smart amid the yellow daze.

In jewellery, light-weight and dangling ornaments with matching chains are most suited for the summer. Also in vogue are terracotta jewellery in earthy brown and black being sold as amulets, anklets and earrings which team up with the summer fabric nicely, says Neeta, a city-based designer. Not to miss is the collection of fancy apparels for casual wear at home which gets buyers throughout the season. Source: NewsToday