Pastel Perfect

What better way to beat the heat this summer than in soft soothing pastel colors? We have been seeing lot of pastels in western outfits, but don’t you think that our Indian designers are far behind. I came across these beautiful designs by Rocky S and loved how perfect these outfits would be for your summer engagements.


Common perception is that Indian outfits are limited to just bold and bright colors. And, if we think of light colors only beige, creams or whites come to mind. But a softer tone of bright colors is truly a breath of fresh air. It can look so much more appealing and elegant and makes for a perfect daytime look and can easily be transitioned to your night out wear.

The rule of thumb here is to not disturb the color palette by adding or mixing any bright color with muted shades. Also the jewelry and make up should be equally subtle and minimal. For instance, pearls would work with most of the soft tones perfectly.

So, give your dazzling side a break and instead go for a soft color palette this season.

69 comments:

anamika said...

Good morning Sovina..

Nice to see your post in the morning.I am sure u r enjoyig your stay in Delhi and yes I am from Delhi too:)

I liked the blue sari but I wish these girls could be little more plump..They all look anorexic to me..:D

Sovina said...

ha ha ...you are so right..they look so thin and soo tall..:))

Ce qui m'inspire said...

I love these muted tones! The bright ones are always fantastic, but it's good to have a little variety, especially for different seasons. I always want to wear pastel colours in the spring time!

I absolutely love that blue outfit! It's gorgeous and sexy!

Ce qui m'inspire

ash89 said...

love the yellow sari. But i agree with anamika. The models are too thin!

ash89 said...

i like the yellow and blue sarees. But i agree with anamika. These models are too thin

FASHION BUTTER said...

Gorgeous!

Sherin said...

These really are all such beautiful colours and such a nice change from the pure red you usually see. I love the blue one.

Semper Fidelis said...

Well Well Well Nice post to Start with..and yes I am now looking forward to fill my wardrobe with some pastels and yes will try mixing bright color with muted shades.Thanks for the post :)
Lets see if that makes me look appealing and gorgeous ;)

Semper Fidelis said...

Hey Sovina One correction I wrote mixing bright colors with mute shades which I wanted to write that I will "NOT" add or mix bright colors with mute shades..!

Katie said...

Beautiful colors!

Leia said...

Pastel colors are my favorite!

Leia

sulagna ™ said...

you know what acme to my mind when i saw this post of yours..mojitos!!!

Me-Era* said...

I liked both blue and yellow saree. :)

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Tanvi said...

Oh! It has been such a long time since I wore a saree. Pastels do look very soothing for the summers.

Grit and Glamour said...

Oh, the pale blue is so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these images!

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Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I actually love pastels but somehow I prefer darker brighter shades in ethnic wear! :) Like the aqua colour saree here

CutePriya said...

Just perfect to go in summer shadis...and coool...and always thanks a ton for sharing gurl ^_^

Love,
Priya

style'n said...

I really like the paley yellow and that pale blueish one. Gorgeous!
naina

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Love the blue saree the best..and their headbands are gorgeous too!!

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I like such pastel hues a lot. And I am a big fan of shaded outfits, specially saree. "My Type" of saree here is the orange one. Thats so ME. I like its color (shades), no embroidery look. I think it is french chiffon. I so love it. I also like the pink suit. Again because of the smart cut and no embroidery look. Very nice collection.

suruchi said...

Hi Sovi...
Thank u for the rule of the thumb there...very good tip actually:-)
And I remember how I used to love pastels once...
That’s before I discovered the power of red n black!
But so soothing to see the shades here:-)
Also please don’t miss the footwear that’s sooooooooo hot!
:-)

Splurgerina said...

Love the icy blue...the others are probably too light for me...I'm just really into brights!! Also, the thing with dawning the pastel/muted shades look from head to toe is that it can make a lot of complexions look washed out..which is probably why these models also look really thin, and somewhat like they are sick!

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and im totally loving the pale blue sari with the sequined border!

Ruth said...

love the blue... thats so beautiful!!

Vivarjitha said...

oooooooohhh....beautiful colors...the pink nd blue stole my eyes!!!

Sovina said...

@charlotte - yup..i saw on ur blog that u have some wonderful muted tones in ur wardrobe :)

@ash - yeah ..a little meat would look better

@fashion butter - thanks :)

@sherin - yeah that was my first reaction when i saw the pics..good break from red :)

@semper fiedlis - glad u find the tip useful..try it and let me know how it was :)

@katie & leia - thanks :)

@sugs - he he ...true mojitos...didn't come to my mind though..maybe my creativity quotient is not as high as yours:))

@me era - thanks for the tag sweets :)

@tanvi - :))

Sovina said...

@grit & glamour - thanks :))

@tamanna - i was all over bright colors 2 years back..all my wedding outfits are bright and bold..but off late i don't feel like wearing them too much ..even when i am here in india..i want to try soft colors :)

@priya & naina - thanks :)

@sonali - yup...headbands are beautiful too...i wanted to mention it but somehow slipped my mind when while writing the post..thanks for pointing out :)

@krian - yup ..pink suit is the one i like too :)..and you know when i was making this post..these colors so reminded me of you..i remember seeing similar stuff on ur blog.. :))

@suruchi- aha..the red and black.ever so gorgeous..hey may be i can do a post on this theme :)..thanks for the idea..

@splurgerina - yeah specially for Indian skin tones the colors have to be picked really carefully :)

@undercover diva, ruth and Viv - thanks..really appreciate it :))

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♥ ♥Duchess ♥ ♥ said...

lovely soothing colors..
splly the blue one..i love her blouse. :)

Noble Beeyotch said...

I have to agree with Anamika. These outfits would have looked better on the model if they had some curves! I would never mix my pastels with brights!

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Martwa Marta said...

such gorgeous dresses!

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libys11 said...

as much as i love the vibrant indian outfits.. i really adore these pastel ones!!! especially that last one on the right.. the light blue color is exquisite!

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Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

really love the pink one!

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Desi and the City said...

Hi Sovina,

Anamika is right, beautiful sarees but too thin models :)

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Very Interesting!
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Sovina said...

hey guys..thanks guys for your comments..i will still take 2-3 days to bounce back..but will surely visit all your blogs and reply to your comments (as i always do :)) very very soon..

Haddock said...

Pearl goes well with anything I suppose.

Ruth said...

Hey Sovina, just stopped by to say hi! I hope you are well. Have a great week!!

Love,
Ruth

ash89 said...

hey sweetie. How ru? U havent posted for a while now so I thought i'll ask.

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll! I can't decide which one I like the best, the last 3 are divine though!! hugs

anamika said...

Hey!1 where r u..long time no c.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Wow! These pastels are such a treat for the eyes! I can't wait to sample the color palette for the next season. The Lakme fashion week unfolds tonight. Let's see what our designers have lined up.

Fé... said...

They are all beautiful, but I'm still somewhat a traditionalist. My wedding gown should be white :p

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Angels Never Lie said...

oh wow...all da colors r so nice n soothing to eyes...i esp like a yellow saari...da shades r complementing v well...n da orange 1 too

Marta said...

such lovely colors!

Isabel said...

the light blue one is really beautiful

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Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, glad to see you are doing well! Yes it gets addicting and is extremely time consuming! Especially if you work full time!!
Hope you will be posting some more of your lovely pics soon! hugs and take care ;) -Taj

Fé... said...

The colors are amazing, they remind me of spring... Fabulous indeed :)

suruchi said...

helloooooowww...long time no post...
where are u?:-)

rainboy said...

I would like to see my girl in black or purple...

nice blog
tc

mel said...

i really adore the pastels! and the flowing designs :)
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Miles Of Style said...

you're so right! although i love bold indian outfits i've been longing to add a few pastel colored numbers to my wardrobe too but it's difficult to find these amongst our indian designers.

garakami said...

i absolutely wish i had to body to wear the 3rd dress. so pretty and flowy and perfect for the summer months. i see a beach theme running through my head as i type right now!

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romana said...

These are all such beautiful colours and such a nice saress. I love the blue one. I like all the collection designed by Rocky S

Haddock said...

All said and done, the saree is so elegant.

betz said...

Love the colors! I've always wanted to wear these lovely ensemble. very sexy in an unpretentious way :)

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