Extreme fashions

Many people are confused about which type of outfits they should wear during rainy season. Some of them prefer to wear worn-out dresses so that new ones do not get stained. However, it is fun to get dressed in short pants and those short skirts during rainy season. You need to pay extra attention to your clothes during raining season. Raincoats and umbrellas are synonymous to rainy season though. You can even make them exciting and at the same time fashionable so that it gives you a little fun and helps you look good too.

by Tejaswi Asthana

Monsoon is a season when fashion takes an altogether new turn that can be termed as romantic and dreamy. The colors of the season are shades of reds, blues, magentas, fluorescent pinks and acid greens. This is the season to make bold fashion statements.

The hottest styles this season are short skirts, capri pants, dungarees, sling tops, cargo pants, strappy rain sandals, colorful gum boots, trendy umbrellas and sexy transparent raincoats. This season, say goodbye to the body hugging jeans. Jeans get very heavy when wet and take ages to dry hence the best option is to avoid them for these few months. Instead, use lots of cotton because it is light and easy to wear.

If you prefer ethnic outfits then classic Salwaar Kameez is the best option. Grab all the fashion accessories around you and get creative. Black is boring. Get neon pink or a transparent umbrella with delicate prints over it or a bright orange rain coat. Be bold and get noticed. Pick up a bright red or a tangy orange or a pineapple yellow or a strawberry pink umbrella and everyone will envy you.

Look sexy and trendy in a transparent rain coat. The transparent rain coats look really thin and usually come with a smart looking plastic zipper that runs down the whole length of the coat. You can wear the most colorful clothes underneath as the transparent rain coats will give a soothing effect to your entire attire!

High heels and leather boots are completely out this season. Go in for those PVC transparent sandals, strappy sandals, rubber shoes which come in different colors and styles and gum boots.

Black, ankle length gum boots look great with almost all western outfits. But if you are bold enough to experiment, then try out red, green, blue or yellow ones.

In monsoons, dense makeup has a risk of being smudged and washed out severely and so light and sheer makeup is more advisable.

Use waterproof mascara, transfer-resistant lipsticks and waterproof liners and may even use waterproof foundation if it is a must for you girls can put their kohl away until winters.

Wash and cleanse the face thoroughly and rub an ice cube on your face for 5 to 10 minutes to lower the sweating rate so that the makeup stays put for longer period of time. Women with oily skin can use astringent while women with dry to normal skin can use toner after the ice to cool and refresh the skin.

Do not neglect to use water-based moisturizers during rainy season to keep away the oily skin, acne and water loss due to perspiration and sweating.

Keep your hairstyle simple. Do away with gels and other styling creams. Massage oil into and shampoo your hair regularly to keep it clean and healthy.

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