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Summer 2012 White Dress Trend – Get The Look

Up until now, Summer 2012 has been all about the florals, neons, and embellished midriff blouses. That’s why the crisp white dresses we’re seeing on celebs and runways are such a breath of fresh air. Here’s a glimpse of the white dress trend at its best, as worn by Luxemi co-founder and style maven Swathi Narra.

Indian spin on summer white color fashion trends

It’s impossible to miss the flurry of white in Summer 2012 collections, with Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney and Diane Von Furstenberg all taking a reprieve from neons and florals to send white-hot gowns down the runway. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman have all rocked white dresses this summer to keep their look light and fresh, both on and off the Red Carpet.

1920s inspired Indian salwar wedding wear Great Gatsby style

Want to emulate the white trend? Just follow Swathi’s lead. When our resident fashionista needed a summery wedding outfit, she knew exactly what to wear: Luxemi’s stunning White and Silver Gota Angrakha Salwar. The salwar has a delicate pearl border and ribbon motifs that give it a definite 1920s vibe, and Swathi played up the look’s flapper qualities by pairing it with layered pearl strand necklaces and floral motif earrings. To get the look, try wearing this salwar with Luxemi’s Lotus with Pearl Ball Earrings, and a set or two of these Layered Pearl Necklaces by Kenneth Jay Lane.

1920s inspired Indian fashion accessories Great Gatsby flapper style

To polish off your “less is more” look, choose a soft, neutral-tone lipstick. Luxemi’s favorite is the Nars Orgasm Multiple, which has a peachy hue and a hint of gold shimmer. (Want to take the look a step further? Check out the rest of the gorgeous Nars Orgasm cosmetic line!)

Whether you’re attending a wedding or want to make a soft summer statement, a simple white dress is the perfect way to reflect your fresh, sophisticated side. Want more fashion inspiration? Check out our collection of white sarees and salwars, and watch for our new accessory line, coming to our Luxe fans this summer!  

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Summer 2012 Trend – Neon Yellow Everything

Tangerine Tango may be Pantone’s official color of 2012, but we’ve been seeing a whole lot of neon yellow hitting runways, Red Carpets and street style lately. Here’s how to incorporate this “it” summer color into your Indian wardrobe

neon colors runway trend

A color as punchy as highlighter yellow is impossible to ignore, so it’s no surprise that the neon hue received a ton of attention during Spring 2012 runway shows. Designers from Oscar de la Renta to Jason Wu took a bold step into 1980s territory by featuring bright yellow in their spring collections. One of the first neon yellow looks we can remember spotting is this strapless ball gown from Jason Wu’s Spring 2012 RTW collection, which is devoid of all embellishments save a simple black bow.

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Which other designers have neon yellow looks in their 2012 collections? Two of our favorites, Proenza Schouler and Diane von Furstenberg, put a futuristic spin on the trend by mixing the highlighter hue with solid and print panels. One standout for us is this tailored, figure-flattering sheath dress with black side panels, chic buttons and a swatch of turquoise zebra print fabric that really ups the dress’ visual interest.

neon yellow dress trend American Idol J Lo

This runway trend has also transitioned to Hollywood, with high-profile celebs like Jennifer Lopez (pictured in Michael Kors) wearing neon yellow outfits on TV and out on the town.

neon yellow celebrity inspired indian fashion

And at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival last week, Freida Pinto rocked a neon yellow Atelier Versace dress, which was a gutsy look not just because of the bright color, but because of the thigh-high slit! If you’re looking for a lacy neon dress reminiscent of Freida Pinto’s, this Neon Lace Flippy Dress is affordable, cute, and a perfect anytime look.

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Neon yellow, India street style

If you’re an Indian fashionista looking to punch up your saree wardrobe, neon yellow is a fabulous way to display your bold personality. Not only does neon yellow look gorgeous on Indian skin tones, but it also is perpetually in vogue in India! If you’ve ever visited Rajasthan, you’ll notice that bright, bold colors are the norm in Indian street wear.

This Neon Green Cotton and Silk Saree by Neeru Kumar features gorgeous Zari work and an old-meets-new quality that makes it ideal for dressing up or wearing as is. And like the Jason Wu gown or Jennifer Lopez’s Michael Kors dress, this saree relies on color, not embellishments, to make a statement.

designer neon sarees neeru kumar

For a neon saree that features color blocking (also in for Summer 2012!), Luxemi has this gorgeous Printed Crepe Silk Saree by Satya Paul. This luscious saree has tropical summer vacation written all over it. Our favorite part? How soft this silk feels against your skin.

neon orange red lipstick trend spring summer 2012

And to finish off your neon yellow look, always go for bright lipstick. Luxemi’s favorite shade of the moment? Heat Wave by Nars.

There’s no wrong way to wear neon yellow for Summer 2012. Whether you’re rocking a Jason Wu ball gown or a Luxemi saree, you’ll be sure to command attention in this punchy summer hue. 

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