The crinkled skirt is making waves in the Indian market.
These skirts are on a huge popularity roll. All those who feel that regular
skirts are frumpy are opting for the crinkled variety these days. Unlike
circle skirts that could add girth or the A-line skirt that could show up a
not-so-perfect figure, the crinkled skirt can hide many flaws in its folds.
They are very popular because they are easy maintenance. They can be worn
with bustiers, spaghetti strap tops, short kurtas with matching belts and
The crinkled skirts are generally of cotton fabric or cotton mixed with
other fibres like silk, polyester, rayon etc.
The most common print available in these crinkled skirts are the
traditional Jaipuri prints, like Hand block print, Tie and dye prints, and
vegetable prints. Along with the customary tie and dye collection, many
interesting combinations in beautiful colours and also slight zori or resham
or gold work, on some, adds to the richness of these crinkled skirts. The
idea behind these embroidered crinkled skirts is to give the fabric a
texture and fall without the need for ironing them. The skirts give an
ethnic yet contemporary look.
The advantage of this skirt is that it can be accessorised with dupattas,
scarves, short kurtas and little strappy tops. It is like the Rajasthani
lehenga - the more accessories you add, you can get the gypsy look and if
you wear it with a scarf, the look turns formal. It looks good on almost
everyone, which perhaps explains why it is in such hot demand.