Give dresses a miss for statement tops, from Peter Pilotto to Oscar De La Renta

Designers are encouraging the fashion set to swap dresses for trousers or skirts by creating gorgeous blouses

Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo Published :  30th November 2018 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  30th November 2018 12:00 AM

Crafted out of everything from silk and sequins to lace, with dramatic cuts, deconstructed detailing and flowing silhouettes, the statement blouse is here to stay. Here’s our pick of deconstructed evening tops, from brands like Oscar De La Renta and Roland Mouret, that will be sure to turn heads:

Coming up roses
With a flattering one-shoulder cut, cascading ruffles and a flower detail at the neck, there’s nothing not to love about this top from Oscar De La Renta’s Resort ’19 collection. Made from stretch silk in Italy, it is best paired with fitted trousers in a contrasting shade. Rs.1,36,670 approximately

Ruche through
If you’re looking for something simple but equally striking, opt for this bustier top from Anna October. Suspended from light blue and yellow cords with tasseled ends, it features ruched detailing in front. Rs.36,200 approximately

Play bold
Take the vibrant road to party dressing with the fitted Candide top from Osman. We love the drama of the draped sleeves, which is balanced with the metallic zipper that adds an edgy vibe. Rs.35,290 approximately

In the green
Slip into this top from Peter Pilotto for some vintage vibes. The crepe blouse bears metallic fil-coupé work for a touch of glamour and the draped shoulder and right sleeve add drama. Rs.60,110 approximately

Red letter day
This top from Roland Mouret is chic and flattering at the same time. With a peplum cut and zip enclosure at the back, this blouse is cut from crepe woven with a little bit of stretch for the perfect fit. Rs.68,900 approximately

Colour clash
Etro’s one-shoulder top brings together hues of light pink, burgundy and black. The silk blouse, said to be inspired by the magic and colour palettes of fairy tales, has a slightly lustrous finish making it apt for an evening out. Rs.68,100 approximately

Silver lining
Dramatic and feminine all at once, this Halpern top is one that’s best described as ‘traffic stopping.’ Featuring a sky blue fabric with pretty floral prints all over, it is given an added edge with a draped silver brocade panel that falls over the hips and down the side. Rs.1,27,885 approximately