TOPPING the list of pre-fall trends is oversized pockets, and we suspect the increasing size of phones has something to do with it! While Levi’s and Lee have officially decided to make pockets larger, pret and luxe designers – from Promod to Victoria Beckham – have weaved in oversized pockets into their autumn-winter lines. Flapped and slits to boxy and slouch, you can’t ignore the roomy details. Our pick. Text: Aakanksha Devi
This DKNY crepe mini dress comes punctuated with two oversized pockets, gold buttons and a statement zip fastening. If you’d like to dress it up, a pair of tall nude pumps will do the trick, but we suggest you keep things simple by wearing it with a pair of sneakers. `31,000, approximately
at DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
Details: 011 46040754
Wear it like Beckham
If it is Victoria Beckham, it’s got to be black! In the fashionista’s own style comes this compact crepe dress with pocket detailing dominating the surface. While the round neckline is simple, it leaves you to notice the cutout shoulders with an armband, a leather belt with push studs at the back and of course, the three large pockets on the straight skirt. You’ll do best to emulate the designer by donning sky-high stilettoes. `1.8 lakh on niemanmarcus.com
Square it up
Versatile enough to be sporty by day and chic by night, this skirt from Promod lends itself to all occasions. In a soft ribbed fabric that adds a feminine touch to the otherwise straight shape, we love the front pleats and tie-belt. Two cargo pockets on the side make it on trend and perfect for the autumn ahead. `2,500 at Garuda Mall, Magrath Road.
In the army
From Archana Rao’s Spring Summer Collection comes this utilitarian military dress. The green sleeveless outfit cuts it as a casual number, but the faux pearl accents adorning the neckline take it up a notch. While we love the neat slit bustier pocket, the two front side flaps hit the trend right on. `13,000. At Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Feminine and dainty, Zara’s embroidered waistcoat is a wardrobe must-have. The sleeveless outer, with floral cut-outs features four pockets – the smaller bustier ones and two large side ones at the bottom. While Zara has a matching bottom for the coat, we think you can break the monotony by wearing it over a red dress, or over a white tee and tights. ` 5,990 at Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield. Details: 67266121
From the Spring/Summer 2015 collection of Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas, this turquoise dungaree dress is ideal for a casual brunch with the girls. Inspired by 1970s music poster art spins, the colour is meant to resonate with the hippie era. The cut, a clean late 60s sportswear one will go well with a pair of knee-high black boots for what the designer intended to do with the line – radiate with major impact. `90,000 approximately. At DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46940000
Best known for their vintage sensibilities, minimalist designs and refreshing cuts, Lovebirds offers this boxy shirt. We love the large pocket on the side – taking on the horizontally striped fabric but set against the vertical ones. The three-quarter sleeves add a casual streak and decides for the outfit that it is best for those who are happy to ditch the blazer and pinstripes. `7,000 approximately. At Bungalow 8, Church Gate, Mumbai. Details: 022 22819880
You can always count on Anita Dongre to seamlessly blend classic cuts with modern embellishments. And she does exactly that by pairing this falak jacket with a nayana sharara. The sage jacket, with a large detailed gota patti embroidered pocket on it, is beautifully offset by the lightly coloured and printed sharara. We suggest you snap it up right away in time for the upcoming festive season. Keep the earrings elaborate and skip a neckpiece, we suggest. `51,000. At High Street Phoenix, Mumbai. Details: 022 66108306
Dress up JW Anderson’s crepe skirt or even bring it down a notch if you choose. The black mini has a draped front pocket adding texture to the otherwise stark A-line fit, and works well with a solid-coloured blouse and pumps, or even a T-shirt and gladiator sandals. Also available in charcoal grey, this one is a fine addition to your autumn wardrobe. `46,000, approximately on netaporter.com