Balloon tops back with a bang

Published: 20th November 2013 01:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2013 01:30 PM   |  A+A-

Want to look fab in trendy tops without showing off your flab? Worry not for ‘Balloon tops’ are here for all those girls who are figure conscious. Gone are the days when figure hugging tees used to be the talk of the town. The balloon tops fall below the hips with a balloon-like shape, that stays loose giving an airy comfortable feeling.

These tops are available in most of textile shops selling trendy outfits. They come in all sizes and colors, mostly in georgettes which are transparent to soft cotton. Balloon tops with floral prints and bright colours are the most sought-after pieces. They also come with three fourth sleeves, sleeveless and puffed mega sleeves.

They look best teamed with three fourth leggings or jeggings rather than with jeans. For those who are uncomfortable wearing a legging can always wear a balloon top with a jeans accompanied by scarf or stole. Wear them with candy coloured pants, roll them up, pull them down, wrap a ruffled scarf around your neck or mix them up with a shrug, it’s your choice.

Arundhati, a textile owner says, “The balloon tops are fast moving. We have to bring in a new set of tops every two weeks. These kinds of tops might not look that great on someone skinny, but they are ideal for girls who are a little plump or have a bit of flab around the waist area. They are chic and trendy.”

Balloon tops with tie-up waist belt, a bow tie on the side or with pleats and lace are also the hot choice this season. “Being bottom heavy, I was never comfortable wearing body hugging tees or even short T shirts. These balloon tops are really cool and comfortable. You can wear the transparent ones with contrasting slips and they look really amazing,” says Shriya Rajan, a college student.

The balloon tops were once the in thing of the 80’s. Well, they are back and here is your chance to look all dolled up in them.


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