Front-Knot Style, Diipa Khosla & Larissa D’Sa | (Source: Instagram | @diipakhosla, @larissa_wlc)
Front-Knot Style, Diipa Khosla & Larissa D’Sa | (Source: Instagram | @diipakhosla, @larissa_wlc)

For all us Bollywood fans, we can unanimously agree that front-knot equals to Dimple Kapadia’s polka dot ensemble in the film Bobby. Inspired from the west and the big screen, the ‘70s brought on the tie-front fad in India’s fashion industry. However, this retro-inspired style is more than common and continues to be innovated by designers in t-shirts, jumpsuits, shirts, dresses and so on. To highlight the great thing about front-knot is that you can DIYvoila, you’ve got yourself a new outfit for the day. Additionally, you can also customize it further with the way you choose to tie the knot.

Another trait of the front-knot is it’s suitability to our current climatic condition. Taking the saying less is more literally, this alternative to a crop-top helps to keep you cool amidst the stickiness. With multiple wears to style the look, there is no shortage on the outfit combinations you can come up with this season. Moreover, with vacay mode on hold, the variety of tie-front looks can make you feel like a beach babe regardless of the location. A­re you on board with this fun-flirty way to show some skin without being extra?­ It’s time to refresh your wardrobe and have some fun with styling various front-knot looks.

Scroll below to see our top picks on wearing the front-knot:

1. Dress

A perfect pick that works for some fun during the day or an evening of drinks and dancing is a sexy front-knot dress. Diipa Khosla’s strapless pastel pink outfit, with a sexy cut-out, instantly gives us the holiday vibes. Throw on some strappy sandals for a morning vibe, or choose to dress it up with lace-up heels for a sizzling night out.

2. Jumpsuit

A twist (literally) to a conventional jumpsuit is a great way to spice up the look. A little knot in the front is a stylish addition that helps to make your look more put together. This helps when you want to wear one-piece for a more corporate occasion. Donning a beautiful dusky purple jumpsuit, Malini Agarwal looks chic and charismatic. Additionally, you can experiment with different prints that look equally great with a front-knot. Don’t be afraid to layer on some bling and a current bag to look more on-trend!

3. Over-sized Shirt

Who isn’t a fan of the over-sized craze? Create a whole new mood with your shirt, and instead of wearing it loose, add a knot to the front. Go on to pair this with your favourite swimsuit, bralette, or a fitted dress to fancy it up. Straight out of an editorial, Sonam Babani’s classic white shirt with an angled tie-knot makes for a tasteful cover-up. Additionally, the wick sun-visor and Dolce & Gabbana clutch synergize the look further for a perfect holiday OOTD.

4. Crop-top

A tie-front crop-top will be your new best friend. This is the ultimate piece to style with everything and anything! Whether it is for something simple like day errands, a visit to the beach, or something fancier such as a dinner date—this top can work it all. Larissa D’Sa plays around with summer colours, and her yellow front-knot top looks elegant paired with a pleated maxi floral skirt. Looking like a summer dream, this outfit is sure to elevate your day. Alternatively, you can also style the crop-top with denim, shorts or a mini-skirt for a more playful feel. A no-fuss piece worth owning for sure!

5. Co-ord Set

An easy way to look effortless while being stylish in the humid weather is a matching set. Choose a bright colour like Roshni Bhatia and pair it with something equally bright to be on-trend for the season. A light material makes this style comfortable and easy to lounge in all day long, even at home! Moreover, it is an apt selection for the days you have friends visiting but cannot be bothered to dress up. A single twist on the front instantly amps up your home look while keeping you cool!

6. Shirt

Go as sexy or modest as you wish with a fitted front-knot shirt. For those more daring, a full-sleeved shirt helps to balance out a deep neckline, giving you more options to play around with the pairing. Take inspiration from Komal Pandey who looks sexy in her transformation of a white shirt into an off-shoulder with a front knot. Nevertheless, she maintains elegance with a tailored satin high-waist skirt that synchronises the entire look. Dangling earrings, sleek hair, bold lips and a thigh-high slit—this sensual look is sure to make heads spin!

7. Casual T-shirt

Why not give your everyday t-shirt a fresh look as well? A quick fix to beat the heat is a simple knot on your tee to convert it into stylish crop-top. An easy DIY, we love how Juhi Godambe has kept it simple and classy with a knotted tee and high-rise pants. Keeping in line with the casual vibe-a high pony, oversized shades, and chunky Balenciaga trainers do the trick. A simple knot is all it takes to spontaneously modify your everyday look!

Are you going to try out the front-knot trend on your outfits? Let us know in the comments below.

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