Yes, The Desi Coquette Aesthetic Exists And Here Are 7 Indian Labels Championing The Same


Nope, this is not just another story putting the coquette aesthetic on a pedestal in a swarm of over-populated cores and styles. It’s been around for a while, and will stick around for quite some more, we reckon. But what’s of note is the subtle influence of this micro-trend on the Indian fashion landscape and how our homegrown labels have taken it upon themselves to come up with newer, forward reinterpretations to cater to the Indian audience.

While the bows and plaids are an obvious mainstay, intricate lacework coupled with techniques like chikankari put forth an amalgamation of sorts. We’re now seeing saris and lehengas adopt some coquette attributes, a welcome breath of fresh air from all the maximalism we’re conditioned into liking.

But if you really think hard enough, the chiffon saris and pearl necklaces, especially popularised by Maharani Gayatri Devi were a precursor to what we’re seeing blossom today. She really did it before it was cool. If you too, want to populate your wardrobe with such pieces, skim through our list of labels and get shopping.



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Spotlight on the Mradu Afrah Saree Set, perfect for the ones who like indulging in the nostalgia of old Indian Cinema and rooting for the iconic ‘heroine.’ The set is crafted in luxurious silk organza and paired with a handwoven chanderi blouse.


In my opinion, Lovebirds is ‘that’ unbothered, moisturised, focused and flourishing fashion equivalent of that meme. Their designs speak for themselves and are a visual treat for those eyeing their designs.


Versatile and comfortable, TheRealB balances the scales of practicality and fun seamlessly. This canary yellow number with micro-pleating and ruffle inserts is perfect for a day out with friends.

Lavanya Ahuja

It was actually their pearl bags that seduced me into stalking their page which in turn introduced me to the soft coquette aesthetics of the brand. Perfect for pre-wedding festivities.


Coquette couture? Keep ’em coming. This meticulously crafted lehenga set worn by Bhumi Pednekar gives ample insight into Roseroom’s eye for detail and its tryst with craftsmanship.

Summer Somewhere

Celebrated for their lightweight and summery silhouettes, Summer Somewhere mixes tasteful construction with coquette aesthetics seamlessly, as seen on their Leia top & Marco skirt. Add to cart instantly!

The Local Vintage

This coquette corset is meticulously crafted from deadstock fabrics sourced from local fabric shops in Shillong, embodying a unique blend of sustainability and style.

Also Read: It’s 2024 And Pearls Are Still Enjoying Their Spotlight In High Fashion

- Digital Fashion Writer


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