Don’t stress over it: Four ways to ace distressed denims

If normocore has been trending all this while, it’s because high fashion doesn’t need to be expensive or put in a clichéd, primly-set box.

We spotted so many of our Bollywood fashionistas going comfy and stylish in varied pairs of distressed denims, and the inspiration is our takeaway.

Not only as travel-perfect attire, ripped n’ distressed can also work for the red-carpet if styled smart.  Apart from these, we also take a quick glimpse at more ‘tamed’ versions of denims that our filmy ladies have been sporting. Pick your favourite.


The signature slit:
Want to do distressed without going all-out ragged? Take inspo from Anushka Sharma and DIY a pair of ankle-length denims, doing just a single slit. Add a pop of colour via your laced-up shoes and you’re good to go.

The cheesegrater rip:
Out of the many techniques that are used to distress denims at home, there’s one that includes treating your denims with a cheesegrater to get a textured look. Kriti Sanon’s might be a store-bought pair but you can definitely be inspired.

Bowing to the knee slash:
She doesn’t veer much from her ‘propah’ avatar, maybe that’s the reason we love it when Katrina Kaif does laidback chic. If not all-over ripped, take inspiration from this look and go for the always on-trend ripped knee.

Red carpet distressed:
We wouldn’t usually recommend denims for the red carpet, but we have to laud Sophie Choudry’s glam look. For a formal day out, you can too pick up distressed jeans and off-set the look with an embellished jacket and accessorise smart.