Here’s an easy-breezy way to boost that creative flow while you’re stuck at home.

Fashion in the current scenario often seems frivolous. Even as I browse through multiple e-commerce sites and keep track of international fashion trends (the Western world is emerging out of the pandemic, while we’re going in deeper), I am unable to find solace in shopping. So while it serves as a lovely distraction from the problems around us, yet it feels a bit indulgent to actually shop in the middle of a pandemic. This is why fashion gaming apps have become my secret indulgence in the middle of a lockdown.
The year 2020 was spent playing ludo with friends and challenging strangers on the scrabble app, come 2021 I am turning to fashion gaming apps to help me kill time. These design-centric apps feed my fashion-starved soul and keep the creative juices flowing. Here are 5 fashion gaming apps that have found a spot on my home screen.

Covet Fashion

Covet Fashion
Image courtesy: Covet Fashion Instagram

You might not be able to dress up in the latest fashion from your fashion brands but your gaming avatar can certainly be dressed to a T. Covet Fashion is one of the most popular fashion gaming apps both on Google Play Store and iOS. The reason being that it allows you to dress up the avatar in fashion from real-life fashion brands. Customise the hair, makeup, clothes and dress up for various make-believe occasions. Dressing up was never so easy. They also have Indian brands like Isharya on board.

Kim Kardashian Hollywood

 
Kim Kardashian Hollywood
Image courtesy: Kim Kardashian Hollywood

Almost every business venture of Kim Kardashian is a multi-million dollar making one. In this mix is her dress up and role-play gaming app, Kim Kardashian Hollywood. Start off as her assistant and eventually upgrade to styling her for various glamorous sightings. This app allows you to become a virtual part of the Kardashian world. 

Fashion Star Boutique

Fashion Star Boutique
Image courtesy: Fashion Star Boutique

If you’ve put your fashion start-up dreams on hold, then this fashion gaming app is sure to get you back on track. Set up your own make-believe fashion studio and design clothes on order as requested by celebrity clients. From simple dresses to red-carpet creations, this design app helps you brush up your designing skills. Choose fabrics, silhouettes, trims and accents and virtually dress up your boutique clients. 

Shopping Mall Girl

Shopping mall Girl
Image courtesy: Shopping Mall Girl

If you’re missing some retail therapy, then Shopping Mall Girl gaming app is sure to bring back some memories. Store hop, try multiple outfits in the trial room, get VIP passes, walk on the runway and get a personal shopper. There’s a lot of interesting shopping-related activities you can try out on this app without actually having to empty your wallet. 

Drest

Drest

If you’re looking for a fashion gaming experience that is closest to the real world, then Drest is the answer. Launched by ex-editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Lucy Yeomans, the app is a highly addictive luxury styling game. The interactive game has real-life avatars that you can dress up in some stunning high end fashion. From Manolo Blahniks to The Row, it’s got all your favourite luxury brands on board.  

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India

Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and shows with more style than script, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.