Women wearing a sari is a cakewalk now. With ready-to- wear saris easily available in the market, the whole nine- yard saga has become a rather quick affair. With interesting draping techniques and quirky mix-n-match options, you can make a bold and stylish statement this season with your sari. Read on to know how you can be the cynosure of all eyes this festive scene.
For all those who gave up wearing the sari because it was too much of a hassle, not to mention having to deal with a blouse and petticoat as well, can breathe easy. Designer Nida Mahmood wants you to drape your sari over leggings or slim- fit denims, instead of a petticoat, and go for tees or spaghetti tops in place of a blouse. For fabrics she suggests silk, crepe and georgette, as these weigh less and make moving around much easier. More important, these fabrics have a nice fall and natural sheen. For embellishments Mahmood recommends embroidery or sequins on the sari border for festivals. If the thought of burning a crackers while wearing a sari sends shivers down your spine, opt for one with an interesting digital print that is a rage right now and also gives a festive feel.
For mothers who felt their young daughters had given up on this Indian must- have, designer Anand Kabra has a suggestion look for ready- to- wear saris. You can zip them up and the whole hassle of drapping it is taken care of. For those who own regular saris, Kabra suggest that they be worn like skirts, gowns, dhotis or just draped the way the Grecians did. Young girls should have fun with the sari. By draping it in innovative ways, they can make a sari suit their silhouette and get over the mindset that its an old woman’s attire, he explains. For colours, Kabra bets on rich reds, as it conveys the celebration mood brilliantly. So follow these styling tips and get set to dazzle in your sari.