Whenever you plan to dress up in that 6-yard-wonder called saree -- whether it's for a wedding, festival or event, know that your hairstyle will play a major role in finishing your look. Regardless of what designer Sabyasachi has been saying lately, sarees are very much a popular choice for dressing up. However, it is important that we choose make-up and hairstyles that work with heavy prints, brocade or intricate weaves.
Lately we've noticed Bollywood stars increasingly choosing traditional sarees like Benarasi and brocades -- bringing these back in fashion. We can talk about Anushka’s choice of attire for her Delhi wedding reception or we can simply focus on our onscreen Rani Padmavati, Deepika Padukone. She wore bold brocades from, coincedentally, Sabyasachi throughout the promotions. While celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani chose a rich Banarasi silk with bold colours, hair and make-up artist Sandhya Shekar stayed away from loose hair and loud make-up that may have spoilt the look, and instead came up with an elegant hair do.
If you haven’t noticed already, Deepika kept her hairstyle clean and constant as she wore her floor-sweeping sarees during Padmaavat promotions. With western clothing, the actress experiments with loose and ponytail hairstyles when she's worn lighter fabrics. With traditional sarees, Deepika has a clean bun that draws attention to her features and balances out the overall look. No matter how heavy or light the pattern or shade of your saree is, a clean bun never fails to add elegance to the ensemble. You can always play with the placement of the bun, it can be close to your nape or in the middle.
For eyes and lips, combine full-smokey eyes with nude lips or a thick eyeliner with pale pink lipstick! Here are a few looks of Deepika that assure that a clean bun works with sarees.
Go for a bun, hun!