If you're a serial saree wearer, do that happy dance and don't you stop. Felt like you were missing out on cocktail dresses and sophisticated gowns thanks to your love for the 9-yard garment? We're here to put a stop to such thinking and introduce to you - the off-shoulder saree drape. Yes, the off-shoulder pallu is FINALLY a thing... brought to you by the industry's best-dressed women, and their stylists of course.
The off-shoulder pallu is a new addition to the family of refreshingly unique drapes that make you feel like a 'boss woman' rather than a 'bimla bua'. Not that I'm implying that the traditional drape is shabby - it's one of the most graceful fashion phenomena. However, everything gets old once you're in a rut. Also, it lets you show off that incredibly elaborate new blouse! So, mix it up with the off-shoulder drape, won't you? Time to take notes 'coz here are 5 Bollywood celebrities who will show you how it's done:
Mira Kapoor makes motherhood look great, doesn't she? This Shantanu & Nikhil pants-saree is unique as it is... add an off-shoulder pallu and boom! Another dimension added. It's edgy, it's modern, it helps show off that classic strapless sweetheart neck blouse. Love!
One of So-K's best saree moments off-screen, this nude and ivory combination left us with little to say. The cut-work blouse is exquisite and so, deserved to be shown off with an elegant off-shoulder drape of her Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla ruffled saree. You deserve this pallu, we deserve this pallu, everyone deserves this pallu!
Entrepreneur, designer, and trained dancer, Pernia Qureshi, has everything going for her. Including this nude-coloured saree, worn off-shoulder with the pallu around the arms. If we're being honest, we also have a thing for the cutwork detail metallic blouse she's added for glamorous contrast.
If you're attending a big fat Indian wedding, choose an off-shoulder pallu like Bollywood 'Sunday Binge' Shilpa Shetty did. This modern drape leaves more room to be creative and off-beat with your blouses, doesn't it? If you looked at all the sparkle on her gorgeous saree and thought 'Manish Malhotra', you were pretty much, exactly spot-on.
How do you make a mark in Bollywood when you're new and still learning? Go all out with your wardrobe. Hire a talented stylist, and don't be shy. Kajal Aggarwal is doing exactly that and we're impressed... Especially with this bold concept saree that was screaming to draped off the shoulder. Another Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla creation, the ruffled pallu on this futuristic black saree deserves an award, doesn't it?
Just wrap it around your arms and secure it with the other arm - it's as simple as that. So, gather up that pallu, and some courage, and give the spotlight to that blouse. Whether it's statement details or that flirty hint of a cleavage, show it off with the off-shoulder pallu.