Classic, suave and new-age, the saree is one Indian wear garment that offers multiple facets for the wearer to explore. Then, you might take a classic route or go the off-beat path with an ultra-modern version. If the latter is something that has been on your mind but you are stuck in a rut in terms of styling your saree, we have for you some Bollywood-approved versions to take notes from. A play of details, a variation of draping and the choice of pairing it differently go a long way, as you will see in our curated selection below. Here's how you too can work an unconventional saree look with effortless ease.
Here's how you too can work an unconventional saree look with effortless ease.
Details may be as minute as they come but nothing beats the appeal of a standout attribution. Engineered pleats as texture, as spotted in Kriti Sanon's gold Manish Malhotra saree make for a fail-safe option for a cocktail event. For an edgy take on the six yards, opt for tiered details in sheer fabric a la Shilpa Shetty, a trendsetter when it comes to the new-age saree or go the much-favoured ruffle route like Mira Kapoor. Accessorise accordingly to elevate your look, cinching the waist to hold the drape in place if required.
Bored of draping your sarees the same way as everyone else? We might have a solution for you. Take notes from Bollywood's fashion-forward stars, acing the saree look with distinctive drapes. From Mouni Roy's Anamika Khanna pick that came complete with a cape and slight volume at the skirt, to Sonakshi Sinha's pant-style saree, there is an array of options in styling it right with an edge. For an even more modern update, we suggest looking at Dia Mirza's off-the-shoulder saree gown with a thigh-high slit from Shantanu & Nikhil.
Designers have long been exploring a futuristic appeal, imbibing it in the age-old garment for some fantastic versions. For notes, take a look at the sculpted look incorporated in the black and blue Rimzim Dadu number worn by Sonam Kapoor. Also giving winning looks with an innovative approach are sarees are Amit Aggarwal— think the strategically embellished version worn by Tamannaah or the unique iteration of the drape carried off by Karisma Kapoor.
Perhaps the simplest and yet one of the most fashionable ways to go ahead with an offbeat look is to team it with a captivating blouse. Work a full-sleeved retro look often championed by Sonam Kapoor or pick a risqué blouse to go along with your dainty saree, just like Jaqueline Fernandez. If you would rather style your selection with a blouse that sits somewhere in between the two, we recommend looking at Kareena Kapoor Khan's off-the-shoulder pick.
And that's how you go the unconventional route with your selection. Try it out for yourself!
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