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Saree Not Sorry: 8 Lessons In Draping Your Saree To Truly Stand Out From The Crowd!

Saree Not Sorry: 8 Lessons In Draping Your Saree To Truly Stand Out From The Crowd!

The quintessential 6 yards is something that never fails to leave a mark. Whether you are dressing up to the nines to attend your best friend’s wedding or switching up your sartorial style to work an unconventional look to the office, the options are endless. With a surge in the number of people wearing the saree, the evergreen wardrobe essential, there has also been an upswing in the styles of sarees. From tulle and taffeta to saree gowns and remarkable patterns, you can now find almost anything you need in a saree to make heads turn. 

With the help of some reliable inspiration being served by Bollywood actresses who dared to go the distinct route with their style, here’s what you need to know to drape the saree in so many stylish ways. 

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Opt for a unique and interesting blouse

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Sure the saree is what marks an impression, but there is also much emphasis to be given to the blouse and how you choose to wear it. Take a note out of Shilpa Shetty’s handbook as you go all out with an embellished blouse.

Pick contrasting colours for a distinct look

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A Banarasi saree never goes out of style, and Dia Mirza wearing the traditional attire like a pro is proof. To make a difference to your look, opt for a blouse in a contrasting colour, or a hue that does not match with your saree.  

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Go for embroidery and ruffle details

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When it comes to fashion, Queen Kangana Ranaut knows it best, and one look at her embroidered blue saree with a ruffled sleeve blouse will tell you so. Wear it to a day wedding or a brunch with equal style. 

Get experimental with the silhouette

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Trust Alia Bhatt to dish out a unique look that leaves us awestruck. For her friend’s wedding, the actress chose to wear a flared, sharara saree with tone-on-tone embellishment, and it doesn’t need to be pointed out that we will be stealing this look soon enough! 

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Adapt it according to your personal style

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When fashion’s original poster child wears something, you sit back and take notes, and that is exactly what we did when Sonam Kapoor wore this Shehla Khan saree to a recent event. The cinched waist, the corset and the dramatic sleeves, what’s not to love! 

Create details as you cinch the waist

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Adding a belt to the waist is an easy way to create pleats and drapes and to hold them intact. Sonam Kapoor’s saree like outfit is the perfect example of how to do it right with your pallu in place. 

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Choose prints, prints and more prints!

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You know what’s better than a monotone saree? A two, or even three-tone saree with prints galore. Don a printed saree with interesting graphics a la Karisma Kapoor in Satya Paul to raise the bar high. 

Go for neutral colours with detailing 

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If a monochrome look is more of your calling, find the colour of your choice and flaunt it in your favourite saree, giving way to details such as scalloped hems and borders, embroidery, threadwork and more. And in case you missed it, you can always lookup too Deepika Padukone for some serious saree inspiration. 

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05 Mar 2019
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