If you think Bollywood stars are the only ones to look to for style inspiration, here’s breaking that myth for you! South Indian Stars are playing dress up like never before, especially in sarees… every girl loves wearing sarees and it’s no surprise that styling a saree isn’t as easy as it looks. Since the saree has taken the centre stage amidst the chaotic Indian dress circle/ circus, it seems like a great time to explore and expedient with the drape. seems like the right piece/ thing to experiment with. Here’s some much-needed saree style inspiration from Tollywood stars! Forget those kanjeevaram and gajra stereotypes, it’s time to see the change!
Possibly the most well known south Indian star of our generation. Tamanna is a diva in herself and all her looks are experimental, edgy and risqué, especially when it comes to Indian wear. Wear this lace saree like the actor for an evening out and pair it a pearl choker.
Buy this blue saree with lace details ( Rs 1, 898 on Myntra) to get a look inspired from this!
You know less is more when Samantha Prabhu rocks an Anavila Misra with that much ease and confidence. Pick a muted saree like this one for a day event and accessorise it with minimal jewellery to look elegant!
Get yourself an elegant handwoven chanderi saree (Rs 3099 on Tijori) to look understated yet sophisticated.
Going the skimpy way is never easy, but learn a thing or two from Kajal Aggarwal on how to ace that low waist plus sheer combo like an absolute boss. The next time you have a sheer saree, pair it with a really basic blouse to look straight out of a fairytale!
We love everything about this look by Tapsee Pannu. The gold and black combo, the crushed effect, the shoulder-grazing earrings et al. Everything is impeccable and so tastefully styled! Try this look if you’re heading out for a plush evening soiree where it’s all about contemporary meets iclass.
This Maheshwari golden silk saree (Rs 7290 on Jaypore) is ideal to pick! We also think it will go well with all your basic black crop tops!
If you thought wearing kanjeevarams were dated, just look this glazing golden saree worn by Shriya. She looks every bit regal, beautiful and traditional. This is a great pick for a wedding that’s perfectly described as the Big Fat Indian Wedding! Try a different pallu style to break away the monotony and look edgy.
This dual handloom kanjeevaram saree is what one needs to wear when you want to shine bright like a star! Available on Samyakk (Rs 11,109 in Samyakk.com). We say add to cart, now!
If you thought South Indian stars didn’t have enough style inspiration to give you, this one is proof that you were wrong. A cape blouse with dramatic long sleeves and a saree worn like overalls… there’s surely a lot of India Modern happening in this ensemble. A great way to pair your blazer as a blouse and keep the saree really light and printed, just like Hansika right here.
No one quite does it like Ileana, because the actor can go risqué and still look like she’s owning the outfit. This cowl/dhoti pant drape might not be the easiest one to wear or get pre-stitched, but will surely get you a million compliments! Pair it with stilettos and a studded clutch for any occasion!
We can’t get over this one by designer Anita Kanwal (Rs 26,009 on azafashions.com) that is just perfect if you want some inspiration from Ileana.