Hail the timeless grandeur of sarees! Nothing matches the glorious elegance of a classic saree. Times have changed and sartorial preferences have evolved, but the one piece of clothing that has maintained its status staying in the front foot of the fashion radar in India is the saree. Today, modern women are tapping deep into our Indian roots to inspire their festive appearances. The time-honoured sari is being reimagined by couturiers in incredible new ways that give globally-savvy women like us a nudge to embrace the allure of the old-world charm in ample new ways.
If you’re a bride-to-be or the bonafide fashionista wedding attendee, stand out from the sea of lehengas rocking your desi avatar in a dazzling saree. Priyanka Chopra gave heavy lehengas a miss for her sangeet night setting an unconventional trend for brides-to-be while Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma embraced our rich culture adorning benarasi saree for their reception appearances. The sarees are no longer reserved for curated bridal trousseau but also shine through grand gala affairs. From ruffle sarees to lehenga sarees, Payal Singhal presented eclectic concept sarees on the SS19 runway to make way into the destination weddings this year. Varun Bahl, on the other hand, played with wispy drapes in muted prints and bustier blouses to style the timeless charmers with a new and now appeal.
If you’ve RSVPed to a couple of destination wedding getaways this season, concept sarees are a must-pack. For essence, pick a risque pre-draped saree that can translate well to a cocktail-cum-sangeet night where you wouldn’t have to think once while grooving the evening away. Saree gowns are perfect for when you want to dial up the drama. For a modern take, replete with volumes, drapes, belts and capes. Among others, ingeniously handwoven sarees are perfect additions to accentuate your bridal charm and glow for post-wedding appearances. Ruffle saree is the top amongst the hybrid that is ruling the scene this season armed to add the perfect millennial flair to your bridal repertoire. If you’re ready to slay the wedding season appearance by appearance, make fuss-free ruffle sarees your plus-one! Wear it to your best friend’s pheras so that your outfit doesn’t come in the way of fulfilling your bridesmaid duties.
For most millennials, draping the saree perfectly is a point of concern. Though a point of valid apprehensions, the six-yard drape can be draped in n number of styles; and incredible 325 ways by the renowned draper- Dolly Jain. The bonafide saree expert has dressed personalities like the Ambani women, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and many more. The saree maven hosted a masterclass with Shrima Rai at Pernia’s Pop-Up Studio on the 6th of April to impart her talent amongst desi divas and brides-to-be. A stellar curation of sarees curated by Dolly Jain was displayed at the special pop-up. The sari’s traditional core, coupled with its affability to be draped in versatile ways, makes a perfect formula to turn-heads at summer-wedding affairs.
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