Saris for the season

There’s no garment more versatile than the sari. And as the festive and wedding season kicks off, you’re probably going to be wearing the traditional drape more often than ever. With these innovative styles that are currently in vogue, make sure you change it up for every occasion.

Edgy
If soft, fluid drapes are what you’ve always veered towards, enter uncharted territory with Amit Aggarwal’s architectural drapes. You won’t even need jewellery to make a statement with this one.

Short
Nikhil Thampi is among the number of designers who have recently demonstrated shorter versions of the garment. The best part — no need to lift this one to prevent tripping on it.

Funky
Explore your kitschy side with loud colours, pop prints and accessories like belts and scarves. Anita Dongre offers a few ideas.

Pop prints
No one said you have to stick to conventional or traditional motifs on printed saris. Karishma Shahani makes good use of stars here. Jenjum Gadi also showed a variety of prints at his recent show.

Over pants
There’s a new silhouette at practically every show by Masaba, and the latest is a drape over cropped, flared pants. The ease with which the model pulls this off should calm your inhibitions.

1. Striped: Sabyasachi offers a chic way to add quirk to the classic sari.
2. Asymmetrical: Payal Singhal’s blouses are long, flowy and way better-looking once worn than in your imagination.
3. Bare back: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla create some of the most timeless saris. They make sure they add a daring back to the blouse so that you stand out in a crowd.
4. Collared: Who said they’re only for shirts? Shantanu Singh shows you how to use not just collars but even buttons on a conventional blouse.
5. Jacketed: Many designers have attempted it, but it’s the styling that sets this Aartivijay Gupta look apart.

 

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