Who says saris can’t be fun, funky and freewheeling? Proof right here

  • Shara Ashraf, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 13, 2016 19:07 IST
Who says saris can’t be fun, funky and freewheeling? The new-age stylistas are giving a cheerful spin to saris by teaming them with everything from T-shirts to sneakers. (Pinterest)

It can’t get better than this for women who believe in writing their own fashion rules. Saris are undergoing a cheerful, relaxed makeover. Teamed with T-shirts, shirts, and crop tops, the new-age sari invokes a fun, freewheeling casual vibe. A number of Bollywood fashionsitas are rocking cheerful, unpretentious versions of saris. The trend is popping up on the runway as well, with designers presenting their fun takes on saris.

Read: Four fashionable ways to drape your sari

A far-cry from those highly structured, red-carpet-y looks, the modern saris are styled in an easygoing and chilled out fashion, with influences that vary between breezy bohemian to rock ‘n’ roll.

Here’s some inspiration from Bollywood as well as the runway to make your sari perfect for that relaxed evening date, your bestie’s happening birthday or that fun outing with friends.

(L to R) Model Sonalika Sahay shows off a Gaurav Jai Gupta design on the ramp; actor Jacqueline Fernandez teams her sari with a sporty crop top; a model in a Anavila Mishra design . (Raajessh Kashyap & Yogen Shah/ HT Photos)

A calf length sari draped over a pleated petticoat, teamed with a sturdy shirt will never disappoint a fashion renegade. Take inspiration from designer Anavila Mishra’s creation to rock the look.

Who says sari and quirk can’t go together? Doing the drape differently can completely turn around the feel of your sari.

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Experiment with the drape and team your sari with edgy platforms and turn fashion rules on their heads, the way designer Gaurav Jai Gupta does it in this creation.

A sporty, numbered top can be a fun companion to a sari. Look at how actor Jacqueline Fernandez makes the two work together without much effort.

Actors Roshni Chopra, filmmaker Kiran Rao and actor Sarah-Jane Dias rock saris teamed with fun tops . (Yogen Shah and Viral Bhayani/ HT Photos and Instagram )

Give a funky vibe to your bordered sari by wearing it with a glam striped blouse. Kiran Rao makes an otherwise simple look cheery with that little tweak.

What can be more relaxed and comfy this summer than pairing your striped crop top with your cotton sari? Actor Roshni Chopra puts together an easy-breezy look that’ll make summer fun and easy. Now you know what to do with those multiple T-shirts lying in your closet and the cotton saris your mom owns.

Do you have too many summery tops in your wardrobe? Get imaginative and start pairing them with your saris. Team the look with a fun belt to pack boredom away. Actor Sarah Jane Dias makes a plain look striking with the addition of the bow belt.

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