Chammak challo chic to geek goddess: What’s your sari story?

Updated On Sep 28, 2014 01:30 PM IST
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The sari has gone through a style revolution. From the humble floral chiffon passed through generations to bejewelled drapes that would set you back by lakhs of rupees. From wearing them like your mom to DIY-ing with T-shirt blouses and denims under your drape. And, from making an occasion out of buying your first drape, to swiping your credit card for a couture buy off the internet—the sari has indeed come a long way, with the journey studded by many trend-setters. But, did you ever wonder what your choice of drape says about you? We put under focus, five saris aficionados, and de-code their drape personality to help you find yours. (Text: Snigdha Ahuja) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2014 01:30 PM IST

The sari has gone through a style revolution. From the humble floral chiffon passed through generations to bejewelled drapes that would set you back by lakhs of rupees. From wearing them like your mom to DIY-ing with T-shirt blouses and denims under your drape. And, from making an occasion out of buying your first drape, to swiping your credit card for a couture buy off the internet—the sari has indeed come a long way, with the journey studded by many trend-setters. But, did you ever wonder what your choice of drape says about you? We put under focus, five saris aficionados, and de-code their drape personality to help you find yours. (Text: Snigdha Ahuja)

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Re-inventorsBy now, we have almost seen it all when it comes to the revamped sari. From prints that range from yourchildhood love for pacman to those which make something as monotonous as a table fan look super chic. The print style apart, there’s the half-sari, the infamous sari gown and even the daring pants under the sari trend—and we have lovers of each championing the modern take on the signature ethnic wear. Actor and Bollywood’s fave fashionista, Sonam Kapoor, has to be your go-to inspiration, when it comes to being the harbinger of style loved by young sari lovers. And minimalism is what makes her picks top style charts. If you’re a clutter-breaker too, you are on Sonam’s style side. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2014 01:30 PM IST

Re-inventorsBy now, we have almost seen it all when it comes to the revamped sari. From prints that range from yourchildhood love for pacman to those which make something as monotonous as a table fan look super chic. The print style apart, there’s the half-sari, the infamous sari gown and even the daring pants under the sari trend—and we have lovers of each championing the modern take on the signature ethnic wear. Actor and Bollywood’s fave fashionista, Sonam Kapoor, has to be your go-to inspiration, when it comes to being the harbinger of style loved by young sari lovers. And minimalism is what makes her picks top style charts. If you’re a clutter-breaker too, you are on Sonam’s style side.

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Geek go-getterA potpourri of paisleys, ikat and block prints, minimalist patterns, and all of this, sans showy embroidery—the sari here makes a loud statement, without creating any noise. Warm khadi, cottons, ­indigenous handloom ­textiles—the sari becomes a symbol of simplistic chic. Filmmaker Kiran Rao has made a business of looking good in her Greek drape avatar, complete with signature black-rimmed spectacles. You are definitely the nerd who does niche if your sari pick matches that of Kiran’s! View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2014 01:30 PM IST

Geek go-getterA potpourri of paisleys, ikat and block prints, minimalist patterns, and all of this, sans showy embroidery—the sari here makes a loud statement, without creating any noise. Warm khadi, cottons, ­indigenous handloom ­textiles—the sari becomes a symbol of simplistic chic. Filmmaker Kiran Rao has made a business of looking good in her Greek drape avatar, complete with signature black-rimmed spectacles. You are definitely the nerd who does niche if your sari pick matches that of Kiran’s!

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Vintage damesPowder pastels, romantic rose golds and pale minimalism, adorned generously with couture perfect gemstones and all that shimmers, without being OTT—Deepika defines the vintage-loving dame perfectly. These are drapes right out of a cinemascope adorned movie scene, with blue-blooded expensive taste. If you are an avid ­collector of lust-worthy ­vintage whimsy, you are definitely on the Padukone team when it comes to your sari personality. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2014 01:30 PM IST

Vintage damesPowder pastels, romantic rose golds and pale minimalism, adorned generously with couture perfect gemstones and all that shimmers, without being OTT—Deepika defines the vintage-loving dame perfectly. These are drapes right out of a cinemascope adorned movie scene, with blue-blooded expensive taste. If you are an avid ­collector of lust-worthy ­vintage whimsy, you are definitely on the Padukone team when it comes to your sari personality.

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