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Celebrities Supporting Indian Handlooms: Style Lessons To Adopt

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Celebrities Supporting Indian Handlooms

Celebrities Supporting Indian Handlooms

In the age of palazzos and nude makeup, don’t celebrities supporting Indian handlooms sound strange and weird to you?

How many of you know that the Indian handlooms are springing back to fashion and pics with #iwearhandloom are trending on Twitter and Facebook?

Just to keep you updated –

When Textiles Minister Smriti Irani tweeted a picture supporting Indian handlooms on August 1 last year, she virtually flagged off the national campaign promoting handloom cotton dresses on social media. In fact, Smriti Irani (the “Tulsi” of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi serial) had posted a picture of herself dressed in a handloom cotton saree from Bihar and asked people to share their handloom clothes look. The idea behind this mission was to lend support to 43 lac Indian weavers and their families spread across the country. Isn’t it a brilliant idea?

Smriti Irani Handloom Saree

What happened then? The ordinary folks to celebs happily started embracing this social-and-personal endeavor. And became participative in the promotion of handloom saree.

Here Are The Top Celebs Supporting The Indian Handloom:

The growing number of celebrities who are wearing and endorsing handloom cotton saris will certainly impress you. There is not one but many.

Celebrities Supporting Handlooms

Starting with the actress and fashionable diva Samantha Akkineni who has been promoting Indian crafts and embroidery to the fullest before and after her marriage to Naga Chaitanya.

Sam Prabhu shared a pic of a hand-embroidered blouse which she paired with an Ajrakh print saree. Supporting the cause and initiative of Indian handlooms, Samantha Akkineni urged her fans to come to Chennai for an upcoming exhibition.

Any clue of the caption of the image? It said –

“A beautiful hand embroidered blouse paired with an #ajrakh print sari from Kamala, Chennai – the crafts shop of @craftscouncilofindia #Chennai #iwearhandloom.”

Samantha Akkineni ‏Handloom Saree

Is this the only instance of the lovely actress Sam Prabhu supporting Indian weaves? Nope!

Samantha Akkineni looked every bit regal in a monochrome ikat saree teamed up with a long black jacket. Her shoulder-touching long silver earrings and well-defined waistline complemented her handloom style.

Samantha Akkineni handloom saree

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Aren’t the fashion choices of Samantha Akkineni worth a headline in itself? She is doing her bit by championing the cause of Indian handlooms pretty well. And all this when she is in the thick of the action in her Telugu and Tamil films! Surely she has a heart for the Indian handloom.

Kalki Koechlin handwoven saree

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#Neerja Sonam Kapoor flaunting her hourglass figure in a blue handloom piece. How confident she looks in this quirky piece.

Sonam Kapoor in Handloom Cotton Saree

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Sonam Kapoor again in colorful weaves from Anavila (left) and Gaurang Shah (right).

Handloom Fashion Trends

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Actress Vidya Balan is “Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment” when it comes to celebrities supporting Indian handlooms. How elegant she looks in Indian fashion. It seems her curves are specially made to wear handlooms – whether in the form of cotton dresses or saris. Dressed in this white handloom saree with a printed black blouse, she is no doubt looking like a handloom diva. Perfect cue for the fashion aspirants reading this piece!

Vidya Balan Handloom Saree Fashion

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Tumhari Sulu Vidya Balan in this block-printed kalamkari sari. This actress-n-award winner has pure love for handlooms and we love it!

Handloom Cotton Sarees

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Not every time does actress Neha Dhupia look absolutely desi. She looks oh-so-cool-and-hot in this white Anavila handloom cotton saree.


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Priyanka Chopra who impressed the global audience with her performance in ‘Quantico’ would not like to leave her Indian roots and handlooms behind. Spotted she is in this dual tone blue and pink handloom saree.

Priyanka Chopra in Handloom Sari

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Kirron Kher is very dignified in dressing and supporting #iwearhandloom. Seen here wearing Gaurav Gupta’s handloom saree for a ramp walk.

Handloom Trends

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We all loved Radhika Apte in the film Padman. She looks equally ravishing in this beige handloom saree by Anavila, paired with a red blouse.

Celebrities Handloom Fashion

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Radhika Apte showed her love for the Indian handloom as she donned an Ikat dress in cotton from the label ‘The Meraki Project’ designed by Sonali Pamnani as she strutted the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016.

Radhika Apte Handloom Cotton Dress

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Neena Gupta caught sporting one of the finest examples of handloom cotton saris which she paired with statement chunky jewelry to look stunning.

Latest Handloom Sarees

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The lovely Kajol and her unibrows are here to stay. Her white and black handloom saree beautifully paired with an orange blouse depicts her love for the handloom saree.

Kajol Handloom Sari

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Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi’s style is synonymous with their love for handloom cotton sarees. The daughter proves it in the pic below, so did her grandmother Late Indira Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi Saree

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Bengali film director Aparna Sen’s daughter Konkona Sen walked the runway in this quirky handcrafted mustard color saree dhoti.

Konkona Sen Saree

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Dia Mirza walked the ramp in this beige handloom cotton saree. Doesn’t she look enchanting even after her marriage?

Dia Mirza Saree Styles

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Mini Mathur in a handloom saree and a bell-sleeved blouse. That’s nice and experimental, isn’t it?

Mini Mathur Handloom Saree

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It is hard to stop three-time National Film Awards winner Kangana Ranaut from looking boho even in handloom cotton dresses. (On left) Easy breezy cotton ivory dress from Pero by Aneeth Arora, (On right) sari and sunnies.

Kangana Ranaut in Handloom

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Tisca Chopra in a charming Raw Mango pink and green checkered silk saree paired with a contrast sleeveless boat neck blouse. Polki earrings and a big bindi complete her look.

Tisca Chopra Sari Styles

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Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy loves handwoven cotton outfits from labels Pero by Aneeth Arora and Rina Dhaka.

Arundhati Roy Handloom

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Anu is wearing a vibrant sea blue handloom saree with a contrasting black blouse.

Latest Handloom Fashion

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Catherine’s saree in a different draping style is definitely awe-inspiring!

Handloom Designer Sarees

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So which of the actresses endorsing the #iwearhandloom campaign did you like the most? Tell us in the comments box below. Don’t forget to share your pics with #iwearhandloom and this blog on your social networks too. Love India, love Indian handlooms!

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