Makar Sankranti or Pongal is one of the major festivals celebrated in South India in a grand manner for 4 days. While in north Indian states, it is celebrated as Lohri/Uttarayan for one day, in south this festival continues for 4 days, including Bhogi, Makara Sankranti, Kanuma and Mukkanuma.
Since half sari is the traditional attire in south for unmarried girls, here are some of the best designs from our catalog.
If you’ve read my previous post on styling the saree then you would have now realized how Indian new-age designers are all geared up to popularize the Indian ethnic fashion quotient. While sari and accessories such as maang tikka and ear cuffs have gone global, the other ensembles like anarkalis, lehengas and the more recently half saree have started paving their way gradually into the international fashion domain.
Back in India, the ethnic wear is no more confined to its terra firma just like the chaniya choli from Gujarat and the half sari from South. The designers exactly know what the modern Indian woman wants to see in her wardrobe. This is why, you would notice a frequent modification on these traditional outfits.
If you compare the last year and this year fashion runways, you would witness a drastic change in the concept and innovative traits offered by our ace designers. The best part is that our fashion connoisseurs are now focusing on Indian market rather than pampering the transoceanic taste. They now feel privileged to design for Indian women, who travels overseas, who plays a pivotal role in bringing up the world economy and who is courageous enough to take her own decisions in life.
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Me and my team acknowledge these women, who have just persuaded the Indian fashion domain to have a make-shift in their innovative approach towards Indian fabric.
Celebrating this fast approaching Diwali, I offer you some of the best pieces from our half saree collection to help you have a fashionable Diwali with traditional roots. Do have a look and let me know which one is of your preference!
This is a beautiful designer half saree in blue and neon green shade. The three horizontal panels give a ruffled look to the outfit and the dupatta plays the major highlight in this ensemble. It is adorned with beautiful floral motifs with a zari edging. The blouse/choli has similar embroidery work in gold with a zari brocade. The flowing half sari can just aptly suit any Indian festive season even including Diwali.
This half saree boasts off rich Indian cultural traits. The resham lehenga with an orange dupatta along-with a contrasting black embroidered blouse is an instant headturner. The wide zari patchwork on the dupatta and lehenga gives a royal feel to ethnic wear itself. Plus, the wide intricate embroidery with a stylish back design on the blouse adds modern elements to this Diwali dress.
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This is one of my personal favorites. The rich design can easily satisfy the universal taste of any woman from all walks of life. Even a new-age fashionista with a flair for western trends would fall for this gorgeous half sari. Undoubtedly, the major highlights of this ensemble is the intricate golden motif work on the bodice of lehenga, blouse and dupatta.
The designer has smartly displayed the splendid motif work on the waist, thereby helping you highlight your curves with grace and walk with elan with a kamarband as shown in the image. The violet dupatta is adorned with similar gota work along-with sprinkles on the bodice. To enhance it further, the designer has also decorated the entire back design of the blouse with elaborate gota work against the pink shade with a blue piping.
This is another winning combination of orange and beige. The sheer fish-cut lehenga keeps up the modern quotient while the elaborate motifs on the bodice along-with a zari edging retains the ethnicity. The blouse is a major highlight next to the dupatta with rich embroidery and floral motifs flanked by a layer of huge crystals on the edging. Apart from the bordered embroidery work, the dupatta also features random sprinkles of crystals to add glitters to this ensemble.
This is another winning combination of orange and beige. the sheer fish-cut lehenga keeps up the modern quotient while the elaborate motifs on the bodice along-with a zari edging retains its ethnicity. The blouse is a major highlight next to dupatta with rich embroidery and floral motifs flanked by a layer of huge crystals on the edging. Apart from the bordered embroidery work, the dupatta also features random sprinkles of crystals to add glitters to this ensemble.
This half saree is the most sophisticated of all. This is an ideal option for the newly weds, who are still drenched in the traditional red color and do not want to come out of it so soon. The bold red lehenga with a matching blouse with full sleeves accentuated with heavy embroidery and sequin work asks you to go for minimal jewelry in your hands. The contrasting blue dupatta with elaborate embroidery work along-with a zari edging just adds feathers to the charm of this Diwali outfit. Let everyone’s gaze be on your gorgeous outfit, therefore you can opt for the same hair do as shown in the image with subtle makeup.
You can give a break to your monotonous festive look with anarkalis and saree fashion and instead opt for this half saree fusion number. The double layered sari with a checkered piece at the bottom and a parrot green pallu dramatically enhances the beauty of tradition, whilst keeping it high on fashion. The intricate motif designs on the border, sleeves and neck of the blouse give the saree a luxury look. With a three-fourth heavily decorated blouse, you can go for some broad 1 gram gold jewelry with a simple neck-piece as the rich design of the neck fills up the accessory zone.
I offer you three more disjointed sarees in similar patterns but different shades.
This is a beautiful combination of Pistachio green, red and orange. The lehenga comes with a sheer outer layer accentuated with beautiful gota work on the bodice, while the elegant dupatta comes with a decorated edging and random motifs on the body. To make the outfit more vibrant, the blouse comes in a contrasting purple shade with intricate embellishment on neck and back.
Hope you enjoyed this post and liked our half saree collection! All the displayed items are available at our store. Price on request.