How To Design A Plain Saree At Home

How To Design A Plain Saree At Home

You see a plain saree, would you buy it? Is it worth shelling out money on something so plain? This article tells you how plain sarees can amp up the fashion quotient anywhere and everywhere. Plain saree is a wardrobe staple for most fashion conscious women. It is sexy, it is graceful and you are sure to turn heads whenever you don this six yard. Plain sarees have an appeal of their own. You could team up a contrasting blouse with a midriff baring translucent plain saree or accessories.

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Like our tinsel town divas, we too are in love with the plain sarees, so much so that we stocked on dozens of these plain saree. But after a while, wearing the same old plain sarees could get boring. With our country brimming with festivals, we thought to give a makeover to plain sarees and make them designer plain sarees.

So get ready to check out ideas on how to style these plain sarees in the classiest manner. Once you take inspiration from here, there’s no thinking twice to whether you would buy a plain saree or not.

Here’s How To Design A Plain Saree At Home

Raveena Tandon blue saree designed by Manish Malhotra

Dye Your Drapes

Ombre is back in vogue again, and what better way to revamp your plain saree than to dye in an ombre shade of your choice. Just pick a color scheme you have in mind and head to the nearest market to dye your saree in the shade.

Arm yourself with the color scheme you wish to have on your plain saree. You are set to rock the world once your ombre dye is set.

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DIY saree

Tie N Dye Your Plain Saree

Here is another way on to how to design a plain saree at home. This age old technique is a good way to revamp your old plain saree piled in the closet. It makes you look classy and young at the same time. Our Bollywood bombshell Shilpa Shetty too seems to be fond of this trend. Take a leaf out of her book and tie and dye your old saree in vibrant colours. Team your saree with a silver blouse and we are sure you will turn heads wherever you go.

Tie and Dye in bright neon colors to give a new lease of life to your plain old sarees.

Tie N Dye Saree

Add A Heavy Border

Add a definition to your plain saree by adding an embellished border to it. Add a vibrant silver or gold border to it and make it stand out without much effort. To give your plain saree an edgier look, match your saree border with the blouse.

Lift your by several notches by adding a border in velvet, silk , kundan or mirror work.

Plain saree work designs

Add A Fresh Look By Changing Your Blouse

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Somebody has rightfully said that a blouse can make or break a saree. A right blouse can alleviate your look whereas an ill fitted or a boring blouse can spell a disaster for your entire outfit. So, how to design a plain saree at home? Give a breath of fresh air to your plain saree by changing the blouse you normally wear with saree. Go for an embellished blouse or a blouse in materials like velvet or lace to
give your plain saree a new look.

Play with bright neon hues or materials like Khadi to give a modern twist to your traditional six yards. Try a blouse in contrasting hue a la our Bollywood babes.

Designer plain sarees

Add Embellishments

A simple and easy breezy method to glam up your saree is to add embellishments to it. Brighten up your plain saree with some zardosi, mirror or kundan work to it. Look chic by adding patches to your saree. Just glue some sequins or mirror work on the pallu or along the border of your saree and see it transform. Adding these patchwork or embellishment is really easy and can be done at home too. These plain saree work designs are sure to move you up the fashion ladder without shelling too much.

Plain Saree with kundans

Sequin Blouse

Give a designer twist to your plain and boring saree by adding sequins to your saree border. Match it with a sequins blouse and you sure to look like a star of any party you head to. You can take an inspiration from our Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor who loves to don a sequins plain saree. You can also turn your plain saree easily into a designer plain saree by adding sequins to it.

Kareena Kapoor Post marriage Appearances

Plain Saree Design Ideas

Now that you learnt the DIY ideas of making your plain chiffon sari enticing, we wish to give you more ideas and design patterns that will make your look even more interesting and fashionable.

1. Mix it With Velvet

Take a sufficient length of velvet cloth that works as pallu and club it with your plain sari. This will blend the plain sari and velvet fashion in perfect balance. Go either with velvet blouse or a sequined blouse to charm your way away with this style.

Plain Saree Design Ideas

2. Floral Applique Hemline

A patch work along the hemline or floral applique is one interesting option to pick for reforming the cinematic plain sari. Give the blouse a vintage cut to make the look royal and trendy.

Floral Applique Hemline saree

3. Half Sari Style

If you have more than 1 plain sari and wondering how best to reuse them, then stay with us for the perfect idea. Take two contrast colors and turn one into a lehenga and other into a pallu style. This makes one perfect south Indian half sari style.

Half Sari Style

4. Cocktail Party Style

The lehenga style is trending undoubtedly and make the most of your plain sari by converting them into flowing lehengas. A heavily embellished blouse in contrast shade will spice up the style. This wedding season, put onto this sari turned lehenga and bag all the compliments.

Cocktail Party Style


5. Switch It To Kurti

One more interesting way of transforming your plain saris is to turn them into Kurtis with straight fit pants or palazzos. Depending on your taste, keep it either same shade all through or go with contrasting shade pants.

Switch It To Kurti

6. Turn Them Into Curtains

Bring color and beauty to your windows be it kitchen, study room or crafts room by hanging your plain sari as a curtain. This will give a nice sweet pop to your room.

Turn Them Into Curtains

7. Sari to Party Dress

Revamp your plain sari into an exciting party dress and get noticed this season in bright shots of colors. Slip into contrast shoes and make the style click.

Sari to Party Dress

Take a cue from us and revamp your plain saree using these DIY saree techniques.

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1 Comment

  1. Nisha Rao

    March 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    very nice article. makes it so simple.

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