Sarees are back with a big bang in Bollywood.
With every fashionista wearing the six yards in her own stylish way, the stereotypical saree draping has taken a backseat. Innovative drapes, layerings and catchy blouses have taken over the jaded saree look making them contemporary, chic and almost irresistible.
If you are still sitting with that typical saree in your closet, we suggest you opt to upstyle your drape and give it a head turning makeover with these styling hacks coming straight from our Bollywood beauties.
11 Tips To UpStyle Your Saree The Celebrity Way
Rhea Kapoor’s Bright Layering
Stylist and Sonam Kapoor’s sister, Rhea Kapoor is the force guiding Sonam’s fashionista reputation. While attending her brother’s wedding function at Abu Dhabi, Rhea totally proved why she is the designated stylist for India’s most celebrated fashion icon. The woman amped up her black and pink lotus print saree with a hot pink long layering, both from the house of Anamika Khanna, to add a steamy twist to the basic saree. Nothing could beat this killer combination of black and hot pink styled up to perfection. To add more charms to her wedding look Rhea turned to an ornate choker and maangtika. We are totally raving over this one.
Sonam Kapoor’s Ott Fringes
Need an element to instantly upgrade your summer pastel sarees to contemporary chic? Resort to the fringes. Sonam Kapoor teaches us how to handle the modern day saree game wearing her mint saree with an ott fringed blouse. For a photoshoot for Kalyan Jewellers stylist Rhea Kapoor played with three major fashion groups, saris, fringes and diamonds to create a power packed appearance. Draped in six yards from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Sonam gave us some inspiration to rev up our pastel flowy saris and don them in a chic avatar this summers.
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Taapsee Pannu’s Peplum Blouse
For the screening of Pink at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, lead actress Tapsee Pannu dolled up the Indian way. Stylist Devika.B dressed her muse sticking to the roots of the Indian culture, in a khadi saree from Sailesh Singhania’s Lakme Fashion Week collection. The floral grey escapade found a befitting companion in a red full sleeve peplum blouse rendering a touch of fusion to Tapsee’s ethnic diaries. To add some sparkle to her desi style, Tapse sported a pretty gold choker from Mira by Radhika Jalan. A messy bun by hair stylists Misha and Pooja and a bindi sealed the look for this seasoned actress.
Kangana Ranaut’s Exclusive Printed Sarees
Kangana Ranaut completely redefined the saree ball game with her promotional closet for Rangoon. Giving us back to back rockstar appearances in a saree, this woman has single handedly given us all new saree goals. Carrying a whole range of spring summer specials, Kangana wore prints to perfection. Right from florals to geometrics to quirky, Kangana wowed us with her range of prints.
A half printed half solid monochrome saree from Pero inspired us to wear matching prints on the blouse too, allowing the border to play a befitting divide.
Light pastels adorned with a hearty floral composition from Pero looked so vintage and english.
Wearing a cat print on a traditional banarsi saree from Madhurya Creations, Kangana defied the stereotypical banarsi weaves giving us a welcome break. Quirky played well, indeed. This one’s a must try for all the fashionistas who love mixing some adventure with their fashion.
Who said hearts were meant only for love? At times they can give major fashion goals when worn like this. All hearts for this cutesy heart print saree from Galang Gabaan.
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Sridevi Kapoor’s Double Pallu Style Saree
Sridevi Kapoor is dressing to kill. Be it ethnic, be it at the airport, the lady is on top of her style game deceiving her age with perfection. Spotted attending a wedding, this veteran actress floored us with her saree look. Carrying the double dupatta saree in a rich earthy and red color palette from the house of master crafters Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Sridevi looked every bit regal. The embellished net black blouse complementing the subtle black border elevated the look to all new highs. With minimal makeup, a red pout and a pair of solitaires, Sridevi pulled this one like a pure royalty.
Roshni Chopra’s Dhoti Style Saree
Dhoti sarees are still hot. Actress turned designer Roshni Chopra reinterpreted the dhoti saree in a bold and beautiful combination of black and blue giving a redefinition to our destination wedding closet. The attention seeker blouse fits in just right adding that bit of extra drama Indian weddings are known for. Roshni wore her version of saree to perfection wearing her tresses in curls, slightly winged liner, oxidised bangles and a pretty stone bindi. If you like us are bored of wearing the regular anarkalis to those sangeet and ghazal nights then this one did be our recommendation to pull up your fashionable girl ratings.
Raveena Tandon’s Handloom Saree
While attending an event, this star diva personified understated elegance of an Indian women, draping herself in six yards of Indian handloom. Much credits to stylist Surina for ensuring her muse binged on the currently trending textile revolution with much panache.
Picking up a grey linen saree from the house of Anavila Misra, Surina proved her styling mettle well. The grey escapade got a glamorous touch up with the metallic accents scattered all through the saree and loaded on the end of the palla. Raveena finished up this purely desi look with a pair of silver jhumkas from Amrapali. Her tresses rolled up in a bun sealed with a pair of bright red roses looked fabulous while her face flaunting a metallic eye shadow, a broad liner and a small black bindi looked flawless. We suggest it’s high time you take handlooms seriously ladies.
Rakul Preet’s Belted Saree
Tollywood’s favorite celebrity stylist Neeraja Kona put forward an angelic look draping her muse, Rakul Preet in a magnificent ivory escapade from ace couturier Tarun Tahiliani. The pretty actress got a royal ethnic makeover wearing a jaw dropping piece from the designer’s Spring Summer 2017 collection – Chashme Shahi. The embellished belt clinching the waist was surely the showstopper element of this appearance. Neeraja ensured the beauty of the look was maintained by keeping to minimal styling with a choker, a red pout and tresses done up in a simple pony tail. Seeing this one we are surely tempted to do a white and the belted saree look this season.
Malaika Arora Khan’s Sheer Layering
At a Satya Paul event, Malaika made an appearance wearing a saree from Satya Paul. Looking nothing short of an empress draped in gold, Malaika’s glowing appearance commanded attention. The neutral drape accentuated with a heavy dose of gold, got it’s princess status courtesy the sheer net long coat layering. A sheer layering is highly recommended if you are looking to add some extra brownie points to one of your classic benarsis or handlooms. Malaika completed her appearance with defined brows, some extra golden blush and a sleek hair updo.
Maria Goretti’s Refreshing Saree Looks
Maria Goretti rocked the red carpet at the Feel Austria carrying with her the perfect mirage of a modern Indian women, who loves her roots and exemplifies them to fit in the modern day society. Maria did this by sporting a saree on the red carpet which looked charming yet contemporary. The half and half black and grey saree from Soham Dave got it’s fun fuelling with a catchy printed blouse. The styling team at Who Wore What When refined Maria’s saree tales styling up the ensemble with a studded clutch from Rashmi Modi and ornate accessories from Sangeeta Boochra. Her hair done up in a braid added the finishing touches to the star’s appearance.
At the Lakme Fashion Week, Maria gave us a refreshing appearance wearing a saree from the designer Payal Singhal. The blush peach solid six yards got a fashionable twist with a long asymmetric kurta blouse in blue, adorned with white,silver and golden embroidery. We are all hearts for this one. We suggest like Maria, you too should refrain from flaunting your belly this season, and instead opting to go for a day look as exclusive and fresh as this.
Priyanka Bose’s Boxy Blouse Saree
If summers in sarees be like this, then we are totally drawn to wearing the traditional Indian silhouette this season. Priyanka Bose swayed us carrying a saree look from designer Anavila Misra that appealed to all our fashion senses looking breezy, comfortable yet so stylish. The white boxy blouse looked refreshing when paired with a handloom escapade carried in a broad and low drape. If you aren’t inspired to try a look like this, then we have to admit we are already doubting your styling skills.
We hope we have rekindled your trust in India’s most classic silhouette. So lovelies, take some inspiration and wear it your way. Don’t forget to share your distinct saree style file’s with us.
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