With wedding season around the corner, it is that time of the year when you want your wardrobe to be ready for a colleague’s cocktail or a wedding in the family. For some, this could be an exciting exercise and for others getting your favourite look or the lehenga and style could be quite hassled – what to buy, where to buy, how to accessorize it. All in all, the next couple of months present an opportunity to make your mark on the circuit by stepping out in your best ensembles. Whether you are one for traditional prints or fabrics or just someone who want the latest embellishments – designer saree is for one and all and it is a must-have in your fashion closet. The many different versions and avatars may make selecting the perfect saree, quite a task. Then comes the thing about draping styles, the right footwear, accessories and what not. Here are some tips that will go a long way in bringing the magic of saree alive.
Designer Saree is a dress for all occasions – Whether it is a Diwali party, a family get together, that special evening with your beloved or a wedding somewhere, explore new arrivals that can help you rock a saree look. The florals, sequins and heavy embellishments – oh and don’t get me started on fabrics… especially rich weaves and heavy, pure fabrics like brocades, Banarasi silks, Kanjeevarams and pure silks. It looks great for all occasions and ages and is versatile and classy. There are no constraints in terms of fabrics you choose.
Drape it right – Saree is the perfect wear, it is so versatile and the same 6 yards can be worn in so many different ways. I will give you some thumb rules.
- Pins for pleats – secure the pins vertically to keep the pleats in place perfectly. Don’t pin the pallu on the shoulder, only on the back and please, please go for coloured pins. as they will camouflage nicely with the saree.
- Get the right underskirt, something that defines your curves. Fishtail over A-line, any day.
You can check out some innovative saree draping styles here:
The right blouse – What is a saree with a mismatched, dull blouse? Styling up the attire a little bit with designer blouse adds to its charm. Choose from a sexy backless designer blouse or a hand-woven crochet one or maybe something with sequins. The right fit, size and design of a blouse have the superpower to make a simple saree look graceful and pep up the whole look for the occasion.
The black saree – Keep calm and think black. It’s classy, sexy and the easiest, chicest, not to mention the safest way to get dressed for a party. The beauty of black lies in its timeless appeal, and the fact that you just can’t go wrong with it. My ultimate favourite is a classic black designer georgette saree with dashes of gold either in embellishments or embroidery, You can team it with the right shoes and statement earrings for a glamorous look this party season.