A designer, during an interview, told me that the saree is that one silhouette that suits every body type in India; it suits every Indian woman. No wonder we all love wearing sarees…the perfect Indian outfit. But most of the time we avoid wearing them because they’re “too much mehnat”. Why not mix up some western style with this Indian silhouette and make it “less mehnat”? Let’s make the saree Indo-Western this season. What other types of sarees can we wear? Oh, wait! Here’s a list…
Yes, you read it right — Palazzo Saree! Pick a plain pair of palazzo pants and buy some cloth to use as a drape — pick something in either silk or chiffon with a nice thick border. Wear your palazzo pants and a matching crop top and just drape the saree cloth and pin up the pallu however you want. You can also buy a ready-made palazzo saree from Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor’s clothing line Rheson. This line was recently launched by them at Shopper’s Stop. It’s also available online.
With five types of sarees and plenty of ways to drape them, it can never get boring. But why not add something new to this age-old outfit? Let’s style this drape a little more and make it young and chic for ourselves. Let’s make it like us — fresh and trendy!
Designers and stylists have been making celebrities wear kurtis with sarees instead of a blouse. Sonam Kapoor wore an angrakha on top of a saree. You can start by wearing a small kurti with your saree in place of the blouse. You can also wear a tail-cut kurti with the saree.
Try wearing a normal belt or a waist belt with your saree. You can get an Indianized one or stick to your normal belt. Pick a normal belt or a slim one. You can wear a belt instead of the regular Indian gold/silver kamarband that women generally wear. A belt turns your regular Indian saree into an Indo-Western outfit.