The sari, which has been a hallmark of Indianness for centuries, has received tough competition from western attire in the recent decade. Women cannot include it in everyday wear due to occupational convenience, ease of travel and other reasons, but this has not reduced the importance of saree. Celebrities like Mango to Kangana Ranaut, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai are wearing saris in a cool style with the changing seasons.
Kalpana Shah, who has come to Mumbai from Gujarat, not only cine actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, but also the women of big industrial houses as well as powerful women of the corporate world in a special way. Sari has been getting draped. Kalpana, the author of the coffee table book ‘The Whole Nine Yards’, says that there has been a unique change in the style of wearing a saree with time. New experiments, innovations and fusions are happening.
Kala Hai Saree Draping Kalpana says that in her career spanning over 30 years, she has done saree draping in different styles for everyone from Bollywood actresses, supermodels to celebrities of page-3 parties. By the way, the trend of sarees worn in traditional style is always there. But these days young girls like to wear saree in a new way on special occasions or celebrations. For example, dhoti style, lungi style (saree without pleats), saree on the kurta, double saree, gown style etc.
Let’s have a look at these sari different styles.
Dhoti Style This style looks great with plain colored sarees with chiffon fabric. If the saree has a thin border, it will stand out more. Fal is not used in this. You can pair it with Lycra tights and a non-traditional style blouse. It would be good to choose high heels in footwear. Fringe style is also very popular with leggings these days. Over the Neck In this, the saree has to be worn in the normal pleat style. Pallu also has wrinkles, but it is kept above the Neck.
To keep the saree tied, the waistband is tied at the waist. Women who want to show off their fashionable side can drape a saree in reverse style. The fitting of the blouse should be fine. If you want, you can carry the accessory on the vest. Blouse Over Saree, The method of tying a saree is traditional. The only difference is the blouse, which is worn as a jacket over a sari. These days girls wrap the sari like a dupatta over the skirt and blouse. There are no wrinkles in this dupattasari draping style. Saree is used as an accessory. Corporate Drape StyleProfessional women like to wear saree gently and casually, whatever is comfortable.
In such a situation, she can adopt a professional drape style in fabric like cotton, silk, handloom etc. It can also have a Nivi style, which most working women go for. Bengali Drape Style This style looks very attractive with light-colored cotton or handloom saris. It consists of two wide pleats and a double pallu. At the same time, the double draping style is also a unique and contemporary style in which two sarees are worn together.
The look can be both modern or traditional. Butterfly drape style, be it Katrina, Deepika or Kareena. All of them have imbibed this style very beautifully. The style of wearing a sari in butterfly style is traditional. Only its pallu is so thin that the midriff of the body is visible. It suits chiffon or brocade saris with fine workmanship blouses. Mermaid Drape Style This is the perfect style for those with a curvy body. Under this, the saree is draped in the lower part of the body so that it looks like a skirt. In this, the border and pallu of the saree will be heavy to be good.