Bollywood Divas westernizing the “IT” Saree Game


The ethereal traditional attire for every Indian woman, saree, has been a pivotal clothing since time immemorial. Ever since its evolution and stylish drapes, the quintessential saree has been a source of driving the women back to their roots. With time, the philosophy of traditional Indian designer sari has changed its forms and taken a shape of indo-western couture. Over the years, the nine yards of elegance has undergone different trendy appealing designs. Needless to say, we take major inspiration from our gorgeous beauties of Bollywood strutting in style and painting the town debonair with their uber-glam drapes. Let’s check out some of the best B-Town divas looks and how they gave their signature spin-off to the age-old woman’s clothing.

Sonam Kapoor

Always topping our list of the best-dressed, this stylish fashion icon of all-time is here to slay again. This time, she sprinkled her magic with denim cut out pant style saree. This milenial go-to saree indeed fetched eyeballs all over the moment she stepped with a cult belted look at the airport. Fangirling this fashion queen, we suggest you re-create this fun and playful look. Head to boardroom meetings or strike a bohemian flair at date nights because contemporary always works. The breathable and comfortable saree will also not be a blessing in disguise, instead, you will thank us for that.

Kalki Koechelin

Caught up in controversies and always leading by example, Kalki dignifies women empowerment and resonates her poetic expression in whatever she drapes. She showed up at the Filmfare Awards wearing this designer contemporary yellow and black silk saree. What’s different? Well, everything from the cascading falls to the majestic drape with a belted look adding oodles of charm to her look. The statement worthy brooches she adorned on the shoulder and the curtailed sheer mesh fall at the bottom got us dreaming of Victorian era. She walked in élan and gave us major fashion goals. Isn’t this perfect for your BFF’s wedding? We think it totally is, so go ahead and listen to your calling.

 Dia Mirza

Philanthrope and social activist, Dia always carries her own charm everywhere and sprinkles her sass. She got us drooling when she stepped in this edgy and bold dhoti saree drape. The uber-cool saree drape which is again a milenial thing is surely oozing that oomph. Playing with crepe and solid black base, she kept her entire look neutral to exude effervescence. Talking about glitz and glam, dhoti sarees can be wrapped in umpteen number of ways, over a pair of jeggings, treggings or even your go-to jeans. Sport the look with a cool crop and get going!

Jacqueline Fernandes

This Sri Lankan beauty has broken stereotypes time and again, we ‘re indeed envious of her amazingly good looks and fancy dressing style. When this leggy lass showed up in a pristine white saree paired with a cape blouse, we were left astounded. Soon before anyone could experiment, she did and floored us away. Isn’t that just pretty awesome? Cape blouses have recently become the fashionista’s savior for those long dreaded ceremonial events, they look fabulous and keeps you comfortable at the same time.

Deepika Padukone

How can we miss out on this dusky beauty who’s kicking off promotions for Padmavat and giving us some fashion lessons on how to do it right with the basic saree in your wardrobe? This red and gold thread work embroidered saree drape looks absolutely amazing as she kept her look dramatic with poker straight hair. Such an effortless spin-off to the bridal wear saree. Who thought the bridal couture can be turned into an edgy and eclectic Indo-western saree drape, well Deepika did and conquered.

Mandira Bedi

Model turned TV actress and ex-BCCI host, Mandira is quite synonymous with scintillating and sultry saree trends. Her infamous saree trolls broke the internet back in 2000’s, however, she defies to go with the mainstream and innovate with passion. The face of a leading designer, she walked the ramp and plays it bold off-duty in the halter neck, off shoulders, high slit or sans sleeves with equal panache. Bodysuits turned blouses, anyone? Mandira will work it out. And so can you. Pull off that bodysuit and team it up with your saree, head to those cocktail soirees or pack this for your vacations, trust us, a saree will never go out of vogue.

Priyanka Chopra

An epitome of perfection, Priyanka Chopra a.k.a Piggy Chops has attained International fame and garnered fans all over. Her glamorous take on sarees has proven that she’s the lady boss and fashion sensation no matter what. Styled a graceful and flamboyant saree into a gown drape, Desi Girl turned Art Deco chic in this oh-so-stunning look. We love everything about this creative look and definitely trying it out soon. Go ahead and take a plunge.

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