The saree is not the saree as we know it, anymore. Designers all over the country have started experimenting with the traditional six yards & created completely new looks & styles! So, the chic Indian woman of today need not go to her mother to learn how to drape a saree coz, she can just pull it on or even zip it up!
Cut it, crop it, chop it, drop it – the designers have done all that & more with the traditional Indian attire to create funky results. Be it Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s famous ‘Chotu Saree’ or Nida Mahmood’s quirky half saree, today’s Indian woman knows that the saree’s no longer an unmanageable piece of heritage, but a statement-making outfit! Wear it short with oversized petticoats or flared pants peeking from underneath, the Sabyasachi way, with rose-tinted glasses & a flowered headband or channel a fun look, a la Nida, by tucking it into drainpipe pants, starting at the pleats & going on to the pallu. You can even belt it up at the waist for an androgynous touch to the traditional drape!
What’s more….the ubiquitous Indian drape is not even a drape anymore! Ready-to-wear sarees in various shapes & forms are taking the art of saree draping towards extinction, with girls opting for sarees they can simply slip on. Go for the opulent Gaurav Gupta ‘Saree Gowns’ or stand out in an Anamika Khanna ‘Dhoti Saree’ for the perfect no-fuss way of flaunting the six yards (that may not be six anymore!). The most popular pick among the masses is the in-trend ‘Lehenga Saree’ that is being worn everywhere from weddings to parties to red carpet events!
Don’t shy away from the saree just because you can’t drape it on…….now you can just pull it up & strut around in style!