Of all things, wearing a saree shouldn’t be a pet peeve. Choosing a favourite saree from the stock of hundreds could be, but wearing and flaunting it, shouldn’t be! Here, we bring you a few expert style tips that will help you to hone the saree draping skills and be an ethnic chic you have always wanted to be!
Common sense rocks
You can’t really go wrong with a saree if you are aware of the basic fashion styling. For instance, you aren’t supposed to wear horizontal stripes in a saree if you are on a heavy side. Similarly, stay away from big prints, heavy jewellery and rife abstract and embossed prints. A Kanjivaram pattu silk saree is usually too heavy with lots of zari work going on the border to the length of the drape, hence, it is better to pair it up with a simple cotton blouse.
Some roads are travelled less for a reason
This quote by the very famous comedian, Jerry Seinfeld holds true in the case of a saree as well. The cotton inner wear keeps you relaxed and comfortable. Cotton is a skin-friendly fabric and lets your skin breathe. So, while you are all decked up in the heavy jewellery and zari-adorned Banarasis, the cotton blouse and petticoats make you feel at ease. The polyester-spandex petticoats go well with cotton and georgette sarees. These sarees are light, so you feel at ease in them while getting the desired silhouette. On the contrary, wearing heavy textures like desi raw silk saree with spandex petticoats will leave you all sweaty and uncomfortable.
Dial it down when needed
Accessories can make or break your style game. If you want to ace at it, take a step back and think about what would work with your saree? It is always better to do this a day before. This will give you plenty of options to think about, work on and finalise. If you are wearing a saree to work, steer clear of sheer fabrics. The rule is to be comfortable and stylish. You are spending almost nine hours at the work and if you spend it taking care of the pallu, pleats, hiding your waist or worrying about putting too much skin on the show, you would not get any work done, let alone be trendy and at ease.
Get flirty, sexy and quirky!
Because that’s what you do with a saree! A saree should embody your personality and you, not the other way around. Unlike a bikini or a shift dress, you don’t need to be on a liquid diet to fit into it! It is versatile and gives you the immense flexibility to try and score! So, don’t hesitate to ditch the blouse and sport a crop top, a denim jacket, a kurta or even a palazzo with a saree! Try Maharashtrian nauvari in a Punjabi wedding and wear a Banarasi to a South India function! Your saree has to be you.
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