Wanna add twist to the wonder in six yards? Flaunt your sarees in different ways other than the traditional style. Try replacing the blouse with a chic crop top or add a belt for added style.
Bhavya Chawla, chief stylist at Voonik and Yashodhara Shroff, director and founder at Styletag.com shares tips to stylise your normal saree in innovative ways:
» Ditch traditional blouse for a crop top: Pair a funky crop top with your saree. Choose from polka dotted prints or monochrome colors and Aztec prints and flaunt your midriff in these hot picks. You can also switch to peplums.
» Top it with jackets or shirts: Sport an embroidered, velvet, denim or collared jacket with saree. Try coverall jackets and sheer printed shirts to look trendy.
Pick a heavily embroidered jacket and team it with a plain saree or a collared jacket like the Victorian ruffled high collar style to dazzle in the traditional attire.
» Belt your saree: Using the right belt can make you look classy in a saree. Look for a metal waist belt or an embellished one in leather or fabric that can be worn a little above your waistline. Belts can give the saree a perfect structure and hold your pleats in place. The belt can save the pallu from sliding off as well.
» Ditch the saree petticoat: Team your saree with a pair of palazzos, dhoti pants or jeans to sport a modern look. Traditionally, a saree is draped over a petticoat, but play it up with these combinations to make a statement.
» Give away Kancheepuram silk or georgette and go denim: Instead of going for the regular saree fabrics like georgette and kancheepuram silk, try different fabrics like denim and make a style statement of your own.