Durga Puja 2018 Special: Three different ways to drape your sari this festive season
No matter how time consuming and difficult it is for some to wear and carry a sari every day, there are few, who will not give it a try at least once during the Pujas. But draping it in the same way makes it a bit boring at times. Indulge gets three popular designers to show you three different ways to make your good old sari new and interesting. Do try them
Agnimitra Paul, fashion designer
Here in the picture I am wearing a rayon jumpsuit and I have taken two Benarasi dupattas which I have stitched together to get two different shades. I have pinned them to my jumpsuit and draped like a sari plalu tp give a very different sari look. If you want to try this look you can also use a georgette, linen or a chiffon jumpsuit to that effect. Pair the look with minimal make up and hairdo and stand out with well chosen accessories.
Shunyaa Sharbari Dutta, designer and founder, brand Shunyaa (www.shunyaa.fashion)
I have draped the sari like a dhoti. It is a silk sari designed by me, embellished with rich Air work. A dhoti look can only be accomplished when you have more length, so, it would be better if you have a sari with its blouse piece still stitched to it.
This would make the dhoti pleats better and give you the perfect look. You can compliment your look with a stunning head gear or a gorgeous pair of earrings. Even a heavy waistband will accentuate the look. You can also experiment with the blouses a lot, but be sure that they look good on you.
Sayon Mitra, fashion designer
This year the mantra is ‘less is more’. Simple yet sophisticates and colourful yet understated is the look that is doing the rounds this festive season. This year my Puja collection comprises a line of light to medium heavy saris in chiffons and gicha in both soft and primary colours and with minimal embroidery.
Since the style is kept minimal, one can look different with the she drapes her nine yards. If you plan to drape it the way we usually do, you can always jazz up the look with a bandhgala blouse or a bandhgala jacket.
Even a traditional, low cut blouse in silk or brocade with crystal and pearl hand work can do the magic. You can also embellish you sari ook and stand apart by wearing a huge waist band or kamarbandh in brocade and embroidered with floral motifs or sequins and embedded crystals.
If you want to go the fusion way and turn your sari into an Indo-Western wear, you can also drape it over a palazzo pant. But the sari must be a very light one, such as, a chiffon, crepe or georgette.
Pleat up the pallu neatly over your shoulders and pair it with a spaghetti top, or even a normal blouse will go a long way to give it a fusion look.