Sari Fads, Styles and More
The sari may be a traditional attire, but it has always been open to innovative experiments and bold fashion trends, lending itself well to the changing times. Let us look at some of the sari trends in vogue now.
Light, free-flowing fabrics
The Indian sari may weigh anywhere between 300 grams and 1.5 kg, but the scales are tilted towards the lighter fabrics, especially among younger customers who want saris that are easy to drape and carry off at the workplace. While Soft Silk Sarees , Tussar Silk Sarees and silk Chiffon are the sought-after delicate weaves, Kanjivaram Silk Sarees too are becoming lighter by the day.
Though the customary heavy silk is a must for weddings and festivals, women are seeking more free-flowing saris for parties and casual functions. There is a whole range of Fabric for these occasions, such as cotton silks, tissue with net, and cotton with silk border.
Colours to play with
Pastels, earthy and nature-inspired shades, and metallic tones are the trending colour palettes today.
The patli pallu saris in contrast colours (body in one colour and pleat and pallu in another), the half-and-half sari (two colours divide the sari into two), and dual toned saris (pleats are in a different colour than the rest of the sari) have been in vogue for a few years now. These saris are designed to emphasise your positives and discreetly hide your problem areas. Then there are saris with rising ‘airline’ borders that make you appear tall, slim and confident. For those who want to add a bit of flair and flare for parties and evening dos, the lehenga-styled sari is a chic option.
When it comes to motifs, tall temple borders are making a strong comeback, adding a touch of grace and divinity to the sari. Floral prints, paisleys and leaf motifs are popular among the nature-inspired women. Digital prints featuring animals, human faces and abstract art on Georgette and Crepe saris are quite the rage for their quirkiness and style factor.
Mixing it up
Whether it is the Traditional Kanjivaram Silk sari with a heavy brocade blouse, a Mangalagiri sari with an exquisite hand-painted Kalamkari blouse, a chiffon silk sari over an intricate mirror work blouse, a Mysore silk sari with a cheery floral blouse, a Bengali Jamdani sari with an Ikat blouse or a Kerala Kasavu with a beautiful Bandhani blouse, it’s all about creative interplay of fabrics and designs from across the country.
So, what’s your sari style this season?