Saarii, not sorry

  • 24 Aug - 30 Aug, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion
Sabeeka Imam

There are multitudes of ways to call it a wrap when it comes to sarees. Swinging from traditional to fusion and tres chic, opening myriad of choices for styling. A modern spin on the traditional sari serves like a breath of fresh air. The meddling of heavy work, muted colour and an off-shoulder blouse are the most popular styles.

Mahira Khan

An outfit fix, with a metamorphosing power of turning a woman into a lady. Yet again, it has been a lovely year to don the saree. Flaunted by our favourite celebrities throughout the season’s weddings, premieres, film promotions and parties. Of course, it calls for a shout out to Mahira Khan, the Pakistani postergirl for sarees!

We are calling the buff on those who suggest that saris are high-maintenance. Correction: they make for a sustainable and breezy fashion choice, perfect to prance out in any season.

Iqra Aziz

The actress supports a minimal line works saree, accentuating her grace in plain, light-hued, flowing cotton fabric. Receding hues of like dull gold and fading pinks are paired with black, taking more style support with simple embossed work.

Sara Khan

The actress stuns in a Huma Adnan creation in a yellow saree which plays right into the festive hues. Serve the final look to admirers with layered necklaces which draws the eye.

Zara Noor Abbass

The right hair up do and jewellery plays a dutiful hand in elevating the core look of the saris. Think of big, chunky earrings for bespoke traditional saris and, minimal accessories and stones for a simpler pick. Saris, for the longest time have been associated with statement and blingey jewels; but make sure to not go overboard. Statement necklaces pair remarkably well with understated sarees.

Zara Abid

Experiment with the drapes and structure if you want to give the saree a modern spin. On the jewellery front, you can go minimal with delicate chains, studs and bangles and if you are a maximalist, try bohemian styles with big rings, waist chains, drop earrings and cuffs.

Noor Khan

The classic saree has more takers than ever right now keeping the soaring temperatures in mind. If you want to go ethnic this season, go for a light, crisp cotton saree with your choice of pattern, texture, colour and print. Millennials currently love the trend and the traditional saree can be worn in many ways, paired with not only the time-honoured blouse but also contemporary crop tops, shirts, bralets and boxy tops.