If youâre a millennialÂ who’s looking for options beyond the traditional when it comes to ethnic wear, especially saris, you only need to look towards Bollywood celebrities for inspiration. Time and again, A-listers like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Karisma KapoorÂ have revisited the classic drape with a fresh perspectiveâwhether it is by playing with accessoriesÂ or opting for a pre-draped sari. Vibrant prints, bright colours, new blouse designs and different drapes are all fair gameâand you don’t even need to look further than their Instagram pages.
Keeping the soaring temperatures in mind, the governing trends right now are simple, minimally embellished saris that wonât weigh you down. Do prints catch your fancy? Designers Masaba Gupta, Varun Bahl and Anita Dongreâs versions of floral and geometrical prints will add a cheerful update to your wardrobe with their summer-ready hues. If bright and bold colours define your personality better, Rashi Varma, Ka-Sha and SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi have options for you in their collections.
Still havenât perfected your sari draping skills?Â Tarun Tahiliani, Rabani & Rakha and Nikasha have pre-draped iterations on offerâchoose from dhoti-style saris, sari dresses and sari gowns. Those looking for variety can try Payal Khandwalaâs silk sari, which can be reversed and worn the other way around as well. Dress it up with statement accessories or tone it down with a pair of white sneakers. Scroll ahead for our curated list of contemporary designer saris.
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