Come festive season and most of us think of either sporting an anarkali, a patiala suit or a lehenga for the occasion. But only a few of us actually make an effort to don a saree. This, only because most of us want to avoid the hassle of draping a saree. But come to think of it, the saree is one outfit that exudes timeless elegance. Which is why we’re looking forward to draping a gorgeous saree this Diwali.
A saree doesn’t really have to be worn the conventional way. In fact, you can play around a lot with the piece and work it to suit your personal style. So go forth and rummage through your mother or sister’s closet, or maybe just scout through some of the best e-stores in the country and get yourself a unique saree. Scouting for that inspiration? Count on WODROB, as we show you how to style the saree so as to give it a modern upgrade.
Wear it with a halter blouse
Opt for rich and distinct hues instead of the same old colours that you find lying in your wardrobe. We’ve styled this lovely, two-toned sapphire and pear saree from Suta. To add a playful vibe, we’ve paired it with a reversible halter neck blouse in black and white vertical stripes. Since the outfit is minimal, it was important to add a dose of print through the footwear. The Payal Singhal x Fizzy Goblet pair of floral juttis was our pick to elevate this look. For this rather plain yet stylish saree, we opted for striking pieces of jewellery — the heritage chain earrings and brown agate handcuff from Rejuvenate Jewels. A loosened-up fishtail braid, bright shimmery blue eyeshadow and a brownish-red lip shade was the memo for makeup. Oh, and we opted for a big bindi to keep that slight traditional vibe.
Style it with a sheer shirt and a corset
Like we mentioned earlier, styling is all about customising your outfit to suit your persona. For a slightly edgy look, we decided to ditch the conventional blouse and experiment with a shirt instead. We teamed up a sheer white shirt and a muted grey corset with embellishments with a stylish rust orange cotton silk saree from Suta. Instead of the classic pallu, we draped the saree with its pallu falling towards the front so as to flaunt the corset. To accessorised the look, we added a handcuff and a stone choker under the collar of the shirt. A pair of golden-mirrored juttis was the choice for footwear. Centre-parted sleek ponytail, bold brows, minimal makeup with double-coloured eyeliner, and a pop of hue on the lips, was all the makeup detail that this look needed. We’ve added a pair of hexagonal eyewear to give the right oomph to this look.
Check out WODROB’s video to see how we’ve styled these sarees to give each a modern upgrade.
Concept & Execution: Simi Kuriakose, Sheena Chandwani
Styling: Sheena Chandwani
Model: Lavina Israni
Hair & MUA: Khushbu Soni
Sarees & Blouse: Suta
Jewellery: Rejuvenate Jewels
Juttis: Fizzy Goblet
Text: Rachael Fernandez