Saree Draping Styles: A Fresh Look From Sareez.com
Today I am starting a new series on ‘Saree Draping Styles’. My plan is to present at least 3-4 different saree draping styles and challenge the regular traditional way of draping a saree. I will try to show all the hot and new trendy ways to wear a saree and hopefully there will be something there for everyone to enjoy, so keep an eye out!
Indian clothes is something that I am really fascinated by and I think it is because my whole life I grew up outside of India, when you see certain type of clothes that you are not used to seeing everyday it’s interesting. The fascination increased after studying in India, obviously I gained more knowledge about different cuts, embroideries, styles etc. However since I have not had a lot of opportunities in my life to wear Indian clothes I don’t own much and I think out of all the styles there are I have never bought a Saree for myself. How things change though, I was approached by Sareez.com to review one of their sarees. At first I had my doubts as it definitely wasn’t my comfort zone but then I thought let’s give it a shot and it gave me a chance to try a new look for myself and experiment with some saree draping styles, which is always fun.
I had the choice to choose from their wide collection of products and one saree really stood out for a specific reason, i’ll come back to that. While I was working as an assistant designer at Varun Bahl last year we had come up with a new concept of a lehenga sarees, so basically eliminate the classic petticoat with a voluminous skirt. Coming back to why this particular saree stood out to me is because I have a plain green silk lehenga of my own and I thought it would work perfectly with the colors from the saree I choose. This is when I got really excited about this post since I wasn’t just going to wear the saree in a traditional way but in fact work on some saree draping styles. Another reason I was excited for this shoot was because of the location, I was in Udaipur recently for a friends wedding and I don’t think there could have been a better place to shoot this saree. It ended up being a shoot where I had a lot of fun as I had all my girlfriends around me, helping me get ready, draping the saree for me and best of all one of my best friends taking the pictures for me! For all these reasons, the end result was just great with the scenery of Udaivilas, the bright and fresh yellow and off-white printed saree in between their beautiful green lawns.
When I received the saree I was so happy with the quality of it as well as how perfectly my made to measure blouse fit me. It is a half and half yellow and off-white faux georgette printed saree with a floral and leaf print (buy it here). The blouse is an off-white dupion silk blouse with printed sleeves and patchwork embroidery on one side. My saree draping style was that I wore the saree in a half saree style over the green skirt I had with a gold coin chain necklace and to top it all the smallest detail which is one of my favourites; the small yellow bindi, love it! This look according to me would be the perfect look for any day function during a wedding or perhaps a fun and fresh mehndi look.
Saree Draping Styles: A fresh Look From Sareez.com
Sareez.com is one of the largest and most recognised online store for Indian ethnic wears. They are based in Kolkata and were founded in 2009. They have become the preferred place to buy a variety of Indian ethnic attires globally that includes Sarees, Salwar Kameez, Lehengas, Sherwani, Kaftans, Gowns and more.
On Sareez you can buy complete outfits, just fabrics and unstitched outfits, they give an option to have things stitched to your size and sent to you once you have given them your measurements. Not only do they have a huge selection to choose from they also have a huge price range to select your product. You will find things starting from Rs.1000 and going up to Lakhs fitting into everyone’s personal budget.
I love my first saree and because of Sareez.com it has got me excited to experiment with more Indian looks. Don’t forget to visit their website and check out the wide range of products they offer and for my International readers, they ship worldwide so get shopping!