Do you go back in time when you flip through old photo albums of your mom and realize that some trends are called ‘Classic’ for a reason and they stay true to it all times?
The Timeless Drape, the Saree is surely a marvel in Indian clothing. It showcases an exquisite sense of luxury and elegance that is a symbol of subtlety and feminity.
What better way than to work with the lady who wears her sarees like second-skin, Ankita Katuri.
Burrowing into our moms’ wardrobes, while we were discussing our looks, we made sure we picked some vintage sarees. Silk sarees in Ikat and Kanchi Pattu sarees with heavy Zari borders were what ruled the age of our mothers and we wanted to experiment with these trends and bring them back to life.
The color palette of Ankita’s pick is to the key. The contrast of colors played up with heavy zari is something that you could still pull off at a wedding with the right jewelry and that customized contrast blouse. The Saree that I picked was an Ikat silk one in a lovely lilac/lavender color and the subtlety of the saree is what makes it a timeless piece.
The second look was a blend of plain Cotton Silk sarees paired with elaborate jewelry and contrast blouses. Cotton Silk is one of the most comfortable fabrics and the Sarees can be draped hassle-free in less than two minutes. If you are someone who is apprehensive of carrying off a heavy saree, cotton silk sarees are your safest bet.
I am personally in love with Ankita’s style, I have always been. Working with her was a sheer pleasure. The elegance she exudes in every outfit that she dons is RAD!
Tips for styling Sarees:
- Always keep some spare blouses in neutral colors – Black, Silver, and Gold. You never know when they’d come handy.
- Choose Classics over Fancy. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a classic saree.
- Choose fabric and color over style. Do not overdo the saree look with overembellished picks; it steals it off of its elegance. You can always play it up with jewelry.
- Pick your underskirt wisely. It is what will decide the look and fall of the Saree.
- Ensure the Saree is pinned and secured.
- Understand your body type and drape accordingly. There are various styles to drape a saree; it will probably take another post to sum that up 🙂
Pictures by: Subham Swain
Rad All Day!