THE SUMMER OF SAREES

It has been a long summer. Truly! I am sure everyone must be waiting impatiently for the rains to come and put an end to this blistering heat! Summer also meant the onslaught of weddings and going to a ton of festivities of your near and dear ones. These celebrations mean bringing out the heavy and traditional attires from the back of your closet or raiding your mom’s wardrobe for sarees (guilty).

Today, more and more young women are turning to the saree to make a statement, largely because it has become more accessible to them and also, in part, because they see their fashion icons don the sarees in new and interesting ways. Be it colour, fabric or drape, the saree is showing up in our closets once again! Making a saree that appeals to people of all ages and suits the times has always been a goal of mine. Season after season, we try to reinvent this part of our rich heritage. This summer, we saw people embrace the saree once again.

Here are some of our tips on wearing the saree & check out how some of your favourite stars wear them!

Saree Essentials:

1. The All-Rounder Blouse:

You need a basic blouse in your wardrobe, like a pink and a black, in a basic style, which will work throughout the year, in all weathers and so that most of your sarees pair well with it.

Leading the way, Kareena Kapoor Khan in the Kalash Khadi Saree in Canary Yellow!

 

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja making a style statement by wearing the “ulta palla” in the Birds Eye Chiffon Saree!

 

Neha Dhupia in the Black and White Nile Croc Saree and a statement Knockout Pink Blouse

 

Tamannaah Bhatia in the Black Heritage Fish Crushed Saree

 

Me again! This time in the Mint Ombre Kalash Khadi Saree

2. Lightweight Sarees:

It’s always a good idea to have a couple of pastel, lightweight sarees in your closet for a day-function where it might be too hot to wear a heavy saree. So a cotton or chanderi saree in a light colour is essential. It should also be comfortable enough for you to travel in, like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s airport look.

Sonam, the newly-wed bride, in the Mint Chanderi Lotus Saree!

 

The Tribal Vase Saree in Crushed Ivory worn by Maa at the Cannes Film Festival!

3. A Failsafe Blouse:

This is for women who are big-chested and don’t like showing their arms, this sports-bra inspired blouse with a shrug is another must-have. It’s a snug fit and you can always remove the blouse if the weather gets too hot. Another plus is that this is a great look for destination or beach weddings.

The Black Heritage Fish Crushed Saree again, this time on me!

4. Basic Crop Top / Basic Shirt:

A quirky option to the traditional blouse, this can be worn with your saree as well to give it a more youthful look, as seen on Sonam in the Denim Saree.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in a Denim Saree with a Cropped Blouse

5. Polo Neck:

For colder weather, you can pair your saree with a basic polo neck. You can even crop it if you wish or wear a polo neck bodysuit.

You can check out some styling fun options here.

Well, there you go! What were your favourite looks from the above? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and you can also tag me in your saree looks on Instagram @MasabaGupta!

Love,

Masaba

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  1. Thank you Masaba for this quirky take on sarees.. its always fun to read your blogs and posts..you are truly an idol and game changer in this industry..love you💞

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