The Indian saree is a versatile garment that suits Indian women of all ages, shapes and sizes. It is increasingly catching the interest of celebrities across the globe. This is evident from the demand for fashion designer saree by Hollywood actresses for red carpet occasions. Moreover, there is an increasing demand for designer saris that are easy to drape among today’s generation. They want to look traditional without the inconvenience of draping a sari. Hence, there is pressure on designers to come up with innovative, yet traditional saris that look great with minimum fuss.
Here are some new designer sarees that retain the basic unstitched essence of the garment. Designers play around with trendier fabrics like jersey and are increasingly taking inspiration from our roots for creating saris with traditional design and a modern twist. Wendell Rodricks gives a playful twist to the sari by using jersey fabric. The jersey sari looks sexy and casual and you can wear it with a sari blouse as well as a casual top. You can team it with pencil skirts, as it comes with an in built choli. One half of the pallu forms a halter neck and the other half falls like a kimono sleeve on your shoulder. Anamika Khanna has come up with the pyjama saree where you wear a pyjama instead of a petticoat under the sari. This looks different and you can easily walk around as you would in pants, without the fear of tripping over your sari.
The sari gown by Wendell Rodricks has taken the Western world by storm. You see celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson as well our Bollywood beauties wear it for award functions. The backless gown comes with a divided pallu and an in built blouse. It is comfortable, sexy and will stay put no matter what you do. Nida Mahmood has come up with a deadly fusion of sari and jeans. It will surely appeal to youngsters for its casualness and urban style. You wear the sari with the pleats tucked into the jeans and drape the pallu in the normal way over your shoulder or as a scarf around your neck. The trick is to accessorize with funky jewelry and a simple blouse. You can easily wear this for a casual party
Sabyasachi Mukherjee goes back to the tribal way of life with his chotu saris. Tribes weave these exquisite and simple saris. You must wear them the tribal way, a little above your ankle, as they are shorter than the normal saris, with a tube top or a fully covered retro blouse from the 1950s. Accessorize with chunky silver jewelry and ethnic silver anklets. Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani are now the old masters who create saris with heavy embellishments and traditional embroidery using innovative Swarovski crystals and sequins.
Newer designers tend to think out of the box to come with that one outstanding designer saree. However to buy that one piece that will make you the belle of the ball, you must have a good budget as these designer sarees will set you back by at least a couple of thousand rupees if not lakhs. But then everything goes for attention, so go ahead and indulge yourself.