Drapes Rebooted

Offbeat ways to give the good old saree a modern twist

Since it’s the festive season and Eid is upon us, most of us can pick from either anarkalis or sarees or lehenga, if you’re really that extra. With the large influx of anarkalis and lehengas, we think that sarees are totally going to rock this festive season. But are you tired of draping those nine yards in the same old way with the pleated skirt and pallu? Don't worry, we aren't going to suggest opting for the styles of a bygone age because we know that they too have been done to death.

Instead, how about we take a cue from our hottest celebs on how to switch it up and sport the saree in several stylish but different ways!

1. Since recently, ruffles have stolen the show and are definitely here to stay. From ramp shows to red carpets to street style, ruffles are spotted everywhere. And what better way than to flaunt the retro trend in the timeless sarees? Ruffles work like a dream to give a chic spin to sarees. So if you have cocktail parties to attend, make a showstopping appearance in a ruffled saree and impress all.

2. We’ve already talked about pairing your sarees with an ethnic jacket but you can also make a statement with a long overcoat. To make a graceful and stylish impact with your saree, add a long overcoat in an evergreen shade that matches your saree perfectly.

3. Style your saree along with your favourite ethnic jackets. Just drape your saree normally, and then before doing your pallu, wear your ethnic jacket and then plate the pallu and take it from over the chest to the shoulder and pin it up on the jacket. Add some cool jewellery to amp up your look.

4. There’s no doubt that Mahira Khan is always sartorially slaying it with or without a saree. But here, the superstar is giving us some major saree draping stylespiration with a graphic printed saree worn with pants instead of a petticoat.