Indian | July 11, 2019

The Saree Edit: The Top 5 Trends of ‘19

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Think of ethnic wear and the first natural association comes to our mind is a festive occasion. But apart from the shiny embellishments and flattering silhouettes, there is something more to it. If you look beyond the dramatic appeal, you'll discover an aesthetic appeal to the six wards wonder.

While checks and stripes have always remained as classic pieces, ruffles have created waves in fashion world. Meanwhile, kanthastitch and chikankari are amongst the most celebrated, heritage, hand woven pieces of clothing in the country.

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CHECK SAREES

The traditional check saree has not only made a comeback at all the top fashion weeks but has got a huge makeover as well. From paring a simple check saree with a pair blouse featuring dramatic sleeves (like bell sleeves, ruffle sleeves) to a glittery piece teamed with a sleeveless blouse makes for a perfect outfit, all day, and every day.

STRIPE SAREES

Stripe sarees are what you make of them. Minimalistic yet elegant, stripe sarees make for a great party-wear when paired with belts or corsets and statement blouses. You can further pair them with sneakers to add a sporty to your airport look.

RUFFLE SAREES

Ruffle sarees has emerged as the best party-wear outfit in the past year. These pieces of clothing can add so much drama to your look, which makes it super easy to style. Pair them with a sleeveless matching blouse or a full sleeve contrasting blouse, team them with a broad belt and statement neckpieces, whatever you choose, it is sure make heads turn.

CHIKANKARI SAREES

“Chikan” meaning ‘embroidery’ is a traditional way of weaving that originated in Lucknow and is believed to have been introduced by the Mughals. The clothing pieces are made using handwork techniques and are filled with rich motif works that gives it an elegant look. The best way to style them is to keep you accessories and styling minimal and let the beautiful threadwork speak for itself.

KANTHA STITCH SAREES

Kantha, which originated from Bengal, is a traditional way form weaving by taking out a strand of thread from the colorful border of their saris and making designs using them. They are the best picks while heading for a formal evening soiree or a morning get together. Pair them with a contrasting blouse and heavy oxidised jewellery for an amazing style statement.

Which trend is your favourite and why? Do let us know in the comments section below.