Saree is traditionally an unstitched garment that could be 5 to 9 yards which is generally draped over a petticoat/underskirt in various ways. Traditionally drapes differed from region to region or state to state. However in the recent times one can find pre-stitched or semi stitched sarees, saree gowns or lehenga sarees. There is a wide variety of drapes that today's women are happy to carry with elan.
Here I am wearing my Mum's wedding Saree which is truly Vintage.
(I have worn this in my last post click here to see how.)
I have draped this Saree over a black churidar.(tight fitted leggings) I have worn this Saree with an anti-fit 3/4th sleeve top worn as a Saree blouse. The sleeves almost give it a Bengali touch which was completely unintentional at the time but I love how it adds another traditional dimension to the look.
- Begin with making the pleats like you would in a traditional Saree however tuck them in on the right side of your hip and tuck it into the churidar. It should look like the picture above.
- Tuck the first part of the Saree from behind your waist back into the centre of your waist and tuck it in as you go along into the churidar. The front should look like the picture above. It should almost look like a wrap-around on the left side.
- Now the rest of the Saree Pallu bit should be pleated just like you would pleat in a Traditional Saree drape pin the pleats neatly and pin them across your left shoulder so the Pallu stays in place.
- Where the Pallu meets the wrap around skirt bit pin them together so they stay in place. Ensure you pin them in such a way that there is enough leg room. The front Pallu should resemble the drape of a Khada Dupatta from the front.
- I wore a custom made Polki string necklace which almost adds a Royal touch to the look.
- I carried a Diamonte' box clutch by Olgaberg that gives the Polki necklace some glamorous company.
- To add some more edge to the combination drape I wore black suede ankle boots.
- Lastly I added two traditional antique looking rings in Emerald green and gold and Oxblood and gold to complete the outfit.
- Bordeaux lips and Messy curly hair bun adds on to the Desi Rock Chic look.
Saree - Mom's Wedding Saree- Friendship Mumbai
3/4th Sleeved Top - buyinvite.com.au - 2014
Polki Necklace - Custom Made - Mumbai
Diamonte' box clutch - Olgaberg- 2009
Green and Gold Ring- Equip 2013
Oxblood and Gold Ring - Equip 2012
Suede Boots - Warehouse Sale - 2012
Lipstick- Hang Up by Mac Cosmetics - 2012
Photography by Ankit Mehan
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