A sari, saree or shari is a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.5 metres to 8 metres) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff. There are various styles sari manufacture and draping, the most common being the Nivi style, which originated in Deccan region of India. The sari is worn with fitted bodice commonly called a choli (ravike in southern India, and cholo in Nepal) and petticoat called parkar or ul-pavadai. In the modern Indian subcontinent, the sari is considered a cultural icon. The word sari described in Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means ‘strip of cloth and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Pali, and which evolved to sāṛī in modern Indian languages. The word ‘Sattika’ is mentioned as describing women’s attire in ancient India in Sanskrit literature and Buddhist literature called Jatakas. This could be equivalent to modern day ‘Sari’. The term for female bodice, the choli evolved from ancient Stanapatta. Rajatarangini (meaning the ‘river of kings’), a tenth-century literary work by Kalhana, states that the choli from the Deccan was introduced under the royal order in Kashmir.
Aahana Kumra has become a synonym of talent. Recently she got awarded with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the second time. Not only she is carving a niche for herself by playing difficult roles like playing Priyanka Gandhi in The Accidental Prime Minister and then the small town bold girl in the much acclaimed Lipstic Under My Burkha but also she is quite picturesque on red carpet. Aahana love wearing sarees at she has been spotted donning at various events. The love for her saree is so strong that she opts to wore it even at red carpets in New York & Los Angeles film festivals. In this fashion blog we are celebrating the most legendary & iconic fahion product “Saree” through different saree looks of enchantress Ahaana Kumra.
- Wear plain two colour dyed saree with a heavy printed blouse. To make it look formal, add a heavy neck piece with it.
2. This we can call a Chandni Look because of all white style which reminds me of Sridevi from Bollywood blockbuser Chandni. To add a hint of colour in this style, accessories you hair with a red rose in a bun at back.
3. Since this look of Aahana is from her movie The Accidental Prime Minister portraying Priynaka Gandhi but we found this look so cool for these summers that we have to mention it. A simple khadi saree with just borders worn with a contrast solid blouse & no jewellery or accessory.
4. This is for the millennials who love western but can`t really ignore saree. Wear a readymade dhoti style style with a contrast shirt or a western blouse with junk jewellery. A cluth will compliment the look better.
5. There is no other colour in fashion which is so admired & love in the fashion world. Wear any black saree with a hot pink colour nehru colar blouse and you will look as surreal as Aahana Kumra.
6. Wear a dhoti style asymmetric printed saree with a matching top. The highlight of this look is to carry with with your sneakers.
7. This is the perfect look if you are always confuse in how to style saree in summers. To stay cool in summers wear a sky blue or any light colour linen saree in stripes or checks & wear it a with a same pattern contrast blouse. Silver jewelries looks bet with these but keep it minimal.
8. Sometimes you wish to look even glamorous in a saree. So to get that look correct with a glittery border saree, complement it with a heavy embroidered shiny backless blouse and you got it right.
9. Like printed tshirts, modern girls love to wear printed sarees as well. You get all kinds of printes in sarees these days. It could be geometric, texts, images or may be a whole painting. Its fun. You can wear it especially going for a kitty or may be some exhibition or any casual place.
10. This is the real elegant & rich look where you wear a solid silk saree with a matching blouse. The highlight of this look is the revere dupatta drape style. Keep the look minimal to make your ensemble noticable.
11. If you are slim in size then don`t miss opportunities to flaunt all your sexy curves in a net saree. Net sarees are always sexy yet stylish which can be worn with any contrast blouse. A perfect wear for a cocktail party if you are planning to wear a saree.
12. Silk Brocade sarees are an epitome of richness and royalty of Indian heritage. Without a doubt you may also find the most expenive piece of clothing in the world in sarees. Silk sarees are smooth in texture & beacuse of its sheen look are prefered in weddings mainly. Gold look jewelleries, especially jhumkas look best with it.