What Makes a Saree Truly Special?

 

Since the beginning of our childhood, we have come to know the "saree" as an all-time favorite female attire. You probably don’t need an introduction for it also! A traditional but popular outfit, the saree has been worn by women since ancient times to modern times. What started as a traditional outfit has now become a glamorous party dress. A piece of cloth of 5 to 9 yards in length, the saree is so popular that it’s worn by all classes of the society.

With so many fabrics, so many designs and so many different ways to wear it, the saree has become a must-have for all women. But have you ever wondered as to why the saree is popular? Why is the saree so special among women?

  • The saree is the ideal feminine attire that beautifully accentuates the looks of women and adds the classic touch of sensuality, elegance, and gorgeousness to a woman’s personality and beauty.
  • The versatility of this 6 to the 9-yard outfit also added to its popularity. It can be draped a number of ways, with the Nivi style being the most popular. Another aspect of its versatility has to do with it not being stitched.
  • A saree is a garment for all seasons. Women can wear saree differently depending on the climate, mood or social situation. Different sarees keep the women warm during winter and cool in the summers, making it the ideal outfit for every climate.
  • The Indian saree represents a blend of culture and fashion. This 5 to 9 yards of cloth embodies our culture, tradition and moves our legacy forward in the most fashionable manner.
  • And the best reason that makes the saree truly special? It suits all body types! It compliments you more than any other outfit! It highlights your curves and conceals all your flaws, ultimately giving you a perfect look.

Without a doubt, it can be said that sarees often evoke a feeling of sentimentality and nostalgia. Other than being purely a functional garment, sarees will always be deeply connected to our identity.

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4 Festive Looks to Steal this Diwali

 

No Indian festival is ever perfect without the amazing outfits that go with it, and Diwali is no different. With the festival of lights back, it’s only fair that you step up your style game and bring on some bling. But with changing fashion, Diwali fashion is a great mix of traditional as well as modern fashion. Playing upon your individual style, coupled with the hottest trends is just what you need this festive season. So, we’ve made it easy for you and listed some easy-peasy looks you can wear this Diwali. Have a look here!

Kurta & Long Skirt

Gone is the trend of pairing kurtas with patialias and churidars. Pair your usual Kurta with a beautiful long skirt and some accessories to make the outfit speak for itself and tell people that it’s DIWALI! If you wish to try something even more different, opt for an asymmetrical kurta to be paired with a bright-colored long skirt. You’ll wow everyone in this outfit!

Saree with pants

This Diwali, add a twist to your traditional saree! Ditch the problematic petticoat that always gets in your way and instead, choose a pair of pants for draping your saree. The result? You will get a curvier and better fit with the pants. Tuck the saree in your pants the same way you would do for a petticoat and get a smoother fitting silhouette with better movements. Opt for satin or silk pants for best results!

Cape it up!

Bored with your regular lehengas? Set the trend meter on fire this Diwali with this amazing new pairing. Wear a cropped fitting blouse or a top (of a solid color) with very minimalistic detailing with heavy border skirt or palazzo. Finish the outfit with contrasting cape over the blouse or top. Put on some jhumkis and do a messy bun-hair do and you’re ready to go! All eyes on you, girl!

The six-yard wonder

It’s impossible to think about Diwali without traditional sarees. This six-yard wonder makes any Indian woman look the most beautiful. This Diwali, pick a stunning saree that will make you the center of attraction. You can either go plain and simple or wear something with printed or embroidered motifs. If you love traditional pieces more, then pick a Kancheepuram or Zardosie silk saree with broad golden borders. Since the occasion is Diwali, seal the deal with some bling to compliment your saree. Look radiant like a diva!

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Your guide to Festive Fashion

 

Wondering how to nail any festive occasion? Fear not, we got you covered! Wouldn’t it be amazing to have all the eyes on your whole fam, leave them shell shocked with your inner fashionista? We will reveal a little secret here that makes your family ready for any festive season.

Dazzling Divas

Hello beautiful ladies and pretty girls out there. Our first and foremost choice is always going be a SAREE. Because let’s face it, this attire is never going to let you down. Nothing can go wrong when you wear a saree.There are varying styles of sarees found in different regions of the country. So you can either go all traditional, bring out your inner divine beauty or mix some swag into saree draping, leaving others tongue tied. The choice is yours.

Though saree is the undisputed leader of women clothing, the sad reality is that we have to accept is that it needs LOT of time to get decked up. When there is a time constraint, there is always Salwar and kameez to the rescue. There is tons of varieties, which might leave you baffled.

Be it saree or salwar, with the right set of accessories, the stage is yours and you are sure to win. Cheers!!

For them prince and princesses

Let the kids be just kids!! Whether you like it or not, there is going to be lot of running around, jumping & skidding all day long. So, dress the kids in comfortable outfits, instead of opting for expensive tags or designer wear.

For the little princess, Pick Lehengas or angrakha kurta that would make your kid look ethnic chic; or go for anarkali kurtas and churidaar for a more traditional appeal. You can try various mismatching combinations for your kids or match them with your own outfit style and color. Accessorize for that extra cuteness factor.

Your budding gentleman can be dressed in trendsetting kurta pyjama or a Pathani kurta and salwar. Also, a rich sherwani with dhoti pants would definitely set your kid apart from the rest. Tiny men in bandhgala jackets look totally handsome as well.

Do not forget to add a stole or a pocket square to complete their royal look! There you go a simple and easy guide that keep you festive ready. For more such interesting content visit our page Kalamandir.

 


4 Off-Beat Colours for Lehenga

 

Your big day is just around the corner and you are in complete denial. You can’t wait to ditch the stereotypical lehenga and be the all-ready-to-experiment bride!

If you’re dying to put forward your own style statement, choose from the following shades for your lehenga.

1) Gold is never old

You can never go wrong with this shimmery hue, be it Rose gold or yellow gold! If you are a fan of sequins don’t shy away! Metallic gold is in trend nowadays and you must have noticed it in the recent tinsel town marriages. You can also go for a simple bronze toned benarasi lehenga.

2) Minty serenity

Have you ever thought that a chilling herb boasts a beautiful color of its own? If you are inclined towards a minimalistic lehenga, then go for one teaming with traditional jewelry.

3) Off-white lehengas with a dash of tint

Turn away your ear from conventional norms, and greet a benarasi off-white lehenga with open arms. Today’s brides are not superstitious and are bold enough to make their own decisions. If one is comfortable in her skin and owns an intimate connection with white, then a white benarasi or embroidered lehenga also sounds beautiful.

4) Orange lehenga to brighten up the mood

Orange also comes with its own set of variations like coral, tangerine, and saffron. If you want to add an infusive element of radiance in your look then go for any of these hues. The sunset color is said to give one a heavenly look when teamed with silver jewelry.

Whether it’s your own wedding or that of your best friend, playing with lehenga shades is never easy. But the key lies in oozing confidence. With these off-beat yet relatable shades, you can be comfortable in your own skin and enjoy turning heads with elan!

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5 Ways to Drape a Saree

 

Nothing enhances the beauty and elegance of an Indian woman like a saree. This attire suits women with diverse body types and can be draped in various styles, each having its own look and appeal. In this blog, we’ll talk about five interesting ways of draping a saree:

1) The lehenga drape

With this style of saree drape, it looks like you’re wearing a lehenga. Several pleats have to be made of the saree and tucked around the waist area stylishly so that an illusion of lehenga is created. Flaunt a stylish blouse with this drape along with suitable accessories to complete the look.

2) The front pallu style

This style suits best when the pallu is intricately designed and you’d want to show it off. Do not tuck or pleat the pallu; just let it rest on the right shoulder. Pin it if you find it difficult to manage. A fitted blouse is important with this saree style and so are proper jewelry.

3) The belted saree style

This is a very stylish approach to saree draping. Belt of any kind can be used, but make sure to choose one that fits you well. The pallu has to be neatly and tightly pleated in this frontal saree drape and pinned on the shoulder. The belt makes the waistline look slim and adds style and elegance to the appearance.

4) The mermaid drape

Sarees with embellished borders and heavy pallus are great for this style of saree drape. The lower portion is draped in a manner that resembles the tail of a mermaid. This draping style gives the wearer a slimmer appearance.

5) Bollywood style

This saree draping style is for those who wish to flaunt their well-maintained figure. The pallu is arranged in very narrow pleats and pinned on the shoulder, exposing the toned midriff. The blouse is usually heavily embellished. This style looks best with georgette, net and chiffon sarees. These five saree draping styles will give you plenty of room to experiment with your look. And if you feel less confident to try them? Don’t worry, you can easily take help from online tutorials to master these interesting saree draping styles.

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