A sari af­fair

As the wed­ding sea­son kicks in, HT City gives a low­down on how to give your sari a stylish twist

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - HTCITY MY CITY - Ak­shata Shetty ht.cafe@htlive.com ■

The clas­sic nivi style, the most com­mon way of drap­ing a sari, has been given a makeover in the past few years. Lately, a lot of Bol­ly­wood celebri­ties in­clud­ing Kan­gana Ra­naut, Shilpa Shetty Kun­dra, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor have been giv­ing the In­dian out­fit a lot of at­ten­tion. “A sari is the most beau­ti­ful In­dian out­fit that makes a woman look el­e­gant and sen­sual at the same time. The best part about a sari is that you can drape it in so many ways and make it look un­con­ven­tional,” says celebrity stylist and cos­tume de­signer, Rupa Choura­sia.

For work­ing women, ev­ery­thing needs to be fuss­free and prac­ti­cal when it comes to dress­ing up. Fash­ion de­signer Sh­weta Ka­pur de­signs for the woman who is con­stantly on the go. Keep­ing this in mind, she shares that her clothes are fuss-free, easy to wear and ex­tremely prac­ti­cal. “When we de­sign our saris, we think about the woman who has the bare min­i­mum time to get ready. She needs some­thing which doesn’t re­quire iron­ing, can be worn quickly and looks dif­fer­ent from what her mother wore,” adds Ka­pur.

From ac­ces­soris­ing with belts to wrap­ping the pallu across the neck or arm, the ex­per­i­men­ta­tion has def­i­nitely caught our at­ten­tion. “A sari is six yards of fab­ric. It’s im­por­tant how you drape it and play with it. What we think are new ways of wear­ing it, are ac­tu­ally vari­a­tions of time-tested drapes that have been picked up from all over In­dia. The charm and the beauty of a sari will never go away,” says Ka­pur.



Sapna Ban­er­jee

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