Sari + sneak­ers or boots = The new cool in Bol­ly­wood

Rekha’s su­per­cool and quirky sari-and­sneak­ers look (left); and Kan­gana Ra­naut’s smartly draped sari, paired with black brogues

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ak­shay Kaushal

IN­DI­ANS ARE NOW READY TO AC­CEPT IN­NO­VA­TIVE STYLING WITH THE SARI, SAY DE­SIGN­ERS, AND EX­PER­I­MEN­TA­TION BY MOVIE STARS HAS SHOWN PEO­PLE THAT IT CAN BE AMAZ­ING

Asari has al­ways been the most el­e­gant piece of cloth­ing — and it’s the most ver­sa­tile, too, evolv­ing with life­styles and fash­ion sen­si­bil­i­ties. From styling saris with crop tops and den­ims, the lat­est trend is wear­ing it with shoes and sneak­ers. Bol­ly­wood fash­ion di­vas — Rekha, Kan­gana Ra­naut, and Sonam Kapoor — have nailed this trend.

Kan­gana re­cently made an ef­fort­lessly stylish ap­pear­ance in an olive green sari with brogues. Rekha, still the head­turner that she has been for decades, ap­peared in sneak­ers and a quirk­ily draped white sari. A lit­tle while ago, Sonam Kapoor wore a ‘cropped’ sari with very no-non­sense boots.

Is this a cool trend? De­signer Rina Dhaka thinks that peo­ple are now ready to see saris styled in sev­eral dif­fer­ent ways, which wasn’t the case ear­lier. “Peo­ple had a no­tion that saris only look good if they’re styled in a cer­tain way with a par­tic­u­lar type of blouse, hair­style, and san­dals,” says the de­signer. “But now with celebri­ties ex­per­i­ment­ing and show­ing us that saris can look amaz­ing with dif­fer­ent things, it has now be­come more of a style state­ment... And I think saris look cool with sneak­ers.”

How does one get the look right? “Well, shoes won’t look good with the tra­di­tional type of blouse. And the sari needs to be styled in a cer­tain way to make it work,” says de­signer Nikhil Mehra. Stylist Vikram Seth is all for this trend. “It’s a wel­come change,” he says, “to see women sport­ing shoes with saris. It gives an ef­fort­less vibe, mak­ing sari an ev­ery­day wear thing. This is no longer a fash­ion faux pas.”

PHO­TOS: YOGEN SHAH

PHOTO: GANESH LAD / FOTOCORP

Sonam Kapoor wears her sari ‘cropped’, with boots

A model at a re­cent fash­ion week in Delhi, wear­ing a sari with es­padrilles

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