The sudden popularity of the half-saree can be attributed to Bollywood’s nascent love for this attire. Classy, colourful and feminine, the garment lends a very natural beauty to the wearer. But, what exactly is the half saree?
To put it in crisp, simple words, the half saree is no more than a southern variant of the Ghagra Choli from Gujarat and Rajasthan. However, a traditional south Indian dress, the half saree is worn like a two-piece saree and not like the usual lehengas that we are used to seeing. At a glance, the way it is draped, would make one think as if they are looking at a fishtail design of the regular un-stitched garment.
The half sari is also known as the Langa Voni in the native tongue of the region. The Langa is the full length skirt with a drawstring while the Voni or Davani is a long cloth draped diagonally over a fitted blouse.
Where To Find Designer Half Saree In Hyderabad?
If you plan to include a designer half-saree in your wardrobe, check out our list of top 5 boutiques where you can go shopping.
MONK by Madhu Verma
Road No. 12 Banjara Hills
Soft layers, sheer sleeves and a fusion of styles best describe the collections at MONK. Whether it is their Indo-western range or the most ethnic pieces, the designs will take your heart away. Run by designer Madhu Verma, the boutique is already a well known name for to-be-brides and women looking for unique variations of this attire.
Most of the pieces at the store follow a lovely colour palette of whites and muted hues but you can also spot bright primary shades every now and then.
Plot No 2, Mithila Saket
An understanding of fashion and design came naturally to Varuna Jithesh as she took inspiration from her mother’s love for beautifully tailored dresses. The half-sarees at the Varuna Jithesh boutique reflect a deep appreciation for luxury style and sophisticated tailoring.
You can expect to see a lot of variety in colour and style while shopping here. Some of the designs are also a fusion between the north Indian prints and south Indian silhouettes.
Yaksi By Deepti Reddy
Road no.4, Banjara Hills
Heavy ethnic embroidery, mirror work and a splash of interesting hues can be seen in the collections at Yaksi. A lot of golden motifs and detailed borders add another element of cultural aesthetic. Reddy also includes neon colors in her creations that take the garments to another level altogether.
Exclusive wedding half sarees at the boutique are made with exotic Benarasi fabrics in sorbet shades. Brides looking for customized half sarees can turn to Yaksi as the boutique also specializes in personalized bridal clothing.
Mugdha Art Studio
8-2-613/B/3, Road No 10, Banjara Hills
Browns, whites and pinks with a careful selection of embroidered surfaces are the prominent feature of the half sarees at Mugdha Art Studio. The boutique is trusted for maintaining high quality in all the products.
The studio boasts of a diverse portfolio of netted Langas, exquisite patterns and an array of dramatic designs that are further enhanced with a personal touch. In case you do not like a particular set of half saree, the boutique allows you to mix and match with separate pieces so that you can get exactly what you are looking for.
1152, Road no. 57, Jubilee Hills
According to Shravanthi Reddy, the founder of Rykaa, “Love of clothing is taste, the creation of it is art.” Perhaps this is what inspires the designer to include artistic details to all her designs. The half- sarees at Rykaa are a culmination of sleek styling and distinctive design. The elegant patterns are created with fine craftsmanship, while also keeping in mind the comfort factor. The colours are inspired by nature and some of the pieces are so attractive that you would wish to buy them instantly.
Rykaa is one of the half saree boutiques that pays equal attention to the beauty of the blouses. Long sleeves with a highly simplistic look and not so common shades of silver and ivory reflect a crisp contemporary aesthetic that you would fall in love with.