Oh I wish I could own this beautiful piece! How many times haven’t you muttered this to yourself after spotting an amazing sari. But in reality, have you thought about taking a step beyond the conventional designs and opt for a contemporary one? Normally whenever we spot a designer sari, the first thought which comes to our head is – Its ok for the ramp bit it isn’t a practical one to wear. But we will help you break that shell and rediscover a trendy you wrapped in a sari! Here are some unconventional saree designs which are practical and will make you go wow! Read on and get ready to surprise yourself with some stunning looks this season as we believe that conventional is boring!
Contemporary Sai Designs
1. Bold traditional prints:
Whether it’s Benarasi, zardosi or simple cotton, Kolkata is always in the front to offer something new in textile. When it’s Kolkata, it’s got to be Sabyasachi. His sarees are always a winner with both the masses and classes and what makes him unique is practicality of his designs. He makes it so wearable and yet so chic. He has revived the lost art of cotton benarsi sarees with block prints, dhoti – saree, Gota work, Hand dye etc. His khadi collection is a huge hit with the working men and women.
2. New age / Modern print:
A host of designers fall under this category. Check out Masaba Gupta’s animal print or Nikhil Thampi’s deconstructed sari. These designs can be worn with a plain blouse or a cut out t-shirt if you are feeling racy. Instead of opting for the regular mish mash colors, opt for a single uniform color but drape it in a different way. Off shoulder blouses, cut out boxed blouses with transparent petti-coats can make you stand out. The new comrade od young designers are bringing in a whole lot of creativity in creating unique prints that no woman can resist, making the Indian fashion go boom even on an international level.
3. Geometric prints:
Yes, you heard it right. Show the world that geometry can be fun with a range of prints that can include circles, triangles, squares and a lot more of shapes that you never thought of. Coming in vibrant color combinations these saris are striking and sassy. Team it up with some bold blouses and you are ready to redefine the perception about sari forever.
4. Monochrome prints:
If you are one of a kind for whom everything is either black or white, even with just these two colors you can create magic. Monochrome colors in crepe or mulmul will make you look like a fashionista. These go well with other colorful prints and lots of accessories. You can choose to team them up with colorful clutches, heavy jewellery, colored glasses and heels.
Though this has been in the market for quite a while, animal prints have never been out of fashion. While leopard prints are usually in yellow and black, peacock and snakes are found in multi hues. Unleash the animal instinct in you with a sari that will rule the minds. Why settle for any less?
6. Graphic designs:
New age designers like Play Chan and Kallol Datta have launched their saree collection with pie chart designs, bold crisscross colors and random figures like airplanes and animal pictures.
7. Going back to roots:
Indian letters on pallu are latest to hit the Indian markets. Masaba Gupta is ruling the roost with this. Regional language fonts look chic and classy. So if you’re on a lookout for some trendy sari prints, you shouldn’t be missing this.
So, with a range of prints to choose from, which one have you decided to choose. Go quirky this season by choosing unconventional prints, patterns and colors to choose from. With a whole bunch of designers who have taken the pledge to make sari as funky as the new generations, why choose to stay conventional? Carry your print in style. Do the sari way!