Though Bollywood actresses are hardly seen wearing sarees these days, but when they do so, they do it with grace and élan. With the talented fashion designers around the corner, the art of wearing sarees has reached a new level. Now Bollywood sarees are made according to the needs and demands of the fusion of cultures or based on some sort of theme.
The Favored Bollywood Fabric
Considering the heroine’s height, complexion, vital status and personality, the designer has to create the perfect look for the celebrity. Chiffon, georgette, silk and crepe are the favored fabric of Bollywood, where each fabric stands out for highlighting something particular. Where chiffon, crepe and georgette gives a slimmer and trendier look, silk manifests grandeur in the looks of the heroines.
It is not only in films but also in award nights and fashion shows as well, where the celebrities are seen decked up in this traditional attire. Be it Kajol in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain,’ or Karishma Kapoor in ‘Raja Hindustani’ or Rani Mukherji in ‘Hum Tum’ or Sushmita Sen in ‘Main Hoon Na,’ every one looked suave and gorgeous in simple chiffon and georgette saris.
The Bengali look in Bollywood Saree Trends
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan have taken saree endorsement to a different level all together. They popularized the Bengali way of draping a saree in ‘Devdas’ and ‘Parineeta,’ making it a vogue even in masses. After this style emerged every bride wanted a look similar to what these ladies have worn on screen.
Vidaya Balan is specially credited for promoting Bengali style sarees with gold jewelry. She has been seen modeling a Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree on the cover page of FHM, which is also Bengali style saree.
The Other Bollywood Saree Trends to Watch Out For
Bollywood fashion world has experimented with latest trends in sarees, of which the Butterfly saree has really caught the attention. It is a style where the pallu of the saree represents a butterfly, becoming narrow towards the shoulder. Shilpa Shetty is often seen flaunting this look, paired with pearl and kundan jewelry.
The floral polka dot saree of Aishwarya, when she was receiving the national film award, The Manish Malhotra designed saree of Priyanka Chopra for the Asian Film Awards ceremony and the IIFA-2009 or the pink saree of Amrita Rao in the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 gives are some of the latest trends flaunted by Bollywood stars.
Net Bollywood Sarees with their intricate work also ensures a breathtaking look. It is generally seen on Aishwarya who prefers a white handcrafted embroidered net saree. With a strappy blouse and chandelier earrings of diamond, the look can be completed. Another popular trend is the lehenga saree, where the costume with its embroidered multi-colored thread, has the look of saree yet the cut of a lehenga.