Mijwan Summer 2017, a fundraiser fashion show recently held in Mumbai. The gala event was hosted by the yesteryear diva Shabana Azmi. The veteran designer Manish Malhotra presented his Chikankari collection in the star-studded show. Let’s take a closer look at the celebrities who made their presence felt in the charity event with great panache. Continue reading
Hi gorgeous! Do you have a plain saree in your wardrobe? Are you making out plans to give it a stunning makeover, or a complete new look? Think about how different embellishments adding to it will give an appealing look to the saree,
Let us help you to make the designer of your own saree, adding some styles to it. For the basics you can follow some of the well-known designers for ideas of what types of add-ons you will like to add to your plain saree.
Read on some of the methods we can suggest you to make your saree a stunning one:
Dye your saree
A simple method to re-design your boring and dull plain saree is to dye it in different colour to the saree. You just need to choose the colour scheme which is your favourite and suits well with your complexion. Dye your saree and you are ready to create your own style statement.
Tie n dye
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Another way to revamp your plain saree by your own self is to tie n dye. Many Bollywood divas, especially Shilpa Shetty, like this trend too much. Tie n dye your plain saree in dark and light colour contrast or bright neon colours and rock the world.
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You can add lace border, brocade border, embroidered border, velvet border, light border, heavy border; stone border, beads border, gold border, silver border and to be precise every type of border to your plain saree will look awesome. A saree decorated with borders gives a vibrant look to the wearer and lifts the style statement a few notches up. The red saree with golden embroidered border Kareena is wearing in Ra one can be taken as example.
Wear a gorgeous blouse
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A blouse is a part of the saree draping. So why not use it to revamp your plain saree to a new and trendy look. You just need to select a suitable, trendy and gorgeous blouse to your plain saree, wear it and flaunt your style statement. For an instance you can follow Deepika Padukone and her style of plain red chiffon saree with brocade and zari embroidered pink blouse she wore at a film press conference.
Add small embellishments
The body of a plain saree can be embellished and made to be looked chick with various small decorative items such as, beads, stones, embroidery, mirror work, etc. You can also add patches to your saree to give it a new chic look. These add-ons to the saree are easy to add at home and you become the designer of your trendy saree.
Enjoy your new talent by designing the plain sarees of your closet and share your experience of designing with us in the comment box below. Stay stylish!!
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Who can forget beautiful Mumtaj in the song Aj kal tere mere pyar ke charche or bold Madhuri Dixit in the song Dhak Dhak Karne Laga? What is the common thing in both of these songs? It is the famous sarees both these actresses are wearing in the songs.
This six yards wonders are the most precious and sexiest attire of Bollywood divas since the beginning. Since then many great divas have taken saree to a new height of fashion at each distinct era. Let’s have a peek in to some famous Bollywood divas and sarees from their movies which got famous.
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Do you remember Kajol in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hain and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham? The red chiffon saree in KKHH and the yellow one in K3G were the marvellous one.
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Remember the entry scene of Sushmita Sen in Main Hoon Na. The red chiffon saree with thinly bordered patch patti work she wore with a sleeveless silver coloured blouse was awesome.
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The debut movie of this beautiful diva saw her sport in a lot of sarees, which were really gorgeous. Among the numerous sarees she wore in the movie, we need to mention the pink and green one she wore in the song Piyu Bole.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
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This gorgeous actress wore some of the mind blogging sarees in her movies. To mention some, in Chameli Kareena wore a red saree with border with a blue deep cut blouse. How can we not mention the red saree worn with a different approach in the song Chammak Challo?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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We remember this diva to receive the Filmfare Awards of best actress for both the movies Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. She was the definition of elegancy with the sarees she wore in both these movies.
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Do we need to mention anything special for our Desi Girl? Just watch the song from the movie Dostana and it will revive your memories.
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Really, all the Badtameez Dil got crazy on her looks and her blue saree.
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The Teri Ore saree of Katrina Kaif and the sizzling colours of them are really worth mentioning in our list.
This was our small list. So who all are in your list? Share them with us. Will u? This is your space, so post your comments and suggestions to make this space better. Stay fashionable!!!
With festivals forming such an important part of every Indian’s life, we can’t help ourselves from coming back to this topic every now and then. Especially when we know that in some part of the world you are preparing yourself for the upcoming celebrations of one of the biggest festivals of India – Durga Puja. Some of us call it Navratra, some call it Kullu Dussehra, some call it Bommai Golu, and some even call it Bommala koluvu. No matter what we name the festival, the truth is that each one of us is equally excited about it. However, with festivals also comes the dire necessity to look total ethnic and gorgeous. And, there is nothing that can make u look more stunning and beautiful than the Indian National Dress itself – The Saree.
So, we bring to you a list of top 5 types of sarees that you must include in our wardrobe if you haven’t already.
Weaved mostly in West Bengal and Bangladesh, the Taant sarees are soft and comfortable even for the hottest days. These sarees are found in huge varieties; you can find them in bright colors as well as lighter shades and with heavy embroideries to simple thread works. Taant sarees are extremely comfy yet very sophisticated for wearing at festivals, work, or even generally during daytime and thus, is our top choice.
Originating from and named after Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, the Dhakai sarees come with intricate thread embroideries and buti works. The uniqueness of the sarees is visible in their unconventional blend of simplicity and grandeur. The Dhakai sarees are usually found in cotton or a material called Jamdani. A red and white Dhakai is an ideal saree for any of the Indian festivals.
While the Banarasi silk sarees are closely associated with the Bengali brides since time immemorial, these are equally suitable for wearing in festivals. The newlyweds are often found having a strong inclination towards this particular variety of Indian ethnic wear. As such, few other varieties of sarees can hardly replace the dignified appeal of a red embroidered Banarasi saree that remains an all-time favorite of Indian women.
Whatever the festival or occasion is, looking trendy is important and the designer sarees can serve your purpose perfectly well. You can consider buying the designer sarees online and you will certainly be able to lay your hands upon a wide variety of sarees that strike the right blend of traditional appeal and modern designs.
The combination of the lustrous silk, embroideries in zari and golden thread and peacock designs in the pallu of the sarees makes the Paithani sarees ideal for festivals. Originating in Maharashtra, India, these sarees are also reflective of the Buddhist culture. They have a typical grandeur about them, making them must-have festival sarees in the personal wardrobe of every woman.
Who doesn’t want to look stunning all day everyday? Especially with the upcoming festive and marriage season, the pressure of shopping for picture-perfect clothes and looking like a show-stopper is stressing all of us. Moreover, looking back at our budget is what’s giving us sleepless nights. But like we say always… NO MORE!
Team Sareez brings to you a selection of beautiful casual and party sarees in variety of materials just under the $20 mark.
Below you see only a handful of them but don’t forget to visit the website to take a look at the complete collection.
It’s been 5 days since the finale of the show, however, with each season, Lakme Fashion Week brings us all the latest trends in the fashion industry – Indian and Western.
With the approaching wedding season, a lot of our time is going to be spent in shopping for the perfect outfit. So, whether its your sister’s wedding, your BFF’s wedding, or if it’s YOU getting hitched this year, there should be no compromises with the style quotient of your wardrobe at all.
Find below an assorted range of ethnic wear presented by different Fashion Designers during Lakme fashion Week’s various seasons:
Stay tuned for our picks from the Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013/2014 to be featured in our next post.
Until then, Team Sareez wishes all a very happy and prosperous Ganesha Chaturthi. Stay Blessed and Stay Stylish!
Saree, besides being one of the most elegant Indian ethnic wears, is also extremely versatile. There isn’t a single occasion in which you cannot wear a saree. However, the sarees that you wear for the different occasions should vary in terms of color, fabric, texture, designs, patterns and so on. These days, sarees occupy an important part of the collection of designer wears thereby offering ethnic lovers with increased choices and options. Your choice of the saree determines as to whether you turn heads around you or end up being the worst dressed person in the occasion. So, how do you lay your hands upon the perfect saree for the specific occasions? Here, take a look:
Deck up in Light Colors for Daytime Functions
If you are up for attending a daytime function, you need to keep precisely two things in mind. First, the color should be light preferably white or the lighter shades of cream, beige, pink or sky blue. Second, the saree should be in simple yet classy fabric like cotton.
Bright Colors and Glossy Fabrics for Parties
Gone are the days when party wears would be predominantly western outfits. You can go for fabrics like net, velvet, crepe and faux georgette while going for a dinner party with friends or office colleagues. The color can be as bright as you want it to be. Glossy red, green, royal blue, purple or any other such vibrant color will let you steal the show.
Make a Mark in the Corporate World with Raw Silk
Sarees are also considered formal ethnic wears and therefore, you can dress yourself up in one while getting ready for a corporate meeting at your workplace. Raw silk and cotton sarees in light and essentially mutted colors will brilliantly serve the purpose of rendering you with an extremely impressive and smart look. In fact, you can try out the designer silk sarees for more unique and unconventional designs that will surely lead to an appreciation of your dressing sense in the corporate world.
A More Traditional Look for Pujas and Festivals
A jamawar, kanjeevaram or Bengali tant saree is just too perfect for wearing in pujas. These are typical traditional sarees and get along well with the spirit of the occasion. On the other hand, a heavily embroidered or printed silk saree is suitable for festivals like Holi and Diwali. Team it up with junk jewelleries and be certain of looking your best.
Flaunt Heavy Embroideries in Weddings
No other saree works out in a better way than the heavily embellished zardosi sarees when it comes to weddings. You can also go for the designer net sarees that are simply gorgeous and chic. However, newly weds can prefer Benarasi sarees, known for their close association with the Bengali brides since time immemorial.
Keep the Transparent Chiffon for a Romantic Date
Last but not the least, if you are going on a date and want to drape a saree for that special moment, you must choose a slightly transparent net or a body hugging chiffon georgette. Choose the color carefully and keep it light as, that will enhance your sensuous appearance to great heights. The bollywood designer sarees can be simply too great for the purpose.