A New Movement with the Same Old Drape : Sari not Sorry

Indians abroad have to struggle hard to fit in to their culture. Very often, they are treated as second class citizens or outsiders unless we blend perfectly with their lifestyle and culture. As Sari can make you look typical Indian, many women give up their INDIAN attires trying to fit in to the western culture.

Many of the NRIs do not take time or effort to understand the Indian culture as they are too busy adjusting with the western lifestyle. Rawal has taken a step to change the mentality and to familiarise the western world with this beautiful Indian outfit.

The Message She Wishes To Convey

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Tanya Rawal is a professor who teaches Philosophy in California State University, Los Angeles. Tanya is researching on how brown people are termed terrorists and where such cliched thoughts originate.

The Steps She Took

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The academic wished to erase such cliched thoughts about immigrants. She started off in September by posting her images in Saris from her mother’s or relatives closets On Instagram.

Two months after that, she launched #sarinotsorry# hashtag on Tweeter which gained a lot of popularity. The campaign spread like wildfire just as she had expected. Many people revealed their views and showed that such bias needs to be erased from the minds of people.

Now, twice a week, Sari drapes sari while heading to the University. The students are now so accustomed to this unique traditional look of hers that they get upset when she is seen in a Western outfit.

The Sari Effect

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Many sari wearers in the US hesitated wearing the sari because of the countless questions asked regarding the attire. There is another fact that when you drape a Sari and head out, you are the only one to do so in your locality. It also makes you feel awkward and prevents you from wearing it.

The social networks where women tweet their drape for the day make the women abroad feel they are not alone. They feel they have the company of similar women around US. This makes them drape this attire confidently.

Opinions of Different NRI Women

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This is surely not the first time when an Indian woman attempts to break such cliches or misconceptions. Tanya Rawal hopes to change the perspective of her students by showing them it is the same woman who teaches them everyday in a different outfit. There have been others too who have tried to acquaint the US people with the Indian culture and attires.

Anita Mokashi, a business analyst, initiated a Bay Area Costume Marathon in May. The women draped Nauvari, nath, Gajra and running shoes and covered a 20km distance. The reaction of people were phenomenal even then as they and very vague ideas of Indian culture. Some even clicked selfies with participants.

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Such actions do give results in the long run. It is when people take the initiative that others get to know of our culture and tradition.

Trend Alert – Dazzling the IIFA Awards


The year’s biggest award ceremony for the Indian film industry, the IIFA awards was recently held at The Venetian Macao, Macau. Hosted by Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor, the show was a raging hit, with the glitterati of Bollywood gracing the red carpet in style.

Needless to say everyone at the IIFA awards was dressed impeccably in designer clothes; however the ladies of the evening, dressed in exquisite sarees really took the cake. Bollywood style icon Vidya Balan in her black with gold embellished appliqué patch work lehenga saree by Anand Kabra lehenga, as always managed to be the centre of attention. The carelessly done fishtail plait and the contrasting white, V necked, full sleeve blouse, with gold embroidery around the neck added to the appeal.

Madhuri Dixit, with her delicate black net saree designed by Karishma and Monica, stole the show. Gold embellished patchwork within red borders heightened the appeal of the saree. Her chic hairdo, and exemplary make up added oodles of elegance to the timeless appeal of this timeless beauty!

Two other women were spotted looking extraordinarily hot in their designer sarees. Shriya Saran in her lime green faux georgette saree designed by Manish Malhotra, was quite the diva of the evening, while Divya Dutta was seen in a bright red saree, with a matching bindi to complete the look.

The Best Time to Wear

Even though the mercury is soaring but we are not lazy to sport on jewelry. Jewellery is a symbol of beauty. It has always been imperative for women. Spring summer season of 2013 Women’s Fashion Jewelry Trends is full of contrasts. They all share a desire for individualism, brightness and impressive size. The designs are mainly focused on: Indo Western and Natural materials.
Let’s have a tour to some pieces of our jewelry which would give you an idea what is “in”.

Colored Jewellery


Pieces above are specially designed so that it does not look flashy but classic instead. This season it’s all about class and comfort. Crystal Jewelry has become a fad as it can be both teamed with ethnic and Western Outfit.
Only jewellery is not sufficient to make you feel great. Jewellery is worn with traditional Indian outfits such as sarees, Salwar kameez etc, and at present is also worn with western outfits such as jeans, skirts etc.

Take a look & choose your matching dress:


Thank You Mom

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness”. 
– Honore de Balzac, author

A relationship which remains with us irrespective of time and place is the eternal bond we share with our mothers. A Mother not only shapes the personality of her child but also helps paving the life of her child.


Mother is the best gift of God to a child. She is blessing showered on us. She protects us from all perceivable dangers and makes our life worth living. All through her life, she does everything for us. She stays awake all the night when we are sick. This Mother’s Day let’s pay a small tribute to Our Mother: The Super Human Being with some of our special Collection.

Sarees and Jewellery as Gifts on Mother’s Day

Your mother is always there for you in every bend of your life. On Mother’s day in 2013 show your appreciation and gratitude by showering her with exclusive gifts. Before you select a gift for your mom, it is imperative to keep some points in mind. First and foremost keep her preference in mind while choosing a gift for her.

Sarees should be a perfect gift idea on Mother’s Day. Sarees never fail to lighten up her heart as a saree makes her feel revered. Saree gives a traditional feeling of an Indian woman. A Designer Embroidered Saree in Silk/chiffon is perfect for this occasion. The color as well as design of the sarees will surely enthrall her. This gift should add to make this day special for her. Let the woman in your life adorn herself in the beautifully designer saree from Sareez.


You can also give your mother a complete look by coupling an elegant saree it with exotic collection jewellery. Jewellery is something which every woman loves to adorn them with. Beautifully designed pendants/earrings/necklaces will further compliment the gorgeous sarees.


Make your mom feel loved and cherished on Mother’s day with your gift, even if you are miles away from her.

Sareez- For Every Moment of Your LIFE 

From Holi to Diwali…from Marriages to Evening Parties, you will always find something from Sareez to accompany you and to make you look special

Designer Cotton Sarees – Perfect Summer Outfit:


As the mercury is soaring resulting in an unbearable scorching heat, it’s very important to put on comfortable & easy clothes. In this burning heat, it is not possible to wear a heavy embroidery saree; it’s time now to add colorful & trendy casual light colored sarees that will make your summer cool. Casual Sarees are the ideal attire for those women who are working or those who always prefer to put on sarees.

The increased demand for cotton sarees in summer is due to the comfort & simplicity it offers. They are extremely easy to wear & get stunning looks. They are easy to maintain also. Apart from being extremely light and comfortable, casual printed sarees are quite convenient as one need not worry about the embellishments getting spoil/special washing techniques. Bright colored [Trendy colors: Dusk Blue, Poppy Red, Monaco Blue, African violet] cotton sarees gives a cheerful & vivacious look perfect for this summer season.

Fashion is dynamic but the charm of cotton printed saree is evergreen. Also, these cotton printed sarees are suitable for any kind of formal gatherings. Casual printed sarees are stylish and wonderfully comfortable.

So all you beautiful ladies out there; drape yourself into the evergreen cool & classic casual printed/cotton sarees this summer.

Bollywood Beauties in Dazzling Ethnic Wear

kangana-ranauat-in-white-transparent-sareeWe always think that sarees are the Indian counterparts of an LBD (Little Black Dress). Suitable for any body type, saree gives a sizzling aura to our personalities. While our bollywood beauties carry the western outfits with great panache yet there is no comparison to their appearances in ethnic wear.

It was a wonderful treat to our eyes to see the Indian beauties don a Desi attire in the Umang police show 2012 and while some looked great and some not-so-great yet they all carried themselves with great confidence and style. Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan turned up in a Sabyasachi collection , to no one’s surprise obviously. But it was Kangana Ranaut who was the highlight of the event and dazzled everyone with her Desi mantra. Dressed in a cream and gold saree with pink blouse she was an epitome of grace and elegance. Mandira Bedi adorned a cream saree with golden lotus motifs and a spaghetti strap blouse. From our side , we would give her a thumbs up.

It was also the day for salwar suits where Ragini Khanna looked ethereal in a white anarkali salwar suit. On the contrary, Sonali Bendre in her white churidar kameez looked simple yet trendy.

We at Sareez give you the chance to pamper yourself with the same saree and suits by placing a customized order and get it delivered for free at your doorstep. So what are you waiting for ! Grab your chance to look like your favourite celebrity and be a celebrity among your friends .

A guide to the sizzling Sarees of Rani Mukherjee

rani mukherjee in gold-sareeRani Mukherjee, Bollywood’s Bong star is mostly seen dressed in Sarees. Not only she sports this Indian look in award nights but she looks extremely comfortable and chic, being in the skin of the quintessential Indian woman. In sarees, though she endorses many designers, but it is Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s creation that she prefers wearing the most.

Rani Mukherjee’s take on Sarees

Rani seems to have a fetish for the color red. Be it a gorgeous heavy polka dotted saree with golden gota patti (border) on the pallu that she wore at Shilpa Shetty’s wedding reception or a simple saree in net fabric, it is the color red that is dominant in her choice.

She was once spotted in a translucent saree, which made her look sizzling, more because of the color red and the revealing silver crystals laced doris at the back of the blouse. The poise to carry a see-through net saree as well as a heavy designer silk saree is always seen in Rani. At the launch of Dance Premier League, Rani was seen wearing a golden saree with red velvet patti (border) with golden embroidery on the pallu, which clearly reveals in some form or the other, the color red is present in her attire. She looked gorgeous in this Manish Malhotra design.

Rani loves to wear net and tissue sarees as she has been witnessed most of the times wearing sarees of this variety. Among other kinds, she prefer chiffons and at special occasions silks. However, during the Durga Puja she is mostly seen wearing the Handloom Cotton Sarees of Kolkata or the heavy silks of Southern India. A great sense of mixing her saree wardrobe gives this Bong beauty a mix of a girl-next door as well as a diva look.

Rani Mukherjee’s take on Accessories

Rani surely knows what to wear with what kind of saree to get the appropriate simple yet diva look. She knows how to strike the right balance in sarees and its accessories. She likes wearing simple round banjara earrings with dark royal blue sarees, which are elegantly laced with rusty shades brocade and golden botis.

She has also been spotted wearing a chunky pearl necklace suiting pink sequins work done on chiffon saree at a certain occasion, which she paired it with a silk sequined halter blouse. Rani usually prefers big bangle earrings to small tops.

She is hardly seen carrying purses, but the lady didn’t lag behind in matching polka dotted red saree, she wore at Shilpa Shetty’s reception, with a sleek golden clutch. Rani loves to wear halter neck and noodle strapped blouses, which gives the “diva look” with see-through chiffons and net sarees.

Whatever, the saree type is, whatever the color is, this lady knows how to capture the hearts of millions of fans with her effortless yet dazzling Indian stylization in nothing other than India’s National dress – sarees.