7 expert approved trending, unusual and stylish ways to drape a saree

Here are some ways to edge up your handwoven saree, and be sure for jaws to be dropping, eyes popping and heads turning.
7 expert approved trending, unusual and stylish ways to drape a saree
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Fast fashion brands are making a huge dent in India, boasting a range of trendy pieces, which look exactly like the ones seen down the latest runway show. The last time someone has bought a saree from a store is probably right before a festival, marriage or before graduation. The art lies in the eyes of the beholder; a saree represents six yards of pure extravagance, a fusion of colours with traditional handwoven motifs, which is now fading into the background as trendy pieces are becoming a mainstay.
Empowering artisans is at the crux, as also tradition, because it has to be carried forward, thus making sure that a legacy stays alive.
Here are some ways to edge up your handwoven saree, and be sure for jaws to be dropping, eyes popping and heads turning.

Just Belt it!
If you feel your handloom saree is looking passe? Well, give her a makeover just by adding a classy belt or a corset. This trend has practically taken over in recent years, because it not only enhances your curves but brings out a surprise element altogether.

Button it up
Can’t get enough of your favourite shirt? Got yourself a super retro vintage shirt? Just raided your boyfriend's cupboard? Well, drape your simple plain or hand-painted saree over a shirt and slay like the Icon you are born to be!

Blocked!
Colour blocking is a unique way to reflect your personality, whilst stylishly rocking your fav Six yards. Pick opposite colours from the colour wheel, and watch the heads turn.

Cape Couture
Wanna look like literal art? Well just drape and then cape. As capes have made a moment in fashion, adding one to your look will surely set you apart. Make sure you drape your pallu under the cape and achieve the sleek style.

Dhoti pahije ka?
Pair your handcrafted saree with a Dothi to give it that extra ethnic flair, want to go a lil' more extra, add a nose ring, necklaces and waist chains to cinch in that waist.

Sheer Luck
When in doubt go bold. Try draping a sheer handwoven saree over your leggings and a crop top to add dimension and added textures to your look. The epitome of cool and casual yet flirty and trendy, this is one bold look.

Jack-it like it’s hot
A saree and jacket going hand in hand? Do you think that sounds absurd? But just think of the juxtaposition of the boxy jacket and a sleek handloom saree, what are you waiting for? ... Pair a nice structured jacket over a saree and get ready for a head-turning, eye-catching entry at your next outing.

About the author: Shalini Sharma, Founder and Shweta Pundir Sharma Co- Founder of SixYardStory.

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