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Here’s your essential celeb-approved guide to sari draping

When it comes to the traditional Indian sari, it will be safe to say that over the decades it has proved to be one of the most versatile outfits. What makes it one-of-a-kind is not just its availability in numerous renditions. Think of a variety of decadent handlooms, colours, and embellishments. You won’t run out of options. Besides that, there is a whole spectrum of draping styles that one can experiment with. Needless to say, Indian couturiers have rolled out pre-stitched versions, but how about pairing your sari with a suit or with a wide corset belt?

Here are some ways of sari draping styles embraced by Bollywood Celebs-

Malaika Arora Khan

Sari Draping Styles - Malaika Arora Khan
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Amit Aggarwal is one Indian designer who has seamlessly established a bridge between couture and sustainability. This crimson statement sari on Malaika proves that traditional drapes can be done away with to make way for pre-stitched versions that are not just flattering but comfortable too.

Neha Dhupia

Sari Draping Styles - Neha Dhupia
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Just in case you want some inspiration on how to rock a pre-draped sari, this metallic statement drape by Rimzim Dadu can be a great point of reference. A version of this was also seen on Sonam Kapoor at Cannes.

Juhi Godambe

Image: Courtesy Shantanu and Nikhil
Image: Courtesy Shantanu and Nikhil

A sari that can be slipped into like a dress? Yes, you can count on ace couturiers Shantanu and Nikhil for that. Encapsulating elements of resort wear, ethnic and couture, this number of influencer Juhi Godambe defines the Gen-Z approved version of a sari.

Aastha Sharma

Image: Courtesy Aastha Sharma Instagram
Image: Courtesy Aastha Sharma Instagram

Pairing an interesting drape with trousers? Yes, it is very much a celeb-approved trend. From the runways of Jean Paul Gaultier to Bollywood’s red carpet, celebrities and their stylists have embraced the idea; this Limerick sari on Aastha Sharma is a winning look. It will be safe to say, one of the coolest sari draping styles embraced by celebs and influencers alike.

Samantha Akkineni

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Image: Courtesy Preetham Jukalkar Instagram

At times easy does it. We love this traditional drape on Samantha Akkineni by Raw Mango. Suited for wedding festivities, colour and the fall of this Raw Mango sari makes it one-of-a-kind.

Priyanka Chopra

Image: Courtesy Ami Patel Instagram
Image: Courtesy Ami Patel Instagram

Who better than India’s ace couturier Tarun Tahiliani to look up to in case you are hunting for pre-stitched sari. This black drape styled as a cocktail gown on Priyanka Chopra is everything we need. A statement bejewelled belt is an added plus.

Rakul Preet Singh

Image: Courtesy Rakul Preet Instagram
Image: Courtesy Rakul Preet Singh Instagram

Count on Shehla Khan for whipping up something interesting from the very basic of the drapes. We love this lavender-hued statement sari on Rakul Preet Singh. From an engagement gathering to even a cocktail, this drape can knock out your usual cocktail gown ever so easily.

Alia Bhatt

Image: Courtesy Ami Patel Instagram
Image: Courtesy Ami Patel Instagram

Ruffles are having a major moment. So not just in red carpet-worthy gowns by they have been included in the Indian sari vocabulary too. And when it is a classic Sabyasachi drape on Alia Bhatt, it makes for a winning look that’s not just versatile, but timeless.