The charm of the quintessential Indian sari is timeless. With the onset of summers, we are sure your hunt for a perfect season-appropriate sari has begun. From Deepika’s chic Sabyasachi drapes to Kangana’s new-age floral prints, these are the only sari trends for summer that you need to take note of.
Calling Kangana and Masaba Gupta a match made in heaven won’t be an exaggeration. This summer move beyond the usual florals, and instead pick up drapes featuring graphic versions of the same. Also, oversized florals exuding a bit of drama is never a bad idea. Case in point, Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi.
Whites might be considered unorthodox but they have always been a summer favourite. We suggest breaking the monotony with a pinch of colour via jewels. This Manish Malhotra drape on Sonam Kapoor spells perfection while the organza beauty on Sobhita is all about contemporary minimalism.
Put your name on it
If bags and heels can be customised, your drape can have your name. This custom Picchika by Urvashi Sethi drape with Bebo’s name on it is summer wardrobe goals.
Polka dots are back
From Spring-Summer runways of labels such as Richard Quinn and Emilia Wickstead to the most luxurious drapes created by the likes of Sabyasachi, polka dots have been spotted as a major trend. Take some cues from Priyanka Chopra who kept it simple in an unconventional Sabyasachi look.
Sequins and more sequins
From Natasha Poonawalla to Anya Chalotra to Isha Ambani, sequinned saris have been embraced by the biggest fashion fixtures. This pastel Manish Malhotra drape on Natasha tells us how an overdose of sequins can be done tastefully.
Summer is incomplete without a sexy take on the traditional sari. Even though designers such as Anamika Khanna, Tarun Tahiliani, and Masaba Gupta have a penchant for experimental drapes, this purple Shehla Khan sari on Rakul Preet is another add on.
Stripes are out, checks are in
Checks in all their forms; colourful and imposing are looming large among the coolest sari trends for summer. So, don’t shy away from a head-to-toe sari featuring quirky checks and get on with the summer.
A mish-mash of prints
Opting for a single pattern or prints might be boring — instead immerse yourself in a blend of prints and patterns. Polka dots clashing with prints inspired by miniature paintings? Yes, please. This Shivan and Narresh sari on Shilpa Shetty is what summer dreams are made of.