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Concept saris and their different renditions have been a part of the celeb-approved trend wheel. How does one define concept saris; think pre-draped versions, half drapes, the ones cinched by a belt, and much more. Thanks to ace couturiers like Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, and Amit Aggarwal, who have rolled out new versions of traditional drapes, making it easier for discerning millennials to embrace the modern sari without thinking twice. Here are a few celebrity-approved concept sari ideas that can easily be looped if you want to blend tradition with modernity.

Best concept sari inspirations from Bollywood celebrities –

Karishma Kapoor

Image: Courtesy Amit Aggarwal Instagram
Image: Courtesy Amit Aggarwal Instagram

Leave it to ace couturier Amit Aggarwal to give a twist to a sari. His exquisite versions featuring his signature piping details are everything. His modern take on the traditional pallu also makes this look a winner.

Masoom Minawala

Image: Courtesy Masoon Minawala Instagram
Image: Courtesy Masoom Minawala Instagram

Sari with denim? Yes, we say go for it. When it comes to fashion influencers, Masoom Minawala’s social feed is something to watch out for. Subdued earthy-toned sari paired with denim and a belt is the way to go.

Malaika Arora Khan

Image: Courtesy Malaika Arora Khan Instagram
Image: Courtesy Malaika Arora Khan Instagram

Be it traditional six-yard drapes of or an edgy concept sari, Malaika Arora Khan knows how to pull a look together. This bling-y black Gaurav Gupta rendition is perfectly chalked out for a cocktail.

Mira Rajpoot Kapoor

Image: Courtesy Saaksha and Kinni Instagram
Image: Courtesy Saaksha and Kinni Instagram

If not a complete concept sari, how about experimenting with a concept sari dress. This number by Saksha and Kinni makes for a perfect resort outfit when nothing works. Also takes cues from Mira Rajpoot Kapoor on how to carry, head-to-toe patterns effortlessly.

Shereen Sikka of LoveAndOtherBugs

Image: Courtesy Masaba Gupta Instagram
Image: Courtesy Masaba Gupta Instagram

Is there anything better than a half drape when it comes to saris and that too effortlessly paired with trousers? Leave it to Shereen of LoveAndOtherBugs to give traditional staples an edgy twist. Adding ‘concept’ to the idea of saris is this uber-glam look.

Tamannaah Bhatia

Concept Sari inspirations - Tammanah Bhatia
Image: Courtesy Amit Aggarwal Instagram

If you are looking for a variety when it comes to saris, you can always count on the impeccable Tamannaah Bhatia. Her love for traditional saris is not storied, but sometimes she also slips into concept saris by a range of Indian designers. This exquisite number by Amit Aggarwal is nothing short of chic.

Summiyya Patni of House of Misu

Concept Sari inspirations
Image: Courtesy House Of Misu Instagram

Summiyya Patni of House of Misu doesn’t shy away from experimenting with exquisite ethnic separates – their Insta feed will prove the fact. However, when it comes to saris, she goes all out this ruffled floral, belted number seems to infuse a streak of freshness. 

Gauri Khan

Concept Sari ideas - Gauri Khan
Image: Courtesy Amit Aggarwal Instagram

Clean, sophisticated silhouettes are what define Gauri Khan’s go-to fashion choices. If not decadent gowns then she relies on a range of concept saris. This Amit Aggarwal number with a floor-grazing pallu and neatly done plates is everything we need.

Staff writer