The saree has been around for ages, but in recent years, it has caught the eye of international celebrities, and this has elevated it from a traditional everyday garment to a fashion statement. Hollywood actresses, famous sports icons and pop stars are among the celebrities who have chosen to be seen at events draped in exclusive creations specially put together for them by designers.
Not all celebrity-worn sarees are grand or glamorous. Some of them are simple, others striking. It’s the designer element that makes these creations catch the eye and stay memorable. Here are a few tips with international celebrities as a guide for a change.
Known for her stunning looks and style, besides her tennis talent, Anna Kournikova won hearts in this pleasing blue saree embellished with exquisite white embroidery at a tennis exhibition in Dubai.
Accompanied by her group members from The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger looked sexy and glamorous in a black georgette saree with gold detailing on the border and an embroidered designer bikini blouse at the red carpet at Fashion Rocks 2008 in New York.
Former Spice Girl and fashion icon, Victoria Beckham, graced the cover of Vogue India in a red bridal saree by designer Tarun Tahiliani.
So, clearly, the saree has gone beyond the borders of India with more and more foreign celebrities opting to wear it at red carpet events or for photo shoots. The versatility of the saree allows for it to be designed and accessorized for creating different looks to suit different occasions.
With designers working over time to bring India’s traditional arts and crafts to a contemporary look and feel, the saree has transformed to a glamorous work of art, which can be collected or treasured for years.
Here are some ideas on how you can wear designer sarees to replicate the glamorous looks that celebrities carry off.
The Anna Kournikova Look
Replicate the elegance of Anna Kournikova in this lovely blue organza with elaborate cutwork embroidery in silver tissue applique featured on the pallu. Paired with an embroidered halter blouse, it will make you feel like the star of a party.
Stunning Nicole Scherzinger look
Steal the show like Nicole Scherzinger in this glamorous black and antique gold designer saree featuring Banarasi net with woven gold zari motifs running through it in an asymmetric design concept. Paired with a black and gold halter blouse, it’s a showstopper.
Glamorous Victoria Beckham Look
Look as glamorous as Victoria Beckham in this stunning maroon and red Kanchipuram silk saree. Its unique half and half design concept has deep maroon on the top half and red on the bottom half, with a line of gold zari separating the two halves. Applique embroidery motifs featuring the traditional craft, Kalamkari, makes this a work of art, while the contrast blue one-shoulder blouse adds to the style quotient.
These are just a few ideas on how the saree can add glamor to your wardrobe. The next time you have an event, try one of these designer looks that give a modern twist to the saree. The sarees featured here are part of the collection available at www.sakhifashions.com