If you are a die hard saree lover who doesn't want to ditch the six feet beauty even on a western themed party or simply a statement loving Bride-to-be who would like to turn all heads towards her on her cocktail - here is some inspiration for you to ditch those stereotyped cocktail gowns and GO SAREE on your cocktail!
The Cape Saree
If you are not the bride and attending a cocktail than you can go for a simpler version of this unique cape saree. If you want to go for a bling saree than keep the accessories minimal, we don't want to overshadow the bride now do we! :) For brides, you can simply opt for an embellished saree with a net cape or vice versa.
Get This Look On Budget: If you are having difficulty hunting for the perfect cape to suit your saree than ask your tailor to design one for you. Wear the same cape on a contrasting beautiful saree which your Mom bought for you as a pre-wedding gift! :) Capes are available by many brands, buy one which suits your saree and desig your own look.
Get This Look On Budget: If you are on a budget or just not keen on wearing a label on your cocktail then there's good news! At least 2 out of every 5 saree outlets on every shopping street in India stock up on floral sarees, you'll easily find something you like. :)
You can opt for a pant saree on your cocktail if the party is at a beach or nearby a swimming pool or simply on a day when you want a hassle free saree drape!
Get This Look On Budget: Buy a palazzo/pant and a dupatta with exactly the same colour and a jacket of the contrasting colour. Drape the dupatta on your pant and jacket like a saree and you are done!
It's your saree with a kurta! This one has to be chosen very promptly as a slight fault can ruin the whole look. The whole look of a tunic saree depends on what kind of kurta you are wearing and how well you have paired it with your saree. If you can do it right, this will for sure be a complete head turner as it is a style which is rarely opted for due to its demanding styling. Our tip is to keep the kurta simple(prints will do) and drape a sequined saree on it. You can also go for a heavily embellished kurta paired with a simple saree with a contrasting drape!
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Pair your favourite short kurta with a contrasting saree and drape the pallu of the saree above the jacket. Pin the pallu of the saree in plates on your shoulder using safety pins. Done!
I personally loved the different vibrant and elegant half sarees which Deepika Padukone wore in the movie Chennai express. You can opt for a western hairdo or accessorize it with ear cuffs and stuff like that to give the half saree a cocktail touch. Choose vibrant coloured minimal embellished or better still, zero embellished half saree for your cocktail. Too many sequins will make it look like your wedding day than your cocktail!
Get This Look On Budget: Wear a gown you picked up at a random sale or simply buy a gown from your favourite local bargain shop. Drape a net/chiffon dupatta of exactly the same colour as your gown with the help of safety pins and voila! You just created a designer label! ;)
The Slit Saree:
Get This Look On Budget: Wear a slit western skirt and drape a matching colour dupatta with neat plates. Let the excess part of the dupatta fall like a saree pallu on the back. Secure with safety pins.
Excite to try all these chic types of sarees now are we!! :D So what are you waiting for! Pick your favourite kind and work on getting it right asap. :)
Happy Draping! ;)