Flaunting the Sari this Diwali and How

Written by: Aashumi Mahajan

The sari is in trend this festive season. Here's how you can rock the five-yard drape.

Saris with a twist is a trend for 2020. Pick from the various traditional drapes and then go ahead and experiment with each or give it an all new spin. Here are some interesting options to up your sari game.

  • An waistbelt worn on top of a sari is a great way to wear it witha twist.

  • Ruffle saris are a great option for just that exaggerated look.They come in two forms -- the first being a plain sari with ruffles attached tothe side, and the second embellished with embroidery and stonework. Rufflesaris with prints are a perfect option to pep up the look further; and pairingit with a belt offers just that edge.

  • Saris with a classy floral print make it a statement piece and youmay want to hold on to that look for a long time.

  • Pairing your sari with a contrast shirt instead of a traditional blouse is yet another twist for a different look.

Skirts and shirts

One way to keep Diwali stylish and chic yet casual would be to pair your shirt with a skirt, and a half-sari drape. This classy Indowestern look could definitely be a head-turner.

Sharara dress

The sharara is in fashion and likely to hit Diwali charts. This versatile piece of clothing can be your all-day outfit. Come evening and you could add pizazz, again with a half-sari drape. The sharara is one of those outfits that looks attractive in any colour, from pastels to bright. This outfit is best worn with flats or jutis, and if you have draped a sari, knock out a few hearts with teetering pencils. There are so many interesting cuts and fabrics you can play around with-long slits, sheer, mesh etc. Other options could either be a crop top or a jacket paired with the sharara and pick your drape to go with it.

Dhoti salwars

The dhoti salwar is big this season and like the sharara you could try some drapes either with a short or long kurti, a tank top or even a choli.

Kurtis with dramatic sleeves

Dramatic sleeves have been trending for a while now. With too much happening in sleeves, try a simple yet blingy sari to make a cool statement. And you don't need heavy accessories either. Ruffled sleeves prove to be a chic and elegant option for evening parties.

Lehengas with crop tops

A lehenga is an evergreen piece of clothing. Be it weddings or festivals, lehengas are never out of fashion. But the look has evolved over the years from below the waist cholis to those riding high above the navel. This year crop tops and corset cholis are a perfect way to spice up your festive wardrobe. The drape of course is your call.