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Wear The Most Royal Kanjeevaram Sarees In These Chicest Ways

Polka Café logo Polka Café 23-10-2018 Mitali Khanapurkar
a pair of hot dogs: When we go through our mom’s closet, the collection of sarees charms us over every single time, doesn’t it? Her cherished belongings also include scintillating Kanjeevaram sarees. Just like some friends are forever… for every saree lover, Kanjeevaram is one such friend that is forever! Bollywood Divas like Rekha, Vidya Balan or Hema Malini have been the poster girls to endorse Kanjeevarams almost every time. It’s no longer a rule or trend that Kanjeevaram sarees are just for the older ladies or too boring for our generation. The younger generations who are inclined towards handlooms have also made their picks with Kanjis. And with so many wonderful modern ways available to wear them, why shouldn’t one opt for it! © Pixabay When we go through our mom’s closet, the collection of sarees charms us over every single time, doesn’t it? Her cherished belongings also include scintillating Kanjeevaram sarees. Just like some friends are forever… for every saree lover, Kanjeevaram is one such friend that is forever! Bollywood Divas like Rekha, Vidya Balan or Hema Malini have been the poster girls to endorse Kanjeevarams almost every time. It’s no longer a rule or trend that Kanjeevaram sarees are just for the older ladies or too boring for our generation. The younger generations who are inclined towards handlooms have also made their picks with Kanjis. And with so many wonderful modern ways available to wear them, why shouldn’t one opt for it!

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When we go through our mom’s closet, the collection of sarees charms us over every single time, doesn’t it? Her cherished belongings also include scintillating Kanjeevaram sarees. Just like some friends are forever… for every saree lover, Kanjeevaram is one such friend that is forever!

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Bollywood Divas like Rekha, Vidya Balan or Hema Malini have been the poster girls to endorse Kanjeevarams almost every time. It’s no longer a rule or trend that Kanjeevaram sarees are just for the older ladies or too boring for our generation. The younger generations who are inclined towards handlooms have also made their picks with Kanjis. And with so many wonderful modern ways available to wear them, why shouldn’t one opt for it!

a woman standing in front of a window posing for the camera: Kanjis are no longer just wedding trousseau for South Indians but are also expanding throughout the World for its everlasting and never out of trend design. But if you are wondering how to style them differently, here are some modern edgy ways to do so. It's just about adding a little bit of a twist to these traditional drapes – © instagram Kanjis are no longer just wedding trousseau for South Indians but are also expanding throughout the World for its everlasting and never out of trend design. But if you are wondering how to style them differently, here are some modern edgy ways to do so. It's just about adding a little bit of a twist to these traditional drapes –

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Kanjis are no longer just wedding trousseau for South Indians but are also expanding throughout the World for its everlasting and never out of trend design. But if you are wondering how to style them differently, here are some modern edgy ways to do so. It's just about adding a little bit of a twist to these traditional drapes –

Cancan Drape / Half Saree Style

a woman wearing a purple dress: Cancan style or what South Indians call – half saree style draping is one of the easiest methods to style keep the traditional touch of Kanjeevaram whilst playing around with the look of the saree. All you would need here is a lehenga skirt or a long skirt, corset or blouse and your favourite Kanjeevaram. Learn how to drape the Cancan Style © Pinterest Cancan style or what South Indians call – half saree style draping is one of the easiest methods to style keep the traditional touch of Kanjeevaram whilst playing around with the look of the saree. All you would need here is a lehenga skirt or a long skirt, corset or blouse and your favourite Kanjeevaram. Learn how to drape the Cancan Style

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Cancan style or what South Indians call – half saree style draping is one of the easiest methods to style keep the traditional touch of Kanjeevaram whilst playing around with the look of the saree. All you would need here is a lehenga skirt or a long skirt, corset or blouse and your favourite Kanjeevaram.

 

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Trail or Pleats in the Back

a person in a red dress standing in front of a building: When you love the flare, ditch the regular lehengas and opt for Kanjis in this style. This is more like a flared gown style and a reverse version of a saree. With pleats tucked in at the back instead of the front, it gives a beautiful flow and volume to your outfit. Want to try it out? Check out the video below – © instagram When you love the flare, ditch the regular lehengas and opt for Kanjis in this style. This is more like a flared gown style and a reverse version of a saree. With pleats tucked in at the back instead of the front, it gives a beautiful flow and volume to your outfit. Want to try it out? Check out the video below –

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When you love the flare, ditch the regular lehengas and opt for Kanjis in this style. This is more like a flared gown style and a reverse version of a saree. With pleats tucked in at the back instead of the front, it gives a beautiful flow and volume to your outfit. 

Want to try it out? Check out the video below:

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Revamp into Lehenga

a woman wearing a dress: If you think there’s nothing that can replace the magic of a lehenga, why don’t you try revamping your Kanji into a lehenga? We assure you it’ll look equally elegant and graceful! The ever gorgeous South Indian Beauty Shilpa Shetty was seen walking the ramp for designer Tarun Tahiliani in his gorgeous Kanjeevaram Lehenga. © Pinterest If you think there’s nothing that can replace the magic of a lehenga, why don’t you try revamping your Kanji into a lehenga? We assure you it’ll look equally elegant and graceful! The ever gorgeous South Indian Beauty Shilpa Shetty was seen walking the ramp for designer Tarun Tahiliani in his gorgeous Kanjeevaram Lehenga.

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If you think there’s nothing that can replace the magic of a lehenga, why don’t you try revamping your Kanji into a lehenga? We assure you it’ll look equally elegant and graceful! The ever gorgeous South Indian Beauty Shilpa Shetty was seen walking the ramp for designer Tarun Tahiliani in his gorgeous Kanjeevaram Lehenga.

Ditch Regular Dupatta for a Kanji Dupatta

a group of people in costumes: The ultimate fashion diva, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja herself showed this great way of ditching a regular dupatta for a kanjeevaram pallu as her dupatta. It’s simple, easy and stylish - get a gorgeous Kanjeevaram dupatta and wear it with an Anarkali or a kurta and make a statement this wedding season. It will add the glam look to your attire. © instagram The ultimate fashion diva, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja herself showed this great way of ditching a regular dupatta for a kanjeevaram pallu as her dupatta. It’s simple, easy and stylish - get a gorgeous Kanjeevaram dupatta and wear it with an Anarkali or a kurta and make a statement this wedding season. It will add the glam look to your attire.

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The ultimate fashion diva, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja herself showed this great way of ditching a regular dupatta for a kanjeevaram pallu as her dupatta. It’s simple, easy and stylish - get a gorgeous Kanjeevaram dupatta and wear it with an Anarkali or a kurta and make a statement this wedding season. It will add the glam look to your attire.

A trendy waistcoat

a woman standing in a room: A waistcoat or a fashionable jacket blouse can work wonders if you wear it with your saree. Secure your saree the regular way and wear a spaghetti or tank top inside and that matches your saree, and wear a waistcoat over your saree. This gives a twist of edginess to the look and leaves a modern impression too. © Pinterest A waistcoat or a fashionable jacket blouse can work wonders if you wear it with your saree. Secure your saree the regular way and wear a spaghetti or tank top inside and that matches your saree, and wear a waistcoat over your saree. This gives a twist of edginess to the look and leaves a modern impression too.

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A waistcoat or a fashionable jacket blouse can work wonders if you wear it with your saree. Secure your saree the regular way and wear a spaghetti or tank top inside and that matches your saree, and wear a waistcoat over your saree. This gives a twist of edginess to the look and leaves a modern impression too.

Belt and Flare

a person standing posing for the camera: This awesome style can be worn by a bride or even her bridesmaid! For all who like to highlight their waistline with a belt, why not experiment the same with saree? And there cannot be any other fabric that’s as manageable as a silk saree! Many of us wear kamarbandhs and that’s nothing but a belt! So next time when you opt for kamarbandh - a sleek one or a broad one whichever you prefer; try out this flared style of draping a saree and make some heads turn in awe. You can also replace a kamarbandh with one of you long statement necklaces! Want to learn how to drape it this stylishly? © Pinterest This awesome style can be worn by a bride or even her bridesmaid! For all who like to highlight their waistline with a belt, why not experiment the same with saree? And there cannot be any other fabric that’s as manageable as a silk saree! Many of us wear kamarbandhs and that’s nothing but a belt! So next time when you opt for kamarbandh - a sleek one or a broad one whichever you prefer; try out this flared style of draping a saree and make some heads turn in awe. You can also replace a kamarbandh with one of you long statement necklaces! Want to learn how to drape it this stylishly?

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This awesome style can be worn by a bride or even her bridesmaid! For all who like to highlight their waistline with a belt, why not experiment the same with saree? And there cannot be any other fabric that’s as manageable as a silk saree! Many of us wear kamarbandhs and that’s nothing but a belt! So next time when you opt for kamarbandh - a sleek one or a broad one whichever you prefer; try out this flared style of draping a saree and make some heads turn in awe. You can also replace a kamarbandh with one of you long statement necklaces! 

Want to learn how to drape it this stylishly?

 
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Drape it in Style

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As traditional as a kanjeevaram is, you can drape it in the most eccentric and modish ways and can play around by pairing it with stylish blouse patterns and style. Take complete advantage of the fluidity and manageability of the fabric and explore with pleats, tucks and knots in the desirable styles to create your very own statement or signature look. Wear it with leggings, as a dhoti, loose pallu or different regional draping styles.

We all are smitten by our mom’s Kanjeevaram sarees but we might have never tried it on as we look for something modern and trendy. Now is the time to try out these incredible ways of styling your kanjeevaram saree and create the most desirable Navratri outfit!

Suggested: Chitrangada Singh redefines a saree with a slit and furry belt (Provided by IBT India)

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