It is okay and understandable to have a few apprehensions about sarees especially when you are wearing it for the first time. However, don’t let some misconceptions and styling issues come in your way and stop you from enjoying such beautiful attire! We are here with a few saree hacks for the first time saree wearers. Whether you are starting your draping journey right from the shopping or wearing it for the first time to work without any assistance, here are 5-saree tips to help you out in buying, draping and strutting along in it!
If you are buying a saree for the first time, choose quality over quantity. Invest in a versatile saree style such as south cotton, Kota Doria or printed ones. Cotton silk or cotton sarees are always a wiser choice if you are looking for sarees for everyday wear. These are lightweight and can be washed at home. You also don’t need to put efforts into their aftercare too. Besides, these sarees are usually desk to dusk edition, which means you can easily take them from morning to evening with slight tweaks in your look. For instance, wear a blazer over halter neck blouse for the boss lady look and make way for the sizzling hot diva in the evening by leaving it in the office drawer.
Follow the light.
Light cotton, georgette, chiffon and cotton silk sarees trump heavyweights like Banarasi and Kanjivarams. The latter is good as bridal sarees or wedding trousseau but definitely not for office or casual get together. Cotton kalamkari sarees or Madhubani sarees bring an artistic flair to your traditional wardrobe. Besides, you can wear cotton in any season and to any occasion but pulling off a silk saree in a day event in June, is going to be quite a messy affair.
Be a quintessential diva.
If you want to crack the code of saree styling, having the right accessories are a must. The trend of fusion sarees might have put an end to the debate of over blouse and right underskirt but you can’t just underestimate their power. Having a classy black blouse in the traditional design or a backless pattern can save you from fashion emergencies. A right underskirt helps the drape to fall just right and gracefully. Comes handy when you can’t sport an Indo-Western saree look or want to go traditional!
Start off on the right foot
Contrary to popular belief, wearing a saree doesn’t mean sidelining your comfort. So, if you think wearing a saree means putting on those 5-inch heels and toppling over them, you are mistaken. Don’t let footwear be your Achilles’ heel. A saree is versatile and it definitely is all about convenience and comfort. Ditch those stilettos for your favorite pair of sneakers and prioritize your comfort over dumb fashion trends that you can’t care for.
Be the brighter shade of YOU.
Regardless of current fashion trends, a saree should be about you. So, don’t forget about your personal styling and bring a lot of ‘YOU’ in your traditional style! Pair it up with a statement quirky necklace. Team it up with a statement belt or denim jacket- do whatever you want and let your style do the talking for you! If you are not comfortable experimenting with the traditional saree style, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Just be you and your saree swagger will just be fine.
Give above saree shopping hacks a test run and you will be surprised to learn how easy it is to pull it off. With little practice and effort, you can slay them all!
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