You know what they say “A saree is the most sensual garment worn by a woman”, and this is indeed true in every sense! The new-age Indian woman has not forgotten her traditional ways, even though she’s pepped up and all modernised. Brandishing art, culture and traditional touches in her haute ensembles, and making India proud in more ways than one, she wears her nine yards with pride. Our B-Town girls are true ambassadors of our glorious nation, which is why the paparazzi at the red carpet sagas can’t stop raving about them. Take a look at these gorgeous beauties who rocked ethnic sarees on international red carpet!
The former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was seen wearing an all gold saree by designer Tarun Tahiliani at the prestigious amfAR’s 20th annual Cinema Against AIDS gala, the venue being Hôtel du Cap in Antibes, France. Metallic tones looked haute on the diva, in a 24 carat look with natural makeup and smokey eyes, a chic hair bun and heels for the feet. What catches the imagination here in a monotone chic look would be the dangling earrings and the jacket styled blouse, worn for the event. A neutral clutch bag in hand, completes the look!
A fashionista idol for many PYTs across the nation, Sonam Kapoor has come a long way and has made bold fashion statements too. At the international Cannes Film Festival, Sonam wore Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s creation- a saree with a low neck plunging sheer net embellished blouse, with a layered silk creamy sultry saree in solid hues for the event. Sultry eyes and minimal accessories such as dangling earrings and a chic back lace, completed the look on the diva.
You can trust the south-indian beauty Deepika Padukone with her sultry tan olive skin and dark red lipstick along with a sleek cute sock bun for company to make waves anywhere she goes, wearing an ethnic saree. The sequined number she sports in dark reds and gold metallic hues calls for ecstasy for sure, but the long legged lass doesn’t stop right there. With a strappy choli in black for company, she blends the color rules to her sultry advantage and makes heads turn at the IIFA awards in Malaysia. Completing the look, Deepika wears minimal makeup and sports hr dangling jhumkas in gold, with a sensual touch!
At the esteemed Kering official dinner party, Bollywood parallel cinema diva and humanist, Nandita Das shows us how solid colored hues on the traditional ethnic nine yards sans the fancy embroidery and karigari can still make a mark. Pink and black were the shades she played with, along with nude makeup and loose nape neck length hair for company. A gray choker balanced the color scheme on the sultry diva with the same toned bracelet for the minimal yet sensual touch to come through.
The actress was born to live in a saree it seems, and there’s no doubt that Vidya is one of the few Bollywood ladies that knows how to bring back haute fashion sense in the simplest ways while wearing a saree. As seen, the voluptuous B-Town girl is an epitome of grace with minimal jewelry, makeup and her hair tied into a neat bun, wearing an earthly zardozi saree. She graced the carpets at the Cannes 2013 saga, with aplomb and style! The look comes as neat with the long-sleeved blouse that camouflages her chubby arms, and flats for the feet to help with more movement and comfort.
From the bling to the simplest ways of wearing ethnic sarees, our five Bollywood divas show us how to make fashion statements in your own comfy zones. Go ahead and try them all!