“I think a saree covers the right amount and exposes the right amount- it’s such a tease. And I like teasing……” – Vidya Balan
The influence of the West on India came as a harbinger of change and modernity. However, Indians didn’t let go of the very roots that once defined them, for example the stunning Indian wear that includes the timeless saree. Till date, sarees continue to be the primary choice of womenswear all over India. It epitomises timeless beauty, grace and culture. Our veteran designers pay homage to the saree by draping Bollywood beauties in six yards of sheer brilliance. An absolute favourite of Bollywood celebrities and Indian women alike are Manish Malhotra Sarees.
Kajor steps out of her comfort zone and wears one of the more contemporary colour block Manish Malhotra Sarees. This colour block saree in grey is highlighted by this sheer lace blouse while the smack of bright pink and yellow makes the grey sari look extremely riveting.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Manish Malhotra sarees and lehengas are Kareena Kapoor Khan’s favourite and she proves that ‘less is more’, and with such élan. She wears a red georgette saree with a sequinned border and pairs it with a red blouse. She looks sexy and sophisticated.
Shilpa Shetty opts for a sparkly saree and it is a delightful sight! The tiny sequinned blouse and metal embroidered saree complement each other with the utmost perfection. Each component is carefully balanced so that it doesn’t come off as gaudy or over the top. Manish Malhotra sarees like this definitely dazzles onlookers!
Everyone loves the colours blue and yellow. And a combination of these two is always interesting to witness. Sridevi takes things to a whole new level wearing Manish Malhotra sarees like this stunning saree in net. She gives life to the famous William Wordsworth poem, ‘The Daffodils’. “Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their head in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they out-did the sparkling waves in glee…’. This saree definitely depicts serenity and extremely exquisite.
Priyanka Chopra wore this embroidered Manish Malhotra Saree for the prestigious IIFA awards: an event where actresses usually wear gowns. But Priyanka, always the different one, spices things up with this sexy saree and shows just the right amount of skin.
Deepika Padukone looks stunning in these coral Manish Malhotra Sarees with Chita work all over. Manish Malhotra sarees are usualy adorned with heavy embellishments and this saree was no different. The blouse and the border are embellished with heavy mirror work that add a touch of flair and finesse to this saree. Most people run away from the colour beige, but Manish Malhotra proves that there is nothing to be afraid of beige. He combines net and Swarovski crystals to create a brilliant masterpiece.
Bollywood’s resident fashionista, Sonam Kapoor, describes versatility at its best. Here she is seen in two beautiful Manish Malhotra sarees. In the first picture she is wearing a blue chiffon saree. What makes it stand out is her choice of accessories. The layered strands of pearl, golden cuffs and hairstyle give it a very chic vintage vibe. The second picture provides a complete contrast. The neon saree seems to speak at length of the liberated, fearless, modern Indian woman.
Kangana Ranaut definitely showcases a wow- factor for wearing the one of the most stunning Manish Malhotra Sarees. From a distance it looks normal and rather plain, but when you sit down to admire and analyse each element you are awed. It is fairly simple yet has an underlying sexiness which is very delicate. Viewed alone, the colours cream and peach border are boring. But in this skilful marriage they explode but so subtly that it feels just right. The golden border and the beige raw silk resham embroidered blouse provide perfect company to this beautiful georgette sari.
Manish Malhotra sarees deiniely display his unique design sensibilities and all his sarees are in some way or the other symbolic of the evolving Indian woman.
Sources: Vogue India, Manish Malhotra, Sweet Couch, Parul Embroidery, Metro Mela and Luxpresso