Summer weddings might seem a long ways away but why not start building this season’s wardrobe sooner rather than later? Ethnic wear in the summer needs to be a certain kind of special because no one needs layers of bulky fabrics in the sweltering heat. Printed sarees make for the ultimate winning combination being flowy enough to combat the warmth and fashionably experimental enough to make a statement. You might instantly think of the printed sarees of the 60s with their ultra bright colours and monotone prints. While there is surely a certain retro flair to printed sarees they’ve undergone a major overhaul and we love their contemporary chic versions.
Fun prints, upgraded florals, kitschy motifs or something totally out-of-the-box are all game when it comes to printed sarees this summer meaning there is surely one out there for everybody. The ubiquitous printed saree is no longer playing in the domain of only day events. Make no mistake these sassy printed saree versions can work just as well at a cocktail party, sangeet or even a post-wedding reception. Taking the game to a whole new level because the choices are unlimited.
Stylised with waist-cinching belts, contemporary style blouses and even boxy blazers, our favourite Bollywood divas have given printed sarees a much-needed modern edge. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself lusting after the same printed saree as your mom because you both can wear the same piece in very different ways. You got to love any piece of clothing with that level of versatility! Go ahead and check out how the stars are wearing their own versions of the printed saree and don’t forget to browse through all the stunning options available right here on Strand Of Silk.
No stranger to taking sartorial leaps forward, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wowed us with not one but two exceptional printed sarees. During the promotions of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga she was seen in an extremely unique printed saree from the House of Masaba. The print of the saree was a tamil script that translated to Sonam, Masaba and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga placed on the garment in running stripes. Now if that doesn’t make you sit up and take notice of the statement making powers of the printed saree then nothing will.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja In House Of Masaba
Her next flirtation with printed sarees was yet another unconventional pick. This time if was an emerald green saree created by the slow fashion label Badaam featuring an abstract white pattern. Sonam draped the already distinctive saree with short pleats and paired it with a collared puff sleeve blouse and a thin copper belt.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja In Badaam
Not too far behind in having a dalliance with printed sarees is Kareena Kapoor Khan. She patronised the trend with two monochrome versions. There was a mixed polka dot printed saree from the House Of Masaba that she wore in the conventional way but still stood out because of the varying sizes of the print.
Kareena Kapoor Khan In House Of Masaba
There was another black and white saree by Bloni that was printed with asymmetrical brush strokes and tie-dye. By styling this saree with an oversized blazer, Kareena completely owned this look and won some make style accolades.
Kareena Kapoor Khan In Bloni
If the overly experimental printed sarees are not your cup of tea and you’re looking for something a bit more standard then take some notes from Karishma Kapoor. Seen in a sunny floral printed Sabyasachi saree with a belt, she looked as pretty as the flowers on her outfit. The look is one that’s totally covered from head to toe but the easy breezy quality of the saree stops it from looking stuffy.
Karishma Kapoor In Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Florals might seem a little passé to some people especially when coupled with a printed chiffon saree so here’s a little something whipped up by Shilpa Shetty. She wore a Punit Balana saree featuring a blue and white honeycomb print. However the star of this look was the stunning matching blouse and delicate waist belt. The flared sleeves on the coordinating blouse and the hint of embroidery on the belt completely transform this look.
Shilpa Shetty In Punit Balana
After something ultra modern? Take your cues from Kriti Sanon in this Shivan & Narresh printed saree with tassel detailing. A rarely seen mixed of bird and floral prints coupled with abstract embroidered scallops make this creation truly one of a kind. The shorter length and the strappy blouse are perfect for a beach wedding. Proving that printed sarees can just as easily appease more radical contemporary sensibilities.
Kriti Sanon In Shivan & Narresh
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