10 ways to elevate your saree like Sonam Kapoor
f you’re ever looking for style inspiration and want to make your regular clothes into works of art, Sonam Kapoor’s look book is the one stop shop for how it’s done. She’s one fashion icon who not only introduced the generation to an array of global designers but has supported local artists as well. This is the reason her personal style is not only unique but quite diverse.
She’s done the princess gowns and long train dresses and has given the world of fashion a knack for the fusion ensembles. Tuxedos with trails, jumpsuits with a twist and most of all, sarees with beautiful fusion blouses and additions that make them perfect for people who want to ditch the normal drapes. You will also notice that Sonam Kapoor loves to experiment with blouses and sleeve styles when wearing a saree.
As the actor celebrates her birthday today, we take a look back at 10 times she’s redefined the simple Indian wear to make it look like intricate art. Take a look and get inspired. 10 times she’s redefined the simple Indian wear to make
The Contrast Jacket
A simple saree with a regular drape can instantly be elevated with a complementing yet contrasting short jacket on top. We’ve seen women pull this off in winters, but Sonam makes this style for all seasons. You can match your jacket with the borders of your saree or simply find a colour that goes with the entire look. Make sure to not overdo with the accessories as your jacket is your statement piece in this look.
Corset and Veils
Who doesn’t love a well-fitted corset to help flaunt your curves but imagine doing it with a beautiful saree and giving it an elitist twist with a veil. Sonam worked this perfect black ensemble for Filmfare’s Glamour and Style awards. She pulled off this monochrome outfit with a stark red lip as the only pop of colour. Her sleek hairdo also complemented her otherwise busy look and we can’t think of a better way to hit a home run with a corset and a saree.
Sonam Kapoor loves statement sleeves. If you go through her ethnic wear lookbook, you’ll realise she’s rarely ever opted for regular sleeves with her sarees. Balloon, puffy, printed and long, Sonam Kapoor turns a simple saree into couture with the choice of blouse and the added accessories. If you see this look, she’s simply wearing a plain white saree with a matching blouse but the puffy statement sleeves make the outfit so perfect and chic. Also, the additional pop of emerald around the neck and her eye makeup were absolutely stunning ways to elevate this elegant look.
The Fusion Blouse
Replacing your regular blouse with a well-fitted zipper crop jacket, isn’t that a rather unique way to wear a saree? Sonam Kapoor has done that too. She aced a monotone red saree with a zipper blouse and let the ensemble do the talking. Without opting for too many accessories, she only finished off the look with a pair of statement earrings and a sleek pulled-back hairdo. We love how simple yet trendy this look is.
The Koti Blouse
This is another one of our favourite styles for the blouse. A koti is a traditional short jacket mostly worn in states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Incorporating that in a blouse to add an element into a regular saree, Sonam Kapoor gave us more trends to try out when we get to go out again.
Off- shoulder Blouse
This one is for all the ladies who want to add a bit of oomph to their sarees. An off-shoulder blouse gives you the option to simply opt for a tube or go ahead with statement sleeves like Sonam Kapoor for this look. You can pair it with a choker to add some bling or let the overall look of the outfit get heads turning.
You don’t need winters to try this out because Sonam Kapoor’s gives us a taste of an overcoat or light shrugs on top of sarees. She’s gone for a monotone look in this rustic colour with a matching coat on top, but you can also experiment with colours, designs and if you’re into maximalism, go for a print on print look with this trend.
The Shirt Fit
Sonam Kapoor digs statement sleeves but she always manages to make her puffy blouses different with a Iquique twist in either the fit or the design. Here she’s tried the coloured blouse with a clenching belt for this fusion number. It’s creations like these that make people want to make saree an everyday pick. Sonam has also once before worn a saree with a plain white shirt. So if you don’t have a blouse that matches your saree, just opt for a simple shirt and drape a saree around it. Fusion’s the future, ain’t it?
Now that we know that Sonam loves statement sleeves, she’s also high on fancy necklines. Here she’s gone daisy fresh with a front-tie blouse with a beautiful saree. A plunging neckline with this refreshing take on a blouse, this look can go from an ethnic number to a beach party with the blink of an eye, don’t you think?
This one lets you work with the drape if you’ve picked a simple blouse. A long pallu taken around the shoulder and tucked on one end to bring the intricate work on the loose end in front, this is not only a beautiful way to show off the saree but also helps you add an extra element in your drape style. The loose end of a saree is usually the one with the most work and this drape style lets you flaunt it with ease. Sonam wears this beautiful saree with a simple blouse and ups the style with a front tucked pallu. We recommend this if you have a saree that’s heavy on embroidery around the edges and light on the front pleats.