Styling Banarasi Saree to all its Glory


When a bride adorns a Banarasi drape, it is always a sight to behold and admire. Not just the bride though, women look so beautiful in a Banarasi saree. It may not be your wedding just yet, but the struggle to decide what you will wear to your friend’s upcoming nuptials is a tough one. You may end up dressing up to the nines in a contemporary avatar for the pre-wedding functions and the D-day itself, but if nothing entices you like a good old Banarasi drape, it’s time to raid your mother’s closet (or get one of your own!). Wedding Affair suggests styling that Banarasi drape for this wedding season. Adorn this traditional piece in the following ways for a beautiful look

Go full bridal with Katan

BanarasiTake for instance Anushka Sharma’s post-wedding look. The traditional attire stole many hearts. Organza with zari and silk is distinctly renowned because of its eye-catching richly embroidered brocades often in gold and silver that makes the wearer and the saree stand out distinguishingly in a crowd. Banarasi sarees usually due to heavy intricate design and materials that they hold are often weary heavy and can be an exhausting experience for the novice wearer.

Style it with a Gajra

A gajra on a Banarasi saree is match made in heaven, trust us! Take cues from Shraddha Kapoor who, styled by Tanya Ghavri, went the classic route in a bright Banarasi saree. Matching the blouse with the hint of green seen in the six yards, the actress opted for an intricate gold choker and jhumkas to round off her look perfectly. If you are someone who loves a classic take, borrow your mum’s timeless saree for the upcoming wedding season, accessorising to add to the elegance.

Add a delicate touch

When you are really wearing a stunning saree like a banarasi then the focus should be on it, right? Then it is good to try a nude make-up format that will enhance the natural look of your face. Moreover, it is not something overdone, just a few strokes of eyeliner, kajal on the upper as well as lower lashes to get a perfect look. If you are trying out the ivory color, beige color, white, off-white, cream or maybe peach color banarasi Katan banarasi sarees, then go for a classic retro makeup look. It includes minimal makeup like lined eyes and bold lips. With winged eye combine it with dark red, hot red or maroon lipstick. As for the eye shadows try rose or deep nude shades. For example, this style by Karisma Kapoor is just flawless, you’ll agree!

Try interesting colour combinations

BanarasiThe less expensive version: Cut-work Banarasi saree is weaved using cut-work technique and is popularly known as Jamdani saree. Weft art silk threads are woven with warp cotton threads to make an impressive design. Most popular motifs which are featured in cut-work sarees are in Flora patterns like Jasmine, Marigold, leaves, and creepers. Stilettos, clutch, and bold makeup will add a high glamour quotient to your customer donning Cut-work Banarasi Saree at any social happenings. You can try using interesting and bold colour combinations with a jamdani saree. Take a cue from Deepika’s look for instance.

Deep-Back Blouse

Pairing a beautiful and contemporary blouse will surely elevate the look of conventional Banarasi saree. As we have always said, a blouse is an integral part of a saree. A bland blouse will not only ruin the look of a saree, but also distort your overall appearance. It is very essential for the blouse to complement the saree. Backless blouse designs are bold contemporary way of carrying off your saree look. Pairing a backless blouse with deep U-neck will not only make you look bold, but will also give your traditional Banarasi saree an uber-cool look. We love Jahanvi Kapoor’s simple styling with a deep back blouse!

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