Lehengas are all well and good, but there is something about the timeless allure of a sari that makes it a crucial cornerstone of any wedding wardrobe. However, if you are looking to upgrade the usual styles, there’s endless inspiration to be found in the closets of Bollywood’s best.
From versatile cape saris that can be styled in multiple ways to head-turning metallic drapes, here are all the celeb-inspired saris you’ll want to add to your repertoire:
Malaika Arora’s Metallic Sari
If there is one thing Arora knows how to do, it is making a grand entrance in every room she steps into. The pursuit for a showstopper moment, of course, becomes easier when you have an all-eyes-on-me sequin sari in your arsenal. Follow her lead and leave the dainty pastels behind in favour of more saturated hues.
Jacqueline Fernandez’s Cape Sari
With sari preferences leaning towards versatile silhouettes in recent years, Fernandez’s cape-style number makes for an instant must-have. Wear the icy blue drape as it is with beaded sleeves or layer it with an ephemeral cape for making heads turn your way.
Deepika Padukone’s Pleated Sari
From heritage weaves to sexier cocktail silhouettes, Padukone’s sari wardrobe spans the spectrum. However, it pays to take note of her colour-blocked pleated number as a contemporary candidate for a poolside brunch in the AM.
Shilpa Shetty’s Statement Sleeves
Much like Arora, Shetty is also always on the lookout for a standout sari moment. And she found a winner on the shelves of couturier Manish Malhotra with a wine-hued number. With all-over sequins, the drape is a guaranteed winner but the finishing touch comes in the cape-like sleeves with a floor-grazing silhouette.
Sonam Kapoor’s Creative Draping
On days when you’re looking to go down the conventional route, Kapoor has all the inspiration that you need. The star has been known to frequent vintage-inspired drapes in her personal wardrobe, and this ivory sari from Good Earth’s first sari collection is further elevated with her creative front draping.