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Forget Lehengas, Try An Experimental Sari This Diwali

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While there is no disputing the statement-making power of a classic lehenga, there is something about a sari moment that makes any occasion truly timeless. But the new-age saris are nothing like the classic drapes you have always known—from innovative layering to OTT accessories, here are all the non-boring ways to wear a sari this festive season:

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Manish Malhotra’s signature sequin saris have now become industry legend, but Shetty Kundra took hers a step further by rounding out the slinky silhouette with wing-like cape sleeves that will allow your imagination to take flight.

Deepika Padukone

If you are looking to get experimental with your look, your choices aren’t restricted to just draping styles and blouse silhouettes. Instead, follow Padukone’s lead and level up a classic sari by opting for a statement accessory, like the maximalist pearl neckpiece that she layered over her ruffled Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla number.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene

Now living her best life in her 50s, Dixit-Nene continues to deliver one standout sartorial moment after the other. Browse through her style files, and you will find innovative options for your consideration like this gharara-style sari that offers optimal ease of movement even if you have never worn a sari before.

Jacqueline Fernandez

If you are bored of the usual suspects, allow Fernandez to offer fresh inspiration with her icy blue crystal-encrusted sari that came with a coordinated floor-grazing cape to float dreamily in her wake.

Karisma Kapoor

Never one to play it safe, Kapoor chooses to indulge her experimental streak with her choice of drapes. After offering up multiple innovative iterations of the classic nine yards, the star chose to get creative with her layering by introducing a belted trench coat to her look.