Sarees with quirky prints are in fashion thanks to new designers
Sarees have been given an even more modern twist these days as the fashion fraternity begins to wake up to the style potential of this versatile ethnic garment. The age old saree patterns and embellishments will of course, remain a hot favorite with those who prefer sticking to tradition, however for those among us who would like to bridge the gap between ethnic elegance and modern prints, the saree with quirky prints comes to the rescue with its undeniably modern designs, all within the mandatory six yards of saree. The best thing about these sarees is that they are designed by both, well known faces in the fashion designing field, as well as the new breed of designers who come forward with their unique and avant garde takes on how a modern saree should look and feel.
Everything about the quirky print saree exudes fun and modernity and will guarantee youthful appeal to the wearer, regardless of her age. The collaboration between young faces in the fashion industry have resulted in some truly breathtaking designs and awe-inspiring looks, and nobody epitomizes “young” and “fashionable” more than the duo consisting of actress Sonam Kapoor and the wildly popular designer, Masaba Gupta. Both ladies are known for infusing modern, quirky twists to classic fashion, and the now-popular “Masaba print” is a regular feature on sarees worn not only by Sonam, but by the rest of Bollywood’s quirky fashion fraternity. From lipstick prints, to fluorescent motifs, and even cartoon faces, the Masaba collection of quirky print sarees is reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s iconic multicolor prints. Sonam Kapoor pairs her quirky sarees with plain or monochrome blouses and usually ties her hair up in a bun, thereby choosing to let the saree print remain highlighted. Another design group, which recently made a splash at the Wills India Fashion Week, is Playclan, which swears by its bold prints of popular Indian motifs, and proudly stands by their price range, which, while still expensive by general standards, is quite affordable as compared with other designer brands. Other designers, who have put their own spin on sarees with quirky prints, include Manish Arora and Monisha Jaisingh, who have been renowned for their quirky styles and embellishments.
For those who are wondering whether sarees with quirky prints will suit their age, body type, and general sensibilities, worry not, since there are ways in which your concerns can be addressed. The first point to consider is the fact that quirky prints need not always be large, bold, and “in your face”, they can actually be small and quirky, with interesting design elements that are restricted only to borders and pallus, thus becoming wearable by all. In terms of body type, the draping of the saree pallu can be managed in such a way so as to accentuate or conceal as per your need; here it should be mentioned that a carefully coordinate blouse will also serve the purpose of accentuating your body, while also adding to the style element of your quirky print saree. For every expensive designer saree that is available, there is also a budget-friendly, non-designer option that will be available at your local saree shop. A quick do-it-yourself tip in regard to adding a fashionable quirky element to your saree, is to purchase readymade borders and embellishments and sew them on yourself; the options in terms of being creative, are endless.