Lace sarees are elegant and feminine additions to your ethnic wardrobe
Lace has been a favorite fabric for both eastern and western formal dresses, and it is not surprising therefore that lace sarees are among the most popular ethnic fusion sarees that are making a splash on the catwalk. From the mysterious elegance of a black Jacquard lace saree which is popular with actresses like Priety Zinta and Aishwarya Rai, to the delicate elegance of pink, peach, and other light pastel shades, which are preferred by actresses such as the dusky Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, there are a number of different kinds of lace sarees which will suit a variety of occasions.
Lace sarees can either be entirely constructed out of six yards of lace, or can consist of another fabric that has a lace border, base or pallu in order to add that delicate elegance to the garment. Actress Katrina Kaif prefers her lace sarees to be fully lace and matches her sleeveless v-neck blouses with them for a streamlined look. She is most often spotted in single toned lace sarees, which make her look classy. Priyanka Chopra prefers lighter pinks with white lace along the pallu, the light color and addition of ruby red lipstick serves to accentuate her tan, dusky features. For stars such as Koena Mitra and Sophie Chaudhury, less is more, and they pair their full lace sarees with halter neck bikini blouses in order to get a sensuous and slinky look. This look is best carried off with single hued lace sarees and will suit those who are tall and slim.
Actress Sonam Kapoor who is known for constantly experimenting with her looks, is known to mix and match her lace sarees with interesting blouses and borders, while actress Kajol goes a step further to incorporate a full lace blouse to go with her lace saree! The most preferred color for lace sarees among the Bollywood fraternity appears to be black, and this is natural considering the slimming nature of the color, and its versatility. Entertainer Dita Von Teese even graced a number of public occasions in a custom designed vintage black lace saree while she was in India on tour. White is a color, which is preferred by Bipasha Basu, who looks statuesque and pretty in her choice of delicate white lace saree. Aqua blue is Sushmita Sen’s lace color of choice when it comes to sarees, and the actress keeps the accessories exclusive and expensive by pairing it with her customary diamond rings and bracelets.
For those who are looking to infuse some traditional gold elements into their lace sarees, especially for wedding occasions, take a cue from Madhuri Dixit’s custom made lace and zari encrusted sarees, which look less delicate as compared with a full lace saree, but give off a glamorous look to the wearer. Accessorizing a lace saree is simple enough although one is advised to pay heed while wearing necklaces and other articles of jewellery; one of the few disadvantages of wearing a full lace saree is that the fabric can often get caught in bits of jewellery and tear. It is therefore a good idea to exercise a little caution while completing your look.