Beauty & Fashion

These 5 Women Draped A Sari And Proved You Can Be Of Any Body Type To Rock One

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The sari – one of the most elegant and sensual pieces of clothing is making a stellar comeback amongst young people, (as it does every couple of years). While most unanimously agree on the instant glam the Indian style staple has to offer, it sometimes gets a bad rap by serial body-shamers about how one needs to be a certain body type and age to rock these nine yards. Well, not any more. As lifestyle blog, Que’s brilliant feature elucidates, one can be petite, curvy, tall, plus-sized, and so on, and look just as glamorous in a sari.

Lobbying to make the sari a wardrobe staple for the 20-something woman, the blog styled five women of different body types in the garment, giving each a unique signature look to suit their personality. And the results were gorgeous to say the least.

Behold, these five women who are slaying in a sari and proving to the world that one doesn’t need to conform to society’s idea of the perfect body type to rock an outfit.




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Nivedita Ravishankar, 30, Advertising Executive

Nivedita Ravishankar, 30, Advertising Executive_sari_1
I think women today believe that it makes them look older and more staid.”

As a hardcore Tam-Bram, the sari was always a vital part of Nivedita’s life. She firmly believes that more young women need to jump on to the sari bandwagon, especially now that so many designers, stores, and online portals cater to young women with vibrant, eclectic, and artistic designs.
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Reha Sukheja, 25, Model
Reha Sukheja, 25, Model_sari_2I honestly don’t know why young women don’t like wearing saris today. Maybe because when you don’t know how to drape one, it can be time consuming (the struggle is real).”

A model who stands more than six feet tall, Reha fell in love with the sari during her school farewell and was enamoured by it ever since. She feels nothing else makes a woman look more elegant than the sari, and we can’t help agree with her on this.
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Sofia Ashraf, 29, Producer
Sofia Ashraf, 29, Producer_sari_3Being extremely skinny and flat-chested, a sari is my go-to outfit when I want to look fuller.”

Belonging to the other extreme of media-approved body types, skinny girl, Sofia’s go-to outfit for a fuller body is the sari. Due to her scoliosis, she says her waist is unevenly curved on both sides, and the sari is a blessing when it comes to either evening out or accentuating her curves.
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Mona Joshi, 26, Celebrity Manager
Mona Joshi, 26, Celebrity Manager_sari_4“I think most people feel it is very old-school to wear one, something I completely disagree with.”

Mona feels the sari is all about the way you style it. These nine yards of cloth can offer so many possibilities and be used to accentuate any part of your body by the drape of a pallu. Additionally, it doesn’t matter what size you are, because as Mona says, the sari needs no customisation; one can just drape it to suit the occasion and you’re all set.
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Charu Gaur, 34, Founder, Runway Square
Charu Gaur, 34, Founder, Runway Square_sari_5“I have fond memories of my mother in saris from when I was a little girl.”

Charu believes the sari is grossly undersold as power dressing ensemble, and we couldn’t agree more. With a little practice, a neatly secured sari can be worn through the day while you “run, dance and conquer the world.”
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Source – idiva.com