SAREES AND DIVAS
Sarees since time immemorial have been ruling the silver screen. Many actresses set the trend and inspire their fans to dress up in beautiful sarees they sport in reel life. Some actresses have such a profound impact that some sarees also got their names after them. One cannot imagine movies without song sequences where the actresses flaunt their beautiful sarees and set a million hearts fluttering. The flowing ‘pallus’, the sensual sarees, the intricately rich bridal wears, the empowering hues and textures; sarees look stunning on filmy divas as they don a million roles to captivate and enthral the audience. The overall look – be it the accessories, colours, jewellery, make-up, the style and drapes, every small detail goes about accentuating the beauty of these divas. Be it the cottons, silks, chiffons, polyesters, khadi, handloom, embroidered, chikankari-worked, beaded, mirror-worked or intricate parsi style ‘garas’ with hand embroidered designs and motifs, these sarees are often showcased as the trend-setters while the models walk down the ramp and make headlines looking stunning in designer sarees. The bridal wear sarees need a special mention as they are works of art and a masterstroke of creative genius. Special designers are hired to design sarees for the brides who don’t believe in compromising on quality, style or the look to make their special wedding day memorable for a lifetime. The Chantilly laces, brocades, zardozi-worked, gold-silver and crystal embellished sarees, the grander the wedding the grander the sarees are curated. After all, the celebrity brides, bridegrooms, their wedding and their wedding attires become the headlines and the talk of the town, inspiring zillions of followers to share in their happiness and bask in the beauty of their special day. While shades of reds have been an all-time preferred sarees for weddings, the trend is also slowly but surely changing paving in nude and metallic shades also to find its way into the wedding affairs.