The many saris of Kangana Ranaut, and what every 20-something should learn from it
Because saris can give those westerns a run for their money.
Kangana Ranaut cast a magic spell on all of us with her brilliant acting skills in movies like Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. She also garnered a lot of appreciation for the way she battled all the trauma going on in her personal life.
And well, just like we've got a lot to learn from her brave, feminist attitude, we need to take some serious style lessons from her recent sari appearances too. Take a look:
Plaid Checks Aren't Just for Westerns
A woman clad in a sari is sexy AF, but the hotness quotient increases even further if the sari has plaid checks and prints on it. All you need is a pair of statement jhumkas and oodles of confidence to pull of this look.
Prints Can Be Balanced Out With Basics
Tiny floral prints look feminine and girly. But they can also look too clustered sometimes. So balance them out with a plain blouse and you'll rock the look for sure.
Sometimes Mixing Fabrics Can Work Wonders
Saris don't have to be all about prints and embroideries. Sometimes, mixing chiffonnes, georgettes and silks can work really well. We suggest you use the thicker, stiffer fabrics for the pleats and the flowy ones for the pallu so that you don't look bulky.
Never Underestimate The Power of White
White makes everything beautiful simply because of the calming effect of the colour. Need we mention the sophistication it adds to the look?
And of Pretty Embroideries
You don't have to look like a ball of gold in embroidered saris. Subtle bling, especially on pastel colours looks feminine and delicate. Plus, such saris are perfect for those cocktail parties and formal dos.
Saris Don't Have to be Serious, After All
Don't believe us? Look at that those quirky hearts on Kangana's sari and that frilled blouse. These quirky numbers are such a refreshing break from the regular western outfits for a casual day out.
And Even if They Are, A Quirky Hairstyle Can Add The Zing
Wearing a sari in handcrafted fabrics like the one Kangana is wearing can look fab. But if you think they are too serious for you, you can always add a dash of your own quirky style by sporting a not-so-traditional hairdo with it. We're vouching for wobs and crimped curls here.
Also read: If Kangana Ranaut can wear a headgear, so can you.
Hardcore Traditional is Beautiful Too
Sporting traditional Indian saris with gajra and jhumaks can make you look like a million bucks. We highly recommend smokey eyes with this look. Now you know what to wear to your friend's wedding, right?
But if It's Too Gawdy For You, Here's The Alternative
Go for a designer touch with sheer fabrics and gothic-style embroideries. We suggest you stick to the darker palette and go for colours like navy-blue, deep-wines, oxblood, and our forever favourite-black.
Or just stick to the pastels and neutrals. When combined with silver, they look pretty AF.