One quintessential piece of clothing that every Indian woman has in her wardrobe is the humble six-yard staple. The grace and elegance of the saree is incomparable to any traditional outfit. Having said that, there is no dearth of fashion inspiration when it comes to revamping a saree by our B-town babes! Whenever a celeb dons a saree, they always notch it up a bit with a unique and a quirky twist. Cinching them with a waist belt, replacing the blouse with a jacket, experimenting with a plethora of necklines and more, our Bollywood celebrities always bring a modern take to the saree.
However, if we had to pick the ultimate Bollywood saree queen, it most definitely would be Shilpa Shetty. One swipe through her Instagram and you’ll come across her envy-inducing collection of sarees in a variety of styles and forms. From going all out on ruffles, draping the saree on a Gharara to picking a peplum jacket as a blouse, the actress’s experiments with the humble silhouette are for the books.
A virtual tour into Shilpa Shetty’s saree wardrobe:
1. In Amit Aggarwal
It’s almost stunning how effortlessly she pulls off this structured Amit Aggarwal number with great finesse. The incorporation of the classic, linear metallic technique of the designer can make it tricky to wear. But leave it to Shilpa to ace this saree, not to mention one with a trail.
2. In Sonaakshi Raaj
Draped in Sonaakshi Raaj, this gorgeous, shimmery saree has three elements that I absolutely cannot get over. The dramatic ruffle story, the tight-pleated hemline giving it a bouncy feel and finally the embellished belt that cinches the whole outfit just perfectly.
3. In Shantanu & Nikhil
Dipped in fuschia-pink, the saree is instantly a head-turner simply for its bold hue. The corseted blouse and the tasselled hemline add a playful twist to the otherwise traditional ensemble. If you have a sangeet or a mehendi ceremony on your calendar, let this bold pink number be your outfit inspiration.
4. In Mayyur Gioratra Couture
This Mayyur Gioratra number is definitely a worthy pick given its interesting colour story. While the white tone and the boat neck blouse bring in a formal vibe, the burst of a warm colour palette adds a fun spin to the saree.
5. In Shilpi Gupta Couture
Adorned with light embellishments spread all over, this gorgeous midnight blue saree is a sartorial treat to the eyes. Simple, minimalistic yet statement-making, this saree is a perfect traditional ensemble for when you have a candle-light dinner planned with your significant other.
6. In Shivan & Narresh
One can only expect the best of prints when it comes to this particular designer duo. And leave it to Shilpa Shetty to ace any kind of print and style when it comes to a saree. While the pearl-drenched blouse steals the show, the scarlet saree makes a style statement of its own.
7. In Punit Balana
This Punita Balana number is the perfect amalgamation of when you want to stay close to your Indian roots but also want to add a hint of western styling. The peplum jacket while being playful also adds a boss-lady vibe to the whole outfit.
8. In Shivan & Narresh
Who would’ve thought that you can give the traditional six-yard staple an, even more, desi twist? Not only does Shilpa look chic but also looks ready for a good dance session in this uber-comfortable saree + gharara style!
We’re absolutely gaga over Shilpa’s saree closet and can’t seem to pick our favourite one. Which one do you like the most? Tell us in the comments below!
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