the STYLE, the DRAPE, the SAREE

The Saree…9 yards of draped elegance – has formed a key part of traditional attire in India, for centuries. In the past decade, it has fashioned into one of Asia’s most elegant, chic and creative designs. A myriad of designer are now creating their own distinctive take on the sari, making it the hottest trend in Asian fashion right now.MILLIE1

So what did the STYLE TEAM at MAAHIRA do? We brought you an up-to date view of the hottest way to wear your saree this festive season!

It’s no secret that many of you shy away from purchasing sarees, either because they are too difficult to put on, or too experimental for your own personal style, which only leaves you frustrated.  So here are 2 simple rules to follow when picking a style for you.

sari postRule no 1) make sure you are comfortable 8 meters of fabric is tough enough to contend with, so how about starting with what makes you feel comfortable. Be mindful of how long you are wearing the garment for and what sort of activities you will be doing in it. After all happy comfortable clients are always the prettiest!

Rule no 2) classic or modern? Our head stylist Tanya Gill says, “It’s no denying classic saree drapes have a timeless appeal, but I always encourage all our Maahira clients to stick to one look and do it really well. So, either go classic with heritage Indian weaves, or go all experimental with upcoming ‘fusion’ trends such as my personal favourite – The Jump-In Saree.”

Whether you are curvaceous or slim, there is a way for any woman of any size to wear this sari! This style rocks a chic and elegant runway look. Wear in a number of versatile ways, such as with jumpsuits, lenghas, crop tops, bralets, trousers, dhoti… the possibilities are endless – especially with all those summer weddings coming up!

This on-trend sari drape can come in many forms, either pre-pleated and/or pre-stitched (in a draping of your suiting). All you need to do is simply jump in! It’s a wonderful secret, who knew looking fabulously chic never was so effortless.

Here is Tanya Gill wearing one of our favourite Tevar design piece at a pre-wedding party dressed in her all-time favourite colours, black and gold.


Tanya styled the gold shimmer liquid satin “jump-in” sari with a black roll neck long sleeve crop top and a black dupion silk cropped trouser. The saree is a tulip drape with a ready-made palla, and delicate applique flower for embellishment. This created a sharp, sleek style with a modern twist of traditional accessories; a Rani London double-layered polka statement necklace, and a black bindi, teamed with black Zara strap heels. Hair and make-up was kept minimal and slick.

Are you inspired to up your Saree-Game? If so get in touch with our STYLE TEAM at MAAHIRA today and see how we can get you styled up and turning heads at your next big event.



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