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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the CAPE

Stylish, Exotic and Fierce!

You can’t help but turn an eager eye on the one trend that has dominated the Asian fashion scene over the past year. From the runways to Bollywood stars on the red carpet, all the way right into the heart of our must-have list of the season is the CAPE!

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Complimenting any style to represent your true womanly power, a cape, epitomizes a heroine on the rise (pun intended). It all started when a significant change hit the runways of India, with designers capturing the essence of the modern fashionista, a woman who wanted both her worlds (modern and traditional) to come together. Alas the idea of an Asian-fusion fashion was born and amongst its spoils was our favourite silhouette of the summer!

Now it’s no secret that we pride ourselves in finding truly raw talent, designers that are trend-setters and regularly push the boundaries of what is perceived to be modern Asian fashion. So when it came to Capes we couldn’t think of a better team to collaborate with upcoming designer Mumbai based designers Reneé Label.

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Together we have launched a beautiful luxurious collection of spring/summer capes. Much like our love for fusion fashion, we love this collection for the versatility it presents to the modern woman. These trendy pieces can be perfectly complimented with jumpsuits, skirts, trousers, bralets and even dresses thus pushing the boundaries of wearing these designs from smart/casual to formal elegance. These ward-robe must-have’s bring a new meaning to timeless design, which when styled with various everyday basics will always give you the flexibility to create a different look, after all isn’t that what we all want? A selection of styles to suit your individuality!

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So if you haven’t done so already, check out our beautiful collection of capes on our Facebook page! Better yet come in and view the pieces for yourselves at our London studio. Style your Reneé cape at MAAHIRA with our Style Concierge service through and a one-to-one consultation with the design team and our head stylist Tanya Gill can advise you how to style your cape!

Check out how Tanya has styled the georgette satin and thread work embroidered cape. Paired with a white raw silk cropped trouser, white camille and a pair of white textured heels. A casual yet chic look for the perfect summer white neutrals.


Have you taken the next step in your wardrobe spring clean? Are you ready to pull off the design of the year and embrace your feminine self? At MAAHIRA, we believe in style, your personal style – and what better way than to embrace it other than with our talented team of fashion creatives. A style concierge bound to create your individual luxuries in fashion.


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