Kerala Sarees- the simplistic silk or cotton silk sarees in shades of white and cream edged with a golden zari border have earned their place as a patronized classic. Kasavu sarees, the symbol of Malayali culture, carries a whole lot of elegance that has wooed women across different religions, including old-school saree connoisseurs, and experimenting fashionistas.
In recent years, the celebrity circle has been taking the lead by, innovating the traditional sari with their unique fashion preferences. We’re always looking forward to the glitterati posting a new version of ethnicity, including their Onam dress code.
If your outfit choice for the auspicious Onam day is a typical white and gold drape, we’ve shared some ideas inspired by celebrity styling that can uplift or give a new-age twist to your festive wardrobe. Scroll down for some emulation-worthy looks!
Styling Tips for Kasavu Sarees on This Onam
1. The Accessory Quotient
Although Indian festivals command a wardrobe indulgent with precious metal and stone jewelry, you can take your look a notch higher by choosing the right add-ons. Go by highlighting minimalism- is the mantra that we always bank on! Sonam Kapoor’s Kasavu look (from the movie Aisha) completed with a statement pair of jhumkas is a stunning combination for the occasion. Alternatively, you can forego the earrings, and opt for a chunky necklace.
2. Blouse Statement
If you’re seeking an instant uplift for your Onam saree, then a contemporary top will do the trick! Actress Kangana Ranaut gorgeously blends traditional grace with modernity by pairing it with a white bustier blouse. You can choose from styles like peplum, crop, cami, or even a basic polo neck T-shirt for a fusion-elevated feel.
3. Fusion All the Way
The route to ruling as a diva undoubtedly goes through innovation. Trading off the Ghaghra for a pair of palazzos or cigarette pants is a fail-proof way of converting your traditional white and golden saree into a next-gen outfit. To amp it up further, you can experiment with the blouse too. To get you started, Shilpa Shetty’s fusion Kasavu look is surely an inspiration!
4. The Drape with a Flare
The lehenga saree has become of the most sought after festive styles of the decade. This new trend that blends the flare of a lehenga with the grace of a pallu has stood out with its elevated comfort and grandness. Jacqueline Fernandez nailed the Kasavu lehenga saree with the right amount of golden accessorizing. You can procure such sarees over the internet or get one customized through video shopping.
5. The Print Effect
Kerala sarees- the traditional Kasavu is usually plain and edged with a shimmer zari woven border. However, meeting the growing demand for exclusive details, Indian designers have been creating their signature versions of the Kasavu, while keeping its essence intact with its typical palette and silk weave. You can choose from classic fine floral prints to subtle stripes; a statement on the pallu is also a beautiful choice for the Onam celebrations! Taking cues from Deepika Padukone’s look, you can style your printed Kasavu with heritage jewelry to keep the ethnic quotient on point.
6. Add Some Colors
Pairing the golden and white silk saree with a blouse in jewel tones like red and emerald green or a contemporary hue like magenta can do the work of making you look different without going overboard with fusion. Karishma Kapoor took to a modest purple blouse to give an ethnic makeover to her traditional saree. Take inspiration with her outfit details and complete your look with South-Indian style temple jewelry!
Likewise, a Kasavu half-and-half saree is also a suitable choice, in color palettes like white and pastel pink or cream and copper brown.
Even while you yearn to keep up with the cultural norms for the pious occasion of Onam, you can still keep your fashion and styling scores up to the mark with these outfit ideas. Kasavu, by themselves, look divine, and with some creative work, you can transform it into your unique wardrobe style- and stand a class apart!