Remember my last post on where to buy Banarasi lehengas from? Well, a lot of you sent messages, email, asking to do a post on different ways to style a Banarasi outfit. I started researching some time back, and I found a lot of unconventional classy ways of wearing this heritage fabric.
Its no longer about mums wearing Banarasi sarees in the traditional manner. If you have your eyes set on pure silk, here are 10 different ways of teaming up a Banarasi to rock the wedding season.
#1 Shirt with banarasi skirt
Looks super trendy and is perfect balance between traditional yet fashionable. One can totally mix match the skirt with different looks, wear a statement jewellery and roll up the shirt sleeves. This is a good wedding guest look for a day function.
#2 Cape style with banarasi skirt
Fashion blogger Natasha Luthra wore this gorgeous banarasi outfit teamed up with a bottle green long cape, and oh my gosh doesn’t she look like a million bucks. Absolutely loved this style.
#3 Floor Length Anarkali with contrast dupatta
A classic. If you have an old banarasi saree of your mother lying around waiting to be reused, you can stitch it up for a floor length anarkali. Then either go for a contrast dupatta with it, which can be found in fabric stores or you can also use the pallu of the saree for the dupatta.
#4 Long sleeveless top with skirt
These days designers have some amazing options for banarasi outfits. They are trendy, young and uber chic to wear this summer wedding season. The thing I love about these outfits are that it is so easy to mix and match the colours and wear a different looking outfit every time.
#5 Off Shoulder top with banarasi skirt
Off shoulders are trending in the casual wear category, but wouldn’t it be awesome if one can wear it in the ethnic style too? Whether it is contrasts or a monotone coloured outfit, banarasi ethnic wear stands out no matter how you style it.
#6 Collared shirt saree
If you have the fashion bug in you, and love to try out quirky fashion, then this ones for you. Looks super stylish yet gives it a traditional look because of the heritage fabric.
#7 Lehenga with a contrast dupatta or blouse
One of the most common ways of styling a banarasi outfit. This one never gets old. Wearing a contrast dupatta or a blouse pops out the banarasi fabric even more. I personally prefer a contrasting dupatta as it can be multi used in so many other outfits as well.
#8 A floor length anarkali gown
I found this gorgeous outfit on Pinterest and it was instant love. Soft shades and pastels are in trend for the past few seasons and a outfit piece like this one can be used by both brides/grooms sister or even for your best friends wedding functions.
#9 A single banarasi print lehenga style
If you know of a good tailor or designer boutique, then you can buy a banarasi saree and turn it into a dream lehenga of your choice. The pallu can become the dupatta or the blouse and a simple net dupatta can also be used.
#10 Different saree draping styles
You don’t have to be boring when you wear silk. Silk can be fun too, and the above pictures are some ideas of how you can play with this amazing fabric.
Some other styles: