Traditional wear has always been something very close to my heart and being a Bengali it has been in my blood too. I have seen my mother sitting prettiest in a saree and ever since my love for the drapes has been never ending. I learnt to drape a saree when I was around 9-10 years old and I am not kidding 😀 I use to fold my moms sarees into almost half and wear them during Basant Panchami (Saraswati puja in Bengal). It becomes all the more important when you have the festive season (read- Durga puja :D) in less than a month.
I have always been inspired by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his recent – ‘The Udaipur Collection’ – is mesmerizing. Inspired by that I wanted to create a classy traditional look, simple yet attractive.
Here, I am wearing a silk from Hydrabad that has one of the prettiest traditional color combinations of orange & gold with some hint of dark magenta in it. You can even try this look with a cotton saree and complimenting accessories. That will look equally classy.
I paired it with a bottle green blouse with raglan sleeves. It has golden ball laces attached to the outlines. I got the material from Chandni Chowk and is also a silk of some kind. I do not recall the material but you will get large variety to choose from.
As far as the jewellery goes, I chose a traditional golden earring from Voylla, from a store in DLF Mall of India (you can check out the collection here) that has green stones which matched perfectly with the blouse. It has 5 small jhumkis hanging from golden chains making it prettier. Definitely in love with this piece. I wanted to keep it simple, so decided to give the necklace a miss. I bunked the bangles too and just wore my golden Fossil watch and it looked adorable adding the right amount of class.
For my lips I wore a dark red color from Sugar Cosmetics, Brazen Raisin, and for the eyes I applied thin eyeliner with lightly kohled waterline. I completed the look with a small red bindi. Bindis are my all time favorite as it transforms any traditional look into the best of it. This is a simple formula for a classic traditional look. Do try and share your pictures.
I middle parted my hair and tied it to a simple bun to give the look the elegance it deserved. I also wore black round sunglasses from Aldo. That looked sassy for sure 😀
In one of the pictures I experimented wearing an artificial neckpiece that was sitting in my almirah from a long time and I don’t remember where I got them from. It has white stones and it does look beautiful with a gold toned saree. If you try this, let me know.