Saree, sari, shari, sharee, saari, shaaree; did I cover all possible ways that people have been spelling the saree?
I prefer saree, because thats how it is written in devnagari script. But I am not fanatical about it; whatever works for you, whatever your local custom is!
Here is the calligraphic saree from Satya Paul.
A beautiful, gentle traditional, retro look from Anita Dongre. She recently released her GrassRoot, ecofriendly collection.
I liked her Indian Soul collection, I am not sure if this is a part of it.
The ensamble below is from the Indian Soul collection.
I didn’t know that the Indian Soul was backless!
Just kidding; the fashion photography in this set is really nice; the locations are well chosen (or have been well photoshopped).
With a precision that comes most naturally to the armed forces, a gleaming black army Ambassador pulls into the driveway of the VIP guesthouse at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune. Dot on time.
A uniformed trooper runs to the rear door with an open umbrella to shield the officer who steps out. Dressed in the Indian Army’s olive green uniform, the officer pulls the pleats of her sari and walks up.
Don’t know how many of you have seen an officer of the Indian Army dressed in a sari. For us, it is a first time. And when the officer is the first woman to attain the rank of lieutenant general of the world’s fourth largest army, well, what can you say? Wow! Amazing! Yess!
Lieutenant General Punita Arora is a warm, friendly officer who refers to the Indian Army as “us, ours” — as if it were an extension of her personality — and is bemused with all the fuss surrounding her in the last two weeks.
“If my fellow male officer picks up a rank, he also feels great isn’t it? I’m sure even they feel very proud, I also felt the same way,” she explains.
Latest sari blouse designs
The trend here is to add an element in the blouse that matches, but is not part of the saree itself.
Here is a transparent black saree with rose appliqué and interesting designs.
It seems that some of the roses are sewn on.
I have never been fond of appliqués, especially of the size used here. Really small ones look nice, but larger it gets, more fake it looks and detracts for the richness of the outfit.
This could be Rohit Bal’s saree, but I am not sure.