Feb 22 2008
This is a nice distinctive outfit, but I do not think that I can condone it as a variation of saree. It is more of a variation of lehenga but not of saree.
Because of the placement of the pleats and the how the model is donning it, it looks much less like a saree anyway.
As I have commented before, at one time I thought that the readymade sarees might revolutionize saree wearing and offer the option of saree wearing to untold masses. I have come to the conclusion that I was wrong to think that. As an exhibit A, I present to you a knot on a tie; it would be so easy to get a readymade tie which is pre-knotted, and how many of those do you see around you? none. Exhibit B, your shoe laces. It would be so easy to use Velcro instead of shoe laces, but how many of the adult sneakers that you see that have Velcro? very few.
I can go into the reasons why that is the case, but we will leave that for some other time. Let’s admire the outfit for now.
The readymade sarees will become a trend, a short lived one, but the staple will remain with the pure, unstiched, free flowing, six yards of fabric.
Here is another readymade saree, that actually looks like a saree.