Apr 18 2008
A still from a movie, I guess. This is extreme case of wearing the saree below the navel.
Apr 5 2008
child’s saree; Saree for the precious little one in your family.
I don’t believe in those half saree things – I don’t see any reason why a teen girl can’t handle a saree.
This one is premade, not to dissimilar to a long dress. If they can handle frilly dress, they can handle a saree.
Mar 18 2008
Tailors are really doing dis-service to the saree wearer and the saree by “overdoing” this pre-stitched part.
Unknowingly, this simple and beautiful saree became an example of monstrosity.
Ok, take a deep breath; take a saree that you like and if you think you need to have it pre-stitched, if it fits your lifestyle, then have it tailored, by all means. But don’t murder it by adding the elements in the saree that are not supposed to be there.
Imagine the same saree as above, except remove the central blue border/stripe where the pleating is supposed to be. That would be a nice sophisticated beautiful saree.
If you want a design like this, go get a lenhga. It will look much better on you and it will be better fitted.
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.
Feb 9 2008
A nice comment by Doyel in a blog post
I am 30 years old ,short,plump and fair and have a bit of a stomach.When i used to wear a saree previously i always used to wear it above my navel as i felt self-conscious to wear it otherwise.but i used to feel uncomfortable as the string felt extremely tight and made a deep red line across my stomach.It was my husband who first suggested to me that I wear my saree below my navel.i was afraid of looking trashy but he assured that wearing it one or two inches below the navel would not make me look so.he asked me to keep it covered always with my pallu if i felt uneasy,but wear it below all the same.
One year later,i now feel it’s much better this way.The line has almost disappeared and i have a smooth,soft stomach now.Previously i used to feel a very tight and suffocating feeling at my middle but now my stomach feels quite free and cool…and the thing i was most afraid of…it’s nothing ultimately,people do not treat me trashily.
I can can ultimately end up by saying that I’m a short and plump married woman who wears her saree two inches below her navel…and i like it this way,bcos it’s much more comfortable and cool.wearing the saree below the navel is not the same as flashing your navel in public…you can keep it covered with your pallu all the same and other people would hardly know the difference…but this way it is more comfortable and healthy.I would advise other women to do likewise.
And I agree with her completely. With a saree you have so much freedom of accentuating the parts that you want to and hiding the parts that you don’t want others to see.
You need to use all degrees of freedom allowed by Saree.
One of the other problem that happens if you wear saree above your naval is that if you go out to dinner, the saree that felt comfortable when you wore it before leaving the house is suddenly so tight that it is cutting of blood supply to your lower extremities.
You can avoid that by adjusting exactly how much to lower the saree.
Feb 3 2008
I like the blouse design as well; I know it has been pulled up to reveal a little more skin, but the concept is sweet. There is a choker holding the upper piece and two gathered strings for the back part.
I know you are going to ask me: is the sexiness coming from the saree or the content within the saree? I think it is more of the later.
A lot of the time, the sexiness comes not from the saree, not from the flesh that is wrapped within the saree but the blouse design and how it all hangs together.
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