This is a gorgeous saree from Colombo’s Fashion week 2008 held in the last week of January.
There is also a Shrilanakan way of wearing a saree which essentially looks like a saree with a strapless blouse. When I get a chance I will post pictures of it.
I like this particular saree; the strapless blouse goes well with contemporary and hip print and the colors are well balanced. Not sure if I like the gold blouse, but I am not sure if I would have gone with blue or orange or brown blouse.
The image is from Mastione but the design seems to be from 2006.
The flickr set of 2006 has the same saree and the same model.
Oh well, this is a saree blog, not an investigative blog. Mastione doesn’t specifically say that these are new designs anyway.
My comment about this saree was going to be “hmm, it is an interesting “dated” design…” and sure enough, it is an interesting design dated 2006. I haven’t seen much of plain saree with heavily embroidered blouse this season.
Nilofer Couture site is at Meeras.biz
The top one is an interesting saree; the progression of colors is intriguing. Start with light pink, make it darker pink on the border and carry it forward to the blouse by racheting up to a shocking red color. I think it works. I remember seeing a similar color progression in a white and black saree and it looked stunning.
The blouse sleeves are a bit dated but look great. This is probably the simplest way of adding complexity to the saree blouse. Take a ready made, highly embroidered piece and use it to embellish the straps. The only problem is that they don’t always blend in!
Photos by Vimmi Jaggi of Nutty Human Production.
Ok, below the naval, kind of very low, but doesn’t look lewd to me. Its a lot of photoshop and and a bit revealing and sexy.
The blouse design is plain and simple with some matching embroidery. I don’t mind that. I know, you are thinking that when the saree is draped so low, who looks at the blouse?
About $200 at Kalki sarees.
Love the texture of the saree, love the lave on the bottom, love the color contrast and love the saree blouse. Oh yah, I also approve of the ribbon in the hair.
I posted another Reha saree picture yesterday and wondered about the bra straps showing. This image explains it all. It wasn’t an undergarment to begin with; it was a blouse that went with the saree seen in the image above.
So it must have been a part of the same photoshoot – and they tried out layered blouse look, I guess