Of all the famous weaves from various corners of India, the red Banarasi sari has withstood the test of time and fashion trends. The nine yards of elegance have continued to enjoy heirloom status since time immemorial.
Nothing can beat the grace and opulence of a traditional Indian saree, more so of a traditional red Banarasi sari. And smashing the viral fashion trends, stunning Chitrangda Singh has proved it right yet again.
In the recently shared photographs on Instagram, Chitrangda is exuding royalty as she draped herself in a red Banarasi silk sari.
The Banarasis are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The saris are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design, and, because of these engravings, are relatively heavy.
Chitrangda's sari was decorated with gold-hued floral motifs. She upped her vintage fashion game by choosing an 'out of the box' blouse. She wore a gold sequinned blouse with a boat-neck design and short sleeves.
The actress paired the saree with a statement kundan neckpiece which added more glam to her look. The uncut diamond necklace with emeralds completed her traditional look.
Chitrangda opted for a fish braid for her hair. She kept her makeup simple and dewy with a touch of bronze on the cheeks and nude lipstick.
You can also tie your hair into a bun and adorn it with white 'gajra' as it will give an old-world charm to the look. And, don't forget to wear statement chandbalis.
The Banarasi saris are often part of an Indian bride's trousseau. The intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, goldwork, figures with small details are some of the characteristics of this saree.
Oflate, several Bollywood actresses were seen ditching the lehenga and pulled out the vintage pieces from their mother or grandmother's closets and nailed the look with sass and oomph.
Yami Gautam, Dia Mirza are among the actresses who opted for the classic red banarasi silk saree as they took their wedding vows and that melted our hearts.
Banarasi saris have been a classic of our Indian traditional heritage for ages now. If you are still confused about what to wear to your friend or colleague's wedding, look no further. Open your mother's closet, take out the nine-yard of lustrous beauty and drape it elegantly.
Remember, classics and regality never go out of style. So, ready to make some heads turn?