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Contemporary Ways To Style Your Kanjeevaram Saree

BY Rekha Shetty | 08 Jun, 2020 | 35188 views | 3 min read

A South Indian Bride without a Kanjeevaram Saree is a big no, right? Kanjeevaram Sarees are an important part of a South Indian Bride's wedding trousseau. With the changing times, women have started experimenting with Kanjeevaram sarees. Today's modern bride wants a look that is traditional yet contemporary.

Keeping in mind our modern brides' likings, we have handpicked various contemporary ways to style a Kanjeevaram Saree. You can choose any of these styles to suit your functions.

Lehenga Saree Style 

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Turn the elegant Kanjeevaran into beautiful lehenga saree with tiered pleats. The gorgeous border and the rich pallu of the saree will add perfect drama to your look. You can play around with colors, mix and match with contrast colors for the lehenga and the dupatta. This can be a great look for a sangeet or even for a wedding.

Jacket / Waistcoat Blouse 

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Combining Kanjiveeram sarees with an ethnic jacket or a waistcoat is quite a trend nowadays. You can pair with a loose pallu or take the pallu over a blouse and wear the jacket over it. Jackets or waistcoats will give you glamour and an off-beat look that is perfect for a reception or dance night.

Saree with Side Pleats

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Look like a South Indian Princess with this Cancan style saree style. It is easy and gives you a contemporary look with a touch of tradition. All you need is a cancan skirt or a normal skirt, blouse and Kanjeevaram saree. Make a pleat of the saree and tuck it in sideways, bring the pallu ahead. You can either keep an open pallu or a nicely draped pallu. Accessorize with a kamarbhand and you are good to go.

Style it with a Belt 

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Kamarband is a must-have accessory for a South Indian Bride, swap the traditional looking kamarband to a more trendy looking belt. Adding a belt with a Kanjiveeram and accessorizing it with jewellery can do wonders. You can select a sleek looking belt or bling, gold belt as your liking.

Loose Pallu

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Create a flowy look with a loose pallu. Pallus are usually neatly draped, but you can give a unique look with a pallu that is just about loose on the waist part. For this kind of style, a crop-top blouse or waist-length blouse will look the best.

Saree with Back Pleats 

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Who says that the saree pleats should only be in front? Try a new style with back pleats. You can try this style either with a saree or a lehenga saree, all you need to do is take the pleats at the back and tuck it. What do you think of this gorgeous style? 

The beauty of the Kanjeevaram is that is versatile. You can drape as simple or as eccentric as you want. Wear it with dhoti pants, skirts and pants and give yourself a contemporary look on your special day. 

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