29 September, 2015:Â For most women, a sari can never be the go-to option for an occasion. However, time seems to be changing. Over the past couple of seasons, the sari has gone a rigorous designer makeover, and the result is some fabulous, new and easy-to-carry silhouettes â€” pre-pleated sari, lehenga sari, cocktail gown-sari, sari with leggings, sari with the jacket and even a sarong sari.
Sonam Kapoor is one of those experimenting with these new forms. She was all about Indo-Western panache at Cannes this year, when she sported a long jacket with an embroidered sari. In the past too, she has worn saris with leggings, a style that became an instant winner.
With most women having hardly much time to spend on perfectly pleating the sari these days, more and more of them are succumbing to these new silhouettes. They prefer tuck-and-go options like the cocktail gown sari, which looks like a gown and has a trail like a pallu. The silhouette is fast becoming a wedding favourite with young brides for the minimal embroidery on the sari, its pre-pleated form and the lightweight designs. The concept saris â€” those worn with jackets, shirts, leggings, tops, etc, and even quirky ones like the sarong sari, where the sarong is draped with a dupatta to resemble a sari, or the sarini.