Gone are the days when the sari was only restricted to the 6-yard drape. With time, this bridal essential has undergone many edits that don’t restrict it to the traditional zone. The cocktail sari or the party sari is widely preferred today, thanks to celebrities sporting it from time to time. Unless you’re getting married, (‘coz then you will have to be traditionally bound) these saris are perfect for any occasion–a sangeet, reception, anything! So, stay with us as we show you the 5 best cocktail saris that we came across that you will definitely love.

stunning wine red Gaurav Gupta cocktail sari

We spotted Divya Khosla Kumar in this stunning wine red Gaurav Gupta cocktail sari with the pallu attached to the blouse. It came with a glittery belt which we absolutely love.

pant sari

This bright Papa Don’t Preach pant-sari is perfect for a cocktail function. We love the heavily sequined jacket blouse!

Anamika Khanna cocktail sari

Straight from the stylist’s Insta–this white ruffle Anamika Khanna cocktail sari is what dreams are made of. We love Shaleena Nathani in this number and blindly trust her choice. Who wouldn’t? She’s the vision behind all of Deepika Padukone’s looks after all.

powder blue cocktail sari

Go pastel for a day function with this beautiful powder blue cocktail sari with floral applique details and ruffles. We love this one designed by Archana Rao.

bright coloured cocktail sari

Give your haldi ceremony an upgrade by opting for a bright coloured cocktail sari like this one. We love this Sonam Luthria outfit that Shilpa Shetty totally owned a boss. The shirt blouse adds a unique element of edge to the outfit. What do you think?

Cocktail saris are fun and are hugely popular these days–they’re something that go beyond the traditional norms of the sari with unique drapes, elements and concepts. Get your hands on them for this wedding season right away!

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