There’s nothing prettier than a girl in a sari and whenever there’s a fitting occasion, we love adorning it and bringing out our desi avatars. While the quintessential 5-yard sari remains to be our favourite, there are many edgier ways to draping the sari. One such new way to style the basic sari is the pant-sari trend.

This trend basically ditches the petticoat and makes movement a lot easier as it’s replaced with comfortable pants. Let’s get some more info on this trend and how you can wear it…


Sonam Kapoor in Pant Sari Style Trend

Sonam Kapoor got us all talking about this trend when she sported a denim pant-sari by Masaba. The sari was a modern take on the traditional style of draping and had a top instead of a fitted blouse and dhoti pants instead of a petticoat. We love the look and give it a two thumbs up!

Dia Mirza in Pant Sari Style Trend

Dia Mirza stunned in a gold sheer Anamika Khanna pant-sari that looked gorgeous with a full sleeved black blouse and black leggings underneath.

Malaika Arora in Pant Sari Style Trend

Malaika Arora chose this stunning powder blue and gold pant-sari by Sonaakshi Raaj for Arpita Khan’s wedding reception. The absence of a petticoat and presence of pants/leggings accentuated Malaika’s already toned body.

How can you wear it…

Wear sari With cigarette pants

With cigarette pants

Solid coloured or metallic cigarette pants can work well with your sari. Because these pants end just near the ankle, the draped sari altogether adds length to the look. We all own a pair of cigarette trousers, and this is a great way to do something quirky with them. For all those who don’t own them, there are a variety of them easily available in stores and even online in stunning silk brocade fabrics too.


With a crop top

With a crop top

Getting a ready-to-wear blouse is a task and getting it stitched is a bigger task. A crop top can easily double up as a blouse considering the number of variants that are available. For example, in the Dia Mirza look mentioned above, the black blouse she’s sporting is available in the form of crop tops in various stores!


With palazzo pants

With palazzo pants

If you fancy something flowier as opposed to structured, opt for palazzo pants.
Pro tip: Opt for low-rise palazzo pants for a curvier silhouette, and if you have an hourglass figure, it’ll accentuate it further!


With a cropped shirt

With a cropped shirt

Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor are changing the way we look at saris with their brand ‘Rheson’, and we’re totally sold. You can style your sari similarly with a button up crop shirt.

Now that you know everything about the pant-sari trend, do try it out the next time you wish to give your usual sari a unique edge!

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