By Sharanya Manola Last Updated:
You adore your mum’s taste when it comes to her collection of sarees and wait for some family function to wear them, right? What if we tell you that you could ask your mum if you could recycle some of her sarees and wear them as an outfit that both of you would have never thought of?
Well, barring the heirloom saree, if she agrees to hand over a couple of her favourites to you, then consider yourself lucky! And, now once you have your hands on them, do give the following inventive ideas a thought! You’ll nail these looks!
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Doll up in a dress and own this look like no one else can. You can pick a plain saree with a broad border or just a plain saree and do away with the border for a simpleton look. The length of the dress is totally up to you and you can either opt for a knee-length dress or a maxi dress. The result is anyway going to be spectacular!
If you still have some bit of your mum’s saree left then you can easily make a short kurta or a crop top out it. Team it with flared silk pants or a skirt on any festive day and inspire others around you to experiment!
You’ve got to first be confident of the fact that you can carry off this look. If you think you cannot, then it’s pointless to cut off your mum’s priced possession into something you won’t wear! Sona Mohapatra looks stunning as ever and owns this look! If you want, you can too!
This will do minimum damage to your saree because you’ll still be wrapping yourself in yards of it without losing much in the process! This, we feel, will make your mommy the happiest, no?
If you don’t want to wear skirts and suits, then trousers are the right choice for you. You can wear them with plain tops regardless of whether the saree was plain or had intricate details on it. Slip into a pair of stilettoes and get the style meter soaring!
Scissor a section of your mum’s saree for your brand new dupatta and wear it with a raw plain silk kurta-choodidar to look your gorgeous best! You don’t need to let the world know the secret behind your fresh-in-stock dupatta.
And, why not?! You will look like a dream in an overall silk suit. Your mum will be happy to see it in a new avatar. You can probably get one of it designed for her too! If not this then you can get just the kurta made of it and wear a silk choodidar or cigarette pants underneath.
Kareena looks like a dream in this Payal Khandwala creation and you can too! Just use two of your mum’s sarees that make a good contrast and have your kurta-skirt combo ready to wear! Team them with chandbaalis and a matching clutch to rock a wedding function.
Hunt for a plain silk saree and get a palazzo made out of it! Team it with a crop top and voila, you’re ready to become the next big style icon for your friends and family!
This is what happens when east meets west. This is an absolutely inspirational idea if you want to do justice to your mom’s saree while staying true to your modern day look. We say, go for it gal!
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So, which of these and how many such outfits are you going to churn out of your mom’s close-to-heart sarees? Make sure that you wear them too or else it’s only going to break her heart seeing them lying in the closet!