This six yard long single piece of un-stitched fabric – Akshita

Traditionally draped in more than a hundred ways in different regions of India and other South Asian countries, this six-yard-long single piece of unstitched fabric needs no introduction.

There is no denying that we all love wearing ethnic wear when it comes to any family gatherings or festivities and the sari style stays at the top! Not limited to wearing saris only on such occasions, we have now already witnessed fashionistas rocking it in style from streets to runways across the world getting around to exploration of a sari in different innovative styles with contemporary twists.

Though the basic way of draping a sari will always remain a classic, it’s so much fun to style this beautiful piece of fabric with a Western touch to create a fun and innovative version of it.

Styling a sari with a twist not only gives a chance to recreate or re-wear the old one into a fun new outfit but also looks modern yet traditional making a strong fashion statement.


Now I am already a big fan of fusion fits and experimenting with sari to create one on my own excites me even more. As there are endless options when it comes to creating a sari fusion, it is always best to pick the ones that you like, get inspired, and create with a hint of your own self or another way is to let your creative juices flow and make a whole new look of your own. Be it a cool oversized tee, crop top, or spaghetti too, you can experiment with styling your sari with almost anything in place of a regular sari blouse for a super cool sari fusion.

Here I will be sharing a few subtly fused sari looks with just a few Western tweaks here and there to keep the overall look simple yet interesting.

  • Spaghetti Top with Cotton Sari

Wearing a spaghetti-style top with a cotton sari is a perfect way to balance out the whole silhouette while adding a bit of sultry-ness to your regular cotton sari look.

For the first look, styled Kasavu sari with a leopard print spaghetti top gives this traditional look a very fresh and bold update! A round wooden clutch, layered-up necklaces, and bright makeup finished out this look perfectly.

Also if you feel fascinated by such fusion looks, the simple trick is to fuse two contrary elements together in one look to create a unique outfit.

Talking about the second look, this big polkas cotton sari was bought long before I actually styled it for this shoot simply because I couldn’t find anything that fits in as perfect as this simple knit spaghetti to pair it with. Finished off with key silver jewelry pieces, intense smoky eyes, and messy half-tied hair, this contemporary sari look speaks both fun yet edgy, and cool yet traditional.

  • Dhoti Style

The moment we think of fusing a sari in Western style, the first thing that comes to the mind is dhoti draped sari, and here is the one. This look is about draping a very lightweight bagru print cotton sari in dhoti style over jeans with a Kalamkari print crop top. Silver jewelry, a few beads around the neck, and jutties finish out the look perfectly. I went a little bit overboard with the styling in this one as it was for the shoot only. However if I wore it in real, I had styled it with either too much jewelry or gone with mixing prints only.


  • Sari with White Shirt

Now the white shirt is something that can be paired up with almost anything if styled right. With just a couple of pearl strings around the neck, statement sunglasses, and a shirt half tucked in, this sari look is kept minimal, and elegant yet so stylish. 

Sometimes it’s just a good move to avoid too much jewelry with the sari and still look chic!

  • Sari with Statement Sleeves Top

Teaming this soft and light mul sari with printed puff sleeves cropped blouse, this sari look is trendy yet traditional, colorful yet so subtle. Adding a little more quirk to the look, the yellow clutch popping against all those pastels makes for a perfect touch. 

And I just love how a statement sleeves blouse adds an extra oomph factor, uplifting the whole vibe of a sari look. 

Hope you loved these sari styles, feel inspired and create your own!!

Thank you so much for reading.



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