The saree is an evergreen fashion staple in an Indian woman's closet that works just right for every kind of occasion. Be it a Diwali taash party, a family get-together, a corporate event, a wedding sangeet, or even a date night, the saree is the most versatile garment that can be dressed up or down effortlessly. However, to do justice to the elegance of the traditional nine yards is to drape the saree correctly, an art that not many of us master.
In today's day and age, many of us find draping a saree time-consuming. Add to that the fear of malfunction. That’s where pre-stitched sarees can come in handy. Offering contemporary styles that blend style with comfort, the sheer perfection of pre-crafted pleats and the traditional charm make pre-stitched sarees a festive must-have. Take your pick from these fuss-free styles to suit your Diwali celebrations.
1. Global Desi
The Indian-inspired global brand, known for its prints, textures, and colours, has introduced a wine, embroidered, and ruffled pre-stitched saree for this year's festive collection. The gorgeous saree was worn recently by influencer Masoom Minawala Mehta, and is made from sustainable fibres, as a part of Global Desi's sustainable initiative—rECOgnise. The polyester used in the saree is made from recycled plastic bottles. The ruffled stitched saree comes with a sleeveless crop top and an embellished belt.
If you are looking for a fusion look with western and ethnic designs, this green pre-draped saree part of its Mehfil collection is perfect. The brand has introduced this collection in collaboration with designer Payal Singhal.
For a contemporary statement, here’s a pleated saree in green with applique work that is a must-have this season. Opt for a contrast blouse and statement-making accessories to make heads turn at a party.
Moving away from traditional sarees, homegrown brand Swtantra has now introduced a modern pant-style saree as part of its recent collection. The Accordion maroon pre-draped saree is made with satin georgette and worn with a pantsuit to add edge to the whole look.
5. Ridhi Mehra
The monotone peach ombre printed silk saree from Designer Ridhi Mehra’s SS21 Ready-To-Wear Saree Collection is perfect for a day look. The waist tie-up blouse with exaggerated sleeves is where traditional-meets-modern in this versatile saree.
This Ritika Mirchandani lehenga saree, worn by actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, is perfect to flaunt during the festive and wedding season. A spin on lehenga saree, the embroidered blouse, and belt add oomph to this gorgeous saree. Add minimalistic diamond-studded jewellery to finish the look.
Chola The Label by designer Sohaya Misra believes in combining style with comfort—and the fact that its flowy silhouettes look amazing paired with comfortable sneakers are proof of that. “Saris with sneakers is the way to go,” the brand says in an Instagram post where it shows an off-white pre-stitched sari with a black border. Termed as Raven, the saree skirt is made from handwoven mul, and comes with side pockets and a belt.
This ready-to-wear pastel saree by Label De Belle that comes with a magnificent blouse is the simplest way to be chic this festive season. An easy way to add old-world charm to traditional festivities.
If you love to play with prints, take inspiration from this look. The printed saree from the luxury pret label Paulmi and Harsh's Spring Summer 2021 Noori collection takes inspiration from blue pottery. The printed saree with indigo bird motifs, paired with an embroidered off-white blouse, and the brand’s signature diamond print butti belt, can easily be worn for a day event.
10. Kavita Bhartia
Here's another hassle-free option for this festive season. The purple pre-stitched georgette crinkle saree paired with a hand-embroidered silk blouse is the best option if you are looking for something simple to wear at a small wedding function. Add a heavy worked blouse like the silver gota patti and cross-stitch work worn by the model to add a dose of bling to the otherwise plain look.
11. AD Singh Designs
Gown sarees are the answer to nail contemporary chic. Paired with Swarovski crystals, this pre-draped gown saree from designer AD Singh's bespoke couture label can easily qualify for any Diwali party or a wedding function. In shades of beige, red, and black—these sarees are your go-to when you want to shake a leg or two.