Yes, darling ladies - I know there are so many sarees in your wardrobe which you want to wear but you think that it is so old - how to fashion it in an in vogue manner. You have always wanted something out of the box to try and look the best - but keeping to shop and stopping wearing those once bought silks when it is out of fashion is not a solution.
So, though me being a saree boutique owner, I will love to share with you the inner secrets to reusing your old silks as well. It is just not always to buy the sarees or promote my stuff - blogging something different is also my passion.
Let us see how to do it. I have described only 5 steps to easily do it and wrap those old silk mark certified silks which you have kept in the inner drawers of your wardrobe.
#Tip 1: Why don’t you drape it in a different way!!
Give your saree a different touch by draping it differently. There are endless ways in which it can be draped. Say you are a woman who loves traditional silhouettes, then you can definitely try draping the saree like a dhoti.
However, if you love experimenting with your looks, try out draping your saree like a dress. Old sarees like your treasured kanjeevarams or the banarasis, drape them like a dress. To finish off your look, you can accessorize your modern drape saree with a belt or a kamarbandh.
You can take inspiration from the bloggers on social media to give a complete transformation to your old silk saree.
#Tip 2: Design your old silks into a fusion wear
Revamp your mother’s saree, even your old sarees by getting it stitched into a modern outfit. A six-yard elegance can be turned into a fusion dress at any time. If you have stiff fabric sarees like kora silk, Kota silk, get them revamped into a gown. If your collection of old silk sarees which are soft, get it refurbished into fusion wear.
#Tip 3: Try half and half and saree draping
#Tip 4: Refurbish it like a designer
#Tip 5: Turn them into dupattas
We get a lot of queries to revamp an old-fashioned saree that can no longer be worn. But if you follow the fashionista and Bollywood celebs these days, you will notice they use the old banarasis to heavy work old silks to dupattas and that too with classic looking silk Kurtis or salwars. Trust me it gives a sharp contrasting look and you will just love it!
So ladies, do you think you want to give a try to these 5 ideas in 2022 and be the next trendsetter on Instagram? Trust me if you post your old silk saree look using any of these ideas - then please tag us to it. Keep me posted people!
Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.