It is that time of the year when God’s Own country celebrates its much awaited festival – Onam. Splendid floral carpets, sumptuous meals, and above all new clothes! For womenfolk, it is time to put their best foot forward in fashion, and bring out their style statement with the 6 yard wonder called the Kasavu Saree, or more popularly, the Kerala Saree. Lovely ladies, here are 5 ways in which you can stay trendy yet traditional with this piece of beauty in off-white and gold. • Stay classic – Kerala Sarees derive their charm from simplicity. The basic and most popular design, with the off-white body and golden zari is a classic and timeless piece that is apt for a celebration at home or outside. Pair it with a blouse in golden or contrast colour, and rest assured, you will exude oodles of regal beauty. • Get ‘attached’ – A simple, yet effective way to lend a stylish twist to your Kerala Saree is by replacing the golden zari with an attached border. Opt for those in lace, threadwork, or embellishments like sequins, and crystals. Team the saree up with a blouse in similar colour or pattern as the border, and you are good to rock Onam celebrations the modern way. • Go embroidered – Thread work and embroidery in bright colours enhance the charm and appeal of Kasavu Sarees. Keep it classic by picking traditional Paisley motifs or floral patterns that run all throughout the saree, or make the saree look extravagant with elaborate Peacock motifs or Lord Krishna designs on the pallu. Top up the look with an off-white and gold blouse. • Adorn prints – Another way to enrich the beauty of this traditional Kerala attire is to opt for sarees with hand block prints. These prints pair well with subtle nature of Kerala Sarees and complement their ethnic charm. Team the saree up with a printed blouse of the same design and create a signature style that is truly yours. • Lend a silver twist – Yet another way to make the Kasavu Saree look more interesting is by opting for a silver zari instead of a golden one. Pick a saree with a plain silver border to retain timeless beauty, or opt for one with jacquard designs in silver, to bring out a regal look. Pair it with a silver cut work blouse and turn heads at any gathering.
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