Amidst the glitz and glamour of Saree glitterati such as Jamdani, Silk, Benarasi or Kanchipuram, the comfort that one is ever after will always remain hidden in the Cotton types. Especially during summer, when being light-weight is the mantra of the day, there would be no parallel of a Cotton Saree as long as its accessorised right.
I had this indigo blue Maheswari Cotton Saree to wrap me around one of these summer days. Perfectly comfortable and equally elegant, the saree was paired with a blouse which I designed myself from a leftover cut piece of cloth originally intended for making a petticoat for another designer saree. Recycling, designing and restyling go hand in hand may be. Every black cloud has a silver lining and every indigo blue saree could be matched with the right silver jewellery and in this case, I wore a layered long tribal-inspired neck-piece designed by Ritika Sachdeva.This antique-polished silver jhumki and the German silver bangles from an unknown store inside the Kolkata New Market in India were the ultimate companion to the necklace. The Potli aka bucket bag embellished with silver beads with twisted long chain details gave this look the laid-back luxe it needed, and finally the cool kolhapuris with pom pom and gota patti details kept my feet firmly on ground and sometimes made them fly with joy!
This Indigo Maheswari cotton saree was not only comfortable to the body it adorned, but also it was comfortable to the pocket. Costing a mere 1200 Indian rupees, which is less than £15, this saree wins hearts and dimes. So what are you waiting for? In summer, its just common sense to put on cotton. Out for work, school run or simply going out for shopping – reach out to the cotton saree in your wardrobe to increase your style quotient comfortably.
What Was I Wearing?
Saree from Dilli Haat, New Delhi, India
Blouse by Tanusree
Ring from Weekend Vintage market in NYC
Bangles from Kolkata New Market, India
Bag from Zara
Hair, makeup and styling by Tanusree