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The Latest Trend on the Block- The Saree Gown

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Indian dresses have always been revered for their traditional appeal. As many would agree, nothing matches up to the classic Indian suit or saree. Yet, the advent of the Indian sari dress or gown has exponentially revamped design equations in the industry. Both gowns and sarees have been popular for decades now, with the latter more inclined towards a traditional feel, while the former veering more towards modern ensembles. 

However, a major fashion revolution has taken place globally, with the merger of these two iconic outfits. Saree gowns are the latest trend on the block that you should know about, especially if you want to stand out in style at your next big event.  

Unearthing Saree Gowns and Their Key Aspects 

Saree gowns are ideal Indo-Western options, fusing these two styles seamlessly. They are ideal options for those who wish to drape sarees in style, without the hassles involved in the actual draping process. Here are some key points worth noting in this regard:  

  • Saree gowns were spotted as early as the late 1980s. Their origins are not clear, although this first spotting which made it to global fashion manuals was courtesy of the late Princess Diana. She wore a fuchsia gown that was designed by none other than London-based Catherine Walker.  
  • The concept again revived in 2011 with Paris Hilton wearing the outfit on her tour to India.  
  • With saree gowns coming into the picture, there has been an evolution of Indian sari dresses. These are convenient outfits that do not have any accompanying hassles.  
  • They are pre-stitched sarees which you can wear quickly without worrying about the pallu adjustment, draping, and pleating. You only must zip up and set the pallu accordingly.  
  • Saree gowns have caught the attention of several global celebrities who are embracing the design like never before.  
  • Now that you have a basic idea about saree gowns, here is looking at a few looks that have made heads turn recently.  

Saree Gown Looks that Have Turned Heads 

There are numerous saree gown ensembles that have created quite a stir in the global and Indian fashion circuits alike. Here is looking at some of them:  

  • Popular Insta-blogger Summiyya Patnis (House of Misu) created a flutter by styling a saree gown for a wedding. Designer Gaurav Gupta made a classic saree gown in mosaic blue with silver work for her big day. She accessorized it with diamond and platinum jewellery along with a nude and simple look.  
  • The Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra wedding hogged global headlines for a long time indeed. Priyanka Chopra wore a navy blue saree gown designed by Sabyasachi for her Mumbai reception. This look turned heads since it was accompanied by a Dupatta. It was a strapless and fully embroidered gown.  
  • Neha Kakkar contributed towards the popularity of saree gowns by sporting it on Indian Idol, where she is a judge. She wore a beige and black gown with an off-shoulder style and drape. It was made by Parul Gandhi and fused the two styles to perfection.  
  • Shilpa Shetty added her own oomph to the saree gown in a custom-made creation by Amit Aggrawal. This came in a rousing shade of ivory, complete with bugle-bead and pearl embellishments by hand and polymer detailing. This was a Diwali look that certainly made headlines.  


As can be seen, saree gowns have not just witnessed a resurgence in recent times but are here to stay. Global and Bollywood celebrities have embraced these fusion outfits with gusto and the same is true for fashionable women who want something different from the norm.  


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