5 times Sonam Kapoor inspired us to drape a sari in an unusual way for this wedding season

From Cannes to promotional events, the Sonam Kapoor's experiments with the sari have wowed us each time.

By: Lifestyle Desk | Kolkata | Updated: November 16, 2016 8:03 pm
From heavy Kanheevaram sarees to Khadi cotton sarees, Sonam Kapoor has flaunted many fabrics and drapping style and has nailed it every time.(Source: Rhea Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor/ Instagram) From heavy Kanjeevaram saris to Khadi cotton ones, Sonam Kapoor has flaunted many fabrics and draping styles, nailing the look every time. (Source: Rhea Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor/Instagram)

When it comes to experimenting with style, Sonam Kapoor is a marvel. The diva may not have had the greatest hits at the Box Office, but she hardly has any misses when it comes to fashion. Ethic or modern, the Neerja star has proved her mettle stylishly over and over again. From movie promotions to award shows, her taste and choice of wardrobe has mesmerised audiences, urging us to recreate her style. Be it her choice of accessories – from nathni to gajra – to the draping of saris in an unusual way, she has captivated people with her charm and poise.

During this wedding season, people are forever looking for interesting ways to amp up their ethnic wear and make a splash wherever they go, and what better way to do that than take some sari-draping ideas from the Khoobsurat actor.

Saris can be formal, traditional, but at the same time they provide ample opportunities to experiment, making the garment modern and trendy. Here are five ways you can experiment with this season:


While we usually make sure our heels are veiled with the nine-yards, Kapoor opted to reveal her feet and go with boots! Who said only sandals and heels go with sari? This look worn by at actor at 7th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in Mumbai is quirky and trendy. The floral khadi Anavila sari, paired with an off-white bell-sleeved blouse is a look that is perfect for any day-time event. The flower prints and ruffled border-petticoat adds a blend of tenderness to sturdy boot-look.


(Source: Style Drapers - Saree Draping Classes/ Facebook) (Source: Style Drapers – Saree Draping Classes/ Facebook)

This way of draping the sari is big hit with young ladies, who are otherwise not very comfortable in the attire. This style allows more movement and ups your fashion quotient. The look can be paired with various cut blouses or even crop tops and shirts. As winter is almost here, you can pair it up with jackets and blazers as well.

Watch how to drape the saree in dhoti-style


When she appeared at Comedy Nights with Kapil show, people was stunned by her look. The outfit created by Rahul Mishra Couture is not easy to pull off. But the diva effortlessly carried the full length angrakha styled jacket over the drapes. Just let your hair loose and opt for heavy temple-design jhumkas to complete the look.


This easy to recreate style is perfect for winter weddings and the multi-layered effect makes you look stylish and flamboyant. To create the second pallu, get a matching and flowing dupatta and pin in onto your waist, right where you place your pleats. Wear the second pallu across the neck or let it fall in front from the other side or wear it as a scarf, the choice is yours.


Sonam Kapoor’s 2014 pale pink net sari is still fresh in the minds of her fans. The Anamika Khanna designer sari worn in a dhoti-style with a cape and chunky choker neck-piece was stunning.

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Her Cannes 2013 sari look with heavily embroidered jacket, styled with the nathni is your perfect wedding look.

Here are some other sari looks of the actor that we absolutely loved.

With off-shoulder blouse and choker

Phoolkari jacket-top, try Kerala cotton sari to master the look

Ruffles Gown-inspired Sari

Tell us your favourite Sonam Kapoor sari look in comments below.

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