Monsoons bring with it the joy of dressing up in brighter, colourful clothes and planning fun picnics, staycations, and parties with family, colleagues, and friends! Even the weekdays in the office feel happier with the grey clouds and those light showers. Ain’t it?
But, most people are hesitant of including sarees in their everyday monsoon fashion. Are you too one of them? Ah, it’s a sin to not include one of the most glamorous ethnic fashion styles in the season of rain!
We are here to protect you from committing this cardinal sin and share some awesome ways and hacks to style your gorgeous sarees in the monsoon season. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Monsoon saree styling tips-
Play with the lighter fabrics
Like summers, monsoons also call for lightweight fabrics. For weddings or special occasions chiffon, georgette sarees would be perfect. Avoid silk sarees at all costs as not just the fabric is heavier, you’ll feel hot and uncomfortable in it. If you want to go for satin, watch out for lighter satin weaves and not the silk satin.
For everyday styling and small get-togethers, mul, or even Chanderi sarees are perfect choices. Soft, airy, and bright, the vivid colours and prints in cotton sarees add to the overall vibe of the monsoon dressing.
To give you an example, this hand block printed chanderi saree is super breezy and features intricate gold foil print in teal. It is an effortlessly stylish piece to wear to your power-packed meetings or a lunch with friends on a rainy day.
There’s no fabric as comfortable and easy-to-carry than mul cotton. Those beautiful mul cotton saree with the classic handblock printed butas has that pristine look about it and will feel absolutely soft.
Accessorise your sarees and ditch the saree embellishments
Embellished or work sarees don’t go with the soothing monsoon weather and with that extra moisture and humidity, a heavily embellished saree, you might end up being sweaty, hot, and all over the place.
So, if you really want to amp up your saree look during monsoons, up your accessories’ game! You can go for a piece of statement jewellery (for monsoons we would prefer statement earrings or bracelets rather than a neckpiece for extra comfort) and a nice waterproof tote bag.
Have fun with the colours of your monsoon sarees
Oh, monsoon is the perfect time to go all out and experiment with happy, bold, pop, and bright colours.
For fun day out with friends or family, this pop yellow mulmul saree is just the thing you need to make a statement.
Infact, you can also opt for multi-coloured sarees that will look great against a natural backdrop and will gove you that perfect gram shot!
If you do not like pop colours but want to try out different shades, this multicolour stripes saree in black is an elegant choice for you. It has a unique print and subtles shades of yellow and red to add that right amount of drama. Not too much, not too less!
Belt up your saree or drape it differently
Using a belt is the most trending and latest style of wearing saree at the moment. Belting up your saree not just adds glamour but also makes it more functional, making it the perfect hack for monsoons when all you need is a fuss-free, hands-free drape style for your every day look!
Apart from this, draping your saree like a dhoti is another great option for monsoons as the pleats won’t get dirty in muddy puddles or water. Genius idea, right?
Go all out with florals!
Floral print saree and rains - a match made in heaven. Truly! Trust us, there will be no sight prettier than you in a gorgeous floral saree with flowing pallu on a cloudy day. *imagining*
This sea green saree with detailed handblocked floral print is what dreams are made of and just the thing you need to be in the limelight at those monsoon weddings, occasions, baby showers and other special occasions.
If you are someone who loves minimal or if you want to don a more undertoned floral saree for office or a conference, etc., this metallic gray saree is crafted from premium chanderi fabric with statement butas will be ideal.
Pay attention to the footwear you wear with the saree
One thing that you absolutely have to keep in mind during the monsoon season is the type of footwear you wear. It’s more slippery, watery during the rains so you should always be mindful of your footwear. Leather sandals or slip ons are a hard no as leather gets easily damaged in rains.
Avoid wearing too much heels or go for wedge heels instead of pencil heels for better balance. Don’t wear whites as chances are they’ll get dirty during rains. In short, The best type is the flats with materials that are water-proof or quick-dry.
Wrapping it up!
The catch to donning a saree during the monsoon season and rocking it like a total boss that you are is to just experiment and have fun with Shalvi.
Let yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new. Be it a different drape, a unique print, or even the choice of accessories,, just mix it up, jazz it up all, and see what works for you the best.