It had been a long time since I'd worn a sari! ... Namely because I was so bored of that usual boring drape, tying the annoying petticoat with the 'naada' that always gave me a rash at the waistline, and those horribly uncomfortable tailor-stitched blouses that are never quite right on an athletic build like mine. .
On a whim, I packed some saris on a 3 day work event in Mumbai. I also, of course, took along some back-up Western clothes in case I needed an alternative (which I was sure was going to be the case!). On Day 1 of the event, as I was tying this sari, I thought to myself... Why can't I just tie it the way I want to? Who says it has to always be worn the exact same way? ... The inception of this very thought was the start of my newfound, ressurected sari journey!
Seen here on me is a naturally-dyed grey & red hand-woven linen Kumaoni sari. I will admit it was pretty steep on the pocket (my steepest yet!), but it was worth every penny. I'm wearing it over black leggings, with a cotton halter-top. The style involved minimal pleats and a beautiful drape at the back that allowed me to wear the long pallu like a dupatta at the front. Just perfect for my nerdy look! It gave me complete freedom to work exhaustively all day without any hassles at all! .... And I swear, I never gotten more compliments than I did that day!! It really pumped me up to explore the sari as creatively as I can.... I'm excited to share more looks. Hope you liked this one!