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  1. Sorry, I don’t get what is so messy about Amala’s drape? Unless your nitpicking that little fold on the lower part…She was probably sitting before she came on stage… And if it is something else, she’s worn the saree in a fashion lot of women in the south would wear and looks beautiful and dignified, no boob show..be happy!




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    • i think the reference to semi-messy pleats = because they aren’t creased properly, so you can’t see any pleats individually. i honestly don’t see the problem – my mum is always complaining about what a pain it is to crease the pleats – depending on the fabric, it takes a little more effort sometimes, and i don’t begrudge amla for skipping that step.

      but i’ll take that any day over the way some other women (we all know who they are) wear their sarees in the name of modernity – almost to the point that you can barely call it a saree!

      btw, i LOVE amla’s saree – pink is a great colour for a self-design saree. that plus the design makes the saree both modern and traditional simultaneously. LOVE!




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      • @ ak

        I know what you mean! Since I don’t wear saris very often, when I do wear ’em, besides it feeling like an Event, I like to get the pleats just right. :) However, I’ve seen my mom and so many others who wear saris on a daily basis be rather cavalier about their pleats depending on the sari’s fabric.




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        • yea generally my mom is not nit – picky about the pleats since she wears saris a lot, but considering its an award ceremony, i think she should take care to crease the pleats nicely.




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          • How can anyone find something wrong with this appearance of Amala’s? She looks so pretty, as always. I am South Indian and I have seen far too many women in saris all my life. In my opinion, the casual drape implies that you are very comfortable in the garment and does not imply sloppiness.




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        • @ Priyanka – I have you beat on that one – I don’t wear saris very often, and, yet, I still don’t bother! However, I do tend to wear more chiffon/georgette sarees, whose pleats crease more naturally than e.g. a kanjeevaram.




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  2. Gals, plz stop nitpicking. Maybe she didnt smoothen the pleats out before she got onto the stage…jeez! semi-messy it seems.




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  3. Such elegant draping on both and so happy about no boob show. Only wish they had their hair pulled back. Btw, Amala’s saree reminds me of Konkana’s saree in her first koffee with karan appearance. I need to get a saree in that colour.




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  4. Wow!! My lucky night !! Such a sight for sore eyes!!
    How elegant do these 2 ladies look!!
    Love their sarees & their draping!!




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  5. elegant … and yet how different they both look… loved amala – as always, she has great style and brings personality into whatever she wears!




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  6. I agree with the above comments – whats the big deal if the pleats go a bit haywire? The whole beauty of the saree is that it moves with you, if you want to go with perfectly placed pleats air hostess style, then go with a stitched up saree, which I happen to hate. Both sarees look stunning.




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  7. I don’t think PnP meant to nit-pick. Undoubtedly both these ladies look wonderful. But as casual and relaxed as the pallu on Amala is, the pleats could have been made a bit more structured – not to be fastidious, just adds to the beauty of the saree. My mom and aunts have worn only sarees all their adult life. While my mom is ultra-cavalier, just making sure it’s worn modestly, my aunt wears her everyday sarees and occasion wear sarees in the same carefully done, tasteful way – it may not be for everyone but it sure looks very beautiful




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  8. Hey also loved Suhasini Maniratnam who was at the show to receive an award – in her white and gold… simple and elegant




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  9. The ladies look so elegant and divine. We need to send these pics to the bollywood babes who feel that saree is not complete without a boob show…..




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    • Maybe its good that we have the trashy bollywood brigade of Kareenas and PCs to compare elegant women like Amala against-makes the latter seem even more luminous (as if that were possible!)…An Amala sighting on the blogosphere makes my day-always! :-)




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