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  1. pdaervo at | | Reply

    No no it’s right. The sari is very simple and it’s cotton (plus I don’t personally like jewelry) so I think she looks fine, and fresh. Although, I my grandmother might throw a fit :)

    For all that I’ve gone on about traditional looks, I have to say that I’m a bit unsure about the Kandyan osaria, despite the fact that my mother is a true Kandyan. For a long time, I thought that the tucking in at the waist broke the smooth, graceful line of a traditional Indian sari and made the wearer look stumpier, but now I’m starting to think that it just emphasizes the waist more (which I need).

    Hmmm, what you girls (and boys) think? It’s a pretty bleh sari, but I love how she’s draped it! She looks pretty!

    1. Jasmine at | | Reply

      Pdaervo: The only other person I can think of seeing drape the saree like this was Chandrika K… and I don’t know if it’s the body type (are Sri Lankan women generally broad-boned?) but I do think draping it like this accentuates the stockiness of the frame. I love it tho that she’s flying her own flag! More power to trad dressing!

      1. pdaervo at | | Reply

        I don’t know, I’m very small framed :)

        That’s what I’ve always thought, that only very thin, very tall women can pull off the shape. There are a lot of very thin young women in Sri Lanka (I didn’t get that gene) that look great in them. My mom loves the Kandyan drape, but she, in her youth, fell into the that same category.

        At the same time, I also think that that the Indian drape with a heavier material on a broader woman tends to look a bit… blob-ish. I was thinking that maybe separating the body into two shapes would emphasize a figure more. I’m still unsure.

        1. SK at | | Reply

          i loved this look when i first saw it while holidaying in srilanka. the little “frill” at the waist is such a tease… drawing attention to the waist and hips :) in a most subtle fashion.
          and pardon me for calling it a “frill” because i dont know the correct term for it.
          this may not be the best drape of this style but i sure wud love to learn how to do it.

    2. candy at | | Reply

      she looks like a new house made here , she needs a hair dryer for frizzy hair :(

      1. Arti at | | Reply

        You need to learn how to spell maid first….I think she looks adorable…

      2. olala at | | Reply

        and as a rule, house maids will look bad??

        and as a rule, people who hire house maids will look great?

        (i just dont get the comparisons with house maids when poeple want to put someone down.)

      3. annie at | | Reply

        I agree with you. Its the style of the blouse that makes the sari look like what a house maid would wear in a bollywood movie.

        1. pdaervo at | | Reply

          That’s the typical style of blouse for a Kandyan sari. I don’t know that you are implying ;)

      4. candy at | | Reply

        relax we are not in class , as long as you got the point ms or mrs no taste at all , at least I was clear and honest lol

    3. sdn at | | Reply

      I disagree. This looks like a could-have-been beautiful drape meets the bollywood boob-show combination. I have several Sri Lankan friends that have draped the sari in the traditional manner with minimal jewellery, and the folds near the waist emphasize the beauty of this kind of drape even further. Importantly, the sari always covers the blouse up front. If anything, as an ambassador of her country, she should have draped it the right way.

      1. pdaervo at | | Reply

        You’re right, I was just captivated by the ruffles.

      2. Birkingurl at | | Reply

        yup ur right.. !! and more over, the saree chosen to wear kandyan is wrong here..

        as for the boob show, yes.. thats where she has got it wrong.. it would have looked much neat and graceful if she wore it in the right way..

        and the frill, which is called “neriya” over here.. its a lil too long on her osari =)

    4. Saya at | | Reply

      Are you sure this is cotton? Doesnt look like it from the pic with the smooth flowing material! This Kandyan sari reminds me of the Mundus that the kerala women wear.

      1. pdaervo at | | Reply

        Haha, maybe not. What do I know :)

  2. RS at | | Reply

    I thought she looked quite nice sans the jewelery. It goes hand in hand with the subdued pastel look.

  3. Amina at | | Reply

    I love the Kandyan drape but somehow didn’t like her choice of the sari. It looks like something you’d wear at home and not at a formal occasion. She could have chosen a better material for the sari.

    1. meria at | | Reply

      ya i think u r right

  4. Mim at | | Reply

    It’s very nice to see a traditional Sri Lankan outfit. I hope she wears it outside of Colombo as well. She looks really young and fresh.

  5. diptiN at | | Reply

    I like

  6. shyba at | | Reply

    she looks pretty….but she could have opted some solid color for such occasion than pink

  7. annie at | | Reply

    A very blah look. I really doubt that any jewelry would have helped it.

  8. sneha at | | Reply

    i think, she manages to look real good without the jewellery..!
    love that freshness about her

  9. lazyU at | | Reply

    I would have thought to wear earrings with this but considering her hair overs her ears anyway they would have been useless

  10. arpitha at | | Reply

    She should have kept one stone studs, which would have kept the look still simple but would have added some sparkle.

  11. MANGOgrl at | | Reply

    There are so many varieties in Sri lankan traditional wear.

    This to me looks like one of those bollywood b grade movie neighbour role.

  12. rêve at | | Reply

    nah…its not speaking to me.
    the sari is quite mehh and i think its not complimenting her skin tone… not digging the blouse style either.

  13. Mahzabin at | | Reply

    i agree, seems like something is missing, indeed seems like she was in a hurry…! adding some accessories would have been nice…!

  14. sinhalagirl at | | Reply

    Us Sri Lankans like the simple plain look and usually tend to stay away from heavy jewelery. She is wearing the traditional Sinhala sari (aka Osariya aka Kandyan Sari). The sleeve of the blouse is usually a a bit poufy, unlike what Jacquline is wearing. I personally think the “frills” at the waist are a bit too long, its usually much shorter. Nonetheless, I think she looks adorable though…its simple, its Sri Lankan :)

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