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  1. she looks awesome. thankfully no boobies being brandished about. the colourful and vibrant sari is appropriate for tv awards. one doesn’t need to be revealing to prove one has a good figure. a nice and simple outfit should do that job for you (please note amisha).




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    • I agree ! No boob show and still looks sexy , great saree color, great makeup , great jewelery and such a great smile. Love the blouse also.

      I will even forgive the cell phone on her hand ;-)




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    • I’m asking you this completely sincerely, not trying to be sarcastic or snarky: HOW can a woman’s sari be vulgar just because it’s draped in the middle of the blouse? Isnt the blouse covering her chestt anyway? To me, that’s like saying you need a scarf over a tee to look decent




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        • It’s not so much about covering up but being classy. There’s an etiquette to each garment and an aesthetic it requires to be worn optimally.

          The fact that someone goes out of their way to drape the blouse in the middle (unless it falls that way) clearly sends the message that they wish have half the blouse on display. Which sends a semi vulgar vibe…

          The entire essence and beauty of the sari is in a sense of mystery and subtlety.

          The most minimalistic of minimalistic clothing; a bikini is fine by me in the correct circumstance and with the right attitude and élan but a cropped T shirt or a super short skirt or dress doesn’t mesh with my aesthetic.

          I hope this clears some of what you thought :)




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          • okay, so basically its the trying too hard vibe?

            I think I get it, the cropped top parallel works

            and also I think you are the only person who got what I was trying to say! :-)




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          • Totally agree with you. There is a way each piece of clothing is to be worn. The saree draped in the middle of ur chest is just shouting cheap and desperate.
            Besides, the way a Tee shows your boobs is way different than how it shows in a blouse.




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      • What ??

        @belle_dresse , I am a little confused here… Are you commenting on my post or @Mia’s ???

        In my post – I am comparing this draping with Ameesha’s (and that blue thing on her was not a blouse it was more like a bikini top !). You are entitled to your opinion but I really find that a little “Trying too hard to look sexy” look. As I said earlier, you do not need to cover your chest completely to look decent bit at the same time you do not need to be too provocative to look glamorous or sexy.

        BTW- Scarf/ tee is a completely different outfit from a saree and blouse. Now, are you suggesting that since people normally don’t wear scarves over tees, a saree pallu is redundant over a blouse? This is a sincere question as I am totally not getting your point here…




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        • I was commenting on Mia’s post not yours

          And about the scar and tee thing, I’m just saying I dont understand it is VULGAR, I get that it’s differenet from the norm so it looks ‘odd’ but how is it indecent?

          That was my point of comparing it with the tee




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          • Sorry, spelling errors galore:

            Basically, I was saying the blouse covers you up anyway so how is it vulgar if the sari is draped mid blouse?
            I was never commenting on the asthethic appeal of the draping, just the vulgarity.

            That was the point of the t-shirt/ sari parallel: the t shirt covers your chest, so does the blouse. If a sari needs to be draped OVER the blouse to ensure decency then is a t-shirt indecent because there is no second layer of fabric covering your chest?

            By the way, no offense, just curious. I like the traditional drape myself, it’s just the vulgarity part that has me confused




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          • I don’t remember mentioning the word “Vulgar” or “indecent” …

            Neither did I see it on @Mia’s post… All I was saying was Perizad is completely covered and still looks sexy (to me !).




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        • 2 corrections

          1. I don’t know why I wrote the word “bit” in the middle of a sentence…

          2. As @Kaya said, I also don’t have any problem with Bikini or bikini tops but my pet peeve was the way Ameesha was going for a disheveled look by pulling her pallu down so provocatively. Again, I don’t have any thing against being provocative or different (specially for the people in the Glam business) but I found Ameesha’s draping a little distasteful for the occasion. I am not suggesting that she should start wearing a Burqa from now on but that may not be a bad idea for Vidya Balan … (Just Kidding Just kidding !! Now please don’t give me big lecture on the woman’s lib here guys !!)




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      • I was born in India and lived there for 24 years of my life. What i have seen …..everyone drapes the sari covering their chest… no boob showing. This is what has been done traditionally. Sari draping in Bollywood is a different matter. They are obviously trying to stylize the whole thing… so some drape it in the middle of the blouse ….so many who are used to seeing women in India (sari draped covering the chest) are mildly shocked because it is so natural for the wandering eye to see the undraped part.You may say…that means people are pervert to actually look at the undraped part…but if something catches the eye first; it is natural that people would look at it. So many feel that it is not so pleasing because sari is a traditional outfit.
        For me , it doesnt look asthetic…. Doesnt necessarily mean that people should agree with me.
        Hmm…and i dont know whether scarf over a Tee is comparable to the boob showing sari.
        It is just that we are so used to seeing the sari draped differently than what some Bollywood stars are used to wearing.




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        • But isnt fashion all about redifining the norms? Is the fact that it is different so bad?

          Also, I am partial to the traditional drape myself I just dont get how draping your sari in the middle of the blouse is vulgar when the blouse covers you up anyway?




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          • Well belle_desse – I am sure you got lot of answers to your curious question but i have to share my two cents… for free.

            If you consider Salwar kameez, the concept of “dhupatta” is to cover up the chest. Even though we already have kameez that covers up the chest, we dont like a clothing that figure hugging and attracts attention to boobs (thats just how its been in India for a long time) Hence we cover up with dhupatta (or used to)
            Its the same concept with Saree… I personally feel blouse, just by itself, is not a very flattering piece of clothing. I would like to cover it up with the saree pallu. Only because then i am attracting attention to that one particular boob, and all the money i spend on saree goes down the drain :)
            You question kind of makes me wonder… why wear a blouse when bra is already covering the body?




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          • yes i agree that fashion is about redefining norms ….Got ur point :-)
            U feel that draping the sari in the middle of the blouse is not vulgar… Whereas i might feel it is vulgar… Fashion for the sake of being provocative/ raunchy is not Fashion in my eyes…. But i do appreciate your Point of View. Probably i am a very traditional when it comes to sari drapes ;-)




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          • @ Belle_desse: please take a good look at these pics (http://www.highheelconfidential.com/amisha-patel-at-shilpa-shetty-wedding-reception/) and honestly tell if that draping looks good ?
            and before you come at me with the scarf over the t-shirt comparison, let me try to explain why so many people are ticked off by that kind of draping.

            It’s not just the pallu in the midde of the chest kind of draping that we are seeing here (as in Lara’s case), but the pallu hanging so loosely over the shoulders with the waist, stomach showing.

            If you want to wear something revealing, then wear a dress that is meant to be revealing-in-the-first-place. why wear a saree in such a disastrous way?
            I have so many american friends who say that they find the saree so feminine because of the way it is draped.

            One can wear the most revealing of revealing dress and yet not look vulgar. Yet, one can also wrap themselves in yards and yards of clothing and yet look messed up.

            As for your scarf over the t-shirt question, I hope the following comparison answers your question:

            the bra covers the chest : wearing a t-shirt over a bra :: the blouse covers the chest : wearing a pallu over a blouse




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  2. Wow this is the best draped saaree I’ve ever seen! How did she do it? It seems heavy but maybe the saree is light.

    Can you please tell us where the earrings are from? i like them a lot!

    Thank you




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  3. Man! these celebrities……how on earth do they manage to do it?

    This woman recently delivered a baby and still she manages to look like a million bucks!!

    I wish I wish…..:@(




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  4. I am actually having issues with such a heavy looking sari being draped like that. She should have just let it fall over her arm. Heart the ear rings though.




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  5. Gorgeous saree, draped properly, appropriate blouse, lovely glowing face and lustrous hair, fab earrings… perfect. Good to see her back. am tired of the same old folks being featured




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    • I still dont get why a sari is considered obscene because it shows a bit of a woman’s chest that is already covered by her blouse anyway …again no offense, just genuine curiosity

      HOW does that work?




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      • @Belle_desse: How much ever you try..they’ll keep answering about how its the traditional way! What they forget is..*traditionally*( looking back) there was no concept of blouse with sari(someone mentioned this in another post). It’s pretty interesting to note that the other post of Lara ..where she had the one boobie show, peeps never had issues.;)




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        • @Saya , If you look back a little further, there was no concept of any clothes either… Then came the banana leaves …. Just saying …..

          Also, you just proved another point that “They” had, it is not about one boob show , it how you do it …. Lara is showing a boob and still looks pretty decent ….




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          • @koel: We don’t have to go back that far in history. In rural places in Kerala, women STILL wear mundu over their waist and just a blouse, no draping over the chest. That’s still considered the tradition there! If it’s rather subjective and mostly depends on how the celebrity can pull off the look irrespective of the boob show, why crib over sari being not draped the *traditional* way is my question. This was not for you but for others who keep using the tradition card which puts me off..




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        • true … thats because there is a difference… in the body language … the attitude … the style … how u stand … potray your outfit …
          lara looked elegant – didnt look put on or yuck! …
          ash @ the filmfare awards in the sabyasachi – stylish, elegant…etc etc.
          amisha on the other hand – just looked like a plain drunken bar girl … thats wat i hate … and thats wat probably a lot of the other guys are referring to. some distasteful quality which comes accross…when skin is shown fr the sake of showing … not for any asthetic appeal.




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          • @Saya,

            “Tradition” for me is – What I have seen my mom and my grand mom do and not what women in some rural area of Kerala do. Actually, I did not have any idea about the Mundu that you mentioned and I just looked it up in wikipedia. It looks very beautiful to me.

            Looking at the posts where people have talked about tradition and stuff – I don’t think they are playing any “Card” ( trying to impose their point of view on others) here .They are just trying to give their perspective on a celebrity style on what they consider good or not. I don’ t see any thing wrong with that.I don’t think any body is complaining against finding an innovative style to drape a saree either.




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      • Belle_Desse – are you Indian or have indian roots? Does your Mom wear indian clothes at all ? or any friends and family? I am not trying to be snarky either, just very curious about the seemingly very basic questions you ask:-)




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      • @belle_desse .. i believe this conversation comes up every time a celeb ina sari is posted…

        Basically, its not about how the sari is draped ,, but what vibes are coming off,looking at the pic.

        Consider Amisha’s sari at Shilpa’s reception – When you look at her picture, it gives off the feeling that she just wants to show off her body .. boobs, abs and all… that’s vulgar.. if she had just draped that pallu the gujarati way i dont think most of the people would not have problem with that…
        She was wearing a bikini-blouse to begin with and on top of that her draping looked like she had deliberately pulled that pallu down – wayy down ..
        On the other hand Consider Ash’s sari at filmfare or Lara’s recent pic .. I’m sure people do not have issues with that even though the ‘one boob thing’ is there too .. that’s simple because those drapings do not scream .. “look at my body”…… Ash looks quite elegant rather …. But if she had also pulled that pallu down to her abs to show how hot her figure is .. that would have been obscene…

        I still do not think that people find it obscene because its not worn the traditional way .. there are over a 100 ways to drape a sari .. but what matters is how *TASTEFULLY* it is done…




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        • @Koel: Exactly.Tradition is subjective, based on what your family is been accustomed to. It is not applicable to the whole of India and crying out that’s how draping is done in India traditionally shows ignorance. I’m entitled my opinion too, and i was giving out my perspective by just replying to belle_desse.There’s no need to get riled up on this.




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          • @Saya: You know what. I agree with u. I hear that all the time from desis in the US particularly..like that’s not the traditional way. Excuse me, but we have 28 different states with varied regional traditions. I strongly feel that the avg age of ppl in this site like 30. Am guessing u are early 20’s or prolly younger. There seems to be a gen gap. Haha.;)




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  6. i love love love the sare …. its festive and bright without being the tv bling kind …. love the fact it is so bright, and colourful without the usual dose of chamak-dhamak ….

    could you please tell me the name of the designer for the saree ?

    and of course, bonus points for proper draping




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  7. Fab fab sari! – love it. She looks festive and elegant which as we know seems to be hard for a lot of B town ladis to pull off. I like, no love it.




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