Which Bollywood beauty drapes the six-yards the best? We find out…
The elegance and sensuality of the six-yards is unmatched and if draped properly, it can make you look absolutely smashing. The next time your mommy is attempting a Shaina NC-esque drape, watch her closely and pick up a clue or two because nothing shows off your assets like a clinging sari with a fitted blouse. Bollywood beauties have always loved the ‘desi’ tadka that a sari offers and have often worn a pretty creation to red carpet events, film promotions and premiers. But which lady drapes it the best? Let’s find out:
If we’re talking fashion, we just can’t leave the high priestess of Bollywood out. Sonam Kapoor does desi like no other actress. Be it her recent multi-hued look in Manish Malhotra’s ‘Indian’ or her various sari outings during ‘Raanjhanaa’ promotions, she wears her six-yards like a pro. With an angelic Indian face and a sexy back to boot, she looks the best in colourful and flowing saris. The Kapoor girl is also known for her updos and she always does a unique one when sporting a sari. Unlike others (Read : Vidya Balan)who leave their hair open with a back-showing blouse and spoil the sensuality of the look, Sonam opts for intricate updos. Morever, she brings out the quirk factor by pairing her sari with beautiful bindis, delicate jhumkas and traditional jewelry.
Hotness meter: 8.5/ 10
With a figure like hers, there is no way she can go wrong with her sartorial choices. She can carry off any look, but her long legs and toned tummy are best suited for a sheer sari. We have seen her flaunt her chiseled body in a gorgeous midnight blue sari in the song ‘Badtameez Dil’ from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and in vibrant Kaanjeevarams in ‘Chennai Express’. The Mangalorean beauty was recently seen in a cream Sabyasachi at the trailer launch of her upcoming magnum opus ‘Ram Leela’. Scarlet lips, chunky Maheep Kapoor jhumkas and a delicate updo made her stand out, and how! Unlike Sonam, Deepu isn’t much of an experimental dresser and sticks to the tried and tested. We are hoping to see a lot more of the Padukone girl in saris and ghagra cholis aka Leela-like!
Hotness meter: 8/10
She may be the original ‘desi’ girl, but she doesn’t seem to be a lover of stunning drapes. Her sartorial choices are very western, with bodycons and shorts hogging her wardrobe. But when she does decide to wear a sari, she gets it hundred percent right, what with a curvaceous figure like hers. Unlike the above mentioned leggy lasses, PeeCee isn’t slim, she is well endowed and deliciously Indian. So the sari looks extremely graceful on her. Our only gripe is that she doesn’t do much with her hair (getting fringes is not included!) and never accessorizes her Indian outfits with baalis and jhumkas.
Hotness meter: 7/10
With a milk-kissed complexion, every colour looks great on her. Now that Mrs Khan has let go of her ‘Size Zero’ figure, saris look fab on her. She always pairs her drapes with ethnic jewelry, along with the blinding rock that’s sitting on her wedding finger. But she is guilty of not indulging in interesting updos, she believes in parlour-treated straight tresses that make her look rather meh. We hope that she brings more ‘Nawabi’ style to her saris from now on and wears gorgeous cuts at filmy events.
Hotness meter: 6.5/10
The actress who made sari a red carpet favorite sizzles in her Sabyasachis. With a voluptuous figure and Indian features, the six-yards are the perfect outfit for the Balan babe. She wears by ‘passed-on-from-mommy’ jewelery, which look majestic on her. But she mostly leaves her hair open. She should really give side braids, French plaits and chic ponytails a shot. Hair parted in the middle and left on her side doesn’t make the cut at all. Even while at the Siddhivinayak Maha Aarti, she had left her hair open. Tsk tsk.
Hotness meter: 5/10