Traditionally worn all over South India, the half Saree is known by different names in each of the southern Indian states. It is called Langa Voni in Telegu, Langa Davani in Kannada and the Pattu Pavadai Daavani in Tamil. A variation of the Half Saree is seen in the Mekhla of the north-eastern state of Assam.
In spite of newer and more modern trends coming into vogue, the Half and Half Saree continued to remain in vogue. Regional films from south India have always used the half-and half saree to denote the pretty rustic belle. Actresses like Shriya Sharan have particularly used the half and half saree to flaunt the look of a simple south Indian beauty. Today, the trend of the half saree is catching on fast in other parts of India too, thanks to the latest Bollywood blockbuster- ‘Chennai Express’ . The simple elegance of Deepika Padukone’s half sarees designed by Manish Malhotra has got many women all over India wanting to try these themselves.
Part of the credit of making half and half Sarees fashionable goes to Bollywood divas like Sridevi who wore it at the premier of her comeback film- ‘English Vinglish’. Her beautifully embroidered half saree designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee made her the toast of every fashion critic. Designer half sarees are now experimenting with different fusion patterns of the Pavadai Daavani to style our Indian Divas.
There is huge scope for experimentation with the Half and Half Sarees in terms of the choice of fabric, art-work, colour combinations and more. You can purchase a half-saree in uni-colour, bicolour or even a multi colour pattern. These sarees can have several fabric combinations such as a half georgette and half net with embroidery, a half Chanderi and half –Chiffon combination, that is, only the pallu in chiffon. Cotton half sarees are the most suitable if you are buying something for regular use in summer.
If you need to have some art work done, there are endless options available where half-sarees go. Those with net pallus are generally enhanced with kundan, zardosi, or cutwork applique. Broad or narrow borders in stone work, embroidery are easily available today.. Patch work designs are there for the asking on a wide range of materials including chiffon, georgette, crepe and much more.
Half and Half Sarees are suitable for any occasion, be it a wedding ceremony, college function, a cultural occasion, a festival or much more. These designer half sarees can be worn either siddha or ulta pallu style. You can finely arrange the saree in several thin pleats or even wear it in a single pleat fashion.
These sarees can suit any woman, whatever be her complexion, age or stature. Depending on the occasion you plan to attend, choose the right accessories . Use minimal accessories such as a pendant with a simple chain and small earrings if wearing something ornate. Of course, a wedding will demand a bouffant hairdo and heavy jewellery in keeping with the occasion. Otherwise, wear glass bangles or some metal costume jewellery with a simple cotton half –saree.
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