Sarees are no more about those heavy zari work, sequins, overdose of bling, never ending drapes and large borders. With the change in time, the idea of a Sarees too has changed. 2014 was a fabulous year for Saree styles, and some of the looks, because of its modern yet traditional draping style, were definitely ground-breaking in its own way- a year when simplicity married elegance. While traditionalists might not agree with all the looks, however personally i believe fashion is also about breaking the norms, believing in individual style and having fun.
You can always count on Sonam Kapoor to give us best dressed moments -year after year- and this year also is no exception. I love her blend of classic and contemporary approach to style. The year 2014 saw her in various Saree looks. Her Anamika Khanna contemporary Saree was one of the most talked about red carpet moments during Cannes Film Festival 2014. Sonam opted for quite a few white and ivory numbers. Another beauty who impressed me with her styling is none other than model and actor Dipannita Sharma. Her Frou Frou by Archana Rao saree worn with a high waist brown leather belt at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2014 was definitely a daring and an unconventional take on saree. Ms. Sharma also rocked her Vaishali S saree combined with a beautiful Kutch embroidered blouse at the Zoya/JJ Valaya Fashion Show & Dinner. Kalki Koechlin’s Kathakali inspired Nikhil Thampi saree at the Screen Awards 2014 and Divya Khosla Kumar’s Sonaakshi Raaj Saree gown at the Mirchi Music Awards 2014 were the other experimental looks i loved. Shraddha Kapoor impressed me with her minimalist approach to style in a simple color blocked Shivan & Naresh saree at Arpita Khan’s wedding reception.Given the occasion and the blingy affair of Indian weddings, her choice was super daring. And, boy she looked eternally graceful.
Here are the Stylefluid Trendz’s top 20 best Saree looks of the year 2014.
|Sonam Kapoor in Anamika-Khanna at Cannes Film Festival 2014|
|Sonam in Abu Sandeep at Ahana Deol's Sangeet Ceremony|
|Sonam in Tarun Tahiliani at an album launch|
|Dipannita Sharma in Vaishali S saree combined with a beautiful Kutch embroidered blouse at the Zoya/JJ Valaya Fashion Show & Dinner|
|Dipannita Sharma in Frou Frou by Archana Rao at Vogue Beauty Awards 2014|
|Kalki Koechlin in Kathakali inspired Nikhil Thampi saree at the Screen Awards 2014|
|Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Manish-Malhotra|
|Kareena Kapoor in Anand Kabra|
|Kangana Ranaut in Manish Malhotra|
|Regina Cassandra in Anushree Reddy at SIIMA Awards 2014|
|Neha Dhupia in Abhraham & Thakore in Jalandhar during a promotion|
|Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Arpita Mehta at Asian Cinema Launch in Hyderabad|
|Shraddha Kapoor in a color blocked Shivan & Naresh saree at Arpita Khan’s wedding reception|
|Natasha Poonawala in Abu Sandeep at Arpita Khan's Wedding reception|
|Tamannaah in Malini Ramani Spring 2014|
|Tamannaah in Tarun Tahiliani|
|Tamannaah in Tarun Tahiliani|
|Divya Khosla Kumar IN Sonaakshi Raaj Saree gown at the Mirchi Music Awards 2014|
|Sridevi in Sabyasachi at the SIIMA Awards|
|Jacqueline Fernandez in Varun Bahl at the love diet book launch|
|Naomi Campbell in Manav Gangwani at Charlotte Olympia ‘Handbags For The Leading Lady’ Launch Dinner|