Thankfully in the past couple of months, we’ve pulled ourselves out of our loungewear coma and reintegrated into society with head-turning fashion. But festive styling can leave even the most sartorially forward dresser into a state of limbo—you want an elegant ensemble to make a statement, and yet lean on something effortless to carry on with the celebrations. It’s no wonder then that concept saris have catapulted as a big trend for Diwali this year. There's just something about a pre-stitched drape that oozes the elegance of a six-yard and promises the comfort of a gown.
The most statement-making concept saris to get your hands on this Diwali
Over the years, top designers, have presented their iterations of the concept sari which feel fresh and unique. Look over at Mehta’s camel twig print ruffle sari set for proof. Instead of done-to-death florals, the sunshine-hued drape is patterned with foliage motifs and complemented with a versatile embroidered blouse. If you’re on the lookout for a traditional-meets-modern piece, beautiful one shoulder concept sari will be right up your alley. Featuring two contrast bandhej made in soft cotton, one-shoulder neckline, an interesting drape, a pocket and delicate hand embroidery, it will become your go-to outfit in your occasion wear closet. SVA reimagines the one-shoulder silhouette with their vibrant striped drape sari with pants. From Diwali cards party to the next destination wedding in your calendar, the ensemble will surely go a long way in your stash.
For a slightly more wedding-forward take on tie and dye, ivory concept sari, paired with a red bandhani cape. Amit Aggarwal’s scene-stealing pre-draped sari is crafted using metallic polymer and tape, and features hand embroidered leaf palla. If you’d rather inject a healthy dose of shimmer and shine to your festive wear, shimmer draped concept sari cut in novelty foil crinkle jersey fabric and showcasing an embellished cinched waist and a cross halter neck style that levels up the look. Or consider 431-88 by Shweta Kapur’s signature metallic 2.0 sari with an embroidered blouse and built-in petticoat.
From failsafe metallics to pieces that highlight with time-honoured crafts, we’ve edited this season’s standout silhouettes below. Rest assured, there’s a concept sari for every taste and preference. Keep scrolling to take a look at all the options.