Top 4 Ways the Super Rich Flaunt their Drapes
The other day I was reading the newspaper and amongst the usual happenings of the world and gossip about the celebs, what caught my attention was a picture of Nita Ambani flaunting a whopping Rupees 40 lakhs sari at a social function! The sari is designed by none other than the director of Chennai Silks, Sivalingam.
What makes this sari unique is the novel concept and unparalleled work that required the labor of 36 craftsmen to hand-weave the sari reproducing eleven paintings of the great historic painter, Raja Ravi Varma. It took them around 12 months to complete the sari. Known as the ‘Vivaha Patu’ sari, it weighs nearly 8 kgs with embroidery using the real gold zari and navratna stones like diamond, emerald, ruby, yellow sapphire, sapphire, topaz, pearl, cat’s eye and coral.
No wonder, it has been added to the Guinness Book of world records for being the most expensive opulent sari of the world. Rich indeed live a charmed life. It is their style, their choice of outfit, and unique mannerism that sets them apart and creates an aura of luxury.
And if you take a closer look at these rich and famous socialites, you will find that not only are these rich women tastefully dressed but on many occasions they are better dressed than most Bollywood actresses. Where many Bollywood actresses look chic and trendy in their latest designer western labels, most of our rich socialites actually steal the show with their elegance in opulent traditional drapes. Take a look:
The rich are often more classic and not swayed by the trends. They love to go back to the roots and relish the traditional treasures. As such traditional Banarasi, Kanjivaram, Bandhej saris in raw silk, satin, brocade and even handloom featuring big borders, gold zari work, and rich embroidery find a big favor among the rich and famous socialites residing in India and abroad.
The rich have a knack for picking creative and eye-catching designs. As such, they always tend to wear high quality designer creations of highly impeccable fashion designers such as Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Kumar, and Anita Dongre.
Rich love luxury and so the splendor of a lehenga sari makes their preferred choice of sari. The opulence of a lehenga perfectly matches with the grandeur of traditional rituals and functions mainly wedding ceremonies.
The rich are stylish. Instead of blindly aping the west, they tastefully go for stuff that looks flattering and stylish. Here are a few signatures half and half sari styles to look ultra-royal and sophisticated at the same time.
So girls, take cues from the rich, drape the traditional charm, put on a very subtle makeup, wear heavy kundan jewellery and ooze opulence and grace wherever you go.