The Good Old Sari Gets Hotter with Neon

If you think neon was limited to your trousers or that occasional bright hued bag, we urge you to think again. The worldwide trend that has had women from all ages go gaga over it, now has another piece of clothing in its kitty! It’s the Indian sari, looks as incredible as ever, just in colors that were considered too outrageous and apparently “loud” for those elegant 7 yards. However, the unforeseeable has happened and from what we see and hear, it’s our very own saris’ hottest avatar.

Though pulling off the trend isn’t a cakewalk for everyone, the one thing we promise you is that the neon sari will get you all the right attention, when worn in the right manner. It’s chic; it’s sassy and oh-so-modish-Indian!

Here’s some celeb inspiration to make your dressing up tad bit easy!

Deepika Padukone in an Arpita Mehta sari


Priyanka Chopra in Manish Malhotra


Deepanita Sharma in Masaba Gupta


Mini Mathur in Masaba Gupta


Kajol in Manish Malhotra


Bipasha Basu making a subtle hint


Sonam Kapoor in Masaba’s lipstick sari


Tips on Wearing the Trend Right

  • Make sure your blouse isn’t loud. This will take off the appeal from your bright sari and totally kill the purpose of going neon. The best advice is to keep your blouse simple.
  • Keep the rest of your accessories understated. A vividly colored bag with a bright sari is a strict no-no. Once again, this will take off the attention from both things and will take you nowhere.
  • Keep it effortless. If you believe, bright hues aren’t your thing, let it be that way. The most important thing is to be comfortable in your own skin. But if you think you can hit it off well, we give you thumbs up!

And last, but certainly the most important,

Here’s Mrs. Sonia Gandhi acing the trend in this green sari (not to miss the color blocking too)