Sarees have long been the most versatile piece of clothing. Young, old, fit, or healthy, any woman can wear it and pull it off smoothly. It can be worn at a festival, daily, in a formal environment or any other gathering. In fact, nowadays, some men have also started exploring the boundaries of dressing and try their hands at saree.

But even when putting on a saree, there are some things that need to be considered; one of those being the occasion. Different events require different types of attire and in this blog, are mentioned a few things to keep in mind while wearing a saree in a formal affair.

Tips for dressing up in a saree at the workplace-

Type of fabric for comfortableness

Workplaces ask for a lot of effort and a person cannot give their best if they feel clamped underneath the layers of clothes. Try light, breathable fabrics like silk or cotton to let your skin breathe. Avoid sheer materials like chiffon or georgette that can be harder to handle.

Use simple blouse designs

Designer blouses may be a good idea for a party but use simple designs for the workplace. They look more classy, elegant, and professional and show one’s confidence in themselves.

Draping styles to shine out

Draping plays an important role in movements in a saree. Go for traditional draping for ease in movements. If you want to give your appearance a modern touch or want to stand out from the crowd, you can try scarf style draping. But avoid open pallu for it may be troublesome to handle and might affect your productivity.

What prints to go for?

Choosing the right prints is imperative in a formal environment. You do not want to look unprofessional or careless before your boss or subordinates. Wear strips or checks to look casual. You can go for a plain, solid saree with light border as well. If you want to add some spark, you can wear light floral prints; but avoid gaudy, too colourful or vibrant designs.

Which colours to choose?

Wear solid colours in pastels like brown, blue, turquoise, pink. You can wear achromatic colours like white, black, or grey as well. Avoid shaded sarees cause they look casual. And do not engage in neon colours if you don’t want to look like a clown in your office.

In the end, acquainting your attire with surrounding is very important to convey your standing. Matching the outfit with the environment is not hard; you just have to keep few things in mind and you are good to go.

February 05, 2022 — Saloni Goel