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Saree – Indian Festive look of the Season

India is a land of culture, tradition, vast history, ancient wisdom and beautiful festivals, rituals, and Saree!! Indian women are known for their curvy body, beautiful black/brown eyes, almond skin, long shiny dark hair, sultry looks and graceful style.

If you follow me on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, you would have seen my love for Indian tradition, Indian food, Indian festivals and of course, Indian wear.  Since It is Pujo Time already and Navratri is currently being celebrated, here is my favorite look for the season.  I call it, Being Sultry in Saree!

In India, Sarees are one of the most favored ensembles. Sarees are full of charm. They can be worn throughout the year and never go out of fashion! Whether you are heading for a parent-teacher meeting or a dinner party, wearing a saree just makes you look more elegant and graceful.


What is Saree?

An unstitched rectangle piece of sheer elegance is how you define a sari. A sari has been considered one of Indian oldest forms of art. A charming folktale explains the origin of the sari as follows:

“The Sari, it is said, was born on the loom of a fanciful weaver. He dreamt of Woman. The shimmer of her tears. The drape of her tumbling hair. The colors of her many moods. The softness of her touch. All these he wove together. He couldn’t stop. He wove for many yards. And when he was done, the story goes, he sat back and smiled and smiled and smiled.”

A sari consists of is 6 yards of fabric which when draped in a manner gives rise to an attire that is complete in every aspect. Sari draping is considered as an art and requires a lot of practice. The experienced person takes about 5 – 10 minutes to drape whereas a first timer can take a lifetime. A sari is such an outfit that adds to the style, attitude and confidence of the wearer. The sari is worn in different styles in various parts of India.

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Purple, Red & golden designer saree in Net

Unfortunately, being an Expat wife, in Dubai, I do not wear enough sarees and I miss having a wardrobe full of exotic designs and beautiful handloom and embroidery and styles of sarees. But whenever I wear them, I feel like going through a spiritual and very self-loving ritual.

The process of cleanly unfolding the long beautiful cloth and then wearing that extra chic, sometimes, uber sexy blouse. Seeing your bosom hugged and loved by the soft fabric of that teeny weeny blouse and then the process of wrapping the saree around. The way your fingers touch the soft fabric and move to make just enough pleats. Then you pin them up, tuck them in your naval and drape it on your upper body sometimes pinned, sometimes covering it loose while your pallu/aanchal hang on your back, touching your hips as you walk.

The way Saree embraces your womanly curves, the way it takes your shape and transforms you into this very beautiful, curvaceous, graceful, dignified, sexy, sultry woman, it feels like magic. Almost like channeling your inner Goddess with the help of an unstitched rectangle piece of cloth. Amazing. Isn’t it?

I love the way saree shows off my waist and the belly button. Leaving some flesh hidden from public eye and shyly showing just a bit of skin. Smooth, titillating, almost blushing. “You may see but you can’t touch :naughty:”


celebrate this diwali in saree


I can admire myself for hours in the mirror after wearing a saree, I try and see if I see a glance of my Mom, who in my opinion is the most beautifully draped woman in Saree forever.

How I love to apply a thick line of Kajal, and some Mascara to make my eyes look perfect, doe-eyes like a quintessential Indian woman. I love to add drama by wearing a blush, a highlighter and of course some Mascara.

You are not sexy yet if your lips are not done. I love bright lips and when I wear saree, I am tempted to wear a stunning lip color too.

Now, this is the thing with dressing up in Indian Ethnic attire. You are bound to add a few accessories to accessorize your look. My favorites are a big round bindi, a stunning, mostly handcrafted earring or jhumkies, with Pearls, precious, semi-precious stones and motifs and of course a bracelet or some colorful bangles.

Here’s the breakdown of my Makeup for the Day and details of my Saree.

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my look of the day

My male friends have confessed that though women may look very sexy in a bikini, a beautiful gown, or a mini dress, an average Indian man loves to see his lady love in a saree. She looks beautiful, graceful, sexy and almost divine like a Goddess, and hence Saree is a common bridal wear for Indian brides. If you are a man reading this, do drop me a comment saying, what attracts you to a woman in saree? And who according to you is that one woman who carries off saree the best!!

And if you are a woman Indian or not, please do buy a beautiful piece of saree. I suggest the following online stores to buy them from. Click on the link below to select & buy a saree I recommend from these online stores, this Diwali!

  1. This Off White color Banarasi Viscose/Net saree from and this beautiful golden blouse to pair with it.
  2. Aishwarya Design Studio, Differentiate yourself as you wear this pink color Bollywood style saree.
  3.– Or how about this attractive Orange Georgette Designer saree having Georgette Pallu with nylon net scut and banarasi fabric blouse.
  4. Fab India .com– I also love this understated, silk matka, maroon silk saree with a matching blouse.
  5. If you want to add the twist of a lehenga, to our good old saree, take a look at this Elegant gold and green net lehenga saree with work on saree and border from

Hope you liked my festive look in a saree and also, my recommendations of a few of my favorite saree of the season. This post contains some affiliate links, and if you click and buy items from souq. com, I may earn a bit of commission. For more details on my affiliate policy, please do read this.

Do check out more lifestyle posts by me here. And do tell me if you liked my saree and my look of the day.

Enjoy the festivities. Stay beautiful!!

Happy Pujo/Navratri/Dusshera & Diwali





  1. NIce article with great ethnic style and importance fesivals. Thanks for posting,Please keep posting….

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  2. WoW! beautiful traditional outfit..

  3. I love this outfit and your make up! To confess, I haven’t worn a saree in the last six years 😀

  4. Looking beautiful Meghna! I absolutely love wearing sarees, although it has been a long time since I wore one last!

  5. Love the colour! So beautiful !!

  6. That saree is so beautiful. I would love to wear it one day, just to try. 🙂
    Love India and everything about that country – and def would love to visit one day.

  7. Your saree is beautiful! All the colours go lovely together.

  8. Sarah Holladay

    You are beautiful, love your fun colorful and festive style! I didn’t know a Saree could be so inspiring and fun. 🙂

  9. I’m obsessed with sarees! I love how confident women look while wearing them. It’s hard not to glow while wearing such vibrant colors

    Sondra xx

  10. helenevlacho

    I like this traditional outfit, saree is so beautiful and colorful. You look amazing and your makeup is fantastic! This purple lipstick is gorgeous!

  11. Such a beautiful item of clothing! My father went on a trip to India when I was 13 and brought me back a saree. I still have it to this day (although it doesn’t fit anymore) and cherish it. 🙂

  12. sarah

    wow!!! this is really great style inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing.. these are beautiful!

  13. Saree are simply stunning! They make any occasion feel festive!

  14. Jasmin N

    You look stunning! 🙂 loving the colours in your outfit 🙂 just beautiful.

  15. Great post! I loved learning more about what a Saree is!

  16. Emily Moore

    Wow, this is a great post! I love hearing about your family traditions. I’ve always thought that sarees are just beautiful. They are always so bright and colorful — I’ve never seen one that wasn’t just absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing this!

  17. Your saree is so gorgeous! It is so fashionable and festive. Definitely giving me some inspiration for when I buy my next one!

  18. Emely

    I never knew much about Indian sarees, but appreciated seeing all the beautiful ones at my southeast Asian weddings. Awesome blog!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thanks so much

  19. Katharine Green

    I love that you have incorporated a style inspiration for the saree with makeup and other tips for complimenting each woman. It’s a great guide.

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Glad you like it

  20. Stevie

    I didn’t know what Saree was!! Such beautiful style inspiration!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thanks so much

  21. elizabethweitz

    Ohhh that is some serious style inspiration! Love her style!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thanks so much

  22. That saree is GORGEOUS! Such a festive style and blog.

  23. What great info! I loved learning more about what a Saree is – how colorful + beautiful they are. What festive style you have in those photos. You are so pretty! Thanks for the great read today. 🙂

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thanks so much for stopping by

  24. The saree is probably one of the prettiest articles of clothing that women wear. I am in love with the festive style of them. This is such a great resource on them!

  25. a stunning Mama you are! stay lovely and keep inspiring 😉

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