Winter is a season that allows us to wear versatile outfits. It is a common belief that western outfits are best suited in the cold climate though it cannot be an absolute truth. Rather, silk saree retailers in Kolkata suggest that draping in gorgeous saris with macho accessories team best to bring out the elegance.  Maximum number of marriages are held in this season. Therefore, people look for the fashion dress-ups to be carried in these wedding ceremonies.  The silks and woolen garments that are taken out during early winter are properly matched with the available outfits in the wardrobe including saris to ensure that each of these can make a fashion statement.  Let us now consider some facts where saris rock the fashion.

Color and Design

All of us prefer to use the deep shades during winter. But, while dressing up with saris, this fundamental rule could be relaxed a bit. Saris have three elements, viz. border, the main section and the support cloth named as blouse. Therefore, deep shades like reds, blues, magentas and light purples will be fine as readymade blouse is available for each in Kolkata. Since, these dress items covers the entire zone from shoulder to toes, exaggerating uses of dark and deep shades may appear dull. To offset this dullness effect, putting on saris with contrasting border or wearing a blouse in contrasting color becomes effective. Saris with long borders may be suitable for taller persons, but shorter people will look tedious with such attire. Moreover, such attire will bring out inconsistency in figure too.

The cooler season demands formal wear; therefore it is needed that women wear long or elbow-length blouses. Long sleeves offer tailored look while shorter sleeves bring out casual approaches. Casual approaches are manageable with long-sleeve jackets. This entire outfit should have floral designs and  small prints.

Saris and Jackets

It is a special combination that brings out the trend setting formal look to the wearer. Saris in bright shade make beautiful complement when worn with dark suit jacket.

The wearer puts left front half of the jacket beneath the pallu unbuttoned and double-breasted jackets are thus left out. This style has a disadvantage that the jacket can’t be taken off when somebody is feeling hot.

It may also happen that the sari is wrapped around the neck and brought in straight line down the front. It will form a pigeon front. The silk material will offset the shade and dark colored jacket too. The color of the sari on the right hand corner will form the shape of a pinstripe with the straight lines in pallu.

It is also possible that the jacket is worn over the pallu in full length. It requires to ensure that the pleats of pallu be small in shape; else, a mismatched overt shape will be built on the left shoulder level of the jacket.

When a double-breasted jacket is used, it is required to keep buttoned every time. Unbutton the jackets while sitting when you wear regular single-breasted ones.

With Sweater/Shawl

Wearing a sweater or draping a shawl with sari requires maintaining the line; straight lines and angular shapes make up formal wear. The pallu of saris must have to be pleated and pinned while sweater and shawls are expected to meet the Style Scale requirement of dark colors.

With sweaters, the look becomes softly tailored as a sweater will never give out the extreme straight lines of a jacket. Therefore, curves are made in due course around the figure of the user and the sari. In extreme matched condition too, the shoulder rather becomes rounder instead of keeping up any angular fall. Therefore, the Style Scale is brought down.

Softly Tailored formal wear is best exemplified by a well-matched shawl with sari. The straight line is formed as the shawl is allowed to fall from any of the single shoulders. The entire body is wrapped with the shawl when the feeling of climate becomes cool. But the wrapping process should be done neatly without an informal fold.

Shawls with pattern go unique with saris in plain design. It is true in the other way too, i.e. saris with plenty of designs on, match best with shawls in plain design. Professionals look for plain design sweaters and jackets.

Covering Neck

Saris are light textured items and therefore, require additional wears to cover the neck in order to avoid effects of cold. Woolen blouses with high-neck serve the purpose well if scarf or other neck-covers are not liked.

Layering of saris in winter

It is advised that the regular blouse be worn inside and another blouse made with woolen material over the normal blouse. Then the sari is worn over them; the entire dress-up is wrapped with sweater, shawl or jacket. Both these items are available in shops for readymade garments in South Kolkata. The outer items will be used depending on the extent of cold. Use of leggings is advised beneath skirt for coolest days. The dress-up is completed with a dark pair of socks and elegant shoes that bring out real warmth in your look.