Friday, January 8, 2016

Saree - The Fashion Statement


It is one thing to whole heartedly accept the big 5, the other is ageing gracefully. Even though some "thingies" more of less can't be the same, we ought to be proud of our age. But strange it is. I've met women who despite gently probing, they are shy or for whatever reason(s), age is a "KBI" secret. Try asking and all sorts you will hear - "I'm your age (funny!), why, why you want to know? Do I look so old? Guess and that's my age". These replies I've assumed are the defence mechanism for "what's age got to do, got to do with it". Well, logically it should be because women who look good for their age will happily profess. Otherwise, to boost our confidence, we must start somewhere and that start by right is with the face. I however would prefer to start the year traditionally with the 6 yards valuable saree Indian women don't mind spending hundreds compared to a facial (SOTHYS Premium Salon & Skin18).

Saree certainly is a good investment for every other occasion though "I do" only for Indian weddings because it is quite troublesome when nature calls. Still, saree holds you in beauty and an affordable wisely selected gold thread saree is forever a fashion statement, unless you are trending behind Aiswarya Rai, Hansika Motwani and Nayanthara. Their sarees are sponsored whereas we have to cough out our own money.

Sarees by far are colourful. Bright colours suited for fair skin whereas mild colours will tone down dark skin. And by the 50s, you should know your colour or "color match" the saree with your skin to be on the save side before buying. Also, with fancy sarees, better to volume down on accessories, make-up and hair style (Sarees On Red Carpet) regardless whether you want to out shine the bride or not.
Saree blouse is the other fashion statement and in our 50s, I'm sure we know the uncomfortable feeling when people stare and murmur - "Aiyo, what's wrong with this auntie? Such, saree blouse should fit your shape and size. For my small frame with little hanging flash or shall I say liabilities are cleverly hidden, it is not true I am lucky as always the comments. Because I maintain my shape ( I do ladies!), here comes the peek-a-boo, window and strings tied. By the way, back plunging is still acceptable compared to showing the front in the Indian society.


For a temple wedding, I do cover the assets as well. Otherwise, the temple bells will bang loudly. Also, please ladies, much as we want to stay relevant and close to our daughters, "selfing"" in the temple?? Oh-boy! Tough call I know. Even if you badly want to show your beautiful saree on social media, at least selfie before leaving home or outside the temple. Handbags and shoes for sarees, you can't go wrong with gold or silver colours and once you are bored with the same sarees, how about recycling to frame your house (creative saree ideas) or punjabi suits??


My saree fashion statement may be bold and loud but these are merely a guide to give you some ideas. Honestly, I am loving "how do I look" in a saree in my 50s as the 5 decades speaks for itself.    
Okay beauties, till the next post, on another traditional Malaysian wear and co-related stuffs, take care, stay happy and embrace the 50s with me.

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14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!!...You look absolutely stunning Nava and loved all your Sarees!!...Now I'm tempted to wear one..thanks for sharing :)

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  2. u look lovely in saree
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  3. you are looking stunning in saree...lovely post

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  4. I just love that purple shade of the Saree. And the very next after that,skyblue- golden combo is just awesome...can you tell me,from where did you buy this??? Is this silk?? Right!!!

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  5. I love that first picture! You look stunning and not at all like 50!! And the saree is simply beautiful, love that color! And thanks for sharing the other saree photos, I enjoyed them. Very very nice :)

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  6. Welcome to the 50s Club, Nava! Now we've one more in common. Hahaha! I love sarees & hope I can wear them some day. You look gorgeous in those sarees, babe! xoxo

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  7. super saris..especially that red n yellow! stunning..dear

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  8. Nava you look beautiful and the sarees are so stunning the colors and style you could make anyone ask what is your age you do not look 50 you look alot younger so be proud beauty.

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  9. You look gorgeous in saree dear. Lovely sarees and awesome post. Lovely collection and awesome post. :)

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  10. Wow! you look way too young for your age and you rock in saree.

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  11. You truly look nice in Indian outfits esp since u have a fab n fit body.. lovely outfits on u

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  12. Yah!A thousand times better than the jeans!

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