Fashion Alert: Dual Coloured Sarees 'In'

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Saree as a garment is just as old as our Indian civilisation. But the saree designs and styles keep changing with time. For example, single coloured and plain chiffon sarees came into fashion after the movie 'Chandni' in the 90s. This saree design stayed in fashion for almost a decade. But recently, Manish Malhotra's collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2013 has announced that dual coloured sarees are back in fashion.

Dual coloured sarees have two colours. One colour is the dominant colour that covers the body of the saree. The other colour is the border colour that shades the saree. Manish Malhotra's show stoppers Priyanka Chopra and Kajol wore dual coloured chiffon sarees to end the show.

Apart from Manish Malhotra, another designer who has shown a great fetish for dual coloured sarees is Masaba Gupta. Her saree designs are pretty unique because of the patterns on them. However, if you observe closely, they are actually dual coloured sarees. Traditional these kind of sarees were called patli pallu sarees. Although dual coloured sarees are more common in chiffon, it can be found in silk or cotton too.

Priyanka In Neon Green

Priyanka Chopra looked rocking in this neon green saree with a shade of pink in it. The sleeveless blouse with a bow at the back was apt for the saree.

Priyanka Chopra looked rocking in this neon green saree with a shade of pink in it. The sleeveless blouse with a bow at the back was apt for the saree.

Kajol Looked gorgeous in this grey saree with a pink border. She wore is with a classy black lace blouse that was full sleeved.

Vidya Balan In Dual Coloured Kajeevaram

Vidya Balan is famous for wearing very tasteful Kanjeevarams. This kanjeevaram silk saree is dual coloured. It is rich combination black and copper.

Kareena In Dual Coloured Zardosi

Kareena is weraing a white chiffon saree that has tinges of peach on the lower half. Apart from that, the saree also has zardosi work on it.

Konkona In White n Yellow

Konkona is wearing a cotton saree that has a white body and a bright yellow border. The border is so wide that it looks like a dual coloured saree. The brocade blouse sets off the saree very nicely.



Red n White Masaga Gupta

This is the perfect example of a patli pallu saree. The body of the saree is red. Only the colour and pattern near the pleats is white and black.



Vidya Balan In Lehenga Style Saree

This saree is styled like a lehenga. The entire body of the saree is black polka dotted with gold. Only the pallu is bright pink in colour.

Mini Mathur In Neon n Pink

This saree is neon green in colour and has a black border. But as it is a patli pallu saree, the colour near the pleats is pink.

Peach n Black Raw Silk

Raw silk is the best material for making patli pallu sarees. These raw silk saree are not as soft or slippery as pure silk sarees. This saree has a peach body and a white and black pallu. The blouse is black as it matches the pallu.

Shilpa Shetty In Lehenga Style Saree

Shilpa shetty is wearing a fine Masaba Gupta saree that has a royal blue polka dotted with gold body. The pallu is yellow and thus the drape looks like a dupatta over a lehenga.

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Story first published: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 4:02 [IST]
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