Amulya Gowda and Ankietha from Kamali, have thankfully brought a trend from South India back into fashion. Comprising of three garments and devoid of any hassle of pleats are the half-sarees. Although this outfit is given different names from each state in South India, the idea and concept remain the same.
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There is a full-length skirt called a Langa followed by a long cloth measuring roughly around 2.5 metres, which provides the same functionality of a Pallu in a saree. The last piece of this trifecta is the blouse.
A half-saree is a very sacred dress worn by a young girl to mark her entry from childhood to puberty. It is used to depict that a girl has just turned into a woman and is ready for marriage. On the show, Kamali and Ningi are seen donning half-sarees one after another and rightfully so. They perfectly portray how young women dress up in villages (like theirs) and the culture that comes with it.
While a lot of women prefer to wear full-length sarees, these half-sarees are a relief in so many ways. It is a three-piece outfit which means that there is less stress in the way it can be worn. Also, it gives a different dimension altogether from that of a perception of a saree. Here’s hoping that Kamali and Ningi have convinced you enough to try on half-sarees for yourself! You can always tweak it a little according to your preference.
Would you wear a half-saree if given the opportunity? We await your comments in the space below.
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