Onam Outfit Ideas to Flaunt With Taneira Sarees

Kanjeevarams, south silks, kavasus, gadwals and pochampally sarees are the hot peppers without which aesthetical taste of South Indian outfits goes unnoticed. Brimming with beauty, raising the bars with wonderful colors and patterns, South India sarees for Onam are the undeniable essentials. Marking the first month ‘Chingam’ of the Malayalam calendar, Onam memorializes the appearance of Lord Vishnu’s “Vamana Avatar” and the successive homecoming of the illustrious king ‘Mahabali’.

Worth-watching parades of caparisoned elephants, esteemed snake boat races, traditional folk dance of Kerala: Kaikottikali, ‘Pulikali’: a theme of tiger-hunting, fireworks, earthen-lamp decorations, highly-engineered ‘Kolams’, ‘Onam Sadhya’ platters with jaggery coated banana chips, tamarind and ginger chutney, kichadi, pachadi, olan and other delicacies are the delights of Onam celebrations. Over and above, Onam outfits play essential role in making the celebrations livelier. And, for the womenfolk at large, traditional sarees are as significant as the rituals they hold on to with purity and adherences. Here, is a noteworthy list of sarees, which can generate the magic for your Onam outfit ideas this festive season.

The Evergreen Eternity: South Silk Sarees

South silk sarees are one of the cherished and donned heritage. With various unique color combinations, and solid colors with a simple golden and contrast-colored border to enhance their beauty; these sarees are lightweight, easy to drape, handle and carry fashionably all day long. In this category, Pochampally silk sarees also play a gorgeous role in adding brownie points to the festive looks. Kasavu silk sarees, also known as Balaramapuram sarees embellished with golden borders woven along the warp, truly tunes with the times to appreciate traditions. Such traditional attires are solicited to be worn on all special, festive and religious days.

You can choose from a variety of traditional and contemporized blouses while you’re purely concentrating on the festive fervor. Pick from a variety of halter-neck, V-neck, boat-neck, high-neck, collared-neck, full-sleeved, quarter-sleeved, frill, and puff-sleeved blouses to flaunt your Onam saree look. You can play around color contrast to enrich your countenance. Blue-green, blue-purple, red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, red-purple, yellow-purple and others can be the ecstatic complementary hues in pairing blouses with sarees and vice-versa for Onam saree styling.

To style such weaves, go for statement earrings, chokers, maangtikas, bangles and anklets in kundans, jadau and meenakari work. Pearls are anytime favorites and settle gracefully with the pure, royal vibe. Style them with pearl sets and contemporized blouse pieces to get the new-age regal look. Half up half down, side wrap bun, side fishtail braid, casual voluminous up do, sleek and smart hairstyles are all worth-trying with south silk sarees.

Weaves of the Gods: Kanjeevaram Sarees

Kanjeevaram silk sarees have charismatic power that make one’s eyes gleam with admiration. The magnificence they carry, the array of colors they flaunt, the elegance they present the women who drape them and their opulence is beyond propinquity. Woven in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, the word comes from ‘Ka’, the creator, Lord Brahma, and ‘anchi’, the name of the preserver, ‘Vishnu’. Traditionally, the saree is woven using three shuttles. The silk yarn used in its weaving is made up of three threads twisted together, which makes it durable.

Kattams (checks), Vaira Oosi (diamond needles), Vel Dhari (wavy lines), Mazhilkazhuthu (peacock’s neck blue), Maanthulir (mango), Arrakku (maroon) are some of the popular names you will find in this category. The motifs are picked from palaces and temples, which include Yali (half-lion and half-elephant), Gandaberunda (two-headed bird), Rudraksham (holy bead), and Vel (a divine weapon of Lord Karthikeya). Also, literal interpretations of flora and fauna are woven into the sarees. These design elements are the Pulliman (spotted deer), Mallimogu (jasmine bird), Killi (parrot), Annam (swan), Mayil (peacock), Kaliru (male elephant) and Pidi (female elephant).

Weavers use techniques called ‘Petni’ and ‘Korvai’, in which palla and border are woven separately and then attached to the weave. Kanjeevaram sarees are soft and supple and the most attractive feature is their lustre and shine. To style them, prefer rich temple jewelries this Onam. Statement pieces such as ‘Kasulaperu’ (traditional south Indian style chain with Goddess Lakshmi coins), ‘Manga Malai’ (Mango Mala), ‘Vadiyanam’ (stylish Kamarbandh), Bangles, intricate Jhumkas or Chaand Balis, single strand ‘Nethi Chutti’ (maangtika) and ‘Jada Billa’ (intricate flower jewelries for hairdos) are the ones to selectively settle with. If you’re carrying a heavier Kanjeevaram, then keep the jewelry light; if you’re into lightweight ones, then go for layering of the statement pieces. Remember to add Bindis and fresh Gajras for completing your Onam look.

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