Latest Half Saree Designs Trend in 2019
A Half Saree is basically a traditional outfit which is most protruding in the Southern part of the Country and named differently in different places.
It has three entities, which include the skirt, the blouse and the dupatta which can be 2 to 2.5 meters long to drape around the body. In traditional terms, half saree is worn by girls who have crossed puberty and are eligible to get married.
Unlike most traditional outfits, half saree or the Half Lehenga is not limited to a particular pattern or design or material. With time and designer’s efforts, we get to see numerous types of Half sarees which are trending like the Designer Half Saree which is pretty famous among young girls. They are even admired by celebrities and it has gained global attention. Because, unlike saree, Half saree is much more comfortable and does not require much time to get ready in it.
There is no doubt that Half Sarees are trending right now and also will be. So, Let’s take a look into the upcoming trends and style tips on Latest Half Saree Designs, that will help you stand out on your upcoming events.
Check out the List of half Saree Designs in 2019
1. Contemporary Half Saree Designs
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!
Talking about contemporary Half Saree, the patterns differ from the traditional ones. Silk is preferred for Half Saree as a tradition, but you can try out different materials and color palettes.
When we think of contemporary clothing, the idea is of something simple and comfortable with not much heavy detailing.
Choose a summer color for the skirt and a cotton dupatta or saree which works as a contrast color to the skirt with a blouse which can be kept simple or bold as per your fashion taste.
You can finish off the look with some accessories, silver jewelry to give that rustic look, or golden detailing for a traditional look.
Everyone fell in love with Deepika’s South Indian look from Chennai Express right? She looked stunning in a simple yellow skirt and green dupatta with orange border and orange blouse with a simple pair of golden jhumkas and orange bangles.
2. Zari work Half Saree Designs
Zari work is famous for the detailing with threads which are usually gold or silver. The primary fabric used is silk which helps in creating elaborate designs. Using pure gold or silver zari makes the Saree expensive. Though the looks feel like royalty, but instead of using conventional zari threads, nowadays, people use polyester threads.
Zari work is best for weddings because it gives you the royal feeling. It has a prominent role to play in Assamese Mekhela Chadar, which has the same concept as that of a half saree, but worn by women from Assam. In the picture below is a model who has rocked the “go pink” look with pink lehenga, keeping the blouse short and dupatta which has blue touch in it. The outfit has golden zari details which look beautiful and elegant. She has finished off the look with golden jewellery and a pink potli bag(batua). At every north Indian wedding, you can find girls wearing such apparel and rocking it. Give it a try at your friend’s wedding!
3. Resham Half Saree Designs
Silk has a long history in India, beginning from Silk route to Silk Sarees. It is known as Resham in east and northern parts of India and Pattu in south India.
You can find Resham or Pattu half saree almost everywhere and they are pretty much easy to style in. Although, color palette must be kept in mind for that trendiest look.
Adding can-can skirt always gives you that ball gown feeling even while wearing a half saree.
A combination of two silk sarees which are bright in color can give you that traditional look. Braid your hair and add some gold jewellery and voila! Ready to go out and shine!
4. Stone work Half Saree Designs
Stonework sarees or half sarees are advised to wear at night so that it glitters and the look is stunning. You can choose heavy work or minimal and still make heads turn.
Choose a color from the nude palette which has colorful stonework on the dupatta and the skirt can be simple or as blingy as you like. But do not go over the top and tone down the look of the outfit by wearing earrings and skipping the necklace. You can add a lace of rhinestones on the borders of the blouse to add that bling to the outfit.
5. Traditional Half Saree Designs
Now, traditional basically relates to silk and authentic designs which are linked to the culture one follows. To look extravagantly amazing in silk half saree, choose bright colors and keep the contrast. Use a can-can skirt below your skirt to give you full Ghera and instead of dupatta, you can choose a simple silk saree and drape it around. You can check Tia Bhuva’s Instagram account for more details. You can see Divya Khosla Kumar looking absolutely beautiful in Neeta Lulla’s attire.
6. Abstract print Half Saree Designs
For abstract half saree, keep the dupatta plain and the skirt in white with abstract designs which has colours in it. Pair it up with a detailed blouse, preferably printed, matching the skirt.
7. Bead work Half Saree Designs
Again, stones, beads are always the ones which can make you shine. Be careful while choosing the beads and the colour combination, which is a little tricky. If done more, it can look disastrous. Choosing the highest quality of beads for the designs is something you should keep in mind.
8. Digital Print Half Saree Designs
These days, instead of going for conventional embroidery, people are opting for digital prints. It reduces the weight of the apparel and also, washing is easier.
Go for prints which look appealing and unique. Else, prints of flowers which have been amplified and printed on a dark colored material look beautiful as well.
9. Dori work Half Saree Designs
Dori work is unique in itself. It is referred to as one of the most remarkable kind of embroidered artwork in India. The threads used are strong .
It looks best on cotton dupattas. You can choose a blouse with Dori work on the arms and instead of choosing a dupatta, go for a cotton saree with Dori work on it. Keep the skirt simple and flowy for the comfy look.
10. Sequins Half Saree Designs
Sequins are never old fashioned! You can have a Sequin dress for partying at your favourite club, saree for the wedding parties that follow after the wedding ceremony. Celebrities like Anushka Sharma could not stop heads from turning towards her when she arrived in her reception lehenga which had sequins on it.
Adding a dupatta would not hurt unless it is transparent and the sequins can be seen behind the draped dupatta. Or just style it like Anushka did. Can you imagine yourself already in a half saree like that?
11. Floral print Half Saree Designs
Florals are never out of style. Actresses, be it from the 60s or present generation, love to flaunt themselves in floral prints. The material is usually chiffon which gives the flowy look and comfortable to wear in summer.
You can pair up a colourful floral print skirt and blouse with a solid colored dupatta. Well, now you have an idea for your best friend’s haldi ceremony.
12. Applique work Half Saree Designs
Appliqué is needlework where there are different shapes and patterns of fabric, smaller ones, which are sewn to a different piece of fabric, a larger one. Instead of going with sequins or beading, embroidery, you can opt for applique since it does not make the attire heavy and still gives you a sophisticated look.
Applique is trending with the use of mesh as the base material which looks flowy and is lightweight to carry.
Instead of going the conventional way of adding a blouse, you can pair the skirt with a mesh crop top which has applique patterns on it and a mesh dupatta to complete the look.
13. Mirror work Half Saree Designs
Mirror work has been in fashion industry for centuries and is popularly known as “Sheesha” or “Abhala Bharat” embroidery. Do you remember the famous song “Dholi Taro Dhol Baje” from the film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” where Aishwarya and Salman were shining with their outfits with mirror work on them?It does look extravagant right? You can see heavy use of mirror work on gujarati lehenga choli. Thought of attending that Garba Night you always wanted to? Well, go for it this time with an attire with mirror work!
Deepika Padukone flaunts vibrant Rajasthani outfits in the movie Ram Leela with mirror work embroidery.
14. Lace Half Saree Designs
Paisley pattern is an ornamental design which is achieved using the boteh, a teardrop-shaped style with a curved upper end.
Bold and solid colors with this print on contrast can look amazing for every occasion. Want to attend a puja? A day function is marked on your calendar?
Paisley prints can make you look effortlessly beautiful.
15. Polka dots Half Saree Designs
Polka dots have evolved over time. It was trendy back then and it is trendy even now. It is versatile in itself and can be styled in different ways. You can see Tia Bhuva, the girl on Instagram who made the Cancan Saree so famous, rock this polka dot silk half saree.
16. Geometric print Half Saree Designs
We have always been fascinated by shapes, right from the math class in school till geometric prints on our clothes. Printed clothes have always been on trend and with time, new patterns became a fashion. Geometric prints are the new hots in the market. One can never go wrong with geometry!!
17. Cutwork Half Saree Designs
Cutwork is a needlework technique where portions of a material is cut out and it is redesigned by doing embroidery or needle lace.
These piece of artwork looks best on the borders. It is comfortable to wear and lightweight. You can see more of such work on skirts with mesh base which looks stunning. How about adding some rhinestones to the cutwork?
18. Zardosi work Half Saree Designs
Zardozi embroidery is a beautiful metal embroidery, which was once used to enhance the attire of the royals in India. The word itself gives us a royal feel, isn’t it? In a way it is similar to Zari because there is usage of silver and golden threads here. Zardozi work in itself is very rich and can make you look outstanding at any event!
19. Block Print Half Saree Designs
Block prints will never go out of fashion. Be it on dresses, sarees, or half sarees. It is simple and basic which gives it a touch of elegance.
You can trust the blocks and plan your upcoming occasions where you do not need much work on your outfit and still look fashionable.
20. Animal print Half Saree Designs
Most of us always have wanted to wear that leopard printed dress which Kylie Jenner wore. Right? Animal prints have always been trending in the fashion industry. You can never go wrong with Animal prints, but look hotter in it. Huma Qureshi looks absolutely gorgeous in this animal print half saree with a colorful mixture of pink and grey which totally balances out the loud print.
What are you waiting for? Ladies, Half sarees will never go out of style, plus they are much easier to wear. You would not have the fear to fall by stepping over the plates like in sarees!! Go out there and get yourself a half saree for the festive season that is your way!