The traditional Indian saree has come a long way. Its evolution has witnessed many phases over the years. Sarees were initially spotted on the Gupta paintings and came to be popular. Subsequently, the Mughals started donning them in unique styles.

The Britishers also took a fancy to this quintessential garment and started acquiring it for their spouses. Post-independence, women began taking inspiration from Bollywood style icons like Nutan, Madhubala, Nargis, and Mumtaz.

They reigned the Bollywood industry and were famous for their marvelous dress sense. Many bridal sarees also sprang their collections from hints that were stimulated by Bollywood fashion.

The 1990s was a decade of romantic films replete with sultry fabrics and an aura of sultriness. Silks and satins were deeply admired. Bridal sarees diverged from their classic looks to something salacious. The introduction of beauty pageants furthered the cause.


Come rain or shine; celebrities have always been trend-setters for the general public. People look up to them to sharpen their sartorial sensibilities and stay abreast with trends. They did not shy away from transforming the classic Indian saree into a contemporary take coupled with hints from their personality. These brides are:

1) Deepika Padukone

We have all marveled at the ethereal pictures of Deepika’s destination wedding. But apart from the unquestionable love between the pair, the wedding also made a mark due to their spiffy outfits. She wore a Kanjeevaram saree designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee for her Bangalore reception.

She stayed true to her ethos and radiated an old-school charm. With a prominent banding of vermillion, the new bride was luminous in her saree.

2) Samantha Prabhu

Samantha Prabhu is celebrated for her vestiary brilliance. She is among the snazziest celebrities in the industry. She is a marvelous dresser who is clad in traditional and western outfits and still manages to transmit its intrinsic nature. Samantha chose a Sabyasachi saree for her marriage and stupefied everyone with the final results.

3) Kajal Aggarwal

She transfixed everyone in a yellow color saree designed by Manish Malhotra. Manish is renowned for his larger-than-life designs, and he covers all bases. His designs are perky and articulate contemporary vibes. They are bright and scintillating. Kajal Aggarwal did a magnificent job breathing more life into her saree and looked like a breath-taking flower.

4) Priyanka Chopra

Our desi girl never vacillates about donning a saree. After all, our look for Dostana stole many hearts and stayed in some forever. She chose a sultry and embellished saree from Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for her sangeet. Priyanka looked radiant as ever. Was it the saree or the look of love?

5) Neha Pendse

She conquered many admirers with her Paithani-style saree. It was minimal and replete with pastel hues. Shubhika’s label designed it (Papa don’t preach). The brand is famous for its vibrant color schemes and extraterrestrial embroideries. Their works have demonstrated exquisite clothing assimilated with unique and trendy elements. Neha Pendse was a sight for sore eyes, beaming in her pink saree. Fashion connoisseurs loved her enticing ensemble.


Many other celebrities have donned sarees and managed to look every bit trendy in them. Sarees will never be a thing of the past; they continue to remain relevant in the future.