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Poll: Do you like these new sari styles?

Last updated on: March 17, 2010 17:33 IST

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

A few Indian designers showcasing at the recently-concluded Lakme Fashion Week came up with several innovative new ways to drape the sari. Here's a look a their various takes -- tell us whether you love or hate each at the bottom of the page!

We start off with the label that is very likely the king of Indian couturiers when it comes to the sari -- Satya Paul. Designer Puneet Nanda presented this charming champagne ensemble at his showing, half-draped around a pair of chic churidaar pants.

Ravishing red

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

Pria Kataaria Puri offered up this stunning crimson drape, with the pallav fastened at the shoulder with a brooch, but flowing down the front instead of the back. And the ruffles along the bottom add a lovely touch.

Cool kitsch

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

Who thought you could play down a sari enough to make it not only casual, but kitschy too? Well, Masaba Gupta did -- seen here is her transparent creation that winds around only once to show off the petticoat underneath. And don't miss that front pocket!

That's a wrap

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

Rocky S was not content to keep this lovely beige outfit traditional; he added onto the pallav with a wispy tulle wrap that goes around the neck and shoulders to add to the sari's draping dimensions.

Covered-up but classy

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

You don't necessarily have to show skin to look classy, and that's exactly what Anand Kabra set out to prove with this creation. A long, textured blouse till the hips sets off a decidedly different, eye-catching drape.

Lacy affair

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

Suneet Varma followed in Puneet Nanda's footsteps with the semi-sari. But he chose black lace to make a statement, teamed with funky purple leggings instead of ethnic churidaar pants.

Keeping it upfront

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

The credit for this unique look goes to designer Nilanjan Ghosh -- he chose to have the tail end of the sari wind around the neck and sit across the front. The waistcoat choli was another interesting feature.

Precise in pleats

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

With not a fold out of place, this Nikasha Tawadey number saw its pallav neatly folded across the shoulder, only to come around across the front, showing off the becoming blouse and border.

Yellow reverie

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

Diandra Soares poses in another semi-sari by Satya Paul, this one in yummy yellow and slivers of silver, with harem pants worn underneath.

Bordering on the bizarre

Photographs: Sanjay Sawant

Kallol Datta's 'Genocide Sari' was asymmetrically draped at the waist and hem, affording a view of the contrasting print on the petticoat underneath.

Deceptive drape

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

You may wonder why this rustic outfit by Paromita Banerjee made it to this list, but that crushed red and blue pallav draped around it is actually a sari! How's that for innovation?

Meeting halfway

Photographs: Uttam Ghosh

And finally, we come to this Manish Arora ensemble, which doesn't even go all the way around your bod! It's worn over harems and a top -- but you can't help but appreciate the beauty of the green and pink sari.