Sharara saree and Bollywood

Sharara is a long flowing pant like a divided skirt at bottom with a long blouse. It has a heavy stole or chunni which is embellished with lot of work. The unique feature of the Sharara dress is the skirt which has less flow than lehenga. It is like a loose pant fitted till the knee, with a big flare from the knee onwards. Different types of fabrics are used for sharara like rich tissue materials such as crepe, satin, Chiffon, Georgette and Silk. Below Madhuri Dixit is looking beautiful as ever in this mirror work sharara saree. It is teamed up with heavy silver jewelry and bangles.


Below you can see a still from movie Brahmachari. Mumtaaz gave a new trend in Brahmachari movie of Mumtaaz style draping saree which is sharara saree style. After that this trend became very popular. She started the trend of sharara sarees and the fashion is still in demand. Mumtaaz in movie Brahmachari make a different style statement. Many young started following her style. This sharara sarees are still in fashion and one can see many young girls wearing it on wedding or party occasion.


Young girls are very fond of sharara and they buy expensive designer sharara suits. Few popular designs are golden zardosi, resham work, crush tissue and sharara with mirror work. This garment represents one of the richest style, design and patterns of art and tradition. Preity Zinta is wearing a beautiful blue sharara suit embellished with heavy work and costume jewelry to complete the look.


Sharara saree – The knee area of sharara is called the goat in Urdu, is often detailed embroidered in zari and zardozi work. Each leg of a traditional gharara is made from over 12 meters of fabric. The fabric is generally made up of silk brocade. The designer sharara saree is a new fashion trend in the market. Sharara sarees increased their popularity from bollywood heroines of 50 and 60. Many bollywood actresses like Mumtaz, Sharmila Tagore, Vahida Rehman started the trend. They are saree but give a look like traditional sharara. They are embedded with work and their pattern is as such it gives a look like traditional sharara. Sharara sarees look very glamorous and are ideal for any occasion and festivals like Diwali, Eid and get together. They are made with royal fabrics such as Satin, Georgette, Silk, Brocade etc. and embellished with zari mirror work, embroidery, sequins etc. Mostly, designer shararas sarees are worn for formal parties such as wedding, Nikah, Eid and birthday’s parties. Priyanka Chopra is wearing this onion pink sharara saree with zari work and beautiful chandelier earrings.


Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om repeated retro style clothing and Bollywood fashion. Her style is of 1970 bollywood actress style which includes bell bottoms salwar suits and sharara saree.


Lara Dutta is looking stunning in sharara type style. The designer golden sharara saree is embellished with mirror, zari and sequence work. It’s teamed up with beautiful traditional jewelry and maang tikka.

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Look at this glamorous stylish sharara saree. Inner coral pink part is woven with floral motifs. Sharara part has triangular sequin and resham embroidered patches highlighted by fancy floral appliqués. Outer beige part is adorned with bandhini print. Coral pink pallu is embellished with a sequin and resham worked floral pattern. Border is a silver gota patch decked with sequins and resham. Bandhini blouse has matching borders for the sleeves. Inner part of the saree is made of faux georgette/brasso, outer part and blouse are made of crepe jacquard fabric while the pallu is made of net.

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This sharara saree in flattering green features a tinge of red that adds to its glamour. Sharara style sari features red patch with zari woven buttis and sequins buttis. Scalloped border is embellished with sequins, beads and kundans. The border of the green sari is embellished with sequins, beads, kundans and cutdana beads in attractive floral design. Sparkled with sequins buttis along with sequins, kundans and cutdana beads in floral motifs. Comes with two blouses. A maroon blouse that is opulently embellished with sequins, kundans, cutdana beads and beads in floral design. The other blouse is in green with a tinge of red that features sleeves embellished with sequins, kundans, beads and cutdana beads in floral design and floral buttis. Its a faux georgette and viscose georgette saree.


This traditional sharara styled saree with contemporary appeal is ideal if you desire to stand out from the rest. Light purple sharara saree with scallop border is embellished with sequins, kundans and beads in floral design. Embellished with sequins buttis and kundans in floral motifs. Comes with two blouses as unstitched fabric. A light purple silk blouse fully embellished with sequins, kundans and beads. The other blouse is in light ferozi with embellished sleeves. Its a designer georgette saree.


A great blend of traditional and contemporary style is this beige sharara style saree. With cutwork border adorned with sequins, beads, zari and pita in decorative floral motifs. Maroon sharara patch features golden zari woven paisley motifs embellished with sequins and beads. Pallu is sparkled with sequins and beads buttis. Blouse is in beige with sleeves and back of the blouse showing off cutwork design embellished with sequins, beads, pita and cutdana beads, also it comes with contrast maroon lining. Front of the blouse is embellished with sequins and beads. A faux georgette and viscose saree.



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By – Prapti Bagga Arora

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