How To Dazzle In A Gold Saree The Bollywood Way

Take style notes from these celebrities to find unexpected ways to upgrade the classic gold-coloured saree.

Published On Jul 11, 2022 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024


There is no doubt that a classic saree remains a staple in one’s wardrobe for years to come. And if you’re looking for an elegant pick to make a statement, and yet lean on something effortless, look no further than a gold-coloured saree. These sarees seamlessly flirt between traditional and contemporary with ease.

Bollywood celebrities love to experiment when it comes to sarees and there’s enough and more inspiration there when it comes to reinventing the gold-coloured drape. Here are some tips that you can follow and shine like a star:

Kiara Advani can rock a gold-coloured saree with style. In this, she’s draped a gold-sequinned saree by Manish Malhotra and gone minimal on the accessories. With just a pair of stud earrings and an emerald-green clutch to create a contrast, Kiara looks like a diva. 

Style Tip: Pre-stitched or pre-draped sarees are a fail-safe ensemble pick. It combines all the elegance of a classic saree with the comfort of a gown. If drama is your middle name, go for an extra-long pallu that will just serve the purpose. 

Kriti Sanon looks magnificent in this golden saree by  Falguni Shane Peacock. The vertical glimmering details on the drape is spot on. Kriti wore it with a long-sleeved blouse with a plunging sweetheart neckline with just a pair of sparkling stud earrings. 

Style tip: There’s no denying that a blouse can make or break your saree look. A deep neck blouse that accentuates your features are classic. Plus, it is the most wearable as it allows the jewellery to show beautifully.

Unique silhouettes and eye-catching embellishments are Bollywood favourites. Actor Sharvari Wagh’s statuesque figure allows her to pull off just about anything with ease. Draped in a rose gold sequinned saree by Manish Malhotra, she makes a strong case when it comes to adding a glam quotient. She paired the look with a strappy blouse with a scoop neckline that perfectly complemented her frame. The pink-toned makeup added the final touch. 

Style tip: Accessorising your six-yard drape with just one accessory can be equally elegant and feminine. Despite your blouse having a deep neckline, that could have effortlessly been paired with a statement choker, sometimes going the subtle route works with nothing but delicate little earrings. 

Although sarees are versatile to wear at any season, the right fabric and material makes all the difference. Opting for a light, breezy drape in chanderi silk by designer Anavila Misra, actor Pooja Hegde keeps it elegant by complementing the saree with traditional gold necklace and bangles. 

Style Tip: It’s the signature low rise bun that can look chic and classic when paired with sarees. If you're struggling to tame your hair or simply want a fuss-free look, low-rise buns with a few wispy strands sweeping across the back will do the trick.

Cocktail sarees are versatile and can work across various occasions, and Malaika Arora’s all-gold look is a great pick for intimate sangeets or wedding receptions. Her golden sequinned Manish Malhotra saree styled with shimmery makeup makes quite a statement.

Style tip: Your choice of jewellery can add to drama to your look. Go minimal and style it with an emerald choker or swap the necklace for statement earrings. 

Consider Sobhita Dhulipala's style book if you're looking to add a versatile six-yard to your closet. Already a trendsetter in her own way with delightful  sartorial choices, the actor took the traditional route ina metallic golden saree and a striped sleeveless blouse. The chunky pearl choker and earrings  worked well with the low neckline of her blouse. 

Style tip: If you prefer lightweight sarees to heavy-duty versions, a handwoven drape by Sobhita is a great pick, and is bound to come in handy for future weddings.

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