Are you confused about how to make your traditional outfits more stylish for the next wedding you attend? Well, if there’s one outfit that can never go wrong, it’s a saree. A saree legit screams elegance and grace, making you look effortlessly beautiful. Spruce up your next saree with a belt.
There’s something dreamy about the timeless six yards drape that can’t be explained. Over the years, we have seen various transitions in the way a saree is draped and how it is styled. One such fashion trend that gained prominence recently is belt-ing up your saree.
If you are of the opinion that wearing a saree with a belt is a recent fashion trend, then you’re mistaken, my friend! Indian women have been wearing a belt with a saree since time immemorial; it’s called the ‘kamarband’ (or kamar patta). You will find a kamarband in ancient paintings and sculptures dating back to Indus Valley Civilization. It proves that a kamarband or a belt has been a part of the Indian fashion aesthetic.
Adding a belt to your saree is not only stylish but also has practical viability; a belt helps in keeping your saree in place while accentuating your waistline. It’s a win-win for all.
Below are the different types of belts that you add to your saree next time. However, there’s a catch here, it’s important to style the right kind of belt with your saree. Choosing the wrong belt can be a big turn-off for your entire look. Before we tell you which belt to opt for your saree, we’ll tell you about the type of belts;
Embroidered Cloth Waist Belt
Silk Waist Belt
Gold Metal Waist Belt
Rock Studded Waist Belt
Jacket With Waist Belt
Leather Waist Belt
Floral Waist Belt
Corset Waist Belt
Kundan Waist Belt
The belted saree look is a hit among Bollywood celebs as well. Though you may have seen
famous bollywood actors in bikinis, this time, see them donning this look. So, let’s learn from the best and look at twenty-three Bollywood celebrities who slayed in a ‘belt with saree’ look;
Over and over, Shilpa Shetty has proved that she is the queen of taking our breaths away every time she steps out. Apart from her successful career,
something you don’t know about Shilpa Shetty is that she managed to do the same! Shilpa is legit took our breaths away in this fuchsia pink ruffled saree. This gorgeous saree is from Vvani by Vani Vats.
Let’s get into the details of this beautiful saree; this georgette saree is bordered with gold and rose gold ruffles. The waist belt is similar to the saree’s gold border, and we love how it accentuates her curves. Shilpa completed her monotone look with a full-sleeved blouse which is embroidered by hand.
Kiara Advani’s is someone who is considered to be
the national crush of India, her ethnic charm is on an all-time high in this black and white saree. Kiara is well-known for experimenting with her looks often, and here also she rode that train. Her black sleeveless blouse is kept very basic to let her saree outshine.
Kiara Advani looks ravishing here with her brown belt and its golden buckle that breaks the monotony of the outfit. If you don’t know which belt to pick, then always go for a leather belt, as it looks good with every type of saree. Kiara kept her jewelry and makeup as least as possible. She opted for big chunky earrings.
Genelia D’Souza looks adorable in Tarun Tahiliani’s red feminine sheer saree. The lace border on the saree and the collared neck blouse are giving a contemporary yet creative element to her overall look. It’s amazing how she paired her saree with a leather belt which adds much-needed structure to Genelia’s look.
Genelia wore this saree at Tarun Tahilani’s fashion show, and she looked so radiant and lovely. We also loved her diamond bracelet and earrings. But one thing that stole the show was her radiant smile!
If you want to stand out in the crowd then go for this saree worn by Nora Fatehi. Nora looks so pretty in this paper silk saree which is accentuated with beautiful lace work and digital print all over. We love how the designer JJ Valaya worked with colours in this saree, the red border with peacock green saree is a masterpiece.
Natural makeup looks, a choker, a necklace, and bangles make her look dreamy along with her curly hair. All in all, this is another
image of Nora Fatehi that raises the temperature.
Evergreen beauty, Madhuri Dixit manages to make jaws drop every time! But Madhuri in a saree is a whole different level that no one can reach! Here Madhuri can be seen hopping on the trend of belted saree with this printed saree. Madhuri wore a contrasting shine-on belt that clung to her waist hugging her curvaceous frame.
The border of this saree matches the belt and her bracelet pretty well. One can see how a belt adds a more feminine flair to the wearer.
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This picture dates back to 2013 when Frieda Pinto wore this beautiful golden black saree gown in Anamika Khanna Couture 2013. She is looking uber stylish in this outfit and brownie points for adding that black dragonfly Gucci belt to up her style game here. We also love her black-colored, high-neck, and collared blouse with golden embroidery.
On top of that, we love how she kept her hair in a braided bun as we wouldn’t appreciate it if her hair took the limelight away from her gorgeous attire.
Katrina Kaif looks ravishing in this pink floral Sabyasachi saree at the promotional event for her movie, Bharat. She paired her saree with a similar belt that had a golden buckle, putting her entire look together. Katrina’s floral pick is giving us all the summery vibes and gives us a reason to shop for this summer must-have look ASAP.
Going with the same print on the belt as your saree can go horribly wrong but the word wrong is absent in ace designer Sabyasachi’s dictionary. He added substance to the belt with its golden buckle that made it stand out and Katrina also carried it super elegantly
Mini Mathur can be seen in a simple grey-colored handloom saree by designer Sanjay Garg at the Amazon India Fashion Week 2016. She paired her saree with a high-neck, striped, short-sleeved blouse, and a metallic belt which transformed her simple look into a modern chic look.
We love how Mini completed her look with accessories, a messy hairstyle, and a very minimal make-up look. Mini looks so elegant and pretty in this look. It’s brilliant, how she amped up a basic corporate saree look into a stylish and dazzling overall look.
Kriti Sanon stunned everyone with her yellow Manish Malhotra saree. She wore a strapless blouse and an embroidered waist belt of the same color as her saree. Bonus points for her flowy ruffled sleeves. Kriti looks as bright as sunshine, and this color suits her skin tone well. If you like her in this look, you should see Kriti Sanon in the latest released motion poster for Adipurush, as Janaki.
She carried her monotone look with so much confidence, and it’s totally adorable how she styled her saree with an emerald choker and a statement ring. We also have to give to her for keeping her makeup minimal to match the vibe of her saree. She went for soft pink smokey eyes, a bit of a highlighter, nude lips, and her soft wavy hair.
Shruti Hassan raised the experimental fashion bar in this royal blue traditional saree. Shruti’s outfit is a perfect blend of traditional and urban looks. We love her braided bun hairdo and Chinese collared black blouse one hundred percent. If you’re a Shruti Hassan fan then you know that she carries every outfit with the same amount of boldness, grace, and elegance! Here also, she carried this edgy look with so much confidence and style.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s photos have always made fire on the internet. This time she wore a Cream-colored saree with a pink border and net pink blouse; we love the color coordination. Along with these, Samantha clinched the six yards with a silver metallic waist belt. Samantha opted for this chic look at Manam Movie Premier Show.
We love how Samantha let her attire speak and kept her hair & makeup very basic. Though, we wish she would’ve been a little playful with her hair. Nevertheless, we adore how her entire outfit came to fruition!
Kangana Ranaut’s photos have always amazed us, as she is utterly stylish! Her style statement has been appreciated over and over. But here we put her on this list to tell you how not to wear a belt with your saree! Kangana wore this lovely zardozi embroidery saree by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. She paired it with a black belt and a colorful, shimmery blouse.
If we look at the blouse, saree, and belt, we love them separately, but three of them together is a fashion faux pas. All three of these are statement pieces and should have been worn separately to let them bring out the best!
Mouni Roy has the hot body to kill it in every outfit. Needless to say, she looks the best in a saree! Here Mouni Roy can be seen donning a multi-hued and printed saree by JJ Valaya. She paired her saree with a classic black blouse. And we love how Mouni styled her outfit with boho-themed chunky jewelry.
The brown belt adds a much-needed chic look to Mouni’s entire look. So far, we have appreciated the clothes and jewelry, but we can’t finish without appreciating that one thing which is the main reason for making this belted saree look a hit! It’s the confidence with which Mouni carries herself!!
Kanika Kapoor looks sexy and gorgeous in this shimmery saree, silver in color, by Manish Malhotra. You can go for this outfit for a cocktail party or on those nights when you want to turn your glam on. We love how that gleaming belt clings to her waist.
It takes a confident woman to carry this outfit & make it look hot, and Kanika Kapoor does it so effortlessly! Special mention to her cape-sleeved blouse, which is a differentiating factor in her overall attire.
Vidya Balan wore this cream-colored saree by Label Anushree from their Nirvana collection at an event by Amazon Prime Video. This silk saree and its blouse are printed with pink flower motifs through and through. To break the monotony, Vidya added a brown waist belt.
Love her sleek low-tied bun hairdo and those statement earrings that complete her look beautifully. Her minimal makeup with contoured cheeks, pink lips, and kajal on her big beautiful eyes make her look stunning.
Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress who is known for her distinguished fashion sense. At the 20th Life OK Screen Awards also, Kalki dazzled in this saree by Nikhil Thampi. We love this part raw silk and part sheer saree in black and pastel green color. She kept it classic with an elegant black blouse and completed her saree with a black jeweled belt that clinched her waist.
This saree adorned by Kalki can be added to your wedding trousseau to style heads wherever you go!
We are hoping to see Kalki next in
Made in Heaven Season 2, so keep your eyes open for her when watching it.
If you’re a saree lover, then you’ll enjoy experimenting with this saree worn by Hina Khan. Hina Khan has been very experimental in her choice of outfits and really knows to carry it with confidence. This is a traditional Bengali red-colored saree with a modern twist!
She paired her saree with a red churidar, a kamarband, and a very stylish blouse. If you’re looking for saree looks that are ethnic while having a modern touch, then you should shop for this look of Hina Khan as soon as possible. We absolutely love how Hina kept her long straight hair open, put on a red bindi, and styled it with golden jewelry.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a self admittedly a lover of sarees. Well, what else would you expect from our ‘Desi Girl’. She wore this stunning saree by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. We love the color of her saree and how it looks on Priyanka! She paired it with a belt and a gorgeous bikini blouse.
“To me, its beauty lies in its versatility, not just in drape and fabric. It embodies elegance, femininity, and power. And I love how I feel when I’m wearing one.” Priyanka wrote this in her Instagram caption after the saree controversy.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently revealed that she was treated like an outsider, but we are glad she stayed a part of Bollywood for so long and became a style icon for us.
Taapsee Pannu is unique as an actor, and her style statement is equally unique! She wore this pre-draped saree by Devika Bhatt. If you’re someone who loves to wear a saree but doesn’t know how to drape it or want to be hassle-free from the pleats, then pre-draped sarees are a boon for you! They give you the comfort of pants while giving you the elegance of a 6-yard saree.
Love the powder blue color with a tinge of yellow and brown on the belt, these colors give us the ‘summery vibes’. Taapsee’s leather belt for the win!
Ravishing beauty Sonakshi Sinha can be seen decked up in a pink ruffled saree. Sonakshi let her outfit make all the noise and kept her makeup and jewellery as basic as possible. Her big statement earrings, minimal makeup look, and sleek bun are complimenting her look in a gorgeous way.
Sonakshi paired her saree with a waist belt in a contrasting pattern, that clinched to her waist, keeping the pleats in place. If you want to make every head turn then, you can opt for this look for your next festive look.
Diana Penty looks super hot and beautiful in this deep fuchsia chiffon-organza, ruffled saree. Before proceeding further about the deets of this stunning saree, let’s take a moment again to register how stunning she looks. This color looks really good on her.
She paired her saree with a raw silk jeweled embroidered blouse and a similarly embroidered belt. Diana wore this marvelous saree on Diwali. If you like how she looks here, then you must shop for this look for Diwali 2023.
Timeless beauty, Dia Mirza radiates ‘sunshine energy’ in this beautiful yellow saree. We can refer to her as our sunshine on a gloomy day! Dia wore this gorgeous yet simple yellow-colored saree cum gown. She completed her look with a black belt to hold her look together, and it worked well in putting her entire outfit together. Totally loving her statement neckpiece, minimal makeup, and bun hairdo.