7 style tips to look good and stay warm in saris this winter

A still from the 2012 film English Vinglish. Sridevi look chic in a sari paired with a long coat.

You love wearing saris but the winter cold deters you from opting the six-yard wonder, right? A new twist to your sari-draping tales will not just keep you warm this winter but will also make you stand out among a sea of anarkali suits and gowns at weddings.

Here are some expert tips on how to drape your saris in winter:

* A smart way to drape a sari in winters is to add layers to your ensemble. You can wear ajacket or long coat in silk or velvet that keeps you on top of your fashion game as well as keeps you warm. Choose a brocade, embroidered or sequined jacket that goes with your plain sari.

* Keep the sari and jacket contrasting or opt for different tones of the same colour to keep your ensemble lively

* Look beyond woollen scarves to shield your neck from the chilly winds. You can wear a high-necked blouse or team your sari with a sweater. A sequined sweater or one with a little shimmer will beautifully complement your sari and add a distinct dimension to your ensemble.

Choose a brocade, embroidered or sequined jacket that goes with your plain sari. (Instagram)

* Club your formal black or grey blazer with a plain cotton sari and look on point at work

* Trench it! You can totally look chic in a sari by layering it with a crisp and classy trench coat. You can also wrap around a knitted muffler to add heaps of style to your look. The attire is perfect for work-wear.

* How about a woollen turtle neck blouse! Pick any of your turtle neck sweaters and team them up with your favourite saris. Go for a contrast while pairing up woollen blouses for saris. You can team up your magenta turtle neck sweater with a powder pink sari.

* For sporting some extra fall, layer your saris with a woollen waterfall shrug. Go for wintery hues like taupe, fawn, navy or the classy black.

— Inputs from Ritika Taneja, senior director, categories at ShopClues, and Natascha Tate, in-house stylist at LimeRoad.