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Old 09-03-2016, 04:44 AM
 
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I've always loved them - agree, though, that they look out of place on someone who isn't Indian.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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Wearing a sari when you are not part of the Indian culture or an indian even is cultural appropriation. That being said it is not nearly as bad as wearing a bindi for purely fashion purposes.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think they are great on Indians... they look silly on others.
I agree. My father is from India, my mother was from Irish stock and looked the part: red hair, ghostly pale skin with freckles, and light eyes. When they married, she had to wear saris on a regular basis when they went out to various Indian functions. Looking at all the pics, she stuck out like a sore thumb; like she was wearing an ill fitting costume she didn't belong in in a sea of elegant Indian ladies. She admitted to me later she despised them. Apparently she wasn't too keen on my dad either, because they divorced when I was a baby.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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I agree. My father is from India, my mother was from Irish stock and looked the part: red hair, ghostly pale skin with freckles, and light eyes. When they married, she had to wear saris on a regular basis when they went out to various Indian functions. Looking at all the pics, she stuck out like a sore thumb; like she was wearing an ill fitting costume she didn't belong in in a sea of elegant Indian ladies. She admitted to me later she despised them. Apparently she wasn't too keen on my dad either, because they divorced when I was a baby.
My best friend (blonde blue eyed and tall) was asked to be godmother to her nephew who is Indian on his mothers (her SILs) side. A couple times a year she is getting invited to attend more formal Indian events and now owns a sari he SIL helped her pick out. They got her a pale blue one that really compliments her features and they always help her with the draping. She has looked lovely and not out of place in the pictures they post on FB. She skips the bindhi.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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I see Indian women wear them all the time. Especially the grandmothers or wives. I wish I could wear one one day, but I am not Indian so I think it would look weird on me.
why? Indian women look fine in Levis or party clothes.
I think they are pretty but cumbersome to wear. great for party, not so great if you want to dance.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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I agree. My father is from India, my mother was from Irish stock and looked the part: red hair, ghostly pale skin with freckles, and light eyes. When they married, she had to wear saris on a regular basis when they went out to various Indian functions. Looking at all the pics, she stuck out like a sore thumb; like she was wearing an ill fitting costume she didn't belong in in a sea of elegant Indian ladies. She admitted to me later she despised them. Apparently she wasn't too keen on my dad either, because they divorced when I was a baby.
if she hated wearing them she could not have looked good in them, just uncomfortable and annoyed. it IS a costume. the blouse needs to fit perfectly for the sari to look good. there are non-indians who can rock them but most look like they are wearing a costume. the saris they wear are not always tastefully picked. there are an almost infinite number sarees, materials and patterns and you need to know what looks good on you.

many Indian women do not know how to dress well in american clothes either. they too look annoyed and uncomfortable or simply don't care how they look.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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They are beautiful, but if you're not Indian you'll look pretty foolish.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I think they are beautiful, but I wouldn't have a Scooby how to wear one.

I mean I get tangled up in just a t shirt and yoga pants, lol! There is NO WAY I would land on my tuckus trying to wrap yards of fabric around me in a pleasant and attractive covering fashion, lol!

But man, I wish I could!

This ^ is me ... I have 2 long bi-layered 100% silk Indian wrap skirts & they are beautiful but I have yet to wear them because I can't figure them out!

I even found a website titled "100 ways to wrap & wear your skirt" complete with diagrams & pictures ... & I still couldn't figure it out.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:52 AM
 
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This ^ is me ... I have 2 long bi-layered 100% silk Indian wrap skirts & they are beautiful but I have yet to wear them because I can't figure them out!

I even found a website titled "100 ways to wrap & wear your skirt" complete with diagrams & pictures ... & I still couldn't figure it out.
For those women who are interested in wearing Indian outfits but don't want to deal with the complications of saris, there is a great alternative: the salwar kameez. I have worn them instead of saris my whole life because I couldn't figure out how to wrap saris by myself. If you purchase one though, it's a good idea to dry clean them every time. The embroidery can get damaged easily, especially if it contains gold or silver threads and/or beading. You can buy them inexpensively online, and you can get any color and design you can imagine, or even get one custom made.

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Old 09-07-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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Wearing a sari when you are not part of the Indian culture or an indian even is cultural appropriation. That being said it is not nearly as bad as wearing a bindi for purely fashion purposes.
Please explain both statements?
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