You’ll rarely find a web series you can re-watch and never get bored of. Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s nine-part web series, Made in Heaven, sure comes under the list. Before the series launched back in 2019, we were only fascinated by the concept of big, fat Indian weddings but once you watch the Amazon Prime series, you’ll know that weddings are more than fancy decors and labeled couture. We’ve had movies like Band Baaja Baraat on the struggles of planning weddings but Made in Heaven is so much more than just planning a grandeur wedding. It focuses more on the different kinds of families planners encounter in their careers alongside their paths. The show embraces reality as it unmasks the bitter ground on what goes behind Insta-perfect weddings. A modern take on age-old problems that still exist in our society (dowry, homophobia, politics, rape culture), Made in Heaven sure is a series one mostly does rewatch.
But apart from the good writing, direction and acting, points need to be given to this show for the costumes! Lead character Tara Khanna’s (Sobhita Dhulipala) on-screen journey is a fresh show delivery and a much-needed break from the typical Saas-Bahu drama we’ve been dealing with for ages. She’s a bold and opinionated survivor in a rich yet stereotypical society, and while being all of this, she’s also incredibly fashionable!
Costume designer Poornamrita Singh’s construction of Tara Khanna’s wardrobe came across flawlessly, speaking of her striking identity. The designer made sure that her character isn’t dressed in money rather dressed in her personality. Dhulipala’s wedding-ready outfits and classy office looks are totally eye-catching.
Tara Khanna’s red saree
While we can’t wait for Season 2 of the series, we also cannot recover from Tara Khanna’s red saree with an unusual neckpiece in the season’s finale. In my opinion, I strongly feel she was dressed in irony. The designer picked a red saree, representing the color of love and purity of marriage when in the scene she puts her own marriage to an end! Having said that, red is also the colour of destruction and that of the devi.
A red saree, a stack of bangles and bold lips – a sartorial dream for your next event
The Faabiiana saree was teamed with a plain, deep maroon blouse with elbow-length sleeves, accessorized with a layered, uncut diamond necklace from Jaipur Jewels and completed with a stack of red bangles to top it off. The ensemble is a piece of contemporary sophistication that can do wonders for your wardrobe!
If you don’t want to go the Tara Khanna way, worry not, we have you sorted for that too! Opt for a classic red Sabyasachi saree, or go modern with Shivan & Narresh, or opt for a silk saree from Raw Mango, the choice is yours, as long as it’s a red saree! After all, a red saree is iconic in itself. Remember Kajol in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham? You need to get the look, and here’s where you can get them:
Image Source – Faabiiana: Instagram; Jaipur Jewels: jaipurjewels.com; Sabyasachi, Shivan & Narresh: Aashni&Co; Raw Mango: Ogaan; Sobhita Dhulipala: Amazon Prime
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