(Closed) Sari advice

posted 8 years ago in South Asian
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not to burst your bubble, but that is not a sari.  Sari’s are 6 yards (or more) of fabric, all the same width, which you wrap and pleat around yourself, with a blouse underneath.  You may have bought a lengha or a pavada with a sari-like end that goes over your shoulder (it looks like), or just an indian inspired dress. 

Good luck with selling it!  I think you should take a pic wearing it, since it’s hard to see how it would look, and (at least to me, others may have a different opinion) it’s not a “typical” piece of Indian clothing.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

sorry but as mechiebaby told you, this is not a saree, i don’t even thing it’s a lengha. From here it seems to be a dress with a butterfly pallu. 

Try to sell it maybe in dress range than in a saree range… but i think you paid wayyyy too much for this, i’m so so sorry but i think that you won’t be able to have at least the  half of the priced you paid :s. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

It is a sari, but the “new fashion” is to have these kinds of saris that are cut so that they automatically drape, if that makes sense.  This is a party sari and definitely not one you want to get married in.  Traditional saris are just yards of cloth, and the price should be determined by fabric and beading.  the key thing to look at is the pallu or the part that goes over your shoulder.  next time go with someone indian so you’re not duped.  also, most sari shops in America/India dont do refunds, fyi.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

how much are you asking and if possible can i see a picture with you in it?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This looks like a Sari Suit, from what I can tell in the picture.  It is not a typical wedding sari.  But some better pictures might help to sell it.  You might pass the word around in the Indian community and someone might want to buy it.  Also, it is common that most Indian stores do not take returns, but they are usually willing to do exchanges within a reasonable amount of time.  The only down side is that you have to find something in the same price range as your first purchase and hope they are not over charging you because they already know the amount you have to exchange for.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with nikaz.  That is not exactly a sari.  So, sorry that happened to you.  Have you tried to post it on ebay?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is a sari, yes not a typical sari but a modern one at it! Beautiful might I add. If you fell in love with and did the impluse buy, than I think you should stick with your original gut and wear it. I am sure you will look gorgeous in it. I would wear that to the reception bc its a fun party sari!

Your other options are:

  • Go back to the store and get an exchange, especially if I am reading tag correctly at $1250? (PS: Unless this sari has pure stones or something pure, I think you were overcharged!)
  • Sell it around the community.
  • Go Ebay

Ultimately, you need to remember you probably won’t get the full amount back or even half. Most of beautiful things, pictures don’t do justice to it. I still think if you wanted to go this route, and you fell in love with, you don’t really have many options, and so you should just wear it!

Goodluck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That piece of clothing is VERY EASY to be recreated into something else. Find a very good tailor/designer and run with it. Get an inexpensive wedding dress and have the tailor stitch parts of it in or something else to make it seem like a whole new dress. It will cost more but at the end you will probably have something you designed which is uniquely YOU.

The cost will get recuperated. And if you do end up designing something completely different and amazing, you can sell for MORE later. Or try and find some university students in Fashion Arts to see if they can help you with this dilemma of creating something else. I know that seems like a lot of work but if you have the time and patience then DO IT!!! It’ll be worth it then.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh and one more thing… also google images of ‘sari gowns’. I found some veryyyyyyyy interesting and unique ones. I saw one where this woman turned her red sari into a beautiful wedding gown. Strapless and all. And the beadwork came out looking gorgeous! (I have the photo on my home computer.) I wanted to do one but I did not have that in the budget unfortunately. (My budget is SUPER-EXTRA SMALL.)

Plus there are also ways of draping it very differently. It is likely you will end up having to get it retailored at some point but there ARE options out there!!!

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