For many, the six-yard drape is usually a festive favourite. For others, however, it is about taking traditionally-believed functionality constraints to new levels. From running in a saree to exercising in one of them, women today are breaking set stereotypical standards of the garment. Here's a look at some incredible women who will inspire you to believe anything is possible, even while wearing a saree.
1. Exercising In A Saree
Many would question if this is possible and yes it is. Reena Singh, a fitness enthusiast makes the most of a saree when she works out. She broke all self-imposed limitations as she was seen exercising in a viral video. She inspired many to not just maintain a fitness regimen but also bring traditional attire to use when doing so.
2. Gymnastics In A Saree
It was Parul Arora, a 24-year-old gymnast who took her saree game to another level when she did a backflip in the saree. Her video went viral on Twitter and received a tremendously positive reaction from the internet.
ADVERTISEMENT— Hoshiyar Singh (@MichaelHoshiyar) March 28, 2021
3. Running In A Saree
Comfort is key especially when it comes to running but Madhusmita Jena went another route to make a statement instead when she wore a khandua pata saree in a bright shade of red. Originating from Odisha, she embraced her culture as she decided to run the 2023 Manchester Marathon.
4. Split In A Saree
Who would have imagined this? It was dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar who literally stunned the internet when her video went viral which showed her performing splits, backflips and more with literal ease. What really took the internet by storm was her ability to perform in a saree. She captioned the video as, "The things we can do in a well-draped saree.
5. Football In Saree
These women showed that you can even play football in a saree. They broke all stereotypes with their choice of attire, truly embracing strength and femininity. In the viral video, the women were seen kicking the ball in sarees across the ground while the crowd cheered enthusiastically. Absolutely an inspiration for many.
'When drape can signify both strength and femininity!'— Naturally Sudhaish (@NaturallySudha) March 29, 2023
A group of women turned football players in Gwalior recently. They were spectacular on the field with their athletic skills. It was a 2 day tournament.
The tournament was called "Goal in Saree".pic.twitter.com/18N36cpqQJ
These women are motivating enough for us to get our saree game even stronger!