Rich cloth, traditional embroideries, fancy embellishments… potli bags have existed around us since time immemorial. Aesthetically pleasing, absolutely pretty, potli bags come with an added beauty of heritage. Bollywood however seems to have recently developed a love for these mesmerising ethnic beauties! As time passes by, one thing remains certain – nostalgia is officially the biggest fashion trend ever!
No matter what you carry these with, whether you’re wearing a sharara suit or a ghaghra, these ethnic wristlets go well even with sarees and indo-western fusions. Oh and for a true blue fashionista, the possibilities are merely endless!
Designer monograms might have risen from the dead. But are they finally cool? For our Bollywood celebrities who are shying away from such designer baguettes, the answer is the potli! Bollywood ladies are crushing hard on these bags especially when it comes to traditional ensembles. If Sonam Kapoor is a certified sartorial scholar in the eyes of many, and if Kareena Kapoor is the ultimate queen of sass for you, they’re both seen sporting the trend, and more than once.
Unless you’ve been hibernating in the comfort of your home, you’d know that there has been a seismic shift towards all things homegrown, globally. The resurgence of these humble potlis? Only inevitable. Once upon a time in the fashion universe, clutch bags lived in glitz and fame. Often relied on for every celebration, they had to move to make way for their roomier cousin. After all, finding the right piece was not all about what pleased the eye, we had to struggle to like the one that could fit our phone and a lipstick, if it could. With potlis come no worries!
Kareena Kapoor Khan