The #100SareePact: The Story and The Best Looks

I have always been in awe of the saree and the women who pull it off with elegance and grace. One of my fondest memories is rummaging through trunks to go through my mother's sarees. It was always a dream to be able to drape a saree just as effortlessly as the stylish women around me. I haven't quite achieved that target, but Ally Matthan and Anuja Maudgal Kadam have renewed my enthusiasm for the six-yard wonder. Ally Matthan and Anuja Maudgal Kadam are the women behind the 100 saree pact initiative, that was launched early this year.

What started as an effort for the founders of the movement to wear at least a 100 sarees in 2015--which they say lay "unworn and unseen"--has grown to a massive aggregation of women sharing not just pictures of their beautiful selves in traditional sarees, but also a collection of heartwarming stories, moments, and more.

11/100 #100SareePact #green

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#100sareepact 5/10 .. I am wearing a lovely linen Anavila Saree

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We're all in the dance... #100sareepact #shivshakti #textiletuesday #tantra

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#100sareepact 50/100 My beautiful niece Yamini got married yesterday . To one of the nicest young men I have ever met . Mark . As my brother and his lovely wife led her into the mandap and then as the newly weds stepped up to receive blessings my heart simply overflowed ! This little girl was practically born in my arms seems only a few yeas ago that I came here , leaving one son with my husband in Venezuela and my other two year old with me , to help my sister in law with the delivery . And my brother playing Stevie Wonder's Isn't she lovely !!! Isn't she? Simply lovely ? And I am so kicked that my 50th Saree is what I wore yesterday for the simply beautiful ceremony in which she was given to her admiring husband . My husband calls it the Chess Board . But I guess I made the right moves in it ! A thick raw silk in Ranee Pink with a bottle green border and with those black and white squares coming at you in a dramatic fashion . I specially bought this for this special wedding ! Thank you Raji for the lovely pictures and thank you to the random person on the Magnificent Mile who offered to take one as I walked from my hotel to the one where the Bridal party was getting ready ... Do look at and cheer the gorgeous bridesmaids who wore their beautiful sarees with so much grace and élan !!! A fitting fiftieth you will all agree I am sure

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Color blocked mutka silk saree with an embroidered blouse..!! #blackandbeige #colourblock #100sareepact #chili #aavaranaa #ilovesarees

Posted by AAVARANAA on Monday, April 27, 2015

#100sareepact2/100Okay managed to sneak in one more silk this morning . The twins PTM , daughter demanded I wear a...

Posted by Puneeta Chadha Khanna on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day 3 #100sareepact - All set for A R Rahman concert - I chose to wear this south silk that is very special to me. This...

Posted by Madhuja Gupta on Sunday, May 24, 2015

You too can be a part of the #100sareepact. Share your special saree moments and tell your story by hash tagging your facebook post #100sareepact and tagging Anju Maudgal Kadam and Ally Matthan and/or their initiative. For those who don’t wear sarees, men and women, the saree is most definitely part of your psyche too. You can share stories related to sarees that you remember from your life and the women in it.

Time to drop the inhibitions and wrap those nine yards of pure elegance around you, and enjoy the attention.

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