When it comes to bags, the Fendis and the Louis Vuittons definitely exude a lot of oomph. But there is a desi trend in bags that’s fast rising in popularity and it’s the potli bags. Recently, Rekha, the Bollywood actress, was seen flaunting one with her Kanjivaram saree. The style diva that she is, the trend is sure to be picked by other Bollywood A-listers as well. And if sales numbers of online shopping portals are to be believed, potli bags are in high in demand in the Western world as well.
Given the elegance and beauty of these bags, their rising popularity does not come as a surprise. They are characterized by drawstrings at the mouth, and beautiful mirror work, sequin work and appliqué work that’s done on them. Potli bags are available in a range of colors, from the greens to the oranges, the yellows and everything else.
What makes them a really great accessory to have in your wardrobe is their versatility. A potli bag could go well with your suits and sarees, and it can compliment your western outfits as well. Of course, carrying one of these with an evening gown is surely a no-no, but generally speaking, they gel with almost anything.
And it is not just the design bit which makes them popular. They are highly functional as well. On the outside, they are small and compact, which makes them easy to carry. On the inside, they have plenty of space, given their shape and structure. Now, we all know we women love to carry our make-up kits, our lipsticks and a whole lot of other stuff with us. Potli bags are very convenient for that purpose.
However, if you are looking to flaunt these at the next wedding function or your next college bash, here is one piece of advice- if you have a potli bag which heavy mirror work or sequins work, avoid teaming it up with an equally heavy saree. Too much bling can be jarring for the eyes and can spoil the appeal of these charming little accessories.
Other than that, you could try color blocking or contrasting, whichever way you feel comfortable. Flaunting a green polti bag with an orange sari is perfectly fine, and so is flaunting an orange one with black jeans and white top. Either way, it works well.