Deepika Padukone brought half saris back into fashion with the blockbuster movie (understatement, we know!) Chennai Express. The pavadai thavani or half saree which is originally from the South, has gone from leaps to bounds from being traditional to rocking it in style with the current trends. It even featured in this year’s Lakme Fashion Week, PCJ Delhi Couture Week and Indian Bridal Fashion Week, how about that? Originally, it consisted of a flowing skirt, blouse and a dupatta which was neatly tucked into the skirt. Now this humble half-sari has grown to graduate to net saris using a shock of colour palettes and patterns.