Recently, Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria met over 300 women cops, and on their suggestion, announced that women police personnel, particularly those over 40 years, will soon be permitted to wear sarees instead of the shirt-trouser uniform. Taking a cue, the guide invited three city-based designers to share with readers, stylised versions of the saree uniform. What’s your pick?
This is a cotton saree in khaki and beige with a shirt blouse and epaulets. The shirt blouse can have pockets, medals, etc. This saree design comes with a belt for easy movement.
Designer Shruti Sancheti
The saree is teamed with a shirt that is tucked in — the pallu of the saree is pleated and held in place on the shoulder through the epaulet — this makes it easy to handle.
Designer Neeta Lulla
This includes a khaki polyester viscose shirt, a cotton pre-pleated and pre-stitched skirt with an attached pallu that goes through the shoulder flap. This works in terms of comfort.
Designer Swapnil Shinde
(With inputs from Bhupen Patel)