Posted Tue, January 31, 2012 6:31pm IST

When most of the B-town goddesses were busy crafting their exquisite gowns and stitching up suave designer dresses for picture perfect moments, some prominent red carpet veterans opted for the most elegant one-piece ever: the sari!

The Idea 57th Filmfare Awards show saw the who’s who of B-town dishing out the style quotient with great aplomb. But one element that stood out at the do was the striking combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities strolling down the red carpet. What was even more heartening to see was the essential identity of the classical Indian beauty. The sari was a definite choice for most of Bollywood’s most beautiful. And this time around it wasn’t just Rekha who was spotted wearing her intricately designed and heavy Kanjeevaram.

From the Kapoor sisters, Kareena and Karisma, to ’80s heartthrob Madhuri Dixit-Nene, from the petite Dia Mirza to the sizzling Vidya Balan, the vivacious Raveena Tandon and the slender Deepika Padukone, the silver screen goddesses looked sexy, sensational and classy in their drapes. Coupled with statement jewellery and personalised accessories, these stars stole the show with their sari styles! take a look..

Photos: Yogen Shah