India, May 27 -- Move over pant-styled saris. The hottest trend this season is sari with a pallu that grazes the floor gracefully. Recently, actor Deepika Padukone wore an ivory sari at her reception with a pallu so long that it kept sweeping the floor like the train of a gown. Actors Janhvi Kapoor, Kajol and Anushka Sharma were also spotted flaunting extra-long pallus. The trend gets a nod of approval from style gurus.

"Pallus used to be short in the 60s. Pallus are getting longer and longer now. They add a touch of fairytale romance to your look. One of the pioneers of this trend was the late film veteran, Sridevi, who used to wear her saris with super long pallus," says designer Nachiket Barve.

Long pallus create a very feminine, drama...