Saree, the traditional Indian attire has gone completely global now. People all over the world are fond of sarees and they love wearing them. Indian women are fond of sarees because they are timeless fashion and all thanks to the different states of India – there are endless variations and styles when it comes to sarees.
One can buy the best modern saree which they can wear on any occasion and they look quite fashionable. Shopping for sarees can be a challenging task too because one might get confused about what can be perfect for them. One can buy sarees both online and offline but when one is buying online then one must go to a reputed site because one cannot check the fabric quality online.
What sarees to have in your wardrobe?
If one is totally in a mess deciding on what sarees to keep in their wardrobe so that they never run out of fashion – then here are some ideas.
These sarees are handmade and because of their originality, they look really attractive. Kalamkari as the name says, are hand-printed sarees that have a cotton fabric. Coming from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India – they are perfect to wear during humid summers. As these sarees are vibrant, one can wear them to office meetings and even brunch outings. Organic kalamkari can be worn on a daily basis.
Most women have Chikankari kurtis at home but having a saree also makes sense. They are available in various fabrics like silk, pure cotton, and even muslin. The look of these sarees is so classy that one cannot wait to drape them. They are a look enhancer and when worn with light pearls one can easily turn into a party stunner.
Yes, we all know that Banarasis is all about elegance and richness. But keeping them in the wardrobe always makes sense because the prints and the fabric never go out of trend. At weddings, a bride wears heavy Banarasi sarees but one can also go for light ones with zari works on them to be worn at a friend’s wedding or any other festivals.
Women of Maharashtra have a unique way of draping their sarees. Paithani sarees are perfect for those drapes. These sarees originated from Aurangabad in Maharashtra. They look imperial when one drapes them and they are made from pure silk with a zari pallu.
This is a traditional saree from the Muslims and originated in Dhaka of Bangladesh. The makers and the weavers of this saree use different varieties of threads to make designs all over the sarees. Though primarily Jamdani sarees were made using only black and white threads now they are available in multiple colors.
These are original designs from Kashmir and one can get to know the uniqueness of these sarees just by seeing the embroideries. They are also commonly known as Jamewar sarees and they are made using chain stitch, aari work, and crewel work.
Embroideries mean making some great patterns by stitching and mixing varieties of colorful threads. And when it comes to fashion – it is never possible to go wrong with an embroidered saree. Modern day women also go for some embellished embroidered sarees as they look great at any functions or parties.
Rich Zari Work Sarees
When it comes to a saree filled with zari work – thread becomes a vital element. These threads are stretched together so that they can form a design or a pattern. The zari threads are added here to bring in some spark and they can be of silk yarn, golden, or silver. Zari sarees can be perfect for evening parties and get-togethers.
If one wants to create a proper Gujarati look for any occasion – then one must go for Patola sarees. The latest designs are available these days that one can flaunt at weddings or any other traditional festivals.
When it comes to the latest and trendy sarees then one can always choose floral prints over others. They can be flaunted as an everyday look and they look quite nice during springs and summers. For casual outings to office meetings – one can wear these light sarees anywhere.
One can buy the latest saree online and flaunt them on any occasion. Not only the type of saree but how one drapes them also reflect the style and various cultures in India. The most common way in which one drapes a saree is known as the ‘Nivi’ drape. Here, the saree is wrapped around the waist from the end and the free-flowing end of the saree is on the left shoulder. This is a drape style that fits every saree and one can wear this anywhere and everywhere. But when it comes to traditional ways of draping a saree then there is a style from the Coorg called ‘Kodava’, the very ‘Aathpoure’ version of the Bengali way of draping a saree and the ‘Nauvrai’ style from Maharashtra. From Assam, one can get the ‘Mekhela Chador’ that is draped in a different way than the ‘Seedha Pallu’ style from Gujarat and the ‘Kunbi’ drape from Goa. These are the few traditional ways of draping a saree but not all sarees can be draped in any way. The fabric and functionality of the saree play an important role here. One also needs to keep the occasion and season in mind because not all drapes are easy and one cannot do daily work with those drapes easily since they are not habituated to it.
These days – fancy blouse sleeves design and neck-cuts have become much important because one is very particular about how the blouse matches with the saree they choose. A plain saree always needs a multi-colored blouse with a stylish neck while a gorgeous saree can be worn with a plain blouse so that the saree gets all the attention.
One needs to know how to style different sarees and with that the entire work is done. Looking gorgeous in a saree is easier than any other outfits.