Charismatic yet traditional, Saree is perhaps the oldest surviving garment and yet trendy. With changing fashion, it has undergone various changes but the grace is still original.
A good looking and an appropriate dress define a lot about a particular culture and the person too. Talking about a good looking dress, Saree is one of the most well planned and graceful costume. For an Indian woman, Saree is like a complete garment.
The tradition of wearing Saree goes back to thousands of years in our country. It is 5000 years old! It means a strip of cloth. The quality and fabric of the Saree varies with social position, occasion and also with changing times. From the beginning, Saree is considered to be safe and culturally chaste when it comes to clothing. Be it weddings, or for casual, everyday wear, Saree is light and easy to carry. Usually, it is a 9 meter long drape.
What is fascinating is the draping style of the Saree in which the midriff is carefully exposed and at the same time looks traditional and sensuous. It is wrapped over a petticoat and a blouse.
On the basis of fabrics, motifs, style and patterns, some of the most popular variety of Sarees are Banarasi, Chanderi, Kantha, Bandhani, Mysore Silk and many more. Plenty of embellishments like kundan work, stones, zardozi, silk thread and mirror and sequins give a lustrous look to any kind of Saree.
The different kinds of Saree are:
Cotton Saree: When it comes to daily wear, Cotton Saree has no match. They are very durable and easy to carry. Choose from printed patterns, embroidered or with simple borders. Go for various color combinations and vibrant designs.
Chiffon Saree: These Saree give an uber chic look. It is hot favorite because it is sheer and free flowing; the good thing being that that are wrinkle resistant. The various kinds are pure chiffon, heavy stone work, half and half color chiffon and many more.
Silk Sarees: Silk Sarees are great for marriages and other rituals and ceremonies. The different kinds are Kanchipuram, Tussar, Banarasi and Bhagalpuri. Choose bright shades like maroon, red and golden.
Georgette: Georgette Saree is similar to Chiffon in fabric. It gives a light, cheerful appeal. Pick lovely shades of orange, blue, peach and yellow.