green and maroon banarasi tanchoi saree

10 Evergreen sarees that you must own

In this ever-changing fashion business, the only thing that has held its popularity firm and fierce is saree. It is not just a garment but an identity of our culture that dates back to the era of Indus valley civilization. Thus, saree is an ancient garment, yet it is never boring.  Moreover, saree possesses a timeless charm and elegance that it lends to the wearer. This uniqueness of sarees is unmatched and priceless. 

Therefore, this post describes some of the most beautiful sarees in the world. Every saree is distinct in its own way, however, I have picked some really classic sarees that can never go out of fashion.

Before you enjoy the saree pictures, I would like to thank my cousins Palak Bhakuni for being my saree model and Akshansh Bhakuni (check out his youtube channel) for his superb camera skills. 

1. Pure silk saree

Green silk saree
Me in my mother’s 26 years old silk saree.
yellow silk saree in contrast with pink.
Mukta Purohit shining bright in yellow silk saree.

These are truly timeless and can never cease to be in fashion. Their fabric is really smooth, light-weight with a soft lustre. Furthermore, you can find them in unique design and prints. Personally, my favourite ones are those with light zari work on the border and pallu. 

Also read- Ultimate silk guide- Types of silk, how to identify and maintain silk

2. Chikankari saree

Pastel green chikankari saree.
A refreshing chikankari saree, photo Credit – Mishoo Boora

The chikankari embroidery is the identity of the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. These sarees are the perfect choice for summers as they come in cool pastel shades. Chikankari sarees are available in different fabrics such as cotton, georgette, chiffon or cotton-silk blend. 

Also read- A bride’s guide to hand embroidery

3. Chiffon saree

Red chiffon saree with zari border.
That’s me in my favourite chiffon saree with zari border.
Floral red-orange printed chiffon saree.
A 15 years old classic printed chiffon saree from my mother’s wardrobe.

This is one of my personal favourites, their sheer, light-weight fabric gives the saree an outstanding fall. It is extremely easy to manage, if you are draping a saree for the first time, chiffon saree should be your choice. According to embroidery or prints, they are suitable for parties as well as formal occasions. Bandhani and leheriya saree in chiffon are widely loved. 

4. Organza saree

Golden black tissue organza saree.
A soft tissue organza saree that my mother recently bought.

They are very much in fashion lately, due to their unique feel and texture. There are various kinds of organza fabric from stiff to soft. Be it printed ones or zardozi embellished the grace of an organza saree is unparalleled. 

Also read- The refreshing trend of organza saree and draping tips

5. Jamnagar bandhani sarees

Pink-green Jamnagar bandhani saree.
A pretty jamnagar bandhani saree from Anamika’s trousseau collection.
Bandhani and khaddi Georgette saree in green pink
This is the close-up of the same saree Anamika is wearing.

These are really distinct and exquisite sarees. They are basically khaddi georgette banarasi work sarees with bandhani. Thus, it is a combination of two really intricate works and looks exceptionally pretty. Accordingly, this is the saree to go with, if you want to stand out of the crowd. 

Also read- Pearl Guide- How to identify real Pearls and more?

6. Banarasi saree

Red banarasi saree
A classic red banarasi saree with a hint of green and a lot of gold.
Green-maroon tanchoi banarasi saree
This banarasi tanchoi saree is from my mother’s trousseau collection.

Banarasi sarees are opulent and magnificent sarees which makes them an indispensable part of the bridal trousseau. Their unique characteristic feature is their golden or silver zari brocade work. The Katan silk banarasi saree is heavy, however, lighter versions are available in kora and chanderi silk fabric. 

7. Kanjivaram saree

Pink kanjivaram saree
Another gem from mother’s wardrobe.

Kanjivaram sarees are heavy and ornate masterpieces crafted in Tamilnadu. They are the most popular kinds of bridal sarees and are recognized by the grand zari border and pallu. The base fabric is soft and lustrous silk which gives the saree a very rich look. 

8. Kota doria saree

kota doria saree
Another one from Anamika, a breezy kota doria saree.

The fabric kota doria, from Kota, Rajasthan is a combination of cotton and silk. The fabric is feathery light and has a breezy feel that is apt for summer. It is usually identified with the presence of “khat”, which are little square boxes all over the fabric. In conclusion, if you find cotton saree too stiff or unmanageable, kota doria saree is your ideal choice.

Also read- Monochrome look – Styling tips you should know

9. Handblock printed mulmul saree

mulmul indigo saree
Megha Ghosh in an indigo mulmul saree.

Mulmul is an ultra-fine cotton weave that is extremely smooth and lightweight. Mulmul cotton when topped with pretty motifs from block printing, creates a visual treat in the form of a saree. These handloom sarees have a refreshing feel and are ideal for office wear. 

10. Kerala kasavu saree

Off white and golden kerala karavu saree
Megha Ghosh is a serious saree enthusiast.

Kasavu saree is the identity of Kerala. These are characterised by offwhite cotton or silk fabric with golden borders. They are extremely graceful and sophisticated sarees. I personally associate a festive feel to this classic saree. Their richness is their simplicity. 

So, these were different types of sarees from different parts of India. Undoubtedly, sarees will always remain in vogue. Hence, you always have a reason to buy them.

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Kavya
A chemistry researcher by profession and a spontaneous and enthusiastic person at heart. She is pursuing her passion for beauty, fashion and shopping through her blog.
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6 thoughts on “10 Evergreen sarees that you must own

  1. Well.. I’m do not generally wear sarees but I posses most of these and many more. I have a tussar silk, a chikankari, a kanjeevaram (very heavy, I must say!), a red banarasee was my wedding couture, a bandhni chiffon and many others. I loved your article and would like to read a second article on Indian fabrics.

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