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.
1. Pure 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.
2. Chikankari saree
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
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
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.
5. Jamnagar bandhani sarees
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.
6. Banarasi saree
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
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
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.
9. Handblock printed 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
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.