Sarees For Women
What is the one thing that comes to our minds when we think of the Indian culture of traditional clothing?
That's right, Sarees!
Sarees are beautiful unstitched pieces of clothing that have always spoken of the grace and panache of Indian traditions. A saree has always been a kind of luxury to its wearer and comes to suit any and every occasion. If there is anything that is considered evergreen in the fashion world, we say it's Sarees! Over time, the magnificence of sarees has only evolved, with a number of fabrics, weaves, and designs coming up. A saree is not only the wearer's style statement but also its makers' pride.
Types Of Sarees
No matter which corner of the country you go to, Sarees are always the style trend. Hence, we find various styles of sarees constantly gracing the fashion stands all year round.
Here are some of the most coveted saree styles that every woman must have in her wardrobe.
- The North Indian Sarees - The sarees of North India are known for their heavy designer work and bright colours. These sarees come in the most vivacious colour combinations like Maroon and White, Stark Blues, etc. The heavy embroideries and stone work makes them ideal for traditional formal occasions. So if you're looking to set the room on a dazzling fire, go for the ornamental North Indian Saree!
- The Bengali Sarees - Bengal is known for its culture of Sarees and saree draping. When in Bengal, every time is Saree Time! Due to the usually hot climate, the variety of Bengal Sarees usually comes in light materials of Cotton and Silk, with light patterns and solid colours. Some of the famous Bengal Sarees are -
- Tant Saree - Looking for something basic? The Bengali Tant is your answer! These are specially handwoven light Cotton sarees with simplistic designs. Characterised by broad borders and a printed Palla, these sarees are ideal for daily casual wear. Limeroad brings to you a colourful variety of Tant Sarees by brands like Charubesh, Ethnigallery, Tantusree, and many more to bring vibrance to your everyday lifestyle.
- Tussar Saree - Tussar Sarees are one of the finest known Silk Sarees of Bengal. Made with the richest of Silk fibres, these sarees are ornated with beautiful Buti Designs and rich colours.The Maroon Tussar Silk Saree by Mastani at Limeroad is a perfect example of the solid statement of the Tussar Saree. These sarees are heavy enough by themselves, and also go well with minimal jewellery.
- Jamdani Saree - A regal heritage of the Mughal Empire, Jamdani Sarees are the pride of the Bong culture. Especially handwoven, these cotton sarees take over a month to be completed, replete with exquisite geometric and floral patterns. Due to their high end quality and dressy work, these sarees are a little more expensive, however, worth every penny. Choose from Limeroad's variety of Zari designs and Jacquard borders and add a charming collection of Jamdani to your wardrobe!
- Baluchari Saree - Nothing speaks of the ethnic look as well as the mythological prints of the famous Baluchari Saree. These famous silk sarees are characteristically made in the Jacquard Style of weaving, with appealing motifs of elephants, mythological creatures, palaces, etc. These sarees give a vibrant look to the wearer and the saree designs are nothing less that catchy!
- Matka Silk Saree - Spun in the Murshidabad District of West Bengal, Matka Silk is a fabric that quite resembles tweed due to its coarse texture. The durability of the fabric and its economic pricing makes it one of the most preferred sarees. Nonetheless, the beautiful designs and the rich starchy look of the saree speaks of nothing but vogue. The Black Matka Silk Saree by Sidhidata Textile at Limeroad is exemplary of the true Matka Silk style. And we all know, nothing makes as solid a statement as a Black starchy saree!
3. The Bandhani Saree - Are you looking for something to perk up your style statement? Add a dash of liveliness to the festive season with the colours of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Bandhani is the traditional tie and dye style of saree making, most prevalent in the Western parts of India. Bandhani or Bandhej Sarees are often ornate with Zari work and other designs of block printing, pinching, etc. These sarees give a simplistic look to the wearer and are a pure pleasure to look at.
4. The South Indian Weave - South India has been known for its rich culture and intricacy when it comes to weaves and designs. The authentic Silk Sarees of the South are a must have for every woman. These sarees speak of nothing but high class fashion and regality.
Here is a guide to choosing the best of sarees that match your standards in queenliness.
- Mysore Silk Saree - The Mysore Silk Saree is one of the richest luxuries for a woman to adorn. These sarees are especially handwoven with the finest silk from Karnataka. What makes these sarees awe-worthy is the intricate Zari work done with real Silver and Gold. Limeroad brings to you the stunning Green Mysore Silk Saree by Classical From The House of the Chennai Silks to show off the style of South India. This is a typical Mysore Silk Saree with a heavy Palla and thick borders, that are accentuated on a solid coloured base. Apart from these, ornate designs and handiwork mark the Mysore Silk above all others.
- Kanjeevaram Saree - What matches a bride's grandeur on her special day? A designer Kanjeevaram Saree! A Kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram Silk Saree is known for its ornate designs from the extravagant South Indian scriptures. What is so wonderful about these sarees, is that the Palla of a Kanjeevaram is handwoven separately with heavy contrasting work and then meticulously woven on to the saree. The plush colours and heavy Zari work makes these sarees common bridal wear in south India. Thus, brands like Aayori, Mimosa, India Sari House, and others at Limeroad bring to you a decadent collection of Kanchipuram Sarees for the heavy traditional functions that have already marked their places on your calendar!
- Chettinad Saree - Looking for a little peppiness to add to your intricate style? Limeroad brings to you the vivacious collection of Chettinad Sarees to enliven the mood. Usually made of Cotton, these sarees are now being woven with a blend on Silk as well. The lightness of the Saree makes it ideal for casual to semi-formal occasions and even looks great with some Bohemian jewellery.
- Gadwal Saree - Made by the famous Weft Technique called Kudupam, Gadwal Sarees are ideal when looking for the lightness of Cotton and the glaze of Silk. The breezy cotton body of the saree is complemented by a stunning Silk Palla. On the other hand, Sico Gadwal Sarees, a variant of the same, are made by blending both Cotton and Silk threads together. The Grey Cotton Gadwal Saree by Pavecha's at Limeroad is the kind of look you get when going for a classic Gadwal Saree with its geometric prints. Apart from this, more simplistic Sarees with thinner borders go well even for semi-formal occasions.
Styling A Saree
A Saree is a pride for every woman to flaunt. Along with beautiful Saree styles, Limeroad also brings to you some tips on draping them for an optimum flamboyance.
- Are you someone who's never donned a saree before? For every woman starting her Saree spree, the most obvious draping style to go for is the Nivi Saree draping style. With the palla taken across the left shoulder, this is a generic style of draping that can be customized with accessories like brooches, Kamarbandhs, etc.
- When going for a Bengali Saree, the Bengalis are precise about styling it too! A typical Bengali style of draping is by taking the Palla over the right shoulder from the back, and then pinning its end to the left shoulder over the chest. This highlights the exquisite work on the Palla and broad borders. Go full Bong style with heavy Kangans and an Opera Necklace.
- Another similar fashion is that of the Gujarati Saree style. However, rather than pinning the corner, the palla is pinned to the other shoulder, letting it exhibit across the entire torso. This style of draping gives a more subtle and mature look to the wearer.
- With all trends constantly evolving, why should the Saree regime hold back? As a more contemporary look is picking up its pace on the fashion ramp, people dig the authentic beauty of sarees draped in a breezy fashion. One such style is achieved by taking the Palla from the back to the front, instead of front to back. This gives the saree the flair of a Lehenga and accentuates both the borders as well as the Palla of the saree. Pair the style with classy chandelier drop earrings and a unique bun and steal the show!
So start your Saree collection now, and Limeroad will deck it up with the best of styles available! These Sarees are treasures to hold close to the heart for years on end, because a Saree is the epitome of authenticity, and is woven accordingly. And we all know, be it a simple day out with family, or the much awaited Diwali Season, a woman can just never get enough of Sarees!