The beauty of a saree is timeless. It is the one outfit that sets the Indian woman apart and accentuates her beauty with grace and elegance. The ubiquitous saree is the perfect attire for work, casual meetups, festivals, and special occasions alike. Go from work attire to party-ready with the quick addition of a bejewelled belt, fashionable jewellery, and a potli or clutch. The sheer versatility of the saree is unbeatable. Here are six designer sarees that are “must-haves” in your wardrobe.
Every Indian woman looks forward to owning her hand-woven Benarasi saree. This lime green and pink silk saree is a classic and the regal elegance of this saree is truly timeless. The gold zardozi work on gota patti is both intricate and exquisite. This is the saree you want to pick when you want the spotlight on you. Pair this saree with Kundan earrings and you’re good to go.
The Ajrakh style of block printing is indigenous to Sindh, Kutch, and other parts of Gujarat. It is a classic art form that has now been adopted for different fabrics. This green fluid saree showcases the best of this indigenous craft and the age-old techniques preserved by India’s craftsmen. This stunning saree is perfect for formal, semi-formal, and casual occasions.
This light-coloured Benarasi brocade saree is the definition of understated elegance. It is the perfect drape for day events and occasions where you need your beauty to shine through without being overpowered by your ensemble. Match the light lime-coloured silk saree with traditional juttis, pearl, Kundan, or jadau jewellery and make a statement. It is just the right drape you need for family and festive occasions, or formal and semi-formal events.
The Bandhani tie-and-dye technique is one of the most beautiful fabric crafts from Rajasthan. This exquisite black silk saree is made by tying minute bandhani knots in a single continuous thread. This saree is a testament to the legacy of the rich artisans of the state. The flowy silk fabric makes for a graceful drape. Add a sleek blouse and a belt and you have a saree that is perfect for all occasions.
The soft, flowy fabric of this dark red saree is the perfect drape for a glamorous night out in town. The floral design perfectly compliments your grace and amps up your fashion quotient. This fuss-free saree is easy to drape and manage. Pair it with fashion jewellery of your choice and give your ensemble a contemporary look.
The beauty of the saree is that it can be styled differently with different types of cholis or blouses, and accessories, and can also be worn in several different styles. Once you have these wardrobe essentials in place, try experimenting with the draping styles for various occasions depending on your mood.