Different Variations of Traditional Sarees

The traditional silk saree is popular all over India. While silk first came to India from China via the silk route, Indians have adopted silk in a big way and made it their own in the form of exquisite silk ethnic garments and the silk saree is a primary example of that. The silk saree in its most beautiful form is a traditional garment worn by women in many parts of the country as the favored apparel for bridal wear, festivities and celebrations and religious rituals. Bearing in mind the widespread popularity of sarees weaved from silk fabrics, it’s important to note that there are varied types of silk traditional sarees that that have their origins in different regions of the country. Read further to know more.

Kancheepuram Silk Sarees

Kancheepuram Silk Sarees

The Kancheepuram saree which is also known as the Kanjeevaram saree comes from the southern region of India or Tamil Nadu to be specific. This astounding traditional creation is characterized aesthetically appealing color contrasts and exquisite woven in designs in the form of temple borders, checks, stripes and floral motifs. All authentic Kancheepuram sarees have their border and body woven separate and then joint together. This joint is woven to last and the border and body of the saree never come apart.

Mysore Silk Sarees

Mysore Silk Sarees

Mysore is the go to destination for high quality yet competitively priced silk fabric which is why Mysore is the go to destination for beautiful silk traditional and contemporary design sarees.

Konrad Silk Sarees

Konrad Silk Sarees

Konrad silk sarees is a temple saree that is indigenous to Tamil Nadu however these sarees are so popular that they have found favor as bridal wear all over India. These sarees were originally woven with the sole purpose of clothing the deities in temples in Tamil Nadu however their beauty has insured that they are now widely accepted by both women and goddesses. The Konrad saree is often beautified with fertility motifs like the elephant and the peacock and is traditional gesture wishing the bride and fulfilling marriage.

Thanchoi Sarees

Thanchoi Sarees

The Thanchoi saree is similar to the Benarasi saree in the sense that the ensemble is woven in such a way that the fabric is raised, quite like brocade. These sarees do not have a physical border as they are seamlessly woven till the end however the pallav or border is is quite different from the body.

 

Ikkat and Patola Saree

Ikkat and Patola Saree

The Ikkat saree from Orissa employs a unique ties and dye method to accentuate and beautify silk fabric sarees. The yarn is generally dyed in tie and dye fashion before the saree is woven. This creation of this saree is a complex and highly skilled form of ethnic crafts.

Other Popular Variations

While these are the most well recognized variations of the silk fabric saree there are other popular variations such as the Bandhini saree, Benarasi saree, the Paithani saree, the tusshar silk and Chanderi and Maheshwari saree.

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Perfect Cotton Garments for Indian Women This Summer

Summers in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are quite harsh, the mercury soars and the humidity rises. For women in these countries comfortable summer wear is imperative in more ways than one. In countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh where summers are harsh, certain fabrics work best to beat the heat. Examples of these fabrics are linen, Khadi and cotton however the most favored of these fabrics is the cotton fabric. Cotton fabric known to be the most comfortable fabric for summer wear as this lightweight fabric absorbs sweat, is not easily stained, is mostly lightweight and its porous characteristic allows for easy breathability allowing the wearer to remain cool in harsh extremely hot conditions. All these varied factors make up for the popularity of cotton fabric garments for women. Read further to know more about some of the most popular cotton fabric garments like cotton salwar kameez, kurtis and sarees worn by women in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh that experience tropical summers that are generally hot and humid.

Cotton Kurtis

Cotton Kurtis

Cotton kurtis are widely favored by Indian women during the summer months. Apart from the comfort that cotton offers, these cotton kurtis are popular for a wide range of reasons. One factor which contributes to the high sales of these short tunics is the fact that these garments are both aesthetically appealing and extremely versatile. Cotton kurtis are available in a wide range of vibrant colors and often accentuated with beautiful floral and ethnic prints, embroidery and embellishments. These kurtis are extremely versatile as they can be easily worn with a wide range of bottoms. The cotton kurti can be paired up with denims, churidar bottoms, palazzo pants, peasant skirts and even Patiala salwars.

Cotton Salwar Kameez

Cotton Salwar Kameez

In countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh the Salwar kameez is one of the most popular garments for women and during the summer months the cotton salwar kameez reigns supreme. As a bonus to the comfort this garment provides during the hot summer months, the cotton salwar kameez ensemble is also extremely aesthetic and versatile. The salwar kameez comes in many different silhouettes. Some of the popular variations of the salwar are the Patiala Salwar Kameez ensemble, the straight salwar kameez and the Kalidar suit. All these different variations of the salwar kameez are easily available stitched in cotton fabric. The cotton salwar kameez is also extremely versatile as it can be worn for different occasions and different purposes. Depending on the embroidery and ornamentation work on this garment, the cotton salwar kameez can be worn every day to work and casual outings or even for special occasions like weddings and festivals.

Cotton Sarees

Cotton Sarees

Cotton sarees are also popular garments for summer wear in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as they provide comfort and are the traditional garments for most women in these regions. The contemporary cotton saree is printed, embroidered and embellished for aesthetic appeal however there are regional variations of the cotton saree like the taant or the Dhakai saree that are recognized by their traditional weaves and embroidery.

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The Widespread Popularity of the Many Different Kinds of Chiffon Sarees

Chiffon is one of the most popular fabrics for women’s wear and it’s no wonder that chiffon sarees are so much in demand. The word chiffon is a French word which when translated to English literally means cloth or rags however chiffon is not as simple as any piece of cloth or rag. Specialized weaving methods with natural or synthetic fibers gives chiffon the sheer look and slightly coarse feel that is known for and these are the qualities that make it a popular fabric for women’s clothing. Most chiffon sarees online or up for sale at stores and boutiques today are made from synthetic fibers which results in inexpensive easy to wear sarees that are also trendy and fashionable. These sarees are very popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Bollywood’s Love Affair with Chiffon Sarees

Bollywood’s Love Affair with Chiffon Sarees

Deepika Padukone in a Chiffon Saree in the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani

It’s impossible to think of chiffon sarees and not associate it with iconic onscreen Bollywood moments. Bollywood has inadvertently done a lot to promote chiffon sarees which otherwise faced stiff competition from traditional sarees like the ever popular Kanjeevaram silk sarees and cotton sarees. There are many iconic Bollywood onscreen moments where Indian actresses have looked like a million bucks in a chiffon saree. Deepika Padukone who is currently a style icon of our times sizzled in chiffon saree in the song Badtameez DIl from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and that’s an image that we can hardly forget and has been known to fuel the demand for party wear chiffon sarees in a big way. Other iconic Bollywood onscreen moments worth looking back at are Sridevi looking heavenly in chiffon sarees in the Yash Chopra directed Chandni or Madhuri looking ethereal in pastel shades chiffon sarees designed by Manish Malhotra in the movie Dil Toh Pagal Hai.

Different Types of Chiffon Fabric Sarees

There are many different chiffon sarees. As mentioned before chiffon fabric can be woven from natural fibers like silk and cotton or even synthetic fibers which make for great different sarees for different purposes. Read further to know more.

Party Wear Chiffon Sarees

Party Wear Chiffon Sarees

Chiffon which is mostly a sheer fabric makes for great party wear sarees. Often these sarees come in dark and bold colors that make for great evening wear and have beautiful embroidered gold or silver thread work borders. Rani Mukherjee looks resplendent in the picture above in a black sheer chiffon saree with silver thread work border and pallu.

Wedding Wear Chiffon Sarees

Wedding Wear Chiffon Sarees

Chiffon sarees also make for great wedding and bridal wear sarees when heavily embroidered with gold threadwork. The usual for colors for wedding wear sarees are shades of red, pink and maroon. Heavily embroidered and ornamented blouses in fabrics like silk, brocade and velvet generally complete these wedding wear ensembles.

Casual Wear Chiffon Sarees

Casual Wear Chiffon Sarees

Casual wear chiffon sarees genrally come in bright vibrant colors and attractive prints. These sarees are popular for very day work and outdoors wear as they easy to drape and lightweight.

Top 5 Ethnic Essential to Have in Your Closet

Every women needs to have a few ethnic statement pieces in her wardrobe whether it’s ethnic wear or accessories. These statement pieces include designer cotton kurtis, a great designer saree, and an embellished and embroidered salwar suit for festive and wedding wear, jootis and an ethnic stole or scarf. Read further to know more.

Designer Cotton Kurtisaaa

Designer cotton kurtis are sure to add variety to your wardrobe and are extremely versatile; meaning you can wear them with a wide range of bottoms. Wear these kurtis with palazzo pants as the trends dictate at the moment or go for the classic kurti and churidar or denims combination.

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A few statement piece designer sarees are a must in any woman’s wardrobe. Buy designer sarees online or at boutiques and enjoy the admiration and praise at social gatherings and festive occasions.

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Jootis are a must have ethnic accessory for any Indian woman as these ethnic footwear complete the ethnic look you desire when wearing Patiala salwar kameez, kurtis or even sarees. Jootis can also be effectively paired up with denims and a tee.

Designer Salwar Suitccc

Look your ethnic best at weddings and festive occasions in a great designer salwar suit from a wide range of talented designers in India. A few worth mentioning would be Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar and Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The salwar suit is available in wide range of variations so one can take their pick from the gown like silhouette Anarkali suit or the very popular Patiala suit.

Ethnic Scarves and Stolesddd

Add color to monotone outfits with ethnic scarves and stoles. These great ethnic accessories are best matched with single shade garments in light shades like white, cream, ivory and baby pink.

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