- Fashion in 2012
Indian women have an age old affair with saree. It is the result of the grace it lends the wearer which is unmatched. It is the most versatile garment imaginable, being just a rectangular piece of 5 to 6 meters in length, it can be worn by people with different heights and figures. There are also many ways of wearing this garment, one could wear a more elaborate style for an important occasion like a festival or wedding or wear it simply for everyday wearing. The west has been fascinated with this beautiful garment for sometime now and many Hollywood celebrities have been spotted in it. It is time to discuss the top 10 trends of Sarees in the coming times.
1. Bandhani or Tie and dye from West of India
This is a beautiful saree created through the techniques of tie and dye where some part of the saree is tied by threads and the rest is dyed in a different colour to create various types of patterns and designs. This is a must have as it is very beautiful and is appreciated by everyone due to it’s simplistic designs. Bandhani is mostly made using two colours and adored with embellishments such as mirror work, zari, brocade or others and is available in cotton, crepe, satin, georgette and silk.
2. The Banarasi
This saree comes in rich colours and designs and is almost vital for any Indian bride’s trousseau. It comes mostly in floral or geometrical designs and is sure to make the right noise and attract attention through attractive designs.
3. Zardosi Sarees
Zardosis stand out with it’s golden and silver embroidery and is mostly reserved for special occasions like weddings and other special events. It adds class and oomph and is a must have for a woman’s wardrobe.
4. Festival Sarees
India is a land of festivals and every festival is celebrated with enthusiasm and needs special clothes. The clothes worn are different for different festivals such as Diwali, Rakhi, Durga Puja, Karwa Chauth, Onam and many others.
5. Kanchivaram Sarees
Kanjeevaram is one of the oldest and most beautiful type of saree. It is extremely traditional and can never go out of fashion. The original Kanjeevaram is created by a real-silver thread coloured with gold and woven in bright silk cloth. Even though today machine woven light-weight replicas are available, this traditionally made saree has a class of it’s own.
8. Faux Georgette Sarees
These are made for every occasion and add glamour to a person whether at a wedding or a party. They make the wearer look sensuous and glorious with their various prints and needle or machine work.
9. Lehenga Style Sarees
This is a modern version with one end draped like a traditional saree and the other having a lehenga effect. They are available in many bright colours and decorated with stones, crystals, sequins, zari or patch work.
10. Bridal Sarees
A bridal saree is the most important one for woman and hence there is always innovation happening to it. Bridal wear is mostly worn in bright eye catching colours with exquisite zardosi, lovely hand embroidery, superbly crafted borders and crystal, bead or sequin embellishments.
There are a lot of other types available as well such as Tissue, Crepe, Konrad, Patolas, Printed, Organza and many others. Other fashion in clothes might come and go but a saree will always remain an essential part of an Indian woman’s wardrobe and life.