Indian designers are amongst the most innovative in the world. Thanks to them, saree styles are constantly evolving and one can find startling ethnic innovations like the half half saree, neon saree and lehenga saree online at trendy stores like Utsav Fashion. While these modern sarees have their own appeal, there are in fact just as many varieties to explore in the treasure trove of regional, traditional garments. Here are the most memorable and classic sarees from India:
Bandhani sarees from Rajasthan are unique amongst Indian garments. Despite being preferred festival sarees, they are usually made of cotton rather than silk or chiffon. The main reason for this is that cotton is a very soft material that easily absorbs color dyes, which is essential for displaying the ‘bandhani’ or tie and dye patterns. These comfortable and vibrant sarees come in a lot of bright colors, with many traditional patterns and designs.
Kanjeeveram sarees are made of high quality silk woven into a thick and lustrous fabric, and come with shimmering gold designs and attractively patterned pallus. These are the most coveted and traditional saris in south India, much loved for their beauty and elegance.
Uppada pattu Sarees
Produced in Andhra Pradesh, these soft and shimmering sarees are renowned for their delicate look and artistic designs. Uppada pattu Sarees are highly under-rated and are in fact very chic and attractive looking, mainly because of the fineness of the handloom woven fabric and the vibrant and colorful pallu.
These are the richest and most heavy looking sarees from India, made of luxurious silk brocades woven with intricate gold thread designs.
These are just a few of the traditional sarees of India. There are many more regional beauties like the Chanderi sarees, the Jamdani sarees, Tant sarees and so on.