8 Must-Have Sarees For a Timeless Wardrobe
There is a traditional way of draping a saree. This includes tucking the saree tight around the waist, throwing the pallu or the printed end of the saree around the left shoulder, and letting it fall the whole length down behind until and beyond the knee, and pleating the remaining yards of the fabric in the center of the waist and tucking it in. This drape is widely used across the length and breadth of the country.
India is such a rich and diverse country. Rich in tradition and every region, every state has a different way of draping the saree. How to drape a saree ideally would depend upon the area you are in. Like in Gujarat, the pallu is worn from the back to the front. Bengali saree, the pallu, is harnessed around the sleeve. In Kerala, we have the half saree worn over a skirt. The print and textures also vary over the regions. Saree is worn on all special occasions in India and is a must in every Indian household. This is never going to go out of fashion and therefore is considered a timeless beauty. The younger generation has reinvented the saree with new draping styles.
Let us review how to drape a saree perfectly in a new and trendy way
Chotu saree – draped above the ankle and below the knee length. The pallu is kept short too. Adorned with traditional Kolhapuri or heavy embroidered sandals and anklets.
Sarong saree – drape the saree in a sarong-like fashion but with pleats. Team this look with a tight-fitted top or a turtle neck top.
Shirt saree – another option other than a saree blouse is a laced high collared shirt that looks elegant when a saree is worn over it.
The jacket is worn over a saree – this works well for corporate offices. A self-colored jacket worn over a saree is comfy and keeps you warm during meetings.
Knotted pallu saree – front pallu of the saree is knotted at regular intervals to lift any dull saree.
While you experiment with how to drape a saree perfectly in the traditional and along with the current fashion trends, let us know the eight must-have saree types for a timeless wardrobe.
Sarees are woven as a blend of different material textures: cotton, silk, khadi, a mix of cotton and silk. Georgette, chiffon, and crepe sarees to fall well when draped. The patterns are traditional to the region that manufactures the saree.
Some of the must-haves are –
- The Benarasi saree is from Banaras with traditional motif prints.
- Chanderi saree is a mix of cotton and silk-blend from Madhya Pradesh
- Paithani is usually worn in Maharashtra with green color most dominant
- Kanchipuram from the state of Tamil Nadu is a rich textured silk saree
- Tussar Silk is raw silk and maybe a little stiff to please it up
- Mysore Silk – this is pure silk and with motifs of an elephant.
- Banded is from Gujarat with their traditional red, green and yellow paint color and
- Lace saree and chicken saree look excellent for evening wear.