Saree- An elegant attire

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Sarees- “an ultimate elegant beauty” No matter how many kinds of clothing and fashion come to the Bollywood industry, sarees as an epitome of classic beautiful regalia will always outshine the rest, and it will never become outdated.Haven’t you noticed how saree makes everyone look graceful? And by ‘everyone’- I mean every woman irrespective of color, race, ethnicity etc.

Sarees give women an essence of feminity, elegance and grace. This six yard piece of cloth is the most popular and widely worn by ladies across India. There are many ways of wearing a sarees,  depending on the place and community one belongs to, But the most popular way of wearing the saree is to wind it once round the waist and tuck the pleats in the front while covering the chest with the rest of the material which is popularly known as the Pallu.

Great innovations have been made to saree nowadays; one new direction of sarees is the adoption of lehenga sarees. No doubt, it’s still encountering modification every day. New styles emerge when it comes to the highly competitive world of fashion industry and our talented rising designers are doing their best every time. Since last year, ‘half-sarees’, a hybrid of lehenga and traditional sarees is the new Bollywood Black. What’s more beautiful added to this invention is that besides being an easy wear unlike traditional sarees, it comes along with the dupattas which highlight the glamour of Bollywood. Rani Mukherjee in her recent appearance was wearing a bright pink designer half saree with floral patterns on it. She looked beautiful and no doubt a completely elegent.

There are numerous varieties of handloom cotton sarees coming from different parts of our country .The most popular in them are the Bengal cotton sarees, rajasthani block prinbted sarees, Bandhni sarees of Gujrat, Hand woven sarees from Andhra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

The more affluent and fashionable ladies especially the ladies belonging to the royal families of Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Kashmir, Gwalior etc; popularised the fine chiffon sarres which were worn with pearls and other elegant accessories.

Saree in itself is so elegant that it hardly needs any makeover on it. Even now it has been seen that every Indian bride prefers to wear a red saree or contrasting colour saree on her mehendi function or reception day. Fabrics like silk, chiffon, Kanchivaram and Banarasi are used for saree, however silky material fits the best for the occasion. The heavily embellished sarees with zaris are always a head-turner. It is not just the bride, but every female guest attending the occasion adorns herself to look the best and definitely in saree one cannot go wrong. It suits everybody’s shape and size.

 

“The story of saree is not just confined to the Indian subcontinent. Its popularity is widespread across the seven seas. Even Hollywood is inspired by this traditional attire. I wouldn’t be wrong to state that even Hollywood cannot resist Bollywood – from the Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton to my personal favorite Blake Lively to the super model Naomi Campbell and (woman who needs no introduction) Oprah Winfrey have promoted the sarees and have inspired designer apparel styles safely termed as ”Indo-Western gown” styles. Indian ethnic wear is escalating in the global market and who else can better promote it than influential celebrities themselves!”  said a popular site.

 

Whosoever the credit is given doesn’t matter but the truth is India and Bollywood is playing the major Role in raising this Indian attire on the global map. Say it a Party, wedding, red carpet event or just a casual dinner, saree is apt for every occasion, irrespective of your age.Prianka Chopra also known as “desi girl” got this mane after performing a song in her movie ‘dostana’.Her look was appreciated by everyone.

A saree is always accompanied with gorgeous blouse. Blouse plays an important role in the saree.It moulds you according to the occasion whether you want to look sexy, hot or classical. Wedding season is the best time for Indian ladies to show off their best sides. Different blouse patters are designed every wedding season. Popular are Bikini style saree blouse design, Sheer saree blouse patterns, Designer saree Blouse designs with collar, Designer saree Blouse designs with collar, Off-shoulder saree blouse patterns, One shoulder saree blouse patterns, Designer saree blouse designs with low back, Strapless saree blouse designs, Designer saree blouse designs with high neck, Designer sarees with long blouses, Designer saree blouses with long/full sleeves and a lot more.

 

Fashion industry of India has seen a boom and gained popularity in world as a fashion centric nation. Earlier, not many people knew about India and Indian fashion. But, today India is a renowned nation famous for its elegant woman’s attire named “Saree” . Today, Indian Fashion designers are well known faces in the International Fashion Industry and it is because of these fashion designers that India is in the list of top countries. The Indian fabric and Indian textile is very popular and in demand in international markets.

India is a diverse nation and doesn’t have a unique or a standard dressing style. This diversification of dressing style has given Indian fashion designers ample scope of creativity. The end result of mixing such diverse dressing styles was FUSION. Right from the traditional salwar kameez or sarees to churidars, kurtis, the semi formal way of wearing it over trousers or jeans, capris and the highly elegant and contemporary style of draping sarees, from simply cotton blouses to halter-neck, puffed sleeves, deep necks, and lycra-fitted blouses. Apart from regional attires, the Bollywood element also holds a domineering part in Indian Fashion style.

 

 

Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar,Ritu bery, Rohit Bal,Satya Paul etc have gripped global attention with their beautiful designs always giving a new edge to this ethnic wear that fascinates the world- therefore, saree will never be chucked at the back of a woman’s wardrobe.

Raneeta pal

 

 

 

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