A saree is one of the most classic and elegant attires that almost every Indian woman has in her wardrobe. When draped perfectly, this wonderful garment makes a woman look stunningly gorgeous.
In India, almost each and every state comes up with its own speciality of sarees. And each style has some feature that makes it unique in its own way. These styles never go out of fashion, and make you look lovelier every time you wear them. This is one of the reasons why almost every newlywed has at least one saree from each of these traditional styles in her closet. Here are some of the best sarees of different cultures, which are the must haves in an Indian bride’s closet.
#1. Beautiful Bandhani
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These enchanting sarees, also known as bandhej, are from Gujarat and Rajasthan. These tie and dye sarees come in multitudes of colours, and plethora of designs. Whenever you are in a festive mood, the bandhani sarees are perfect for you to reflect your feelings in front of the world. Whether you go for traditional red, green, yellow, or the modern pastel shades of pink, the bandhani style always looks majestic. So, next time when you have to attend a religious function or shake a leg at dandiya night, look ravishing in a bandhanisaree, and steal compliments for your looks.
#2. Sophisticated Kanjivaram
Also known as the name of their place of origin, i.e., Kanchipuram, these sarees are symbolic of ‘luxury in silk’. The beautiful motifs, mostly animals and birds, and its shinning golden border are sure to make head turns whenever you wear it. The elements like intricate weave and patterns, opulent silk fabric, gold thread, etc., make them one of the costliest sarees. Go classy and elegant in your family functions with these gracefulKanjivaram sarees. You can even take inspiration from the Bollywood divas who have adorned these sarees.
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Sushmita Sen attended Durga Pooja in a white and pink traditional silk saree. She looked elegant in the saree which she accessorized with metal jhumkis and gold bangles.
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#3. Marvellous Banarasi
The oldest living city of the world gives us one of the finest sarees of the country. These hand-woven sarees with explicit embroidery are almost impossible for any Indian woman to give a miss. The making of a Banarasi saree can take anywhere between 15 days to six months. This art was brought to India by the Mughals, and thus you might still see these sarees with Mughal motifs and designs. And if you thought that Banarasi saree is synonymous to brocade, well then this might come as a surprise to you that it comes in many variants like zardosi, meenakari, georgette, jamawar, etc.
#4. Pretty Paithani
The beautiful Paithani sarees from Maharashtra are the richest quality sarees of this state. In older times, these gold and silk sarees were made only for limited and high-end buyers. These sarees come in impressive colour combinations, and their pallus are embellished with beautiful designs. So, whether it is animal, birds, or art from the Ajanta Ellora caves; they all find a place in the border of this beautiful saree. These handwoven sarees are made to perfection, and suit all occasions as well as ages.
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#5. Evergreen Patola
The Patola sarees are considered to be a status symbol, and also the definition of royalty in Gujarat. The intricate design of these sarees makes them quite costly. With weaving done by limited families in Patan (Gujarat), and the silk quality being second to none, it takes anywhere between six months to a year to get the final piece of these sarees. Most often, these are custom designed. The beautifully designed geometric shapes and traditional colours of these sarees are sure to make all heads turn to you whenever you wear them.