Saree: Historical Trends of Indian Ethnic Wear


Sarees or saris are a traditional garment that has succeeded in stealing millions of hearts even today.There is something about the saree that makes women look dignified, charming and stylish.Before years, women wear sarees in different ways and style. With the time change, the wearing style of sarees also has been refined and suited for the women of this generation.The one thing that remained constant in the evolution of the sarees for 5000 years is the pleats. Women made sure that they had the perfect pleats in their sarees from the very start.

The beauty of a saree lies in the way it gracefully enhances the curves of the Indian women. No other attire can suit the Indian body types as a saree does. It elegantly flaunts the parts that make a woman look beautiful and covers the parts that have to be covered.

Wearing saree is an art. If women do in right way with right style, it makes her look elegant.There are various styles of draping a saree in different regions of our country. The draping style varies from community to community according to their taste.The length of the saree varies from 4 to 9 yards & 2 to 4 feet in breadth, and this allows it to be draped in a countless number of ways.

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                                                                            Different Trend of  Draping Style

Various materials are used to make beautiful sarees. Initially, Sarees were made of Cotton and Silk. Women traditionally wore various types of regional handloom sarees made of silk, cotton, block-print, embroidery and tie-dye textiles. Most sought after brocade silk sarees are Banasari, Kanchipuram, Paithani, Mysore, Uppada, Bagalpuri, Balchuri, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Mekhela, Narayan pet and Eri etc. are traditionally worn for festive and formal occasions.As time passes, different materials were used to make. Today, modern fabrics such as Georgette, Art silk, Zoya SilkJacquardChiffon, Velvet and Net etc. are used to make sarees.

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