Saree is one of the most effeminate and brings out the real charm of a lady. A traditional ensemble of Asian women, Saree is a long unstitched cloth of about 6 to 8 yards. These are usually available in a gamut of colors, styles, fabrics and designs.
With changing fashion, Saree world is going through a whole makeover in recent times. But the basics of a Saree remain the same. A saree is worn over a petticoat along with a matching blouse. Various saree fabrics used in the making a Saree include silk, cotton, georgette, crepe, chiffon, satin etc. Each Saree varies from each other based in the fabric used, the saree draping style and saree designs.
India is one of the biggest manufactures and exporters of saree. India is a great hub of saree business and one can also buy a Saree online. South India is known for its Silk Sarees. Silk sarees are manufactured in large quantities in Kanchipuram and Varnasi also refereed as Benarasi Silk Sarees. Sarees from Kanchipuram are called Kancheepuram Sarees, Kanjivaram Silk sarees or Kanchi Sarees Arani Silk Sarees These sarees are best known for their broad pure silk works. Sarees from Bangalore also known as Bangalore Sarees or Ilkal Sarees are a great hit every where. The simple yet intricate patterns on the pallu and the earth colors make it a preferred saree.
Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad, Secundrabad, Vizag) also boasts of its own Saree Design namely the Pochampalli Silk. Known for its intricate geometric patterns, Pochampalli Silks have a huge market among those who prefer Traditional Sarees. The golden borders of the saree are adorned with the designs of temple domes and shrines around the state.
Sarees from Eastern India comprise Bengali Sarees, Banarasi sarees and Bandhini Bandhej Sarees. West Bengal is known for its Cotton Sarees which are in a high demand during the sultry summers.Banarasi Sarees are known as the other famous silk sarees and the counterparts of the Southern Kanchipuram Silk Sarees. Bandhej sarees also known as the Bandhini Sarees are made by the unique technique of tie and dye. The southern answer for Bengal Cotton sarees are the Cotton Sarees form Coimbatore. These sarees are famous mainly because of their lightweight feature.
Apart from different styles of Sarees from each region, there are also different saree wearing styles. The usual style of wearing a saree by draping the pallu over the blouse is commonly known as the Nivvi Style of Saree wearing. Gujarati Saree wearing style is a slight deviant with the pallu being draped over the right shoulder instead of the customary left shoulder. The Marathi style resembles to that of wearing a trouser with the lower part wrapped around the legs completely. This style is also known as the Fisherwoman style. The Mundu neriyathum style from Kerala has none of the decorative pleats or drapes as of the above mentioned styles. This style has a plain skirt, a blouse and a Neriyathum draped over the blouse. Sarees are the preferred outfit for any occasion. Party wear sarees are found in abundance in recent times.
The Designer Sarees are mostly preferred as Party wear Sarees. Loads of saree designs are experimented to bring out the perfect Designer Saree. These sarees are also selected in the bridal trousseau as the Bridal Sarees. Traditional sarees are sometimes liked as part of the bridal wear too. Traditional Silk sarees are mostly favored as wedding sarees, as these are rich and robust.
Embroidery Sarees are much in vogue too. Handmade embroidery is exquisitely worked onto a rich fabric of a Georgette Saree or a Chiffon Saree. These embroideries are meticulously patterned out of art around the world. These sarees are also referred to as Bollywood sarees as they are made popular by Bollywood heroines and protagonists.
With improving time, buying a saree online has become an easy process. Just by having a paypal account or a credit card, one can easily shop for sarees from India online. The simple steps involved are browsing through the collection of sarees available online and select a saree of your fancy. Then one can easily use the check out method to buy the Saree online. Occasional Saree sale by the online websites make it further easier where one can buy cheap sarees of better quality. This has made life easy for South Asians, Indians, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan community living in United States(USA), United Kingdom(UK), Canada, Australia, Europe, South Africa and other parts of world to easily buy saree online.
Once a Saree of choice is selected and bought, the next step involves getting a matching blouse. Saree blouses also have different types like traditional blouse, Pattern blouse, Designer Saree blouse etc. With correct measurements one can even order for a customized blouse online.
The latest trend in Saree is the Lehenga style saree. This is a new type of Designer Saree with minimum trouble of pleating and draping. This type of saree is the new trend of Readymade Saree with easy wearing convenience.