Saree is considered the quintessential garment for the Indian women- an identity of an Indian woman. In a saree, a woman looks most feminine as it shows and conceals the right amount of skin. Sarees are no more only an Indian garment, but it has become popular internationally. The only garment that can make a woman look graceful and sexy at the same time is a saree. Moreover, a saree can be draped in an infinite number of ways, and hence, the reason it has survived many popular trends.

Evolution of Saree

In 6000 years of existence, sarees have evolved with the modern trends and preferences. During the ancient time, the palla was gathered into unorganized pleats and pinned to the shoulder. In the mid sixties, it became fashionable to leave the palla free over the left hand in a spread to display the beauty of the palla design.

Traditionally, saree was draped much above the navel as compared to low waist modern draping. Coming on blouse, earlier known as choli which used to end till the lower waist. In recent times, different kinds of blouse can be observed such as bralettes, off-shoulders, halter, etc. all ending above the midriff.

In addition to that, designers have evolved the saree in numerous forms to ease the wearability. As evident, the pre-stitched sarees, known as ‘saree gowns’, are hottest among all age groups.

Different varieties in saree

While there is a classical style of draping a saree, followed by the women all around. However, there are more than 100 varieties in a saree. The South Indian style Kanjeevaram, Odia style in Orissa, Marathi style and Bengali style. Besides, a variety of print techniques such as Bandhani print on georgette and batik print also makes a saree different altogether.

In India, every region and culture has the unique styles of draping. For example, Bengali women drape the pallu in front style while Maharashtrian women drape the saree like a dhoti. The reservoir of saree is simply superb encompassing embroidered saree, classy silk saree and special bridal designer sarees. In addition, Indian sarees come up in a variety of saree fabric, exquisite embroideries like Zari, Resham and beadwork in a vibrant color palette, varying as per the different regions.

Sarees have become a popular choice among women for every occasion, be it a party, wedding or a festival.