Indian clothing has crossed all borders and bocoming a part of celebrities wardrobe.
British actress and model Elizabeth Hurley or Liz Hurley turned up at a charity bash in New York in a pale pink and green sari.
Saree is the most popular and widely worn ladies dress in India . Saree is commonly worn by Indian ladies in all regions in India . Saree also has become a party-wear dress. Saree is traditional and feminine dress which has been worn by the Indian ladies for centuries ago. Still, Saree is considered as a perfect dress for women for different occasions like marriages, festivals and birth of a child. From Hindu literature it is depicted from the paintings, Saree were used by so many ancient legendary figures like Radha, during the time of lord Krishna Draupati in Mahabarata. It has also been noticed from Indian history that Rajput Queen of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 16th century loved to wear Saree which were made of fine fabric and different types of hand work were got done on it sari viz. Silver Zari and Golden Zari, Resham thread embroidery, sitara, Lucknow karai, Dabka, Jardozi, Sequence, Antique, beads, pipe, mukash, bandez etc. These typical types of hand work are being done on Saree by artisans now days also. While celebrates and festivals women use to wear such types of Saree . Now days printed Saree is also commonly worn by Indian ladies.
The Saree is a piece of unstitched cloth styled in such a manner that perfects draper in a fascinating way to show her perfectly dressed, the apparel which suits for all the occasions or even in daily use.
To complete the Saree perfectly draped, a garment named petticoat is required to be worn under the Sari to hold the Sari placed properly on the portion from feet to waist on the body of a women. It is an integral part of Saree shaping like long skirt to be tightening either by drawstring ( nara ) or elastic around the waist to keep the Sari hold on it.
Blouse comprises the part of Saree dress. It is also the integral part of the Sari requires to be worn by women while dressing up in Sari . Blouse is just like a compact part of choli either having sleeve or sleeveless is worn on the upper part of the body to cover the breast.
There are plenty varieties of Saree manufactured in different types of cloth. The cost of Saree varies according to the quality of cloth and work done by artisans on Sari . Saree available in different varieties are:-
- Pure silk Sari
- Silk blended Sari
- Art silk Sari
- Cotton Sari
- Cotton Blended Sari
- Georgette Sari
- Chiffon Sari
- Crape Sari
- Polyester Sari
- Synthetic Sari
Among these Sari some brands are commonly manufactured like Banarasi silk Sari , Kanjivaram silk Sari , Tepata silk Sari , Apoorva Bangalore silk Sari , Maysoor silk Sari , khadi silk Sari prepared by the artisans on loom. Rajasthani cotton Sari named, Akola Sari , Bagru Sari , Barmeri Sari , Sanganeri Sari . Printed Sari is prepared from the fabric cotton, georgette, chiffon, crape, polyester and synthetic etc. Some hand work Saree are also common i.e. Lucknowi Karai Sari , Chikan work Sari , Sequens work Sari , Antique work Sari , Zari work Sari . Among traditional Saree , Bandhini Sari of Rajasthan and the Chanderi Sari of Madhya Pradesh are land marks in the history of Indian Sari . The cool and crisp Kota saris of Rajasthan heighten the craftsmanship of the weaver. Venkatagiri and Poona Sari , Pochampali Sari and Maheswari Sari are also very fascinating.
Now days 5mts. to 6.5 mts Saree are being manufactured to suit a perfect fit for every figure. Saree is not so complicated to wear as you might suppose. Saree is most easily worn dress of ladies, worn in all part of India north to south. There are so many styles adopted by a woman to drape Saree on her in different regions of the different states of India . One of the easiest ways is given below:-
How to wear a Saree:
Hold one side of the upper edge of the Saree with your left hand around your waist to feet on your back side leaving free the pallu side on other end.
Tuck the top border of inner of the Saree in to the petticoat in such a way so that the Saree may fall up to the floor level.
Drape the Saree around the front keeping it on same height.
Tuck the little top edge of the Saree into the petticoat keeping on same height.
Make the fold of few straight plates from the right side and tuck it into the petticoat so that the bottom edge of the Saree should touch the floor level.
Bring around the other end of the Saree in your both hand and keep pallu put on left side shoulder allowing the pallu fall on your back.
Over the centuries, there have been changes the Saree is still holding its grace and beauty. Even in this modern era a feminine dress Saree is not forgettable. Several important occasions in Hindu Culture witnesses the importance of a Saree . The Saree has attained great importance among other feminine dresses and has maintained it's elegant and beauty till now. Even on the occasion of marriages in different states of India the cultural as well as modern occasional dress of the bride is Sari .
Ladies dressed in Sari reflects women's style, grace, sense and elegant. Sari enhances an increases the beauty, personality and importance as a lady. It is important to drape a Sari in proper manner so as to look perfectly dressed. Properly dressed Sari has greater appearance.
Few Tips on Wearing a Saree: -
- Slim women should wear Cotton Sari , Tissue Sari , Tapeta Silk Sari , Tussar silk Sari , so that they may look beautiful, attractive and Healthy.
- Healthy women should wear Georgette Sari , Chignon Sari , Maysoor silk Sari , or Chiffon Sari so that they may look beautiful, attractive and slim.
- Shorter women should wear the Sari with small borders or no borders and in dressed position the lining on Sari , if so, should appear horizontal to the earth so that they may look beautiful, attractive and tall.
- Longer women should wear the Sari with big borders and in dressed position the lining, if so, on Sari should appear parallel to the earth so that they may look beautiful and attractive.
- Fair complexion women should wear dark color Sari so that they may look beautiful, attractive.
- Dark complexion women should wear light color Sari so that they may look beautiful, attractive.