A saree isn’t just an outfit. The world’s oldest piece of clothing, it embodies a woman’s very essence. Her whims and fancies, fantasies, quirks, her imagination and emotion- all draped, twirled, twisted, turned and lost in the beauty of six yards-only to becoming one!
A saree has been around for over 5,000 years and has survived the times of cultural invasion and colonisation. Women might not like to kick the pleats that often and would rather go with evening gowns or a denim, but this unstitched garment is gaining momentum around the world! From Jessica Alba to Kim Kardashian, from Paris Hilton to Selena Gomez and Julia Roberts, even the Hollywood’s A-listers are sporting sarees for their shutterbug moments!
The Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow of a Saree
Back home, a saree is the companion of day-to-day life and has many forms. It is worn as a trouser to work in the fields, as a queen in festivals and like a lehenga to strut around in the wedding season.
From Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings to the designer gossamer zari work on pure kanjivaram silk sarees, these sarees have traversed through generations and decades, without losing their sheen and ever facing an existential crisis! The nine yards have shimmered and shone through the rural lanes, only to set the ramps on fire! The sarees have been reinvented and rediscovered, from a different perspective and angle every time one finds a muse in it. A Banarasi with zari and sequins embellished on it or a Kalakshetra -simple yet delightful-a saree screams loud of human persistence and effort.
Sarees as your Wardrobe’s Must-Have Staple
A saree may not be easy to slide on as an LBD but the swag that comes with it is unmatchable! The time when you wear a saree it embraces you, highlighting your curves and sidelining the flaws you feel about your body. One most important thing- just toss your shapewear out of the window. You aren’t going to need it!
And yes, you don’t need to worry about the weather as well! You have summer silks like Chanderi and Maheshwari to keep your style game at all time high without skimping on comfort! Cotton and summer linen sarees, of course, are there to leave an everlasting impression in your day-to-day life. Kanjivarams and Banarasi have got you all covered in winters! You, dear ladies, are all sorted style-wise!
Sarees: for every occasion and every milestone
Be it a wedding or a boardroom meeting, a just another day at work or a romantic night out with a special someone, you can never go wrong with a saree!
Sarees: Forever new and always ready to mingle!
Bored from the same old brocade blouse routine? Jazz up your ethnic look with a dhoti saree! Might wear your saree with a palazzo as well and look gorgeous than ever! Pair up your saree with the sexy football number crop top or a shimmering kurta! Take your man’s blazer and just go all boss lady at work! Gold jewellery or floral jewellery, makeup or no makeup- one thing for sure- you are never going to run out of options with a saree!
So, this is why saree is known to be the most versatile dress.