Monday, July 23, 2018

'Saree'- The Most Versatile Indian Attire!!!

    As we all know that India is a diversified country and there is an immense variety in Indian culture. Indian culture is a blend of various cultures belonging to different castes, religions, regions etc., It’s a land of unity in diversity which indeed is the Strength of the country. Different groups of people belonging to different cultures live together and help each other to live as a single society! Each culture has their own style of traditional clothing. Out of many traditional dresses in India, Saree takes the number one position for Indian Women. Saree is probably the oldest traditional dress of India. Though there is a number of other Indian Traditional dresses like Salwar kameez, Lehangas, Ghagra cholis etc., for the important occasions like wedding, Saree is the main attire for brides.

     A saree has gone through several changes over the years since its inception and in terms of designs, patterns, colors, like Cotton, Silk, Georgette, Satin, Chiffon, net, Crepe etc., and is known with different names like Kanchipuram   pattu, Paithani, mundu, Banarasi etc., in different parts of India. In terms of advancement in the fast-changing world, Designer Sarees are of the latest craze as the fashion designers  use their skills to enhance the beauty of the saree by using different materials like mirrors, threads, glass, gotta, metals, wood etc., for embroidery with rich patterns and combinations and also  to make the saree look elegant & extraordinary ! These heavy embellished designer sarees are apt for marriages, functions, and parties as they enhance the beauty of women.
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A Saree can be worn in different ways with different styles of draping and it can be accessorized with numerous varieties of accessories. A saree can be paired with an innumerable number, color, and variety of blouses. It is appropriate for any occasion like wedding, birthday parties, family functions, festivals, gatherings, meetings, dinner etc., and can be worn as a daily wear and as office wear! Though the origin of saree is in India especially Southern India, it has now become favorite for different women across the world. Many women from other countries like USA, UK, Canada etc., are showing a lot of interest in wearing Sarees.
     The beauty of a saree lies in the way of draping it. There is a number of ways in which a saree can be draped. A basic saree draping looks easy but it’s quite tricky and complicated at times. Saree draping differs in different parts of the country and each state and each region has their own way of styling a saree. A saree can be worn by any women irrespective of their age, height, personality, religion etc.,
Since Centuries, Saree has been ruling the Indian Women Wardrobes and has become a staple. It is the most important attire in most Indian Cinemas ranging from Tollywood to Bollywood. Many celebrities in not only India but also Hollywood like Angelina Jolie, Lady gaga, Selena Gomez love to wear a saree. A saree is truly a  versatile attire worn by most Indian Women!

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