Saris have always been a part of all auspicious occasions in India. No matter it’s a wedding, festive celebration or a social gathering, sari is always a first preference for any Indian Women. And with so many fashion designers experimenting with fusions of traditional printed saris with contemporary touch makes them even more in demand.
With this article, get a glimpse of some of the latest trending Sari designs you can use this season.
Ladies, if you have been limiting your work-wears to only business suits or ethnic suits, then you must check out this line of work-wear saris by Fashion Designer Anavila Mishra. Her Collection showcased at Lakme fashion week Summer/Resort 2016 was a complete contemporary take on the traditional line of clothing saris. Her collection gave the sari a complete new meaning.
The collection had sari styles like Romantic date saris, Metallic saris, street style saris, work-wear saris, festive saris with three looks in each style. It had prints from floral to polka dots to checks.
But the work-wear style saris were beyond mesmerizing. The saris had a neat drape which itself looked so comfortable showing a no-fuss look for work place. The jacket and leather belt on the waist was an amazing fusion of contemporary and traditional look.
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Embroidered Saris – Patola, Kantha
If there is something today’s technology can’t replace is the art of hand-woven needlework. And this is what defines the embroidered saris. Embroidery is such a skillful art which has been practiced since the time of Mughals. But definitely fashion designers have been successful in bringing out the beauty of traditional embroidery mixed with modern look.
Take a look at some of the best traditional embroidered saris with a taste of modernity:
Patan Patola Embroidery – Gujarat
Patola Saris are the traditional hand-woven saris which belong to the State of Gujarat. These embroidered saris are extremely popular for their laudable designs and patterns. Apart from the alluring embroidery, the element which makes these saris look divine is the fabric from which they are made of i.e. A special type of silk called Patotal.
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Fashion Designer Gauang Shah’s showcased a collection “Stridhan” which was a tribute to this ancient weave. The saris were draped in rural style giving a touch to our ancient culture. If you are fond of traditional looking saris, you may want to try your hands on this Gaurang Shah’s collection.
The Kantha Tales
Kantha embroidery, coming from small parts of West Bengal, is an amalgamation of old used fabrics to create a beautiful embroidered piece of fabric. Mostly done on old Cotton White Saris, the beauty of these lies in there border which are made from different color threads of old saris.
Check out Abraham and Thakore’s Kantha Saris from his Amazon India Fashion Week’s Collection “Old New”. The Collection’s soul was completely on recycling. Remains of used X-rays and Ct scans were used as sequins, their hooks and studs were used an ornamentation on clothes and old and used brocades and ribbons which were then recycled were used to decorate the sari borders.
The Collection was a tribute to generations Old Kantha Embroidery. So, if you think you have too many Old saris, Why not try this piece of Art instead of buying another sari?
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The Silken Saris
One Sari without which your closet is incomplete is a Silk Sari. There are so many types of Silk saris that are available in the market today but our thumbs up go to the Kanjeevaram Saris this Season.
Originating from the Kanchipuram town in Tamil Nadu, these saris are extremely popular in South India and are one of the most expensive Saris available today. These Saris are made from pure mulberry Silk and mostly ornamented with zari border. The prints of these saris are also inspired from the ancient architecture like peacocks, ancient temples etc.
Fashion Designer Santosh Parekh’s ‘Woven tales of Kanchipuram’ collection showcased sensational versions of the six yard Kanchivaram weaves in various hues and prints. The collection also had metallic saris based on ‘The Gold animal and ‘The Gold Bridal’.
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Such a divine collection of metallic and Kanchivaram weaves it was. Ladies, you must try these saris in this Wedding Season.
Though nothing can replace Silk Saris because of the royalty they display, there is definitely a fabric which can be perfect replacement for silk saris if you are not willing to spend much this season. Chanderi saris, made from a blend of Cotton and degummed Silk is a perfect sari for any weather.
It has the same glossy texture as silk and same comfort as Cotton. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your hand on Chanderi silk saris this Season.
Check out Chanderi Saris from Rahul Mishra’s latest Collection from Lakme India Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013. Not to be missed is the Shirt Style blouse. You should definitely try this look if you are looking for something unique yet traditional for this Wedding Season.
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This Season, Instead of wearing metal as jewelry, Why not add some taste of metal to your Sari itself. And yes, metallic is just not about wearing a silverish or gold touch Sari. You can add a tinge of metal to the drape of the Sari only or make the full look of Sari and Blouse metallic.
The beauty of a metallic sari is even mixing of simplest fabrics like khadi with some hard metal can make a sari look so beautiful.
Check out Tisca Chopra’s metallic Sari she was spotted wearing during Lakme Fashion Week. Isn’t she looking simply Gorgeous?
Check out some more designs of Fashion Designers Gaurang Shah and Ashdeen of metallic Saris. This White Sari by Ashdeen definitely left us drooling over it.
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Metallic yarns and zari borders are something which is difficult to weave even by the most skilled artisan. Hemang Aggarwal’s Collection at Lakme fashion Week Summer 2016 was a complete shimmery collection of metallic jackets with metallic saris.
The collection had no prints or embroidery and it has simple saris but just the metallic look made it ornamental.
So, go all bold this season with Hemang Aggarwal’s metallic saris.
PC: Pinterest/Hemang Aggarwal Metallic saris
The Sporty look
Do you have an athlete running into your blood and wearing ethnic saris do not appeal to you much. Then add some sport to your sari. This can be in a form of sporty look blouse and even the sari itself.
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Check out these yogesh Chaudhry and Sabyasachi’s stylish sporty looking blouses. Just a perfect blend of sporty look with traditional wear.
Also, don’t miss this numbered t-shirt blouse of Jacqueline Fernandez. We can’t wait to add this sporty sari in our wardrobe. Can you?
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So, it’s time you stop wearing the same old printed saris and try these looks!!
And if you have any more styles that we can add here, please do leave your comments in the space below.