A sari is a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of an unstitched drape varying from 4.5 to 9 metres (15 to 30 feet) in length.
Types Of Sarees In India:
India is the home to the beautiful saree and almost every state has its art of printing and weaving a saree. Here are some of the most popular types of Fabrics used in Sarees and their origin in India:
Most Used Types of Saree Fabrics:
Cotton is the most preferred fabric in India for its light and airiness. The top cotton sarees in India are – Mangalagiri, Khadi, Sambalpuri, Chettinad, Kanjeevaram, Tant, Kotki and Chikan sarees. These sarees get their name from the origin place and known for their exquisite weaving.
No occasion is complete without a silk saree. Whether it is a heavy Kanjeevaram silk or a lightweight Uppada, Silk sarees are the best choice for a radiant look. Some of the most popular Indian silk sarees are the Banarasi Silk, Tussar Silk, Mysore Silk, Bhagalpuri Silk and Art Silk sarees.
Fancy sarees come in a number of mill-made fabrics like Georgette, Rayon, chiffon etc. These are an extremely popular choice for the variety of designs they support.
Different Types of Saree Styles:
Based on the place of origin, sarees are named differently. These places have become signature marks for quality and style. The following are some of the most popular saree types:
- Kanjeevaram Silk From Tamilnadu
- Kalamkari from Srikalahasthi
- Kasavu sarees from Kerala
- Sambalpuri from Odisha
- Pochampally from Telangana
- Paithani From Maharashtra
- Bandhani From Gujarat
- Muga from Assam
Sarees come in a number of types and designs to choose from. From no border sarees to long Zari borders, sarees have always kept with the changing times. Whether you are looking for a simple Buti (Dots) or an intricate floral pattern, sarees offer them all.
New Saree Types With Pictures:
Let we have to look at the top designs of saree types with detailed info.
Dotted Type Saree:
Here is another innovative print for a saree with a white base and soft traditional patterns forming the body pattern for the saree. From afar this would resemble a densely dotted pattern and on closer look, the ethnic patterns will open up to a whole new innovative look.
White is one of the most soothing hues to be worn that can portray suitableness mixed in with elegant vibes. Embossed in floral patterns is this beautiful saree in sheer white which sports dense flower patterns all over the body. A great look for a classy evening or a simple friend’s wedding night look, you can rock this look with loose open locks and a glimmering golden neckpiece.
Solid Bubblegum Love:
If you want to keep things light and your love for bubblegum colours are simply irresistible, why not mix and match the best of the both and flaunt this masterpiece with grace. In a slight teal blue hue with a metallic matte gold borderline, this saree is indeed a stunner. Match it with matte pearl or blinking diamond accessories.
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While the draping is absolutely gorgeous in midnight blue hue, the body colour of the saree is copper steals the spotlight right away. The borderline in matte copper gold shimmers slightly as the outer line strip has a narrow intricate design pattern. You can either opt for a blouse that matches the borderline pattern or simply go plain Jane with a mud copper blouse and junk jewel piece.
Here is another smashing embellished borderline pattern that adds a heavy fun look to the saree. The smooth velvety draping of the saree sports a vivacious maroon colour and supporting it is the base colour to the saree in soft beige with intricate heavy flower patterns. Instead of gold jewellery set this time pair this look with the least flashy accessory, maybe a mud hued neckpiece and a small black bindi.
Subtle In Peach:
If you are going for a down to earth look and yet want a little jazz to spice up the solemn hue, why not opt for this saree that has a soft baby peach colour tone that looks marvellously sober as the borderline of the saree sports a handsome flowery outline that is embellished to add an exciting appeal to the saree. This is a good option for formal office parties or social gatherings.
Metallic colours are in the trend of the present gen and bringing the same shiz wrapped in an ethnic suit is this metallic sheen lustre colour that looks incredible when paired with dull tones. Instead of the patterned blouse, you can opt for blouses in grey or teal blue. The gold metallic shade here looks brilliant when paired with black as the dual colour.
Keeping It Classic:
One of the most common colour combination when it comes to classic sarees are the red and white creating a striking contrast amongst each other as the soft, sparse floral patterns in fiery red looks heavenly set against the white silk background. These sarees are usually a hit when it comes to religious occasions where this is the perfect example of subtly mixed with fun.
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Combining The Best:
This saree has a beautiful combination of deep silken pink contrasted with satin white that breathes life to this interesting combo. The base of the saree looks marvellous in soft white lacing that concludes the piece with intricate border lining in black and gold. This can be a perfect option for an evening meal paired with a solid black or white blouse. Gold accessories along with it will do wonders.
If pink and black is not enough to get your hearts racing here is another addition to the classic combo where the outer line of the saree has this brilliant wide strip of glittering silver embedded on itself which makes this saree an absolute fit for party wear. The fuchsia pink with the narrow strip of black borderline makes this a wonderful experience.
Scribbled In Monochrome:
What brings life to this saree is the highlighted design pattern that is not unique but also a classic example of modern art matched in B&W colours. The base of the saree is an off white satin with black scribbling scattered all over the garb much like splattered paint on a white canvas.
Two pieced Glamour:
This can be availed in one piece or with the latest innovations; this can even be a two-piece saree where the base or body of the saree conforms to one colour, the other part, the pallu or the draping belonging to some other. Here the base is in soft pink with transparent draping and a georgette embellished border line adding vibrancy to the look.
A Touch Of Uniqueness:
Black and gold have always been a striking combo that makes heads turn as the contrast between the two make your heart melt. A boon to this would be the golden bits to be glittering in sparkles, which is exactly what you get in this saree. However, the use of Buddha heads in crimson red towards the end of the saree makes this saree one of the best in the lot.
Laced With Love:
This is yet another masterpiece from the lace collections that can adorn your wardrobe and come out right during the party season when going traditional in a modern way can earn you more points than others. Off butter, white is the base hue of the saree with vibrant baby pink and black borderlines adding interest to the lace filled look. The use of small monochrome checks around the borderline simply brings out the love in the look.
To Being Modern:
The modernistic patterns in saree usually sport unique, unseen patterns that look marvellous while the striking colour combinations add a heightened sense of elegance to the look. The draping of the saree is in mustard yellow with wide strips of matter gold concluding the border to the saree. For the end, the triangles in monochrome add a cool look to the entire set.
The pattern and the prints scream of traditional roots while the pattern choice is oh so chic and modern-esque. The saree is filled with heavy artwork cluttering up traditional patterns and themes into one while the colourful merging of the various ethnic trends set apart a normal saree from this exclusively gorgeous one.
Yet Another Kalamkari:
For those who are still wondering what a kalamkari saree is, here is yet another example of a kalamkari saree, much like the previous one we just saw. These sarees are usually packed to the brim with vibrant patterns all of the different colour assortments that breathes life to the look while keeping the quirky fun quotient intact. Not only are they cluttered in with patterns, but these sarees come in different traditional and modern patterns that you can choose from. Often in vibrant shades with striking combinations, keep these sarees for a sporty day rather than a mundane meeting.
Graciously Blue Skies:
Once again we are back to pop bubblegum colours this time the blue resembling a spring noon sky, bright and shining as the body of the saree is filled in with this beautiful hue. The borderline to the saree is in black georgette that softly shimmers as the intricate black floral pattern amongst the outer line adds an interesting look.
We have already displayed the ombre shade before in this article and here is yet another one this time in coffee hues rather than the blues, the colour-contrasting between the deep and the light creating a beautiful copper colour with the borderlines sporting a wide matte gold pattern. Metallic accessories usually go very well with this look. One can even opt for junk jewellery, maybe a chunky neckpiece all the way to your midrib and a handsome bracelet chunk to go with it.
In Colors Of Joy:
It is not the prints in monochrome that makes our heart skip a beat but the rather colourful stripes of different chunks taken from the rainbow himself, making the saree look tremendously beautiful. The best part about this saree is you can opt for it both during an official meeting or simply a much-awaited meet with a long lost friend in the quiet backdrop of a summer café.
Different than kalamkari prints and yet on the same step, this abstract design pattern is known as Batik print used widely as one of the main traditional designs seen in many tops, tunics and such. Here the draping to the saree has its paisley in white as the maroon and beige background adds a stunning factor to the saree.
Flowers form an integral part of traditional designs that portray both power and feminism. For an everyday classy look, look no further as this wonderful flower power saree will have you awestruck as the simplicity in the pattern brings out the design all the more. The base is made of soft beige or off white silk on top of which an amalgamation of beautiful flowers in yellow and pink adorns the saree.
Ombre is referred to a new dual-colour trend where one colour dissolves slowly to mix in with the other colour instead of having a defined line that distinguishes the two hues. Here the ombre colour shade is in blues, deep and light contrasting amongst each other as the borderline embellishment in beige looks stunning.
Faux Print Saree:
Yet another abstract pattern graces the body of the saree as the finely print saree in blue sports monochrome fibre stripes and digital prints that bring about the flamboyancy of the look while the use of soft maroon and blue mixed in with different shades of blue adds well-deserved beauty to the look. This is a fun saree and often wouldn’t be a proper choice for formal wears. However, a meet and greet with friends or a birthday party and such might be just the occasion for you to sport one.
Grey can be a dull and boring colour if not paired adequately and here breaking the monotony is not only the subtle teal metal grey which forms the body of the saree but also the burst of colours filling in the strips along the lines of the border that adds uniqueness to the look. The saree uses pop canary yellow and smooth baby pink as a colour choice through the black stripe that concludes the look of the saree.
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Off late a newer trend has been doing its rounds where the saree colour is nothing but a simple solid hue sans any pattern or design. This is much of a futuristic simple-minded look and usually is made of the finest silk or the best lace. Here we see the beautiful saree in royal blue glimmering softly in its satin hue. This can be one of the best official plus party looks when paired with appropriate accessories.
Monochrome At Its Best:
The saree is a classic milk-white amazing but what escapes the naked eyes and reveals itself on close scrutiny is the soft black spots splattered all across the body that accounts to the part of the look book for the saree. However, amongst the white, the use of beautiful matte black floral patterns in detailing with leaves and branches and all create a superb contrast and makes it one of the best subtle looks for a saree.
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Pastel And Gold:
It is not only the pastel white hue of the saree that adds colour to the garb but also the glimmering gold wrap-around stripes that look unbelievably good in the back pastel background. This design inculcates a bit of a both; the tradition kept in mind while the modernistic design simply makes your saree stand out amongst the rest. What would make this more beautiful is a simple accessory addition may be in gold, a neckpiece or a bracelet.
A saree similar to the dazzling diamond, the base of this saree is in nude hue giving off a natural sober tone while the ending of the saree looks scrumptious in soft floral patterns done upon a white base. The nude colour is especially suited for a slight sun-kissed olive skin tone. What highlights the saree as a real gem is the glimmering outline border to the piece. A brilliant party look indeed.
Red is not only the colour of love or lust but also a raging colour of the Indian wedding scene. It is primarily an unspoken norm that tells you that a bride has to be adorned in the red hues of love and here is the perfect example for a wedding event saree which you can pair with gold jewellery for the perfect look. The floral patterns in red bring out the body of the saree while the wide golden strip on the outer line adds to the glow of the look.
Q.1. Who invented the saree?
The origin of the drape or a garment similar to the sari can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which came into being during 2800–1800 BC in north west India. The journey of sari began with cotton, which was first cultivated in the Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BC.
Q.2. Which countries wear sarees?
The sari (often spelled ‘saree’), is a garment traditionally worn in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. It can be an heirloom passed down through generations, or a purely functional garment worn everyday.
Q.3. Is saree worn in Pakistan?
In Pakistan, the saris are still popular and worn on special occasions. The Shalwar kameez, however, is worn throughout the country on a daily basis. The sari nevertheless remains a popular garment among the middle and upper class for many formal functions.
Q.4. What is Saree called in English?
noun, plural sa·ris.
a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.