10 Types of Wedding Sarees that are a Must-Have in your Wardrobe!
Sarees are known for their magnificence and the vibrant colors all over the globe. Its reputation is such that even the people who do not have Indian origins like this 6 yard of fabric which drapes women and makes them look beautiful. Moreover, the majority of the folks accept that it is this excellent material which stresses the fineness of Indian ladies. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the draping style, weaving, fabric pattern varies for wedding sarees. As a matter of fact, each state has it’s own unique style that has been instilled over the generations. We bring to you a few styles of sarees that you surely need to have in your wardrobe-
A Kanjeevaram saree is one of the most popular wedding sarees in South India. Crafted and most garnered drape from the hub of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, this saree has earned a fame for its vibrant colours and excellent borders with temple patterns. Also, these sarees use a golden thread that is known for the sheer elegance that it gives to the fabric. With an interesting story behind the invention of these sarees, Kanjeevaram silk is one of the most cherished possessions in a woman’s wardrobe.
Banaras brocade came into existence during the Mughal era; It is an important part of all North Indian sarees. Most of the designs are influenced by them in the form of floral and foliage motifs, bel and kalga. Jhaalar which is a narrow fringe like pattern that makes the inner and outer border is the signature pattern of these sarees. Moreover, their marvellous colours, sheen and texture are something which is enough to give you everyday wear arguments. Crafted in the land of Varanasi, these sarees have gaudy golden embroidery and are popular wedding sarees in North India.
Traditionally designed and tailored at the land of Madhya Pradesh, India, Chanderi sarees give the royal affairs a pretty peek. They are given various designs such as traditional floral art, peacocks and geometrics which are made into different chanderi patterns. Wear traditional jewellery to accentuate its beauty. Brides usually wear these as pre or post wedding sarees.
This is one of the specialty wedding sarees from Tamil Nadu. Also known as Temple Saree; it is usually draped on the Gods and Goddesses in the temple. The main attraction of the Konrad saree is the wide borders and wedding-inspired motifs that form an integral part of its design. Also, Motifs such as peacocks and elephants symbolise water and fertility.
This 5 yard saree from West Bengal comes in vibrant colours such as red, purple and deep blue. Made of silk and handlooms, Baluchari sarees are over 200 years old. Interestingly, these sarees depict tales from Mahabharata or Ramayana. The borders of the Baluchari saree has small butis, and a floral design runs across the edges.
Kasavu is a handwoven cream /off-white colored saree with a gold border, worn usually by malayali women. Kerala’s Kasavu emerges as one of the finest traditional saris. Also, they define the essence of the beauty of every woman in Kerala. It is a handloom design material with intrinsic borders soaked in the color of pure gold. Moreover, this fabric sari is considered to be the most auspicious of wedding sarees for women in Kerala.
The name Kantha is with relevance to the embroidery, and not the fabric used in the saree. Kantha embroidery is all about decorative designs and patterns with running stitch. That is why the cloth has stitches with lovely floral, folk, bird and animal motifs. Moreover, Kantha art keeps the rural women of the area engaged, leading to these beautiful sarees that shows their hard work and labour.
This saree popular in Rajasthan as well as Gujarat involves a tie and dye technique; which is also called as ‘Bandhej’. The technique involves plucking the cloth into several tiny bindings, that end up forming a figurative design. Moreover, A Bandhani saree stands out for its unique and vibrant look which makes it apt for the Indian summer.
The tribal people usually weave these sarees in India. They derive it from a type of silkworm that is found in South Asia. Mostly, Tussar silk sarees come in neutral tones such as off-white and beige; you always have the option to combine them with a contrasting color like bright pink or a red to get the perfect look.These are surely some of the types of sarees you must have in your wardrobe; for not just weddings, but also for normal use. If not, just steal them from your mom 😛 If you’re looking for a more extensive read about wedding dresses and trends, then click here. Also, you can even wear a wedding dress according to the theme of your wedding. Like, If you’re planning to go for a destination wedding, then chuck the sarees and wear something to suit the occasion.
Also published on Medium.