Thursday, 5 December 2013

#86 Indian designer wedding saree

  Even though the time has really changed but saree is one outfit which does not lose its magnetism and charm along with the   turn of time. Indian sarees indeed is one of the most elegant   and beautiful dresses that Indian women wear. Indian celebrities  and actors are seen flaunting sophisticated and chic designer  sarees to international events to highlight the blend of  traditionalism and fashion. Tracing back the history of saree, one will find rich collections of traditional silk sari which has  formed a strong base for today's evolution of latest designer  sarees                                                                                                  

If we have a look at our history, sarees were created in South of India and ultimately became the traditional attire for majority of Indian community. The free-hanging end, the pallu, could be additionally embellished with punkra or punchra work, in which part of the weft is removed and the warp threads are knotted into elaborate patterns, sometimes decorated with beads or precious stones.

The Sarees have left an indelible impression all over the world, and its value seems to increase even among the young generation, as a Saree can take its own turn of fashion too.
The women here wear the saree in a style so unique, that its very elegance is intriguing. The pleats of the saree are not in front but at the back forming a fan. The pallav covering the chest is brought over the right shoulder.






The trend which is followed now days is designer saris which has taken both Indian and international market by storm. Indian have always loved expressing themselves with colors and the designer saris they choose help them to this exactly.                                                                               Being one of the most elegant attire for any women, designer sari would be considered an icing on cake. Women in today's generation want to wear sarees in many different ways and in many different styles. Young women love to wear stylish, up to date and trendy sarees.
Embroidered sarees is an art of incorporating various threaded designs. A plain Saree of cotton, silk or any other fabric is used to do embroidery. Depending on its production process, you can find various types of embroidery which is done manually i.e. hand work embroidery or by machine needles i.e machine embroidery. Once, Embroidery was a bit difficult to produce when it is done manually but due to advancement in technologies any novice can try and stitch beautiful pattern with little creativity. In olden days, only threads were used in embroidery designs but in present day due to advancement of technology & superior stitching methods, colourful threads are accompanied along with kundan, zari, pipes, pearls & more.



There are two types of embroidered sarees worth mentioning:                                                     
  • Free embroidery- the application of the designing does not disturb the knitting of the base fabric. It is popular in some parts of South East Asia
  • Counted thread embroidery - the number of threads in the fabric is calculated and only then is the stitching done


For embroidered sarees the soul of a Saree lies in its embroidery. It has been trending in India since ages and its existence has been recorded since ancient Egypt. Embroidery is considered as a symbol of prosperity and decency. Pure embroidered sarees are the decorated using mirrors, stones, zari and other materials which make the embroidery look heavy. Most Bollywood actresses also prefer heavy embroidered party wear sarees.
Embroidery is so loved that if you look around there are many objects on which embroidery patterns are found such as kuris, cushions, handbags, mobile pouches etc. Recorded historical sculptures, paintings, architecture have shown people wearing embroidered sarees.


Indian embroidery sarees in India have come a long way from being the only respectable garb of a woman to actually innovate its wearing style, its fabric, even the whole look of it. The designer embroidery Saree in India has gone from strength to strength when we actually see it being worn across all ages and in various styles. The saree has taken the fashion industry by storm and it promises to grow bigger with the influx of various designers who have actually presented the saree in a new avatar that is so very refreshing according to some. Embroidery designs are the heritage gift received from Mughals. Embroidered sarees are the comfortable and easy to wear, light in weight. Embroidered sarees are perfect for working ladies like doctors, teachers etc.

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