Saree, the most graceful conventional Indian dress, defines the beauty of the woman, bringing out her elegance and grace, reflecting the true essence of an Indian woman. Being available in plain, printed, heavily embroidered; saree has got a grace that is simply unparalleled. Right from the period of Indus valley civilization, we get enough evidences indicating the custom of wearing sarees as an age old custom prevalent in the Indian subcontinent. There are various types of sarees available in different textures for every event.
The wearing style varies from region to region. Usually, the length of the sarees don’t exceed more than 5 meters but in some cases sarees or even longer lengths have been meant for a lady of good height. Some vital part of a saree includes Achkan, Pallu, Laces, border etc. which are taken special care by a craftsmen while implementing the finishing touch on the kantha stitch sarees.
There are various popular types of sarees found in the Indian subcontinent regions. But now sarees have become attire with global popularity. Some notable types of sarees are Paithani, Bandhani, Chanderi, Katan saree, Ikat silk and cotton, Kantha, Baluchari, shalu, Tanchoi, Jamdani, Tant, Banarasi, Chikan etc.
The saree is worn in at least ten to fifteen styles all over India, though the ways of wearing remains almost the same in every situation. The outlook of a woman depends on the way the saree is worn by her. Maybe the saree wearing style has become a solid demarcating line for women for different areas. Some of the most dramatic saree wearing styles are urban style, rural style, tribal style, kodagu style, Madisaara style, Guajarati style, Oriya style, Bengali style and Nivi style etc.
As a matter of fact, the saree wearing methods vary from region to region and every state of India has its own strange custom and tradition which is positively reflected from the dress of people wearing and the style they advocate.
Once you know how to wrap it, it is very simple to wear. There are thousands of colors, patterns, patchworks, hand-stitched crafts; embroidery works associate d with sarees which are rarely found in any other wearable items. Although sarees are basically utilized as a conventional wearing item for a female, yet it has benefits more than those known to us.
Gone are those days when sarees were restricted to regions of the Indian sub-continent only. Now this popular dress type is worn by women from all across the world. In this modern era, the look of a woman in a saree is more admired.