There are so many dresses worn in India, but saree is well known due to its special features and unique wrapping style which gives a rare identity to Indian women all over the world. The translation of Saree in other languages is closer to Sari, Saari or Saree etc. It has been in fashion for centuries and still retains its popularity among the masses and the classes.
Brief history of Saree
There are evidences which show that saree belongs to Indus Valley civilization dated back to 3000 BC. The history reveals that in Indus Valley civilization, women used to wrap or cover their body with a long piece of cloth. You know that the origin of saree is Prakrit word “Sattika”. If you read Buddhist literature, you will find the word “Sattika”, which later started to be pronounced as sati and then converted into saree.
Features of Saree
There are so many states in India and each of them has its own wrapping or draping style. Normally the length of saree is between 5 to 9 yards. You can find saree in as many colors, styles, designs and paintings as there are people of different choices. It especially is made of cotton and silk still you can find different material being used in saree. Silk saree is most expensive but really charming and beautiful. One of the most interesting features of saree is it could be wrapped by as many woman as possible because it is not cut and sewn to any particular size or shape.
The trend of wearing saree is getting popularity even in Urdu speaking people in pakistan due to its uniqueness, which modern women like most.
Some popular styles and fashions of saree
Tribal saree fashion which belongs mostly to some tribes or villages in which saree is simply tied tightly instead of wrapping from breasts to the ankles. Just like the way some women wrap an expensive towel after shower.
Bengali saree fashion no creases and folds, one end of the saree is placed over the shoulder.
Nivi saree fashion belongs to Andhra Pradesh. One end of the saree hands over the shoulder and saree is tucked into the petticoat waistband.
Maharashtrian saree fashion showcases the women having the center of the saree at the backside. The ends are tied tidily forward then the two ends are brought around the legs and wrapped. There is an additional long cloth is also used with the saree, which is the main difference between dhoti and the saree.
Gujarati saree fashion, which is deferent from other in placing the saree over the right shoulder instead of left shoulder. These sarees are quite expensive and famous world over, because they are eye-catching and spell charms on the beholders.
Modern saree fashion, which is the combination of all styles, the main feature of the style is look gorgeous and sexy. Having a look at these saree, you will not be able to find which state they belong to, because these sarees are designed by modern fashion designers and expert for models, actresses and for brides. The blouses are quite small with backless or having some straps tied backwards and lifting front portion upwards.
If you are going to plan a special wedding or gala, select from the ones designed by experienced fashion designers and expert to steal the charm of atmosphere, because saree is forever and wear it the way you want.
There are so many dresses worn in India, but saree is well known due to its special features and unique wrapping style