Want to Buy an Ideal Saree for Wedding and Festivals, This Guide will help You


What is Saree?

The saree also spelled as ‘sari’ is an unstitched length of cloth. It is generally measuring around six to nine yards in length. It is worn as an essential attire/outfit of Indian women.

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Art Silk Sarees

The end strip, usually longer than a meter, is called the pallu or anchal. The sari is traditionally teamed with a blouse and a ‘Petticoat’.

The Blouse is usually figure-hugging and generally ends just below the bust. Whereas the Petticoat is a waist-to-floor garment, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring.

Saree – Fabrics Origin 

Saree comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Sati’. It translates as ‘a strip of cloth’, the attire that people now call it ‘sari’ or ‘saree’.

Centuries back, people in India preferred and wore clothes that could be draped around the body. They were doing that despite being familiar with the techniques of sewing and weaving.

The reason for the same being that the saree was the best outfit to the hot climate of the country.

Sarees are an unstitched rectangle piece of sheer elegance. It is one of the Indian oldest forms of art. A saree when draped in a particular manner gives rise to an attire that is complete in every aspect.


Sari draping is an art and requires a lot of practice. The experienced person takes about 5 – 10 minutes to drape whereas a first-timer can take more time.

Sarees are either hand-woven or machine-sewn. The procedure varies according to the fabric or combination of fabrics used, or the kind of embellishments sewed on to it.

For instance, a Gadwal Sarees from Andhra Pradesh comprises an elaborate sewing process, as it is hand-woven.

Next, dye the cloth is in boiling color water, after that dry it in shade. Then, the silk fabric undergoes weaving through the handloom.

Sarees Manufacturing in Today’s Economy

The modern world continues to be economical. It prefers easy-to-wear garments, suitable for work, leisure, or luxury.

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Georgette Sarees

Silk Sarees

Silk Sarees

Over a while, several cities in India have become renowned saree manufacturing centres.

Each centre is famous for creating traditional sarees. These sarees have acquired their names not only from the cities of their origin but also from the weaving or printing techniques used or the motifs, colours or designs utilized in their manufacture.


Throughout the history of textile development in India, the sarees continue to manufacture on handlooms, power looms, and in gigantic mills with the most modern machinery in all these famous cities.

Sarees are such an outfit that adds to the style, attitude and confidence of the wearer.

How to Identify a Perfect Saree?

Sarees are an outfit that brings much attraction and charm. It should come as no surprise to you that there is diversity even in the way women wear sarees in India.

From Shimmering Silks and Elegant Chiffon to Flowing Crepes and Georgette, sarees are available in vivid colors. Also, they are embellished with the most detailed embroidery work.


Sarees come in the most mesmerizing avatars one can imagine. 

Such wide-ranging variety makes it suitable for all occasions. From weddings to formal functions and official meetings to social get-togethers, sarees look great. Moreover, it looks gorgeous on women of all ages and builds.

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Linen Sarees

Chiffon Sarees


Sarees based on Modern Trends

Even today, Women wear sarees all over India but there are geographical differences in the way they wear it. It depends on where they live in India.

Today, wearing a saree is a mix of modern and traditional like Bengali style, traditional style, Gujarati Style, Maharashtrian, Rajrani, Mumtaaz, Mermaid style of wearing it.


Women wear sarees on a daily basis in India. However, just like we have Sunday clothes, there are Sunday sarees, party sarees, wedding sarees, funeral sarees, etc.

Girls typically start wearing a saree when they are at least 16 years old or older.

It is important to know there are 4 length types available in today’s sarees.

You can find the details of the same below.  

6 Yard Sarees:

These are 6.30 – 6.50 metres in length and 1.14 – 1.20 metres (approx) in width. To divide this further 5.50 metres is saree and 0.80 – 1 metre is a blouse piece. A thin single stitch connects both.

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Jacquard Silk Sarees

Georgette Sarees

Silk Sarees

9 Yard Sarees:

These are 8 metres in length and 1.14 – 1.20 metres (approx) in width. 9 yard saree does not include a blouse piece with the saree.

10 Yard Sarees:

These are 8.80 – 9 metres in length and 1.14 – 1.20 metres (approx) in width. To divide this further 8 metres is saree and 0.80 – 1 metre is a blouse piece. A thin single stitch connects both.

12 Yard Sarees:

These are 11 metres in length and 1.14 – 1.20 metres (approx) in width. This saree may not have a blouse piece included with the saree.

Now, let’s talk more about the different sarees. Today’s sarees make is on a variety of fabrics, and they have different designs.

So what are the varieties that you can find on a saree?

The all-round development of textiles in India had a definite impact on the design of sarees. Figures, floral patterns, bird, and animal motifs slowly acquired the status of traditional saree motifs.

Weavers became good at identifying the colors to suit the Indian woman’s complexion accurately.

These colours became the favourites of the weavers of the saree like Peacock coloured shot silks, shiny-spun muslins in the purple, sunshine yellow jacquards, moon glow silk chiffons and the rose gold coloured raw silks and many more.


The various prints used by designers showed the influence of European motifs which were more gentle and subdued compared to the ornate, rich Indian motifs.

This was the first time; too, that fabric by the yard could be duplicated by the printers. On the other hand, combining the use of various blocks into myriads of permutations, they could also economically produce an unimaginable variety of prints in innumerable colour schemes. 

The industrial revolution brought power looms into the weaving industry together with mechanized printing which enhanced the efficiency of weavers and dyeing experts in making more beautiful sarees.

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Chiffon Sarees

Chanderi Sarees

Let’s talk about some of the sarees that are in today’s fashion trend and look beautiful.

The popular traditional sarees include Paithani Sarees, Banarasi shalu sarees, Peshwai silk sarees, and many more. Popular work sarees include vichitra silk sarees, Sana silk sarees, net sarees, and many more. Then there are printed sarees which are evergreen as always. 


Choosing the latest saree designs is mostly decided by occasion and of course the Individual preferences.

For weddings and big functions, heavy work sarees or traditional sarees makes a great choice. For simpler occasions like casual family gatherings, simple printed sarees work great.

The colour of the saree would purely depend upon individual tastes and preferences.

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Jacquard Silk Sarees

Cotton Silk Sarees

Synthetic Sarees


Contrary to being a traditional garment, the saree has indeed undergone a lot of fashion experiments.

Besides, with Bollywood actresses donning the Saree at international fashion events, the saree has come under the global fashion limelight. So much so that even foreign celebrities have sported the Saree at red carpet events.

While our favourite type of saree is the “work saree” style, we would love to know which type of saree did you like the most. Tell us by leaving a comment below.

And let me tell you that even in the modern age, women continue to buy sarees with great enthusiasm, especially during festivals and saree for bride during wedding seasons.

Because saree has a matchless comparison when it comes to beauty, as they are the replica of the rich Indian heritage.

If sarees interest you then the best place to check out saree wholesale is Hindmata Market, Dadar. You will find a lot of amazing varieties of saree with a blouse here. A good quality saree price starts from Rs 200 and above.

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