When you talk of an Indian woman, the picture that comes in your mind is a lady wearing saree. Saree is not only a dress material but also a part of Indian culture and its rich heritage. The Indian history is full of stories of artisan weaving excellent quality clothes including sarees. Having such a history and popularity, saree is widely accepted Indian wedding dress. This is the reason many designers has taken up their career in designing sarees and it is quite accepted as one of the designer wedding dresses.
Saree has been worn by Indian women since ancient times on all important events and functions. It is the main dress for the marriage. It makes the women elegant. Being a formal dress for ladies, it is worn by almost all the married (and even unmarried) ladies on the wedding day.
Fabric of Saree
Initially, saree was made of Cotton only; but with the invention of silk and its production, silk saree also got into production. In modern times, you may find saree made of Crepe, Chiffon, and Georgette etc. also. Whatever the colour you may think of; you will find the sarees in that colour. The use of technology in production, synthetic fibres such as polyesters, nylon and rayons are also found in sarees.
The saree among the designer wedding dresses is filled with embroidery, Jamavar Kashmere handwork, zardozi, Pitten work, Parsi work etc. to make it beautiful and glorious. The design varies from the location or state to state. Thus, you will find Bengali Tat saree, Kanjivaram saree, Varansi Saree etc. The design and pattern vary from place to place.
Measurement of Saree
Saree is made in different lengths and sizes keeping in view the physical construction and height of women. In the length, a saree may be of 6 to 9 yards whereas its general width is about 1.25 yards. The saree is made to cover the whole body of a woman from toe to head. Wearing nicely, a lady looks gorgeous and beautiful. Pallu is the part of saree which is wrapped at head side. It may be of 1 to 3 feet. It is the centre of attraction for designers.
Essentials of Saree as dress
It is matter of fact that saree is worn in combination of a petticoat and a blouse. Peticot is worn underneath the saree at waist level. The blouse is worn at the top. Normally the designer saree contains the blouse piece also at the end which generally has the same design and embroidery to that saree. The blouse piece varies in length from 80 cm to 01 metre.
The popularity of saree in designer wedding dresses is so much big that women of many countries across the globe wear it at many occasions including weddings.
The saree also finds the place in almost all the exhibitions and shows of designer wedding dresses. Many designers like Ritu Kumar, Neeta Lulla, Manish Malhotra etc. are well known for their elegant design and putting their efforts in designing wedding dresses including saree. So, if you are shopping for designer wedding dresses, don’t forget to buy a designer saree for your would-be-wife or someone very close. It will make your commitment strong.