Throughout the years, some people have adopted fashion over time, while others have developed their own sense of style. Fashion is considered dynamic and constantly changing. However, some fashion trends keep showing up on various timelines and red carpets.
Fashionable and designer traditional garments are one aspect of Indian fashion that will never go out of style. The saree is one of the most traditional attires in Indian fashion history. The sari or saree is the principal garment worn by women in the diverse Indian subcontinent. It is typically made of a piece of silk, cotton or any synthetic fabric that is five to nine yards long and frequently decorated with brilliantly colored embroidery.
The most popular method of wearing a saree is to wrap it around your hips and cross it over one end of your shoulder. The underskirt and the blouse must be worn underneath the saree.
“I am lecturer and as a lecturer I am expected to be in a sari. Honestly, I am not a huge fan of sarees, and I was not a girl who was excited to drape a saree. I find it difficult to understand the art of draping a sari. But whenever I see others wearing saris, I can’t stop staring at them. It is pure beauty and makes you feel at home,” says Ms. Najva, a lecturer at Alva’s College.
Since India is a diverse country with many states and cultures, there are numerous ways through which a Saree is draped. No matter what they choose to wear in their daily life or on special occasions, women always love to try gorgeous and elegant sarees.
“For some time now, people have associated Saree as an “old-fashioned” style. But lately, we can find many celebrities embracing this timeless piece of fashion and walking various red carpets around the world.
With the amount of types of sarees found in our country and countless ways to drape it, sarees are indeed a versatile fashion statement and a timeless piece of elegance. It is called “seven yards of grace” for this very reason,” says Saman Syed, Lecturer, Alva’s College.
Regardless of a woman’s age or body type, sarees look stunning on all of them. Moreover, Indian traditional attire is considered one of the most versatile garments in the world.
“In my perspective, Saree is a six-yard of happiness. When I drape a beautiful saree, I feel confident. I have loved draping saree since I was a kid. I understand that sarees are not everyone’s first choice. Considering the saree as a symbol of “modest women’s attire” is nothing less than problematic,” says Ms. Gana, lecturer at Alva’s College.
The draping of a sari is easier than how complex it looks, considering many women wear it comfortably in their households. But the notion that women’s identity is linked to the saree is a matter of discussion.
There are several styles of Indian ethnic clothing on the market right now, and each one has the ability to completely alter the way you feel and appear.