Sarees are relatively new items in our online stores, but they are certainly not new to the Indian culture. Saree is a symbol of graceful Indian femininity. Ask any person in the world what he thinks of ‘Saree’, and everyone would say ‘India’. And it is quite evident. Saree perfectly accentuates woman’s curves, and the waist zone is usually not covered. However, the way of draping a saree may be different in different parts of India. The way the women drape it in the north may be a little bit different from, let’s say, how they do it in the south. They use a very different plethora of fibres, designs and colours. Women usually wear sarees with a special blouse. This blouse covers the upper part of the body and underneath they wear a petticoat, which helps to tuck in the pleats of the saree to hold it in place.

The history of this amazing female attire dates back to the period when human civilization just began to evolve. Women of that period used to cover themselves with a long and wide piece of cloth. The word “saree” itself is derived from the Sanskrit word “sati”, which means a strip of fabric. As mentioned earlier, the way they drape saree might vary. Similarly, the blouse they put under saree can be long or short depending upon where the woman is wearing it. In Saree, the midriff is a left bare. It is because as we know from the Hindu mythology, the navel is considered as a source of people’s life and creativity. They cannot figure out for sure the genesis of the blouse and petticoat. In India, it was a tradition to use only one unstitched cloth to cover the body. They believed a woman at that time did not wear blouses and left the upper part of their body uncovered.

And now even modern saree is a traditional outfit in India for different festivals and ceremonies like weddings and parties. Saree is not just an ethnic wear; it is also considered as highly fashionable. Many designers work a lot on different aspects of sarees. They use many different kinds of material to create them, such as chiffon, silk, cotton, nylon, georgette sarees, synthetic, terrycot, satin, crape, etc. Saree offers a particular choice to every woman. They choose it according to their size and body shape. For slim women, it’s not good to choose a saree with big prints, because these prints make them look heavier. Women with short height should get saree with small borders or with no border at all.

Broad borders make the woman look much shorter. Tall women should choose sarees with a broad border. This will make them look more elegant. Those who do not have enough curves should get Organza, Cotton or Tissue sarees. If the woman has dark skin, she should go for such colours as green, dark pink and maroon. It’s very important for overweight women to keep in mind that saree made of Georgette, Silk or Chiffon will make them look slimmer. Also, there is another tip – the heavier the silk is, the longer this saree will last. We hope these tips will help the fashion-conscious ladies from Sydney know more about sarees and they will use them to improve their public appearance and self-confidence.