In Indian culture, sarees are most preferred by women not only for religious occasion but also party wear, office wear and others. There are various types of sarees for various occasions and its trend has been always changing. Sarees reflect the cultural essence of India’s immensity and venerated traditions.
Some of the Modern Indian sarees are mentioned below:
• Georgette Sarees: Georgette Saree is one of the widely used sarees in India. These particular sarees have gained popularity for the light fabric. Exclusive georgette saree is essentially a party wear or a festive wear. These sarees are available in vibrant colours and are sometimes embellished with beads and zari work. The georgette sarees have become a style statement and are widely used for the gorgeousness. Though Silk has occupied a distinct and important position in Indian Saree tradition, georgette sarees have made a mark in the Indian saree segment in recent times.
• Chiffon Sarees: Chiffon Sarees are light gauzy like fabric of silk, nylon, etc and are lightweight and transparent. The chiffon sarees are most widely used by the women of India and today, the chiffon sarees are used as regular wear and are also found in the closet of youngsters. These sarees have a flimsy look that has made the saree most sought after among the women. Moreover, the present trend allows incorporating zardousi work in the chiffon sarees with heavy bead work, sequin work, zari work, mirror work, etc.
• Motka Silk Sarees: Motka Silk thrives to be a mild handloom fabric woven by skilled weavers in Bhagalpur, Bihar. By varying the amount of yarn used, the texture and thickness of the saree may be modified. The saree features a dual tone in that subtle cream and blue are combined to create a grand look. The fabric is such that it can be draped like a gown.
• Bollywood Sarees: Bollywood sarees are the representation of the era-wise saree tradition in Bollywood that have gained popularity due to the on screen vast usage of draping style and designs of sarees. These have become the style statement of the mass. These sarees are designed by following latest dresses worn by various Bollywood actresses.
Influence of Bollywood Stars on Indian Sarees
Since the commencement period of Bollywood, the Indian mass has been following the trend of the Bollywood fashion. Time to time the fashion has changed in Bollywood and the style of draping sarees and the concept of sarees have changed. In the 70s and 80s, the fashion of sarees was different as it is now.
Then the actresses used to keep short end pieces (pallu) and that became the fashion of the then society. In 80s, the style of draping sarees was renewed with the style of actresses like Mumtaz, Rekha and Jaya Bhaduri. Rekha brought the fashion of traditional South Indian silk sarees with heavy jewelleries that became the trend of the day. Jaya Bhaduri was the representative of ethnic Embroidery Sarees and the simplicity of the sarees were caught by the mass. The 90s came up with the distinct style of Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit in Chiffon Sarees in bright and vibrant colours.
These are some of the Modern Indian Sarees which have been into use. However, there are other Modern Indian Sarees too, as for example, Jute Silk Sarees, Ghicha Sarees, Bhagalpuri and Super Net Sarees.