So how do you go about choosing your six yards of sensuality? We do know that sari is such an universal drape that iot can suit every body type, but a little bit of thought and research when buying your sari can help you look gorgeous within seconds. Up your oomph quotient in a sari no matter what your vital stats are, here are few pointers that you can keep in mind when picking your sari
Short women should pick up saris that have thin borders and medium pallav. Wide, heavy borders tend to make you look shorter. Even when choosing a traditional sari look for thin border versions of the designs that you like.
Heavier women should pick up saris in fabrics that fall easily to create a contoured silhouette and have a flowing drape. Look for saris in crepe, chiffon, Mysore silk, pure silk, silk blends etc. Avoid overwhelming large prints as they can make you look larger than you are. Check out saris in latest geometrical prints. They add a lot of visual appeal and create a slim silhouette.
Thin women should look for cotton and cotton blend saris that create shapely contours. Pick up saris in Bengal cotton, Gadwal cotton, organza, voile, and teri-rubia. Cotton chikankari, and embroidered saris also look good on thin women.
Weaves That Make Traditions
Saris with cotton body with designed pure silk border from eastern central Deccan. They are woven in the interlocked-weft technique with kumbam in the borders. The silk border is tassar or mulberry. There is also a pure silk version of this sari, woven in bright contrasting colours.
Based on the place where they are woven. Saris are rich cotton or heavy silk with traditional motifs like mango, elephant, peacock, diamond, lotus, pot, creeper, flower, parrot, hen, and depiction of stories from mythology. Kanchipuram silk saris are woven with tightly twisted three-ply, high-denier threads using thick zari while cotton saris are ornamented with threads.
Pochampally or Ikat
Saris based on special tie and dye technique, where the bundled yarns are tied and dyed to a predetermined colour scheme to create a pattern that emerges when woven together. There are three basic form of ikat namely single ikat, combined ikat and double ikat. Ikat saris generally sport traditional parrot, elephant, diamond and flower motifs.
It is a coarse silk fabric that is made from wild or uncultivated silkworms and the silk state is raw. The fabric is woven in twill and is generally ecru or tan in collier and is tough to bleach or dyeing. Fine fabric is used for sari while the coarser version is used for other garment. It is a very durable fabric but tends to look coarse with wear.
Muslin is the most popular cotton from the Bengal region. Muslin is made from the finest of cottons grown on the banks of Brahmaputra. The texture of this type of cotton is extremely fine and transparent. The term malmal also refers to the finest quality of muslin cotton. They are very expensive even today. The fineness of muslin cloth used to depend usually on the art of making yarns. The weavers use popcorn, rice or barley for starch. For weaving yarn count of 200 to 250 is used.
Now you know what to pick just go ahead and drape yourself in this very traditional yet chic wear this spring.