The word SILK in itself evokes feelings of grandiose and richness in our minds instantly. A silk saree is a heritage and a must have that you will find in every woman's wardrobe, be it a grandma or a modern young woman. From a simple occasion to a grand party, you can never go wrong with a silk saree. It is a symbol of our culture and so much more than its whole nine yards. It transcends all barriers and you will be surprised at the sheer varieties of silk that we have in our vast country. From the Kanjeevarams of TAMIL NADU to the BANARASIS of UP, here is all the gyan you would need to brush up your Dictionary of SILK. But before that, did you know that the strength of Silk is equivalent to a metal wire or that It takes about 10 kg of cocoons to obtain 1 kg of silk?
There are variety of Silk Sarees available some of them are Kanchipuram silk sarees, Kota silk sarees, Khadi silk sarees, pure silk sarees...Fascinating right?Now read on & checkout latest silk sarees that are in trend! -
BANARASI SILK SAREES
Banarasi silk sarees are still considered to be one of finest traditional saris. They are characterized for their designing and gold as well as silver brocade or the ZARI. The special characteristics of these sarees are their designs, which are Mughal inspired. Banarasi Silk is a fine variant of Silk originating from the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. It sometimes takes upto an year to finely weave gold and silver threads into one Banarasi saree. Brides love the Banarasi for its rich and heavy look that is apt for any traditional outing. Recently Anushka wore a Red designer Banarasi saree for her Delhi reception and looked absolutely breathtaking.
STYLE TIP: The Banarasi saree is a traditional silhouette that doesn't need much playing. Keep it simple and wear it with traditional gold jewels to enhance its ever green appeal.
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BHAGALPURI SILK SAREES
Bhagalpuri Silk is made in Bhagalpur, India. Bhagalpuri Silk is very well known for its unique and striking resilience and superior quality. It has gained its popularity because of its affordability and friendly designs and Bhagalpuri sarees sell extremely well throughout.
STYLE TIP: Drape the saree pallu like a scarf around your neck. It makes for a very strong style statement.
PATOLA SILK SAREES
Patola Sarees originated in Patan, are usually made from silk and very popular among the high class women. These double ikat Sarees are very expensive and printed with designs of elephants, flowers and parrots.
STYLE TIP- Ditch the pants altogether and wear like a half skirt saree. Add statement earrings and you are all set!
ART SILK SAREES
As the name suggests Art silk means artificial silk . It is manufactured by a synthetic fiber like Rayon that very much resembles the silk fiber Art Silk is loved by women who don’t want to spend loads of money on buying real silk but still want to a great looking saree with a graceful fabric. You can drape the Art silk saree like a skirt of a lehenga for a very chic yet elegant look.
STYLE TIP: Layer a smart jacket or a cape over your saree to make it look more interesting .
HANDLOOM SILK SAREES
This handloom silk saree is a current rage amongst the youth who are comfortable draping this lightweight, breathable saree with their western tops instead of traditional blouses for a contemporary twist. Ikat prints, running borders and an ease in draping makes this saree an everyday essential for the modern woman.
STYLE TIP: Handloom sarees are the current rage so tie them like a mini saree or style them with bold accessories, it will create a statement.
KANJEEVARAM SILK SAREES
Kanjivaram silk sarees need no introduction as they are famous throughout the world! Made in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, these sarees are commonly worn by brides in South India. They come in bright and beautiful colours with thick borders that are usually of golden or silver colour. Shop for Kanjivaram Silk Sarees online from Peachmode.
STYLE TIP: Pair your traditional kanjeevaram with a fun contrasting blouse so that you look traditional yet modern.
MYSORE SILK SAREES
What can be considered as the purest form of silk comes from Mysore. The Mysore silk sarees are very famous for their long-lasting sheen and durability. They are dyed using natural pigments and come with non-crush quality. You can find beautiful motifs of birds and fruits in these sarees. Simple yet elegant, a Mysore silk saree should definitely make an entry in your wardrobe.
STYLE TIP: Wear these light sarees and team them up with tops that have STATEMENT SLEEVES to create an impact.
TUSSAR SILK SAREES
Tussar Silk sarees are made from Tussar Silk , also known as ‘Wild Silk, Tassar Silk, or Tusar Silk'. It is made from is an exquisite thread obtained from a wide winged moth that is yellowish-brown in colour and that gives it a golden glow. This works as a suitable base for embroideries as well as print motifs that have been inspired by nature and look fabulous on sarees. We have an exquisite collection of Tussar Silk sarees for every occasion.
STYLE TIP - Add a belt over your saree to make it look fun!
SATIN SILK SAREES
This is the silk we have in mind when we think of ‘traditional’ silk, also known as silk satin. The front of the fabric is in a shimmery satin weave. The back of the fabric is a flattened crêpe. Gorgeous draped dresses can also be made out of this silk!
STYLE TIP: Satin drapes beautifully over anything so drape it over leggings, accessorize it with scarves and create a playful look with the saree.
CHANDERI SILK SAREES
Chanderi Silk sarees come from Madhya Pradesh and are known for being light-weight and they are very comfortable. Chanderi sarees are produced from three kinds of fabric: pure silk, chanderi cotton and silk cotton. Usually traditional coins, Flora art, peacocks and geometric patterns are woven into the silk. Chanderi silk kurtas and dresses are also very popular now a days.
STYLE TIP: Play with colors and color block your saree with fun crop tops instead of normal blouses
COTTON SILK SAREES
Cotton Silk is one of the most versatile fabrics that can be worn in both winter and summer. Cotton silk also known as Cot Silk is a great option for sarees as it is a low maintenance fabric that also looks rich. Cotton silk sarees are a hybrid that looks good with embroideries, embellishments, prints as well as accessories.
Silk is as versatile as can be and in spite of being one of the oldest fabrics around, it continues to reinvent and stay as popular amongst the masses and the classes as ever. Now that you know so much about silk, why don't you shop our DESIGNER SILK SAREES collection on PEACHMODE and add richness and color to your wardrobe!