Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. The Indian attire that has depicted simplicity and embraced femininity is the Saree. Ninecolours.com celebrates the presence of this Indian attire that adds six yards of grace to the magnificence. The blend of elegance and tradition in the form of a Saree is so old that you can find its presence in any epoch of human existence.
Popularly known as a south Asian garment, the Saree is one of the oldest forms of apparel that the world has seen. The saree has its own story to tell, a history that is spread across the country. Ninecolours.com commemorates the Journey of this Indian attire and invites you to celebrate the presence of this versatile attire.
The Saree has evolved more than any other Indian attire. Unwind the history pages and you will find that it was used even during the 1500 BC. In the era of 1200-1850 CE under the Persian rule, the saree got a bit of inspiration from a Salwar Kameez and got further modified with the advent of the British rule in 1858 CE.
The major transformation started after India gained Independence and below is the chronological evolution of this super styling garment.
1930- 1950’s: The pre-Independence period paved a way for Nivi style of sarees and gained far more prominence thereafter. One end is wrapped around and tucked around the waist and the loose end is draped over the shoulder. Lose end is called as pallu and is draped diagonally in front of the torso. Even today, it holds quite a bit reputation.
1950- 1970’s: The decade brought some exquisite designs and patterns from across the India. Marked by the Geographical Diverse Saree style, 1950’s saw a large flare of different styles of saree in various part of the county. The style and pattern were different and all were equally graceful and hence it is only logical to know about all of them.
The 70’s and 80’s were the trends of Zari Sarees. The Kanchipuram silk handcrafted sarees were at their all time high. Gold and silver woven Zari silk and their stylish embroidery was in fashion. It also marked the beginning of Bollywood divas to bring in more style.
90’s were an era that marked a transition for sarees from being a traditional cloth to a fashion style statement. The shimmering sarees and the contemporary majestic draps or the willowy silhouette in cotton which later replaced by Chiffon and then by Georgette saree .
The accessories like Bangles, Necklace set, Finger rings and Earrings have all been discovered during this era.
2000, the beginning of new millennium brought Innovation and Refinement to the Indian sarees and Designer sarees became more prominent than ever. Bollywood has been an inspiration for sarees and probably played a very significant role in this decade. Backless patterns, sleeveless and deep neck blouses, Fishtail Sarees, Gotta patti work and Zardosi were all introduced by the Bollywood and has taken fashion to an another level.
2010 and until now, Half and Half sarees and Lehenga sarees are the two conceptions that can woo you at any given day. With its dapper look and super stylish patterns, the Designer sarees are nothing short of style and elegance. Half and half sarees with a blend of two different colours and a sleek pattern with embroidery and zari work will leave you awestruck and eye catchy.
While for the Lehenga saree, it is the attire that has gained prominence as wedding outfit and will be definitely seen in every pre-wedding and wedding ritual. Carrying the legacy of traditional and sexy saree along with the grace of Lehenga, the Lehenga saree looks superbly cool and you look nothing less than an angel.
The trend is not expected to die down anytime soon and we expect many more innovations are on its way, check out our exquisite collection of Sarees with classy styles and contemporary patterns which can grace any occasion.