While Kanjeevaram is the most famous South-Indian bridal saree, net and fancy sarees rule the Northern part. Gone are the days when bridal sarees used to be of a typically red or maroon shade. Today, with fashion moving at a fast pace, sarees have found a special recognition and come in a plethora of colors and designs. Young women are opting for contemporary sarees instead of more traditional one for their wedding.


Here are some of the best sarees of different cultures, which are the must haves in an Indian bride’s closet.

Bandhani sarees: These tie and dye sarees, also known as bandhej, are from Gujarat and Rajasthan. These sarees come in variety of colours, and plethora of designs. You can wear these sarees during festive season, especially Navratris and garba nights. Bandhani sarees in bright colours like red, pink, green, yellow, orange glows your face and gives a majestic look. The Bandhani saree has a special kind of stoned and polka-dotted look that is its trademark.



Kanjivaram sarees: These sarees are must haves for south-indian brides. But these sarees have become very popular in North India too.  They are exquisitely woven with gold and silver threads and have elegant borders which lend them an incredibly gorgeous look. Go classy and elegant in your family functions with these graceful Kanjivaram sarees.



Net Sarees: Just like silk sarees are popular down South, net sarees are popular in the North. Most brides in the northern states choose net sarees with different types of embroidery work on it. The distinct feature of these sarees is that they are transparent. They can be worn over a silk shiny blouse. These are generally decked with various embellishments which include silver or golden thread work, glittering studs and stones, patchwork, embroideries and many other decorative.



Banarsi Sarees: This kind of saree comes from the holy city of Kashi. These hand-woven sarees with explicit embroidery are almost impossible for any Indian woman to give a miss. While the core silk material comes from Banaras, the golden work on it is done in Bengal. The brightness of a Banarasi saree is unsurpassed. It comes in many variants like zardosi, meenakari, georgette, jamawar, etc. The Banarasi saris come in assorted designs and colours and are mostly seen donned by the Bengali brides on their wedding.

Zardosi Sarees: Zardosi is a kind of embroidery work that can be done on both silk and net sarees. Zardosi work sarees are right now the most popular kind of Indian bridal sarees all over India. These sarees are known for their glittering and shimmery look and are beautifully done with ornate and heavily encrusted gold thread work, studs and sparkling stones.




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