Choosing the right silk saree for festive occasions and functions
While Indian women have a variety of apparels to choose from for daily use, the silk saree has become the apparel of choice for festive occasions/auspicious functions. Here’s our pick of ten festive occasions/functions meant for silk sarees along with our suggestions on what type of sarees would go well with each one. Read on.
- COMING OF AGE:
This is a priceless moment in every girl’s life. This may be the first time for a girl to get a chance to wear a silk saree. Therefore it is very crucial to choose a perfect saree which would go along with the theme of the function. We recommend a softly woven Kanjivaram silk saree with small borders or even borderless. These types of silk sarees are also relatively easy to drape and would be suited for someone who’s wearing a Kanjivaram silk saree for the first time.
As the saying “you only get married once” goes, the wedding is probably the most important moment in a woman’s life. And choosing the right apparel is necessary. For a grand function like a reception, we would recommend a zari-woven bridal Kanjivaram silk saree. Popular colors are red, sky blue, green and mustard although the pastel shades are increasingly being used these days.For the actual ritual, we suggest wearing a thread-woven Kanjivaram silk saree with solid rich zari borders. While red is always a popular choice, other colors such as green, blue, off-white and pink would also go well.
- HOUSE WARMING:
House warming is a special moment for an individual or a family. For this function, you can choose a nice soft silk saree with either rich tissue zari borders or thread woven borders.The body of the saree doesn’t necessarily have to be grand. We suggest either going for a subtle look with a plain woven saree or a slightly richer look with a saree with woven zari motives on the body.
- BABY SHOWER:
A baby shower is an auspicious function that celebrates the expected delivery of a child. You can go for a checked Kanjivaram silk saree with multiple colors woven on the body or a vintage Kanjivaram silk saree with traditional zari borders.
- CHILD NAMING CEREMONY:
This is an auspicious function, normally held among close relatives, where a newly born baby is assigned a name. Since it carries a lot of significance, we suggest wearing a rich Kanjivaram silk saree, preferably embellished with zari motives on the body and matching solid zari borders.
Diwali is a special festive occasion in India. We suggest keeping it light and trendy. A thread-woven Kanjivaram or soft silk saree with small borders would do the trick at a very reasonable budget.
Pongal is a festival celebrating the harvest of the season and carries special significance to the southern population of India, especially tamils living in Tamil nadu. For Pongal, we suggest wearing a vintage Kanjivaram silk saree as it goes well with the spirit of the festival.
Birthdays are special occasions and would be ideal moments for draping yourself in a beautiful silk saree. We suggest going for a trendy soft silk saree. Being light weight and easy to drape, these sarees are perfectly suited.
- WEDDING ANNIVERSARY:
A wedding anniversary is a remembrance of your wedding every year. We suggest going for a simple and elegant Kanjivaram silk saree with either small zari borders or even border less.
- SOCIAL GATHERINGS:
For social gatherings, we suggest going for trendy soft silk sarees. These sarees are light in weight, easy to drape and hence well suited for a casual social gathering or a party.