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Sarees have been worn by women in India since ages, but it has been seen that women across the globe have a general fondness towards Indian Sarees.
But are you in a dilemma about buying a saree? Fret not. Because we have with us a whole lot of reasons why every woman should at least own one saree.
Let’s get down straight to the reasons why this attire is loved by women from across the globe, so much.
Conservation of Indian heritage and culture
Indian sarees are a great symbol of the culture and heritage we are carrying forward. As any other country, the dresses that people wear talks a lot about them. Similarly, if you read through Indian scriptures and textbooks you would find instances where sarees are mentioned, and how Indian Hindu women were always seen clad in sarees. We may not be able to preserve every bit of the long-long history, but whatever little we can, we should not let it go, just like that!
Breaking the monotony
You will never get bored of sarees. Do you know why? Because there are innumerable draping styles that you can experiment with. Suppose you have only one wedding saree, but two wedding functions to attend. You cannot really repeat the same look back-to-back, isn’t it? Sarees are sincerely multifaceted. On one wedding occasion you can drape it as a regular saree, for another, you can drape it like a lehenga saree, by pairing it with a designer lehenga or a long skirt.
This is just one example. In fact, experiments are always welcome when you are adorning a saree. Drape it in newer styles and showcase your creativity.
You can choose to hide or flaunt
This is probably one of the best things about wearing a saree. Want to hide your flaws, wear a saree. Want to flaunt your toned abs, also wear a saree. In both ways the saree, and you, would look absolutely stunning. You can always control the amount of skin you wanna show. In fact, depending upon the occasion, you can change your styles. Pin up the pallu in neat pleats, or let it open, both ways look equally gorgeous.
Want to flatter your curves? Go for a saree
If you are confident about your curves and feminine charm, you are absolutely welcome to flatter it, without any indecency. It is very hard not to spot a saree-clad lady in a crowd, even from a distance. Yes, saree is that magical!
You get to play up the ‘blouse-game’
For the saree to look perfect, you need the right blouse, jewellery and accessories, like clutch bags. You can pair one saree with different blouses, drape it differently and create a number of Indian ethnic or Indo-western fusion looks. You can also pair them with tops, tees, shirts and jackets, all creating different looks.
Sarees are perfect for all body types
Are you on the healthier side, and need to look for plus-size clothes whenever you go to shop? Well, if that is a problem for you, try sarees. It suits all body types. In fact, if you want to look slim, drape a saree. If you want to look fuller, then too, drape a saree.
The trick is to know how to drape it appropriately, according to your shape and size. Also, the variety of sarees available in the market are suitable for women of all ages.
Fit for every occasion
A saree is fit to go for every occasion. All you need to do is choose the right colour and right type. Whether you need it for a wedding or festival, party or interview, sarees are one such Indian dresses that can match up to any setting.
This is also all-weather friendly. You can choose the fabric and blouse, matching the weather conditions, and actually can easily flaunt a saree, every day of a year.
Sarees need not be tailored fit
Unlike other outfits, sarees don’t need to be tailored. You only need the right blouse. If you don’t have the time or scope to get a blouse sewn, pair a crop top with the saree.
They are synonymous to comfort
Most women wearing sarees regularly say that they are very comfortable. They are breathable, easy to wear, and don’t cling on to your skin. A research has also said that the saree facilitates air circulation properly, thus keeping your body cool.
I guess all these reasons are convincing enough especially for those who find Indian sarees a little intimidating? Don’t you worry. Like all other dresses, give this too a try. I am sure you are going to fall in love with this attire and look, immediately!