Sarees have been enhancing Beauty of the Indian women for centuries. The presence of the beautiful ensemble dates back to Indus Valley civilization. The images and sculptures of that century show women in a drape like saree worn like a knicker. Started as a cotton drape the beautiful ensemble has gone through a transformational journey.
First started as a simple drape, it found the company of blouse and petticoat in the British era. The affluent women of that century can be seen wearing silk sarees with appealing blouses and petticoat. After independence, the handloom industry flourished and gave way to a huge variety of designer sarees.
Modern women find it one of the most sensuous, elegant and fashionable dressing option for a wedding, office, traditional events and other occasions. There are huge varieties of sarees as per the location and occasion. Maheshwari silk sarees, Kanjivaram sarees, Kota sarees, georgette sarees and cotton sarees are some of the verities of sarees highly popular among women.
Besides the leading saree brands like Aavaranaa, Bollywood actresses have also played a vital role in the popularity of the sarees. Actresses like Mumtaj, Sonam Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Rekha popularized different saree styles, designs, and draping styles. Check the transformation of a simple drape from a beautiful six yards drape over centuries in the infographic.
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