The Banarasi saree enjoys an exalted status among sarees from across the country. This is possibly because historically, these sarees are considered to be among the finest. the tradition of weaving sarees in Varanasi aka Benares dates back to several hundred years ago. The Banarasi silk fabric is available in a plethora of qualities. One can avail of it in silk, brocade, meena or even in dyeble brocade fabric. Other low cost varieties are also available. For example, there is banarasi cotton fabric and Jaipuri cotton fabric which are durable and high on style. All this makes Banarasi sarees a must in your Indian wear wardrobe!
Lets take a tour of this evergreen Banarasi Saree:
Beige is the color of the season. Couple it with a brocade, Banarasi silk and intricate embroidery and you have a truly wow saree! The heavy border gives it a certain richness. Teem it up with a full length blouse to add a sophisticated feel to the saree. A pair of silver danglers makes this Banarasi saree a masterpiece. It can be worn for an engagement ring ceremony or baby showers to get that extra edge!
Bright and resplendent colors is what makes this Banarasi saree unique and a real style statement. Made out of mustard kora net, this 6 yard drape can look eye catching with a sleeveless blouse. Teem it up with pencil heels and one you have a hot date ensemble! A clutch in a muted tone can go a long way in making you the center of attraction!
Khadi is the new word for all those who like to wear cool, chic clothing. Hand woven with silk thread, Khadi silk is well received in fashion circles. This tri-colored saree with a green skirt and maroon printed pallu is extremely earthy. A backless blouse makes this saree an eye catcher. One can accessorize with danglers or contrasting earrings, large sized rings and flip flops to give this Banarasi saree a unique look. Traditional stone jewelry can also bring out a serene quality in this saree. Flaunt it at your office meets or at semi – formal events.
A stunning saree in ethereal black is ideal for wedding receptions. The intricate gold work is simply inspiring and the gold border is extremely fashionable. A heavy neckpiece with maybe, a maang tikka will complement this Banarasi silk saree beautifully. A minimalist crop-sleeved blouse can do wonders for this superb saree.
Chanderi silk Banarasi saree is apt for the coming summer season. The pastel shades give a breezy effect to the saree. Teem it up with a contrasting blouse and danglers to get that superb finish. What makes this saree unique is that it is lightweight and can be easily worn with kitten heels.
Extremely ornate and meant for the flamboyant, this maroon kora silk saree is perfect for festive rituals like ganesh puja, diwali celebration and other events which require a dressy, traditional look. A bright deep necked blouse with strings can be a refreshing touch! Add a little kohl to the eyes and wear minimalist jewelry to bring out the appeal in the saree.
Interwoven in floral prints with contrasting maroon and turquoise shades, makes this Banarasi silk saree one to die for! A beige or gold colored halter neck blouse can do wonders to this saree. Pair it with a contrasting pair of danglers to give this saree an unusual effect. A nice bracelet with a small neck piece is awesome for this saree.
Double colored Banarasi silk saree with brocade on the skirt is best suited to be worn to a Bong event! Flaunt it at Durga Puja and win admiring glances from strangers and acquaintances alike. Large sized earrings with a maang tikka can make this a novel pick. Antique jewelry can also be used. Use beautiful bangles to complete the look.
This royal blue Banarasi saree with exquisite zari work is extremely classy and meant for weddings. Even the brides can look it up. A backless blouse can give this saree that regal look. Hair styling with light makeup can be extremely fashionable. Matching danglers will give it the desired effect.
Hand woven white kora silk banarasi saree oozes elegance. Narrow yellow and maroon borders make the saree a great buy. Team it up with diamond jewelry and ethnic clutch to get that mystic feel. A nude shade lipstick will make it appropriate for somber events.
Brocade onion pink saree with a classy pallu is the hue for the season. Coupled with an elbow length net blouse, this saree is a must for formal events. Pair it with some pink stone jewelry to get the effervescent look. Hair tied in a simple plait looks effortlessly chic with this ensemble.
This gorgeous Banarasi saree in muted, fleshy tones makes for great work wear or can be worn to simple events like a candle lit dinners with one’s spouse. Danglers for the ears, bracelet for the arms and anklets for the feet will make an ideal combination for this saree.
Dipped in gold, this heavy pure silk Banarasi saree is an excellent example of crafstamanship. A heavy piece of jewelry with a ‘kamarband’ adds to the royal look of this saree. A must for wedding functions or the actual wedding itself! Gold bangles go almost perfectly with the gold work on the saree.
A superlative Banarasi saree with dark and light firozi contrasts. Worn in a unique style, this saree is a must have for all fans of silks. Keep the jewelry traditional and ethnic . A traditional ‘potli’ would look best with this saree.
Model and ace actress Lara Dutta sports this black and magenta banarasi silk saree with élan. Silver thread work makes it a unique weave. Keep the blouse sexy with deep back and preferably without sleeves. Perfectly suited for simple,formal occasions. Accessorize with long danglers.
This off white Banarasi silk saree is brimming with class. The floral pattern and traditional temple border in a dull gold worn with traditional jewelry is perfect for a day or night affair..