Why We Love Indian Saris

February 20, 2011 - by Preeti

There's something mystical about wearing a sari. It's six yards of pure cloth in net, chiffon, silk, cotton, that folds together in an elegant and downright beautiful way.

The sari is also a right of passage into adulthood for a girl as well as the ability to fold and pin a massive piece of material in an organized fashion.

Getting M's mom's sari fixed by my aunt

fixing a sari

Our wedding this past week was full of saris. And more saris. And shopping for saris in Dadar, Mumbai and across the city. But what beautiful pieces they are! It is hard to find the same exact sari twice because every one is in different colors, motifs, and palus. Every women is therefore unique, although the same cannot be said for men's fashion.

The women in saris at the wedding ceremony - Looking beautiful!

wedding saris mumbai

Get out your coffee cup and start drooling at how these western women can be stylish and gorgeous in a sari. Think it's time for the Indian girls to step it up!


Net printed sari in a color I cannot even describe...silver blue? On the right, a gold embroidered turquoise choli

silver blue net sari


Blue sari with silver, net blue black and white and gorgeous embroidered sari, a burgundy dark blue lengha choli, and a pink with blue border saree

beautiful blue white black sari wedding


A well matched couple! Light gold sari and husband's orange, gold sherwani

elegant gold sari


Classic pistachio sari with dark grey-silver palu and matching boyfriend

pistachio green sari and dhoti

Funky net fabric saris with cutting and embroidery

net sari in brown saree in pink green


Check out these fancy saris


Blue sari with zari style embroidery and an orange hand painted sari

hand painted sari blue orange


The bride to be in her wedding sari. Well, that's me actually :)