No doubt designer net sarees top the list – most designers and top notch retail houses veto for this material and display the most sought after collection in the bridal and party wear section. These sarees have been a favourite with many bollywood devas as it is perfect for showcasing their toned and chiselled body, while the ramps have seen a rush of them pouring out from the renowned designer houses. These have even won the hearts of the brides-to-be and the stylish party loves.
The Popularity of Net Sarees
Women of India and a few countries neighbouring it have been the main consumers of sarees and the weather of these countries have had a very strong influence on the quality of saree produced. These countries being mostly hot and humid countries (for the major part of the year), many light weight materials are used for the cause. Net is one such material that has recently gained benefit over many other similar light weight materials and the reason is that the designers have found this material much sturdy and therefore perfect to hold the embellishments that in general make a designer saree unique and distinct from other varieties of sarees.
In Competition with the Traditional Heavy Silks
Kanjivaram, Banarasi, Baluchari, Ikkat, Gadwal, Bomkai, Muga, Pashmina and on and on and on; the list of rich, heavy, traditional silk sarees is unending. It can only stand in comparison with the inexhaustive list of Indian dishes. Every region, every state of India produces multiple varieties of sarees and many amongst them are the heavy silk sarees which for ages have been the first choice for special occasions. However, as has already been brought into discussion, with the hot and humid weather, the demand for light weight gorgeous wedding and party wear sarees is very high. The designer net sarees of present suffice this requirement with perfection.
Making its Mark against the Flimsy Georgette, Chiffon and Tissue
Once again, in comparison to georgette, chiffon or even tissue sarees, these net sarees are more robust and therefore best fit for the base of a designer wear. Georgette and chiffon though perfect for casual party wear, it rarely makes for a wedding. Some designers have however started to play with these materials; yet there are a few drawbacks which restrain them from making these their first and best choice. Tissue for example has a very short life or should we say longevity. Having spent a substantial sum for a designer saree, its owner will definitely love to have it intact and usable for a long time. The net qualifies the need well and again wins its place.
Love of Net Sarees around the Globe
Designer net sarees are not only in vogue in and around India but is highly popular everywhere around the sub continent and amongst Indian immigrants in every other country of the world. Women also buy designer sarees in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and many other countries through online shopping. The craze for designer net sarees is clearly palpable throughout the world.
Anand Mathur is a connoisseur of Indian fashion, especially womens’ fashion. He offers expert advice on Indian designer apparels and the latest trends in the same through his blogs & articles.This author has published 8 articles so far.