In a country where diversity is what keeps it together, Saree is one costume that's common to all Indian women and worn in different patterns by people of different communities. The Saree is an indispensable costume in our lifestyle. It plays an important role in defining Indian culture. Earlier women all across Indian subcontinent used to wear nothing but the humble saree. With the increasing influence of the western civilization, the popularity of the saree has declined in India but increased in foreign countries. Banarasi, Madhurai, Kanchipuram, Patola, Paithani, Bandhani, Kosa Silk, Muslin, etc. have got themselves a patent on international market. However, it continues to remain the traditional Indian costume worn on exclusive occasions such as weddings, festivals, etc. A saree is a powerful style statement and is worn by women with deep seated ethnic sensibilities.
On the flipside, with the growing influence of the western civilization, the saree has got a makeover. Designers have chosen this epitome of Indian culture and given it an entirely different look. These designer sarees have a unique appeal and at the same time dear as well because of their intricate and one-of-a-kind designs. Some designer sarees have heavy embroidery on them and hence it is difficult to carry them casually. They a usually worn on occasions with lots of traditional jewelery to add sophistication and glamour.