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There's a certain indescribable joy in shopping for ethnic clothes. The delectable colors, magnificent designs, a plethora of gorgeous fabrics - they all make it a delightful experience. The diversity of Indian fashion greatly adds on to this experience. Sarees, lehengas, anarkalis - there's so much to browse and choose from. Pure Elegance carefully handpicks a sublime selection that aims to bring you the best of all the above. The options are galore when it comes to colors, styles, silhouettes and more. We strive to cater to, and satiate every ethnic style palette.
Sarees are one of the most popular garments in Indian fashion and it's not hard to see why. With an air of effortless elegance, they exude a fluid charm and flatter all body types. Typically measuring between five to nine yards, they are draped around by the wearer and don't commonly come in a ready made drape. The body of the style is tied at around at the waist and the end bit of the sari, known as the pallu, is usually brought across the chest and over the shoulder. Since the pallu is often the most visible and free part of the saree, it is commonly decorated with dazzling patterns and designs. A traditional Indian saree is worn with a blouse on top and a petticoat underneath the sari. Many regions in India have their own draping styles, however, the most popular one is the 'Nivi style' from the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Sarees are incredibly versatile and can be worn from the office, to the dinner after, to of course, elaborate festive occasions and weddings. Walk into the Monday morning meeting in a grey khaddi saree if you're looking to impress with ethnic simplicity. A lime green chiffon sari is a lovely choice for a casual luncheon. When the family dinner parties beckon, a floral linen saree is sure to have you looking sublime.  For weddings zari woven sarees or embellished sarees in hues of red, orange or pink are perfect picks. 
The styles of saris can be broadly divided into three - handloom woven sarees, embroidered and embellished sarees and printed sarees. Woven sarees are classic choices that are usually made in silk and cotton fabrics. Evergreen and widely loved, they can never go out of style. Embroidered and embellished sarees are great for times you want to take it up a notch. Plain thread embroidery is great for simpler occasions while sarees with kundan work, mirror work, and embroidery in golden or silver thread works best for grand occasions like weddings. If bold is your preference but you do want to keep it light, a printed saree is just what you should be reaching out to.
When it comes to saris, there are certain styles that are wardrobe essentials. A vibrant Banarasi sari, a resplendent kanjivaram silk saree, a charming georgette saree - they are all eternally alluring. When you look to buy sarees online in the USA, you'll find a wide variety of all these at our Indian wear store - Pure Elegance.
A fashion designer saree is a beautiful way to express one's self. The fabrics and the colors speak volumes when one adorns a saree. Turn your vintage style dreams into reality with a crisp cotton ikkat saree. Keep it fun and endearing in a neon shaded georgette saree with a mirror work border. Channel your inner queen in a regal, purple kanchipuram silk sari. Keep it refreshingly easy breezy in a blue linen saree. Want the best of royal charm but don't want to don something too heavy? Choose a tussar silk sari with a floral pattern that is sure to have you standing stylishly tall. For occasions when you want to go one hundred percent glam, work up a stunning look in a net saree with lace work. 
Patterns and designs too, add to the vibe of a saree. Stripes, chevron lines and geometric patterns can bring in a touch of modern aesthetics to a sari. Ikkat patterns lend a saree a rustic, ethnic vintage feel. Traditional motifs and paisley designs have an evergreen charm to them and add on to the ethnic aesthetics of a saree. Florals are always delightful and can instantly light up a room.
When you look to buy sarees online in the USA, visiting our aisles of Pure Elegance sarees is a must-do! Sophisticated and modish styles meet premium quality in our spectacular line of fashion designer sarees from India. What's better? We also have a store in Edison, New Jersey. So be it online or at our physical store, it's time to shop away, your way!

All about cotton sarees

A cotton saree is 6foot long cotton fabric that is draped around the lower body just like a skirt, and from the waist, it makes way to the shoulder covering the upper body. The upper body is covered with a blouse that can be short or long, depending upon the style of saree you wear. India has diverse regions, and every region has it’s own saree specialty, however, cotton sarees are famous in all the areas, be it north or south. The type of cotton may vary in different regions of the country.

 Why Cotton sarees?

Cotton saree 2020

There are many reasons to opt for cotton sarees over other fabrics. The International Forum for Cotton Promotion states that cotton can take up to one-fifth of its weight in water before feeling damp. After all, cotton is naturally extracted from the seeds, which initially form cotton balls. Yet here are the major causes why you would choose cotton saree:

 

  • The Minimalist fabric:

 If you do not like to wear heavy work sarees with a sequin border and embellishment, then cotton is the perfect match for you. It is suitable for every occasion and at the same time looks elegant and sophisticated. Cotton sarees are the minimal style of clothing that gives you incredible looks. 

 

  • A natural antidote to skin diseases:

Cotton is considered as an antidote for skin diseases. People with skin allergies are advised to wear loose cotton sarees as it is made of natural fibers, unlike nylon and polyester, and hence, no allergic reactions to cause skin problems. This is why cotton is also known as hypoallergenic. 

 

  • All season wear:

Cotton is the only fabric that can be worn for all the seasons and hence is weatherproof. The excellent quality cotton opens its pores in the dry season to retain the body moisturizer and, in moderate winters, adjust the temperature by keeping it warm. 

  • Durable:

Cotton sarees are made of moderately strong fibers, and it’s tenacity ranges between 3-5gm which means the wet strength of the cotton fabric is 20% strength

 Cotton extraction

Cotton, which is the natural fibers and the part of the mallow family, is the cream-colored fluffy texture that is surrounded by cotton seeds. Cotton is processed by spinning and weaving for which the sticky seed is separated from the wool part. Further, this de-seeded cotton is cleaned, carded, spun, and woven into a fabric. In US the cottonseeds are majorly cultivated in California, Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and If you glance through the magnifying, it looks like a twisted ribbon. 

 

Where is cotton produced?

The cotton is majorly produced in the US, the People Republic of China and India. The best climate for cotton production is a warm climate. Even Brazil, Turkey, and Pakistan are also the leading producers of cotton. Cotton is extracted from cotton balls, which is first a flower, and then it takes the shape of balls. The cotton 

There are two ways of harvesting cotton on farms:

1 Mechanical cotton pickers

2 Mechanical cotton stripper.

Cotton saree could be worn on any occasion. Because of its breathable nature, it is incredibly versatile. It is an undeniably comfortable fabric that can be worn for a regular day working. 

 

Types of cotton sarees

India is famous for its culture and ethnic wear, and saree is the major contributor to it. It is one of the most prominent outfits that symbolizes the Indian culture, and when you say saree in any part of the world, the first thing that comes in anyone’s mind would be India. Here are the types of cotton sarees:

 

  • Cotton saree from Kota Rajasthan:

Kota Doria fabric was always the royal fabric of Rajasthan. Initially, it was worn as hear gear by royal court members. Later it was used as Dhoti; much later, it became famous as Sarees. Kota Doria looks like a square checks pattern which is woven on traditional pit look. The yarns to spun the cotton is too substantial that they do not require any additional finishing. Kota Doria saree is highly-priced saree; however, the fabric comes with a lightweight and high-quality features.

 

  • Sico saris:

The name Sico saris is driven from cotton sarees with the silk veil or pallu. This saree is a combination of the two fabric majorly cotton as the base. Again, the lightweight weave is natural to carry all day long. The saree is woven in Gadwal of Jogulamba Gadwal district in the state of Telangana India. The Idol of Indian God is adorned with gadwall sarees on the occasions of festivities. 

 

  • Venkatagiri:

Since the 17th century, the Venkatagiri Zari Cotton Handloom Sarees was considered as the symbol of royalty. As the kings gifted the Venkatgiri sarees to their queens while paying a hefty amount to the labor to make their living easy. The price was paid to the level that they can survive for next year until the next order is placed. This saree is woven around the towns of Andra Pradesh. Today, the Venkatari saree is well known for its softness and durability. The techniques to weave Venkatesh saree are updated with a new introduction of technologies. The recent technique from Bangladesh known as jamdani is famous for it’s an innovative style of weaving cotton sarees.

 

  • Sambalpuri

in the tribal belt of Sambalpur in Odisha State, India. It showcases the art of BandhaKala locally known as sadhi, which is 4 to 9 meters in range. It incorporates traditional motifs such as shell, wheel, and flowers. It is further available in various varieties such as Sonepuri, Pasapali, Bomkai, Barpali, and Bapta sarees. The fabric is dyed in multiple colors. The Sambalpuri sarees are handwoven and hence, relatively expensive.

 

  • Khadi

Khadi fabric has a very long history in the pages of Indian civilization. The khadi movement and swadeshi movement lead to promoting Khadi as the primary fabric for all clothing in India. Mahatma Gandhi started the Swadeshi movement, which aimed at producing khadi in India by India to generate self-employment and remove poverty. Khadi sarees are hand spun and woven on a handloom. It is the ideal fabric for hot summers in India.

 Cotton sarees has a wide range, be it a party wear sarees which look voguish and sophisticated. Or minimal embroidery and zari work and are best for upcoming wedding events.

 Wash with care:

Cotton saree must be washed in cold water or lower temperature because it can shrink. If it’s colored cotton, do not wash it with the other clothes because the cotton sarees run its color for the first few washes.