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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!

About Kanchivaram sarees:

 The Kanchivaram sarees, also known as Kanchipuram which are woven in Tamil Naidu in the village named "Kanchipuram." The place Kanchipuram is an avenue of substantial primitive handloom mill that produces sarees and other wearing apparel. The natives of the area believe that silk is the symbol of purity; therefore, for any auspicious occasion, women wear Kanchivaram sarees. The place was not that famous until a documentary was created based ion the true facts about the living conditions of weavers and the massive demand for Kanchivaram sarees all around the world. 

 They are woven by pure mulberry silk which is originated from South India while the other embellishments like zari that are imported from Gujrat and other parts of India. The pallu is in various patterns varying from Zigzag lines to create designs that may later be joined to the sari. As the silk is too delicate, the detachment is a necessity; moreover, they are affixed in a manner that they cannot be detached. 

The wide variety of designs like Temple borders to represent the culture. Stripes and floral to make it look trendy, checks on the border to give it a retro look, and so on. The fascinating part of these Kanchipuram sarees is it can be customized exhibiting the paintings of kings and epics of Mahabharat. The brides, especially in the region of Tamil Nadu and states of Andhra Pradesh, wear this ethnic costume for the auspicious occasion of their wedding. 

 

Why it is famous:

Kanchivaram sarees are famous for its variant and vibrant colors and lifelong durability because they are thicker the most of the silk. However, owing to this fact, they are quite expensive. As evidenced from the past, only the royal families could afford the Kanchivaram sarees, which were considered as an expensive present and a matter of pride to own even a single piece of this extraordinarily alluring Kanchivaram sarees. 

 

What's unique about Kanchivaram sarees:

Most of the silk sarees might look alike. Yet, there are differences which can be identified if carefully discerned such as the borders of the pallu are different from the saree, in fact, the color of te the pallu is in contrast which is a range of bright colors such as orange, blue, yellow, red, green and so on. Usually, a Kanchivaram saree is compared with a Banarasi saree, which is inspired by Mughal artworks, but the Banarasi saree is more settled, whether it's contrasting colors or the designs.

 

Types of Kanchivaram sarees:

Kanchivaram saree with golden border:

As we know, all Kanchivaram sarees have one thing in common, they have contrasting pallu, and usually, it has a golden piece of artwork. But sometimes a saree with the bright color like red, blue, orange, etc... is coupled with Golden border to magnify the grace of elegant and glamourous feel.

Contemporary Kanchivaram sarees:

In the era of modernization and keeping in mind the millennial trends, it is needless to say that the design and patterns are required to be modified. Therefore, taking into account the significant vogue as well as conserving the traditional values, the contemporary form of Kanchivaram sarees are designed. The colors here are the shades of grey, tan, bottle green, white heron, and so on. Again, to retain the roots of Kanchivaram sarees, the golden border is not replaced rather enhanced by adding some modern artist's impressions. 

Floral Kanchivaram saree:

Even if basics remain the same, the pallu covered with Zari, floral print Kanchivaram sarees is in demand as they blend of the two, i.e., tradition and the trends. Nowadays, floral print is must-have artwork in the wardrobe collection. Inspired by Bollywood celebs, it is most prevalent in the northern as well as the southern part of the country. 

Making of Kanchivaram sarees:

The way it is created and curated is exceptional and quite tricky. Therefore, to identify the authenticity of a Kanchivaram saree gleans out one or two strings. Make sure the strings are extracted where you see a twist. Now, where the string ends, apply some heat with the blaze of fire. As it catches fire, collect the scattered ashes of the string. It will be in the form of a round ball. Smell it and see if you can sense the scent of copied cowhide. If you cannot smell the odor, then there are chances it is not authentic.

Further, the look for Zari works on the saree, which is usually unadulterated. Moreover, unadulterated zari is made of red silk string and further bend with silver string. Overall it is curated with 22-carat gold. As the base remains the same, which is red silk string, in case you don't find that, it means it's not original Kanchivaram saree. You can also compare the newly bought saree with one that you have in your wardrobe. Most of the time visually you can identify the difference, but if not, the touch and feel can easily exhibit the difference.