Designer Sarees

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!

Everything you need to know about net saree

Net fabric is known to be one of the most luxurious materials available in the fashion Industry.

Net has always been recognized as one of the main components of fishing in mass quantities. This is due to the sturdiness yet flexible characteristic that can carry weight and, again, still be lightweight and compact

It is also used as fabric insulation and wrapping under a sling in the medicine industry. The fabric acts as a breathable cushion for the skin when used in layers. 

The breathable characteristic also makes Net a suitable component in camping tents and luggage bags. It is very similar to mesh as they both allow air to pass through easily and have similar uses. However, Net has a more smooth touch to it than mesh.

A large mesh of knotted nets do not slip, spread or distort during use, and hence are used for hammocks and fishing nets. 

Nowadays, Net is also used in clothes or home décor, which are much lighter. It is widely used in Indian ethnic clothing, either as sections of the apparel or layered over a sturdier fabric as a cover to give the outfit a fuller look. It can be used as a pallu (drape of the saree) or as the dupatta (traditional Indian scarf that comes in an Indian Salwar Kameez set). It can also be used to create sleeves, neckline, hemline, etc. to give a subtle feminine look.


History of Net Fabric

The origin and the early stages in the production and use of net fabric are hard to trace as the materials used would be perishable. The weavers used simple tools. However, Net has apparently been used for centuries; garments with elements of Net can be traced back to Ancient India as well as western civilizations. According to evidence provided by historians, the Net fabric was used by the hunter-gatherers of southern Europe from Upper Paleolithic times. The oldest net saree has been traced back to the pre-Mughal era

The origin of Lace, considered a form of Net, goes far back in the Victorian Era. It was then introduced to India during the British colonization worn by Indian women who wanted to emulate British women's fashion styles.


How is it made?

Before 1809, nets were hand-made by knotting threads at each point of intersection to produce a specific geometric pattern. In 1809, the machine was invented that produced knotted nets that looked much like the hand-knotted fabrics. People could hardly notice the difference. Netting is done in any textile by which the yarns are fused, looped or knotted at their intersections. The finished product is a fabric with open spaces between the threads.

The machines for weaving garments are used such that the yarns are only interloped and not knotted, making it a little feeble and light, gauzy look. This type of Net is called knotless netting, which is later coated to give more durability. Weaving patterns are used for knotless netting as opposed to knitting patterns.

The Net fabric was earlier fabricated with threads either made of bark, leaves, roots, and stems, or animal tissues like hair, intestine, etc. Modern nets are generally machine-made and composed of either vegetable fibers like cotton, hemp, flax, etc. or man-made fibers like nylon, polyester, etc.

Types of Netting

Ethnic clothing fashion uses different patterns and types of net fabric, as listed below-

  • Bobbinet: This is a style of Net made with hexagonal pattern making it very thin and transparent. It can also be embellished with stone or pearl as the fabric is sturdy enough for little decorative embellishments. This style is mostly used in Indian Bridal wear to add a wholesome look to the outfit.
  • Tulle: This style of netting is also a hexagonal mesh made with silk or nylon threads, making it stiffer than Bobbinet, although retaining the thin and transparent look. This style of netting is also used to create an illusion of fullness and mostly used in Indian Bridal wear.
  • Fishnet: This type of netting resembles a fisherman's Net, as the name suggests. The yarns are tied coarsely with larger openings. Fishnet's netting style is widely used for leggings, socks, Indian Party dresses, and Prom dresses. They are also used as wall décor.
  • Filet Net: This form of netting is created with the help of a square mesh. The holes formed are hexagonal and have a very translucent look. Recently filet net is being used to make produce bags and handbags.


How do you characterize Net fabric?

The characters of net fabric can vary from durable to not durable, depending on the type of thread used and how it has been knotted. Knotless netting is usually used to weave garments like ethnic Indian clothing, fairy outfits, etc. They are often less sturdy. Each strand can be coated before being created to ensure more durability. It can also be coated after being woven to be more durable when applied pressure or exposed to heat.

Net is a fabric that is almost see-through and lightweight to the point that it can be compacted into a ball and carried in a ladies' handbag.


Why Buy Net Saree?

Net saree owes its popularity to the mystical aura it creates around the wearer. Net sarees give a gorgeous, chic look since it is semi-transparent. It is also a timeless fabric that will never go out of fashion and can be mixed and matched with a versatile collection of accessories and ethnic jewelry.

Net sarees are trendy among Bollywood outfits for public event events such as The Red Carpet, Fashion Shows, and Award Shows. It is trendier among the young generation due to the opportunity of a versatile western styling yet sophisticated look for family celebrations and weddings. The overall look can be glammed up with a personalized drape or blouse or pairing the outfit with funky accessories and jewelry. Net sarees are timeless and are appropriate for all occasions and events emitting a flawless vibe to the wearer. Net sarees and other garments are appreciated globally because of this ingenious styling idea and offering a fuller look to the outfit.


Handling and washing directions?

Although made durable with coating, the Net fabric is relatively fragile and requires great care in handling and cleaning. In case of any damage or tear, the garment cannot be mended correctly and provide an unsatisfactory repair. 

Net sarees and Lehenga Choli should mainly be dry-cleaned to avoid any excessive fragility.

Fashion Tips

Net sarees can be worn in various styles, and custom wraps paired with Indian saree blouses or bralettes. Net sarees can go either with an ethnic Indian look or a westernized look. One can accessorize a net saree with Indian fashion jewelry, ethnic jewelry, or funky accessories, depending on the occasion. The best idea is to wear light jewelry so that people notice the gauzy look of the Net saree, along with high heeled shoes. This ensemble would be suitable for informal as well as formal occasions.

When wearing a net saree, the translucent pallu is usually the highlight of the outfit.


Popularity in Bollywood


Actor Deepika Padukone wore a gorgeous pastel green net saree at a promotional event of her movie Bajirao Mastani. The design concept of beautiful stones on the torso and pallu with embroidery work on the borders stands out of the simplicity of the rest of the saree. Her see-through net saree looks lovely paired with a bright floral patterned long-sleeved blouse and Indian earrings making it a perfect fashion look for a Formal Event.


The above image is a photoshoot of Actor Deepika Padukone rocking her gorgeous red Net saree with an excellent idea of a floral crop top for a blouse! This is a perfect example of styling a net saree in a westernized fashion. Deepika finishes her look with dangling Indian Jhumka earrings.


Actor Alia Bhatt sported a red embroidered Net saree designed by Bollywood Outfits designer Sabyasachi at an Award Function in 2019. The concept of a red-colored Net saree with detailed threadwork of the same shade glamorizes her overall outfit. She paired her Net saree with a chic saree blouse, Indian traditional Chandbali Earrings, and a neat bun, which enhanced her overall look.


Actor Parineeti Chopra stepped out to celebrate the Joyful Indian festival of Diwali'19 wearing a black embellished Net saree paired with a sleeveless and deep-necklined black saree blouse. Her outfit looks perfect as classy and stunning evening wear. She completed her look with heavy silver jhumkas, a low ponytail, smokey eyes, and mauve lipstick.


Actor Vidya Balan shines sporting a Black Chiffon net designer half saree with golden embroidery paired with a matching black saree blouse at the GQ Men awards 2012. She styled her hair to a clean bun. She accessorized her outfit with minimal jewelry, a black beaded bracelet, and a gold-embroidered black clutch giving it a very effortless yet sophisticated look.


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