2017 was the year of sarees. Breaking away from the moulds of traditional fashion, the year that went by saw handloom saree in more quirky and unconventional designs like saree gown, shirt style saree blouse and many more Indo-Western fusion styles, thus taking the appeal of the saree to a more global platform.
Fashionistas say unlike 2017, the year 2018 is going to be the year of looking back at classics. With designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee laying more and more emphasis on the use of traditional fabrics and styles and celebrities like AnukshaSharma more than happy to oblige, this year is laying emphasis on the fact that no matter how much the trends change, the classics will never fade away.
So here are the handloom saree fashion trends of 2018 you will definitely want to have one in your wardrobe:
Benarasi saree donned by new bride Anushka Sharma at Virushka’s Delhi reception designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee brought the focus back on the glory of Benarasi saree. Earlier Deepika Padukone too was seen in a very similar Banarasi saree for Hema Malini’s book launch. Banarasi Brocades in rich hues like deep reds, peacock blues and greens give a royal touch and are eternally desirable.
With the very dignified Rekha endorsing Kanjeevaram silk sarees at every movie premier, award functions and Bollywood wedding receptions, the kanchi pattus are here to stay this year too and continue to woo us.
Other sarees that are poised to make a comeback this year include Satin silk sarees, linen silk sarees, and most definitely handloom cotton sarees.
The year will also see a lot of experimenting with different fabrics and textures. From rustling paper silks to stiff organza, gossamer chanderi silks and kota sarees and gauzy jute silks, sarees look beautiful in myriad textures and will be super haute this year. Various weaves, surfaces and finishes add character to a drape and are sure to find a place in fashionistas’ wardrobes.
Smart blends like silk cotton sarees will be seen in plenty this year. Easy to maintain, silk cotton sarees with sheen like the silk and lightness characteristic to the cottons are preferred for lighter occasions or even as every day office wear sarees. Wild silks like Ghicha silk sarees and Matka silk sarees are also suited for this reason and are going to rock this season too.