No matter how much you love the ease of an Anarkali or the comfort of a coordinated set, nothing combines elegance and ease quite like a saree. A true classic, an Indian wardrobe is incomplete without it. Among traditional and contemporary silhouettes, the saree remains a classic, especially for the festivities. Opting for a georgette saree scores high on comfort and can be worn for a cards party or puja. This light as air fabric is sheer and flowy, making it an incredibly popular choice for Diwali.
Georgette: An Ideal Fabric
Georgette sarees are a popular choice for women who appreciate the balance of elegance, comfort, and style. They offer a timeless and classic look that can be customized to suit both casual and formal occasions. The choice of design, color, and embellishments allows you to find a georgette saree that suits your personal style and the event you’re attending. Known for its fluid and flowing drape, georgette is a popular choice for sarees because it hugs the body gracefully, making the wearer look elegant. Its slight grainy texture makes for a beautiful drape and the semi-sheer nature offers a touch of translucency. While the sheerness depends on the thickness of the fabric, this however makes georgette a delicate and feminine feel.
Georgette sarees can be plain or heavily embellished with embroidery, sequins, or beadwork and this affects the occasion you’re choosing the silhouette for. The lightweight nature of the fabric makes it an excellent canvas for intricate designs. Its versatile nature allows it to swiftly translate from day to night for various occasions. Plain georgette sarees are suitable for casual or everyday wear, while heavily embellished ones are perfect for weddings, parties, and other special events.
Saree Draping Styles
Styling a georgette saree is easy. Perfect for Indian festive fashion, georgette saree draping is effortless. The most common way to drape a saree is the Nivi style. This one starts by tucking one end of the saree (the plain end) into the petticoat. Make about 5-7 pleats with the loose end and tuck them into the petticoat. Now bring the pallu (the decorated end) over your left shoulder and let it hang gracefully. Another popular style is the lehenga style of draping. This style is similar to draping a lehenga, and it's great for a modern and trendy look. To achieve this look, tuck the plain end of the saree into the petticoat, creating pleats if desired.
Now take the decorated end of the saree and bring it to the front, creating pleats that resemble a lehenga.
Remember to adjust the length and tightness of the pleats based on your comfort and the saree’s design. Georgette is a versatile fabric that drapes beautifully, so choose the style that complements your body shape and the occasion you're attending.
Festive Georgette Saree Designs
From embroidered georgette styles that include intricately hand worked craftsmanship like zari, sequin, or thread work to a range of traditional and contemporary patterns, each style is a timeless choice for festivals. Further, this fabric holds prints beautifully. For a casual and relaxed look, think of festive prints like paisleys, florals, or abstract designs that can be both traditional and trendy, depending on the print. Bandhani georgette sarees are a stunning option. As a tie-dye technique that creates vibrant and eye-catching patterns, Bandhani georgette sarees are a popular choice for festivals, especially in regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat.
If you want the elegance of a saree and the convenience of a lehenga, consider a lehenga saree in georgette. It comes with pre-pleated bottoms, making it easy to drape while giving the appearance of a traditional lehenga. For a fun spin to the classic silhouette, opt for a georgette half and half saree. These have one part in one color or design and the other part in a contrasting color or design. This creates a striking look, perfect for special occasions. A georgette saree with a heavy border, whether in zari, sequins, or embroidery, can add a touch of grandeur to your festive look. A similar version is the ombre saree that transitions from one color to another, creating a visually appealing effect. They are available in various color combinations, making them suitable for different festivals.
A georgette saree with hand work like stone or mirror adds a special appeal to it. Stone work adds a touch of sparkle to your saree, making it perfect for evening events and celebrations. Similarly, mirrors on a georgette saree can catch the light and create a stunning effect. These are popular in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. A distinct type of saree is the Banarasi georgette saree combines the grace of georgette with the richness of Banarasi weaving. These are known for their intricate motifs and brocade work. Among other types of artisanship, ‘gota patti’ work on georgette involves applying pieces of gold or silver ribbon on the fabric. These sarees are popular during festivals and weddings. Similarly, ‘kundan work’ involves the use of semi-precious stones to create intricate designs on the saree and adds a regal touch to your festive look. Most importantly, when choosing a festive georgette saree, consider the colors, the level of embellishment, and the style that resonates with you. Georgette sarees offer comfort and elegance, making them a versatile choice for various celebratory occasions. The Peach and Off White Satin Georgette Saree and the Teal Embroidered Georgette Saree are two of our favorites at Lashkaraa
Maintenance Tips for Georgette Saree
Georgette sarees are delicate and require special care to maintain their beauty and longevity. Here are some maintenance tips for georgette sarees:
- Storage: Store georgette sarees in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Use a breathable saree bag or a cotton cloth to cover them, which will protect them from dust and prevent the fabric from yellowing.
- Avoid Hanging: Georgette sarees are best stored folded rather than hanging, as hanging them for extended periods can lead to stretching and deformation.
- Dry Cleaning: Most georgette sarees are recommended for dry cleaning. Be sure to take them to a professional dry cleaner who is experienced in handling delicate fabrics.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight: Georgette is a delicate fabric that can become discolored when exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods. Keep your sarees away from windows and strong sunlight.
- Gentle Handling: When wearing or folding your georgette saree, be gentle. Avoid sharp jewelry and accessories that can snag the fabric.
- Ironing: If your saree gets wrinkled, use a low-heat setting on your iron and place a cotton cloth between the saree and the iron to protect it. Always iron on the reverse side to avoid damaging any embellishments.
- Protect from Moths: Use mothballs or natural moth-repelling products in your storage area to protect your georgette sarees from moth damage.
- Use Camphor: Placing camphor tablets or sachets in your storage area can help deter pests and maintain the freshness of your sarees.
By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your georgette sarees remain in excellent condition, allowing you to enjoy their beauty for many festive occasions to come.