Sari is an integral part of Indian culture. Over the time, sari has taken many forms and adorned by women around the world, this six yards piece of fabric is now making its presence felt in the global fashion industry.
Sari is usually worn with a blouse or a top. But what would you say about those creative designers who thought it would be a good idea to make dresses for modern women using sari?

Up-cycled jewelry made using a sari, ribbons, cushion covers, curtains and bedsheets is what we all have tried at some point of time in our lives. But have a look at this gorgeous Sari dress contributed by pinner E Shelton on her Pinterest board, it looks very modern and I would be surprised if a fashion lover wouldn't want to wear it to her next cocktail party. But wait, I am sorry to tell you that you can't have it. Why? Well... because this sari dress is sixty four years old and part of the collection at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Another one in the list is a medium blue and gold sari dress from 1950s. This sari dress was found at TheVintageStudio that sells vintage clothes and garments made from vintage supplies. I love the detailed Jari work on the dress. The neckline and waistband on the dress looks so modern.

Nothing is better than Black and Gold (Or Black and Silver) party dress, and this off shoulder sari dress tops all of them. Look at the fine detailing of silver jari weaves over Black background on the upper part of this dress. I guess this is the pallu of the sari that is used to make the upper part of the dress. Lower part is obviously made of the other portion from the sari fabric. 

A website called Vintageous that sells vintage dresses has this lovely sari dress in Black and Gold. This is made of a Banarasi sari. Whoever has made this beautiful dress, is master of design as this beautiful piece can't be the work of an ordinary stitcher.

Another beautiful party dress by another vintage seller. This lovely dress in Aqua and dull Gold is certainly going to get lots of oohs and ahas in the party. The sari border is cleverly used to embellish the front portion of the dress. The dress doesn't have much flair and it looks very sober in color and in terms of design and placement of the pattern. Dull gold jari work is making it extremely elegant.

Sari in Red and Gold is the must have in an Indian wedding. The bride must carry at least one Red and Gold sari in her trousseau. Apart from lots of sweets, decoration, dance, songs, henna and tasty food, Indian weddings are also about great pieces of clothing and jewelry.

This dress in Red and Gold was made using an Indian sari. This one and many such dresses are sold by Traven7.


The problem with good old vintage dresses is that they sell quickly. And so this last sari dress in Aqua and Gold, although, is sold out but just for the keep sake, I am posting it here. Who knows, someday I find a similar combination in the market! I am not going to miss it again. 


October 28, 2014 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Fashion


Dr. Sanchi Agrawal

Dr. Sanchi Agrawal said:

The dress are so elegant that they mesmerised me completely when I saw them. I always loved dresses that are different from the crowd and silk one piece dresses are my favourite, but never get them anywhere. I would love to buy some of your collection

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