Sankranti or Pongal is an important festival down South India. The harvest festival for the people here it is celebrated with lots of fervor and spirit. So when we start the shopping list for Sankranti the first thing that we add is clothes. Since it is a traditional festival it is advisable to pick silk sarees even if you are going to a Sankranti lunch/function. Here are our top picks.
The mother of silk sarees Kanjeevarams are always an elegant choice when it comes to traditional dos. This is no exception. Pick up a unique combo Kanjeevaram saree for your Sankranti function this year. Simple jewelry and flowers will make you look the part. Options like soft silk or even silk cottons are preferred as they would be far easier to walk around with.
2. Ikkat Silk
Bright and colorful Ikkat silk sarees are very beautiful. The vibrant texture and unique print will definitely make you stand out in the crowd of people who most likely will be in regular traditional sarees. Go for colors like bright blue and green and keep the rest of your look relatively simple. This is so that your beautiful saree gets all the attention it deserves.
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3. Uppada silk
Simple and classy Uppada silks are for those of you who are not comfy in very heavy sarees. Uppada sarees are almost translucent and are very easy to handle. They are woven by a very ancient method and should be given a prized place in your wardrobe. Add on a blouse with delicate bling for the vintage princess look this Pongal.
4. Kasavu sarees
The pride of Kerala, usually worn for functions there, wear this off white and gold concoction for Sankranthi. You will make all heads turn your way. It is very easy to handle this saree and the best part is you could team it up with a blouse of any color. People are partial to green, red and gold color blouses. You could also try the hand painted Kasavu sarees which have scenes of Kathakali and mythology intricately painted in the pallu.
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These are our saree picks for you, this harvest festival. Ring in the festivities in style!!