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18 Types Of Designer Silk Sarees That You Must Own For Future Weddings

Do you know that your Grandmother’s and mother’s saree collection is nothing less than a mystery? Open up their closet once and listen to the tales behind each and every silk sarees. ‘Aghast’ will be your expression! Know more about the different types of designer silk sarees for every woman and occasion and you will get to know that they are a lot more than just nine yards of cloth.


by : Paromita. On 27/01/17. 0 Comments.

Open up the favourite closet of your mum and grandmother and you will explore a stand apart collection of silk sarees. Ask the particular names of them to your mother and you will receive some of the unheard words from the list. And why not, they are so posh that women hardly use them in their daily courses!

Silk sarees are the unparalleled assets of any woman’s wardrobe that will never fade against time’s tick-tock. Their unmatched grace, elegance, royal reflection and toilsome handworks are really steal-worthy and if your house has such a collection then you should be thankful to the keeper. They showcase your sense in Indian cultures’ gravity and importance when woven in the melody of classic beauty and technique with modernity. Here I have listed down 15 types of designer silk sarees that you must own for future weddings and ceremonies. Yes, in this case, quality comes with quantity as well. From myriad forms and weaving techniques, these silk sarees are way different from each other and thus are chosen for different occasions purposely.

Banarasi Silk Sarees


Banarasi silk saree is the most demanded and famous drapes among all every type of woman in India. These silk sarees are available in an affordable range with lavish handworks and thus loved by feminine mass. Woven in the holy city of Varanasi or Benaras, these sarees showcase the finest threads of silk of India.




They showcase intricate designs and royal Mughal motifs which never fail to allure the glimpses of the onlooker. In these sarees, gold and silver brocade are the best versions which are mostly opted by the new brides and bridesmaids. A really royal savour for every woman, these drapes are a little bit heavy and can be worn with traditional gold jewellery.

Kanjeevaram Silk Sarees


Kanjeevaram silk sarees are also known as Kanchipuram silk sarees and come from the land of Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India. These sarees are distinctively beautiful and feature a wide range of vibrant colours, gracious designs and intricate threadworks. Ravishing and bold golden work with lustrous texture are the prime features of this type of silk saree.




Checks, florals and vehement temple designs are most commonly found on the broad borders of Kanjeevaram sarees. They are basically known for their rich border works and awesomely designed borders having epic depiction of Ramayana and Mahabharata. These sarees look gorgeous with traditional gold and kundan jewellery when attending any wedding party or ceremony. You can also wear them with pearl jewellery as well to showcase the sophisticated you.

Baluchari Silk Sarees



A privilege of West Bengal and its art, Baluchari silk saree is pre dominantly known as Bengali wedding sarees. They are drooled over for their vehement depiction of epic stories and religious tales which are weaved over the pallus of the sarees. They are drawn in the form of similar patterns which exude exceptional mastery. The art is proudly originated in the small district of Bishnupur, Kolkata and showcase elaborate details from the tales.



They use the ancient technique of weaving called jacquard. The weave of handloom Baluchari silk sarees is really laborious and takes long weeks to complete. Drape the aristocracy of Bengal with traditional jhumki earrings and choker necklace.

Bhagalpuri Silk Saree


Whenever you wish to add oomph to your desi look, Bhagalpuri sarees stay always loose in your closet to be admired at any time of the day. These staples are really popular due to their skin friendly and economic features. The prolific designs and sheen texture made them super trendy and favourite of all generations.



Be it their vivacious prints, colours and designs, the exploration in this category will be endless. This type of luxury sarees can be worn with flats or pumps because the lightweight coverage will provide you 24 hour freedom of movement. Wear them with oxidised jewellery to attract a group of fashionistas.

Raw Silk Sarees


Crafted from the purest form of silk and thus named – Raw Silk Sarees.
These silk sarees are usually plain and come up with contrasting border and designs. In most of the other forms of silk sarees, extra materials or fabrics are added to infuse extra lustre to the texture. But in this type, the staple is almost pure and thus you may feel the texture bit stiff and less shiny.




As compared to other sarees, these sarees are light in weight, easy to drape, and carry. For the same reasons, these are the most opted drapes for women in college and 9 to 5 section. Complement your pretty-please raw silk saree with wine coloured lipshade and smoky eye makeup. Wear pearl jewellery to magnify your élan at an instant.

Cotton Silk Sarees


As the name suggests, cotton silk saree is a hybrid product of comfortable cotton and royal silk. The adjectives of these both fabrics showcase the advantages of these sarees. They are light in weight, soft to touch, wicks away perspiration and greatly comfortable to wear all day long. With the freedom of vivacious prints and other types of options in traditional work patterns and designs, these sarees vary a lot with their different textures.



If your cotton silk saree has more cotton percentage, the sheen will be a little low and if the mixing percentage of silk is higher, then it will have noticeable sheen. A versatile pick for everyone and every time of the year, they can be paired with sleek gold or silver jewellery.

Tussar Silk Saree


Bengal is again in the list and with a major fashion staple - Tussar silk sarees. This type of silk is majorly produced in India and woven in the smaller districts of West Bengal. These silk sarees for women are soft in texture and have a medium sheen. For the same reason, they are generally worn by the bridesmaids.




Generally, women stack these ravishing yet affordable sarees for the occasions when they are required to work a bit with their relatives. They are highly comfortable and provide freedom of movement to the wearer. Tussar silk sarees come with natural motifs and are available in vivacious colour combinations and designs. You can wear this type of sarees with sleek baajuband and designer blouse pattern.

Art Silk Sarees


Art silk is artistically made to showcase the glare of real silk though have totally distinctive features than the real one. This type of silk has joined the list recently and gained immense popularity among the mass that cannot take care of the real silk sarees as much as required.



You really need an eagle’s eye to notice the difference between the real and art silk sarees and patterns. This graceful saree can be draped with shapewear petticoat and designer blouses. Carry out black oxidised or antique gold jewellery to show off a little more of your beauty.

Konrad Silk Saree


Konrad silk sarees are the pride of Tamil Nadu. The traditional deities and god and goddesses and temple patterns are woven and drawn over these sarees. This type of women sarees is also known as Temple sarees, showcases wide borders and motifs which are associated with weddings, animal crafts such as peacocks, elephants, etc. They are available in bright hues and dazzling patterns to suit the taste of all contemporary as well as royal taste buyers. One can wear this type of drapes with traditional gold jewellery and potli bags.

Mysore Silk Saree


As the name suggests, Mysore silk sarees is manufactured in the region of Mysore, which is considered to be the area providing the best and purest form of silk. These sarees are widely known for their lustrous texture and longevity. In general, when you rub and wash silk sarees, gradually they wear off their sheen texture but Mysore sarees don’t.

These classy sarees are dyed using natural pigments and showcase beautiful motifs of birds and natural elements such as trees, flowers fruits and etc. Stack this classy staple into your wardrobe and wear them with haath phool, chandelier earrings and matha patti.

Chanderi Silk Saree


It came into existence in 1930, when the weaver’s of Madhya Pradesh got an opportunity to mix up Japanese silk. The procedure includes the replacement of the warps of cotton sarees with this type of silk which brought forth Chanderi silk fabric. If you wish to think of nature at its best then Chanderi silk counts first on the list but nowadays one can explore chanderi silk sarees, suits, kurtis with amazing motifs like ‘Nalferma, ‘Dandidar, ‘Chatai’, ‘Jangla’ and etc. The single flature quality of the yarn gives the fabric its pretty sheerness. Brag of your desi avatar best in chanderi sarees and adorn yourself with CZ choker necklaces and hanging hoop earrings.

Thanchoi Silk Saree


You think floral – then think Thanchoi silk sarees which are mainly highlighted and demanded by fashion fads for their unique floral motifs. The craftsmanship is truly showcased in this style, where the silk fabric is woven in such a way to impart a brocade look on overall the drape. They are quite popular in some of the specific regions of India because most of the people are still unknown of such name. But if you wish to own this masterpiece or already have one, you can adore it with brown or beige sandals and minimal jewellery. Let them turn green!

Paithani Silk Saree




All across the lands of Maharashtra, the saree is worn with such pride and galore during their wedding. So, it is a kind of bridal saree and for all big days! This intricately hand-woven silk has an inception land, near the regions of Aurangabad. The beauty of this saree cannot be listed on single page but yet I’m trying a bit of here. Scroll down and discover the specialities of Paithani silk sarees:
1. They showcase oblique square designed borders and pallus with grand peacock designs and embellishments.
2. If it is seen thoroughly, you can observe kaleidoscopic effects on the saree.
3. The threads of this fabric are intricately treated with caustic soda and then spun to the finest design in gold threads.
4. If zari is used, then the threads are either made from pure gold or silver.
5. Motifs drawn over the pallu is widely known as - Muniya, Panja, Barwa, Laher, Muthada and Asawali. Motifs generally drawn over the body other than pallu are - Gautam Buddha, Hans, Ashraffi, Asawall, Bangadi Mor, Tota-Maina, Humarparinda, Amar Vell, Narali and etc.

Confused? Well, if you have such kind of desirable piece then complement it with catchy chandelier earrings and heavy chik necklaces.

Bandhani Silk Saree



Bandhani designs and patterns got its fame through the popular craftsmen of Rajasthan and Gujarat. To adopt this style, they follow tie and dye technique which is also known as Bandhej technique. It involves plucking up the tiny form of cloth with the fingernails which further forms tiny figurative design.

We all know about the temperature and humid zone of the areas mentioned above and Bandhani silk is such a bless in this type of environment. Wear them with covered sandals or platform heels to capture the confident and comfortable feel.

Crepe Silk Sarees



The silk used in the making of crepe silk fabric is woven out of hard spun silk, wool or polyester. The fabric has a natural wavy and crimp appearance like a paper. It also showcases typical crisp and elastic appeal which can also be the main reason of everyone’s love. These sarees can be worn casually at home, casual meet-ups and evening walks or get together parties. Do you know why? Because, they give utter comfort and appeal to the wearer.

One can wear them with catchy traditional sandals or contemporary contrasting heels. Complement your complete attire with tear drop earrings and long sita haar.

Kota Silk Saree



We again have Rajasthan on the list. Say it Kota silk or kota jali or Kota Darai sarees, these sarees feature light-weight, transparent texture and boasts of their longevity. They are made in small villages in and around Kota. They provide proper perspiration and brilliantly wicks away sweat like cotton sarees. For the same reasons, they are the best companions during Indian summer, autumn and spring.

Drave your curves gracefully with kota silk sarees and adorn your appeal completely with catchy polka earrings. The sarees showcase weaves creating a chequered graph like patterns which are generally called ‘Khats’.

Organza Silk Sarees



Organza silk saree or in general called organdy is another popular demand of fashionistas. This variation of silk has come from the land of Uttar Pradesh. Organdy sarees are light in weight and transparent which make it perfect for parties. The intricate embroideries and work patterns of these sarees are separately done by the craftsmen of Lucknow and Kanpur.

Pamper your beauty by wearing organza silk sarees and peach high heels. Try out pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings with this attire.

Muga Silk Sarees




Say thanks to Assam Silk Moth, because from there where you get yarns of this fabric. The silk boasts high durability and natural yellowish-golden tint which comes from the natural cocoon. It also showcases a shimmering and glossy texture which makes it perfect for auspicious times. Do you know that there were times when Muga silk clothes were reserved for the use of noble persons only? One can wear these silk sarees with catchy fashionable accessories, traditional large round bindis and antique golden jewellery.

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