You never need a special occasion to wear a saree. And when it comes to comfy and chic, you definitely can’t leave out cotton sarees from the conversation. With several retro trends coming back, it’s now trendy to rock an evergreen summer saree. Still not sure? Check out these summer sarees from our favourite brands.
Keep The Heat At Bay With These 12 Summer Sarees From Our Fav Brands
Handcrafted Cotton Saree by Chungi Store
Upgrade your saree collection with beautifully handcrafted cotton saree by Chungi Store. Chungi works with materials and designs from our heritage that got lost in between generations while also providing a platform for unrecognized artists. If you're from the south, it's festive season for y'all and there's nothing worse than attending any afternoon ceremony or function in a fancy saree that you bake in. This handloom cotton saree will be your saviour. Just pair it with a bright contrasting blouse, and you're set. This particular saree is available in peach as well.
Price: INR 1,302
Kerala Kasavu Cotton Saree by Chennai Silks
This Kerala Kasavu cotton saree by Chennai Silks (available on Tatatcliq) is our next pick. If you're from Tamil Nadu, you'll know they have a great variety of sarees across range and sarees across prices and styles, but for everyone else, you can get anything online for any ethnic occasion. The gold border on this white cotton saree makes it elegant, cool, and easy to carry off. This is a super popular saree style in Kerala, so if you live in a humid area, blindly choose this saree for any occasion where you need to drape one.
Price: INR 974 (discounted)
Checkered Blue Handloom Saree By Uttariya
Look classy without donning much with this blue checkered saree by Uttariya. The brand is known for its collection of handloom, organic linen, mulmul, ikat, pure silk, tussar, dongria, kalamkari and indigo sarees in different designs and prints. This indigo number is a classic that can be paired with a statement neckpiece to give your look an interesting spin.
Price: INR 1,699
Cotton Silk Printed Sari by Fabindia
We don't have to introduce Fabindia to you, so we're just going to tell you about this silk cotton printed saree that we think is perfect for a small get together. Yes it's not pure cotton, but sometimes the occasion calls for a little sheen, and this printed number is it. The hand block print is perfect for summers, and like all silk cotton sarees, this one drapes well and stays put.
Price: INR 4,999
We love this mul cotton basic saree by Yarn India which is perfect for the summer. It’s quite perfect for the summer thanks to the fabric, and we love how simple it is because it can easily be dressed up or down. As a brand, Yarn India is all about perfectly blending contemporary with traditional. They play with colours, dyeing techniques and their sarees are chic, modern, and pretty affordable.
Price: INR 2,350
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Blue & Off-White Cotton Printed Saree by Geero Jaipur
The highlight of this (available on Myntra) saree by Gerro Jaipur is the pom-pom detailing. Gerro Jaipur sells beautiful sarees that embody the various shades and textile crafts (from fabric to print). Made of handloom cotton, the Dabu print saree will need to be dry cleaned and pressed for every use. This saree is perfect for our desi summers, and super light too. Pair it with a black, white, or red blouse and oxidised silver jewellery for a casual, desi look. If you want to shop the rest of their collection, you can check out their website here
Price: INR 2,499 (discounted)
Laal Chumki Saree by Suta
Anyone who loves sarees has heard of Suta by now. Their simple sarees will fit into any wardrobe and work for any occasion. They're great for solid coloured, lightweight cotton sarees. There's no more to it, and once you wear it, you'll realise why. Suta might a small brand, but has been spotted on celebs like Madhuri Dixit, Vidya Balan, Tapsee Pannu and even made its way to the Bafta Awards red carpet! This bright red mul cotton number with light embellishment is good for evening (but casual) events.
Price: INR 2,193 (discounted)
As a brand, Okhai offers handcrafted lifestyle products and apparel created by rural artisans across India. When it comes to sarees, you’ll see a wide variety of handwoven, block printed, handblock printed sarees, in various colours, patterns, and designs that are traditional and lead to an artisanal, tribal sensibility. For the summer, we think this Bagru Block printed Kota Doria saree is perfect! It’s light, cool, and the floral print is just *chef’s kisses.*
Price: INR 2,070
Black Handwoven Cotton Mangalagiri Saree by Go Coop
For handicraft sarees that are sourced from artisans and cooperatives, just blindly pick up a saree from Go Coop. And if you're someone who wears black for everything and anything, pick up this traditional cotton saree that's popular in Andhra Pradesh. No strangers to heat, it has been woven to keep you cool (as it has been for centuries). The zari border and gold checks make this a good pick for festive occasions.
Price: INR 2,750
Handwoven Cotton Pink Rainbow Saree by Chidiyaa
The colours on this handwoven saree from Chidiyaa make us want to buy it pronto! Artisanal, sustainable, hand-spun and vibrant, this cotton saree is a statement piece for sure! Whether it's for festive occasions, gatherings, or for pre-wedding festivities, this one will be suitable for it all! Dress it up or down as you please with accessories.
Price: INR 3,800
Mahastree has an impressive collection of super elegant, handpicked, and intricately designed kanjeevaram sarees with gorgeous prints and patterns. They’re affordable, and use fabrics like linen-blend, chanderi, and silks. For the summers, we turn to their linen blend ones and particularly liked this one. The flowers, and the subtle green scream summer brunch vibes and rightly so.
Price: INR 1,149
Nothing beats a classic white saree when it comes to style, chic, and sophistication, and LoopHoop knows that and have delivered well with this soft linen one that is pretty apt for the summers. They have a wide variety of sarees and are all about endorsing the heritage of handlooms and handicrafts of India by converting them into contemporary wearable fashion.
Price: INR 2,200
Platforms To Browse
Surprisingly, AJIO has a great variety of contemporary, traditional, and handloom cotton sarees from various brands you can browse through them here. What you see is what you get, and they generally tend to have smaller brands, and work with resellers as well.
Check out Myntra if you're looking for cotton sarees on a budget, and for big-name brands like Nalli, Chennai Silks, and the like.