Let's admit it, a woman can look great in any attire but a woman who's draped the nine yards, ends up stealing the show always. This versatile piece of fabric speaks of diversity in the way it carries the artwork of different Indian communities together. While we love slaying it in our sarees, it is important to know where to get the best ones from. Read on, and add these brands from Shop on LBB to your list of online saree stores that you can wear this festive season, for Diwali parties, family occasions and beyond.
Say Yes To Sarees For The Festive Season With These Indie Brands
Who says sarees have to be old-fashioned? Suta certainly doesn't think so, and brings a contemporary aesthetic to their handwoven designs. Plus, several of their fabrics are sustainable and eco-conscious. Awesome, right?
Popular For: Funky, contemporary patterns in handwoven fabrics
Price: INR 1,680 & up
A quirky saree deserves a quirky blouse (that doubles as a crop top.) Check some out here!
If traditional styles are more to your liking, Chungi is a great option. We love that the brand gives women artisans a means to practice their craft and earn a livelihood too.
Popular For: Handloom sarees in traditional patterns and fabrics, cotton kantha sarees, handblock sarees
Price: INR 880 & up
Who doesn't love a gorgeous Chanderi saree, right? Elegant and wearable, Chowdhrain sarees come in a variety of traditional and contemporary designs for the modern lifestyle. Besides, they also have other saree types like mul cotton, tissue cotton, handpainted and more.
Popular For: Handblock prints, pom-pom detail, bateek and Kalamkari sarees
Price: INR 1,200 & up
If those of us who love handlooms and artisan-made sarees and are looking for daily wear options, For Sarees may just be it. They have a selection of cotton and mul sarees that we are crushing on. Printed cotton sarees, Kotas, mul sarees and more are what's in store here.
Popular For: Cotton printed and Kota sarees
Price: INR 1,500 & up
We love a good linen saree for ease of wear, comfort and that oh-so-elegant drape. And Loophoop has a beautiful collection in a wide array of styles from traditional Madhubani to hand block Ikat and Kalamkari styles that we love for casual wear or a simple function.
Popular For: Linen sarees in traditional handlooms and contemporary fusion styles
Price: INR 1,400 & up
A Gujarat-based brand, Mahastree is all about celebrating Kanjeevaram sarees. We found a variety of beautiful designs in different styles like a gorgeous teal green, a blue ikat print saree, and more. Their collection is versatile, wearable and encompass the beauty of Indian weaves and prints. Plus, they aren't that expensive either.
Popular For: ikat detailing, Kanjeevaram sarees.
Price: INR 649 & up
We couldn't help ourselves from drooling over the chic and modern sarees at Yarn India. Playing with designs and prints that still feel timeless thanks to the contemporary appeal, they're like the Gen Z or millennial way of wearing a saree without feeling like you're stealing from your Nani's closet.
Popular For: Modern, contemporary sarees.
Price: INR 1,880 onward
Explore from a varied collection of cotton, mulmul, linen and Banarasi semi-georgette sarees in both hand printed and hand painted designs, to create an enviable wardrobe. The sarees at Indian Strings are more or less suitable for regular wear and festive wear. The golden tissue linen saree, red Banarasi kori linen saree and the zari border detail grey kori linen saree are a few options you can consider, if you are attending a festive house party or get together.
Popular For: Two-tone linen sarees, floral sarees, polka dotted sarees
Price: INR 1,190 & up
Their sarees are made from chiffon and come with a lovely gold trim that makes it look a little dressier without overdoing it. The bandhani print, though, makes it look fun and these sarees can easily be dressed up with heavy jewellery for a fancier event and worn with delicate jhumkas for a day or small gathering. Rangpur has contemporary yet classic designs that you can handpick and the high quality makes it a pretty nice investment, too.
Popular For: Chiffon sarees
Price: INR 2,800
Uttariya's got a fabulous range of sarees in everything from mul mul to batik, and more. And we love that they also have a gorgeous, modern vibe to some of their sarees if you're not into the traditional look, especially the checkered ones!
Popular For: Handloom sarees in chequered prints and bold Batik styles
Price: INR 1,599 & up
If you're trying to see yourself in a saree but can't imagine it 'cause you feel you're from a different generation, let me show you the Gen Z way of draping a saree. Rustic Blends has fun tie dye sarees in gorgeous pinks, blues and bright yellows that won't make you feel overdressed or underdressed.
Popular For: Tie dye sarees.
Price: iNR 2,500