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Lace Work Sarees
From trending in fashion shows to being the highlight of Bollywood movies, lace work sarees should be your choice for the next time you don one of these beautiful flowing drapes. A Full lace saree is patterned fabric – called lace - that is designed either by hand or by using machines. The looping, braiding and twisting of the thread produces the ideal lace - that gives the saree a perfectly regal look and feel. Most often the lace work saree is the product of weaving performed on cotton, silk or rayon. The distinctly embroidered lace or pattern gives space between two weaves, which makes it look aesthetically appealing.
When the lace work saree came into existence, the lace work was done using gold or silver threads. The weaving was intricate, and a full lace saree was considered a complete luxury. Apart from sarees, the lace work was a used in gowns, lingerie and other types of western silhouettes and dresses.
Satin laces were quite popular for their princess-like appeal – and so were lace fabrics in other lustrous and lush fabrics. Once cotton came into existence, cotton lace sarees gained popularity. Apart from the regular threads, the white lace saree for Christian wedding gained fame from various movies - and the way it was introduced by different designers. These sarees have a very royal feel – and were made famous by women of the royal families, like Maharani Gayatri Devi – whose dainty lace chiffons paired with demure pearl strings gained worldwide appreciation. You will feel richness and glamour, when you drape a white lace saree around you.
Various Types of lace work sarees
Full lace sarees are designed using a form of embroidery but, it’s done with a difference. While embroidery is generally used to decorate the dress or saree, in this case, it is the complete fabric that is decorated with a running embroidery. Chikankari of Lucknow also has the same appeal like laces – though there are differences, which lend each its characteristic quality.
Lace work sarees designed using the filet or limerick forms of embroidery are very famous in certain regions. Apart from these two variants of lace work, the others that are available include Corded, Guipure, and Beaded. They all include intricate designs and are forms of complex artwork. Network, drawn-thread and cut-work are the different techniques used to design lace work sarees. Hakoba is a popular brand that has a variety of lace work saris.
Apart from the lace base, many georgette, silk and chiffon sarees are decorated with lace borders. These are also colloquially known as lace work saris. These pretty sarees may be plain or printed – or even daintily embroidered with scattered motifs – but adorning their borders and pallus are lace broad or narrow laces, which give a statement appeal to these sarees. Demure, pretty laces have a cooling, summery look, which makes them perfect add-ons on summer sarees in pastel colors. Pastel georgette or chiffon saris with white laces – paired with white lace blouses or blouses with lace work borders – were once a trademark of many a Bollywood films.
The lace work saree has also been draped by celebrities walking the ramp. In present day and time, many designers like Anita Dongre and other pret brands have given lace a luxurious feel and appearance. Even wedding wear and bridal wear has been made using lace work bases. Varun Bahl and Gaurav Gupta are also among top fashion designers who have made lace work saree famous and trendy.
Sarees adorned with all sorts of borders are a rage right now. These borders may be of any work or embroidery – but in the common lingo, many also call them laces. So, many of the lace work saris that we come across may also be actually ‘with border saris’.
Apart from celebrity shows, the white lace saree for wedding receptions, cocktail parties and other fun pre-wedding events is growing popular among brides. Stylish Lace work sarees can also be worn for parties and other functions.
Shopping for lace work saree
You can shop for all sorts of lace work sarees at Saree.com. From an authentic full lace saree to Chikankari and Hakoba work saris to trendy white lace sarees and with border sarees with lace work – all sorts of lovely drapes that fill your imagination are available at this one stop Online shop for gorgeous and latest party-wear and wedding wear sarees. While simpler lace work saris are great for work-wear and regular-wear, you can accessorize them a bit more and take them easily from boardroom to date nights and even friendly shopping trips. You can follow our blog for more tips on accessorizing and styling your saris and Indian ethnic wear – and can be sure of getting these gorgeous outfits at your doorstep anywhere in the world. Backed by a leading ethnic-wear and apparels brand, Saree.com is a 100% authentic source that you can trust even with your eyes closed.