A saree is a traditional piece of clothing in the Indian culture. Be it a grandma or a young girl, a saree can be found in both their wardrobes. Indian women select saree over any other apparel for their marriage, graduation party, or freshers party. A silk saree is perhaps the one which is in demand the most simply because of the style, comfort, and vibrancy it brings with itself.

Indian actress Rekha popularized the kanjeevaram silk saree. Vidya Balan followed her footsteps and took the kanjeevaram silk saree to a whole new level. Similarly, the paithani silk sari was popularized by B-town diva Shraddha Kapoor.

Here is a list of 11 types of gorgeous silk sarees every woman must have in her wardrobe:

  1. Raw Silk Saree
  2. Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
  3. Mysore Silk Saree
  4. Banarasi Silk Saree
  5. Paithani Silk Saree
  6. Muga Silk Saree
  7. Dharmavaram Silk Saree
  8. Tussar Silk Saree
  9. Patola Silk Saree
  10. Chanderi Silk Saree
  11. Konrad Silk Saree
  • Raw Silk Saree
    This type of silk saree is made from the freshest form of silk. Unlike other silk sarees, the raw silk saree is fairly plain and bland which in fact is its unique selling proposition. You can expect the saree cloth to be a bit sturdy and hard because the silk it is made from is raw. Also, the surface of this saree doesn’t have a whole lot of work. The base color is generally light with a contrasting border.

  • Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
    Originated in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, the beauty of this type of saree is a class apart. Kanjeevaram silk sarees come in vivid color, contrasty borders, floral and check designs. Indian actresses Rekha and Vidya Balan quite often wear the Kanjeevaram silk saree. When in doubt, go for it. You will not be disappointed.

  • Mysore Silk Saree
    Mysore silk is one of the purest forms of silk. Since the fabric is pure silk, the saree lasts for a longer period of time. The surface of the saree is painted using natural colors which do not fade away easily. To say the least, this saree is minimalistic yet elegant and therefore deserves a permanent place in your wardrobe.

  • Banarasi Silk Saree
    The Banarasi silk saree originated in Varanasi. The designs are intricate and have a Mughal-ish feel to them. The comfort in this saree is on a whole new level and this is the reason it is a favorite of Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha.

  • Paithani Silk Saree
    Straight out of Maharashtra, the Paithani silk saree is a stape of Maharashtrian women. The sarees generally come in bright colors like emerald green, magenta, and peacock blue with golden prints and borders. The design on the border of the sarees is reminiscent of the statues in the caves of Ajanta and Ellora.

  • Muga Silk Saree
    The muga silk is rare and hence the price point at which this silk saree comes is a tad bit lower than the price of gold. The muga silk is mainly found in Assam. Muga in Assamese means yellow and hence the sarees made from this silk have a yellow tint.

  • Dharmavaram Silk Saree
    The Dharmavaram silk saree belongs to the state of Andhra Pradesh. This saree is a wedding essential. The surface of the saree is bright in color with peacock and elephant designs. The border of this saree is mostly golden and has close connections to the culture of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Tussar Silk Saree
    Tussar silk sarees are made across the length and breadth of the country. No matter which corner of the country you are in, you will always find a store that sells tussar sarees. However, a large majority of tussar silk sarees are produced in Kolkata and then exported to different parts of the country. The color scheme on these sarees is very distinctive.

  • Patola Silk Saree
    This saree is again on the expensive side but that should not stop you from having it in your wardrobe. The saree gets its name from a small town in Gujarat, Patan. This is the place where most of the patola silk sarees are made. The surface of the saree has geometrical shapes in vibrant colors.

  • Chanderi Silk Saree
    Chanderi silk saree belongs to the state of Madhya Pradesh. Since the climate in Madhya Pradesh is hot and humid, this saree is very light and comfortable. Chanderi silk saree paired with matching jewelry will give you a classy and elegant look. B-town actress Kareena Kapoor has been spotted many times rocking chanderi silk saree.

  • Konrad Silk Saree
    The Konrad silk saree was originally made for temple statues. Konrad silk sarees are a staple of Tamil Nadu. They are usually worn by women on auspicious occasions and weddings.

There are many silk sarees out there but these are the most sought after and definitely deserve a place in your wardrobe.