Sarees are often hand-me-downs between generations of a family. They are a means for elders passing on their values, affections and lessons to the ones starting their journey afresh. Needless to say, once bought and loved, sarees last you a long time. They are threaded together with memories. It is perhaps why buying a saree can be a tricky task. There is a lot to consider! After all, it’s a long term relationship you are getting into! One where you can even convert the drape into a DIY project later on.
To make the process less intimidating, here's a list of questions you should ask yourself before buying your next saree.
Can this be worn at least ten times?
Sarees are not a part of fast fashion and, that's their beauty! Make sustainable choices by choosing fabrics and styles that you can wear multiple times.
Would I have to buy specific accessories for it?
This is where you should take a moment and appreciate the versatility of a saree. For a lot of designs, it’s likely that you won’t have to accessorise at all!
Would I be able to maintain it?
Some fabrics require extra attention and care, including refolding every few weeks or months. Pick such options only if it suits your lifestyle.
Do I trust this saree seller?
If you are buying online, you must look into the seller. Read up a little about their brand ethos and see if they practice sustainability.
Could this be paired with multiple blouses?
Pairing sarees with multiple blouses can help you increase its shelf life without feeling a sense of monotony in your look.
Is it too sheer for me?
If you are unsure about sheer fabrics, you can always layer your saree (with a jacket or a shawl) according to the occasion.
What would people think if I wore this?
Just kidding. This one’s a big no. Irrespective of whether you are looking for traditional sarees, contemporary sarees, sarees for workwear or party wear — if you like it, buy it, wear it! Period.
We are sure you will make a sustainable choice you will admire and cherish for years to come. Cheers!