When I was little There were four articles of clothing or accessories that I wanted more than anything.
a real diamond tiara
a princess dress
A pair of pro keds sneakers
Now I have seen the spelling as Saree as well and the difference I found on the net is
Saree is unstitched cloth which can be draped in different styles where as prestitched sari are already stitched in one style.
I lived in New york, the melting pot of the world. Near our apartment was a little fabric store that sold Indian fabrics and designs. Every time we would walk down that street I would make my Mom stop so we could look at the beautiful fabrics and pictures of Saris in the window.
"Mom look it's so pretty!" I would excitedly point to my favorite dress. " Can I get one?"
"No, Joanne. You can't wear that."
"Please Mom, can I please get one?"
"No, Joanne You can't." Mom would say.
"But whyyyyyyyyy?" I would whine.
"Well, for one they must be very expensive and two...You're not from India!"
On and on I would plead. I thought the Sari was one of the most beautiful dresses I had ever seen. I loved the way it draped over the shoulder and seemed to make the wearer appear regal.
At home I would wrap my newly laundered flowered bed sheet around me and try to drape it like the women I saw wearing Saris. I looked like I was going to a Frat Toga party.
Even now whenever I see someone in a beautiful Sari I just turn into that little girl looking through the window of the fabric shop.
A few months ago I noticed a family in church whose Mom was wear a gorgeous Sari. I wanted to go up to her and tell her how pretty I thought it was but I decided she would probably think me a sort of "Sari stalker".
I wondered what it would be like to wear one just once.
Beautiful Banarsi Sari
The backs of these Saris are gorgeous!
Ashley Judd Looking like a princess
A gorgeous Bride
Aren't these just beautiful? Have you ever worn a Sari or Saree? I would love to know!