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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday's Fashion~~~~A Beautiful Sari

 

   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

     Disney's Cinderella








               A pair of pro keds sneakers
                         
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and ....






              a Sari.

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.

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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
                               
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The backs of these Saris are gorgeous!
                           
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Ashley Judd Looking like a princess
                      
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A gorgeous Bride
                          
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Aren't these just beautiful? Have you ever worn a Sari or Saree? I would love to know!



31 comments:

  1. Pretty material but a little too girly for me.

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    1. I could never wear the backless ones!

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  2. wow those are gorgeous i love them

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  3. Girlfriend, let's TALK!!! Face it, you and I would trip all over ourselves if wore a sari!!! We are both so clumsy that anything drapey would be a disaster!!! I had a favorite top, it was kind of a hippy top and had long sleeves that were real wide, I caught it on fire cooking, sleeves of flame!!!! Then I had a favorite poncho. It caught in the door going out and it pulled me back, causing me to fall and breaking my leg. I needed a cast up to my hip for six weeks. We need form fitting clothes and sensible clothes, a sari would be the death of us!!!! They are stunning, though!!! I always want to take pictures when I see women wearing them. My faves here are the orange and purple. It's just a good thing we don't live in India, and I may just do a post about all this!

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    1. Oh I could just see you taking the most wonderful pictures!

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  4. No but our Pastor who was born in India and raised in Kuwait moved his traditional Indian Mother into his home 'till she passed away last year.

    She would not leave the house without her sari. She had many, many beautiful ones. Pastor's wife would comment on how long they were and the time it took to iron 'em.

    I bet you would look fabulous in a Sari sweetie. Ya should indulge just once since you've dreamed 'bout it all your life. 'Just sayin'......

    God bless ya and have a beautiful day!!! :o)

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  5. Love saris. They're so beautiful, but I've never worn one either. :-)

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    1. I bet you would look gorgeous in one especially because you sing in front of an audience!

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  6. I loved this post. These saris are just beautiful. My daughter-in-law and son lived in Bangladesh. My daughter and her friend visited them while they were there. They all got dressed up in a sari and went out to dinner on the last night they were there. I was just blown away by how beautiful they looked. Normally, I would never do this, but you can see their photos in this blog post if you are interested: http://sallysbloggingspot.blogspot.com/2010/11/over-river-and-through-woods-new.html

    I was so disappointed to hear that my daughter-in-law left the saris behind when she came back to the U.S. She said she really never could put one on by herself anyway. She said a woman who lived upstairs would always have to come and dress her.

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    1. I went on your post and yes the saris are gorgeous! I wish she had brought them back with her...darn!

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  7. The saris are beautiful but not for me. I am more comfortable in jeans. I think I would trip in it. LOL

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    1. I would most definitely fall, but those precious moments would be worth it LOL!

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  8. In high school I used to watch those loooong indian movies with a lot of drama, singing and dancing... I dreamt of being an Indian woman. I made Saris out of bedsheets and tried to imitate their dances... Those were the days:)

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    1. LOL! there is just something so cool about them right?

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  9. I agree they are gorgeous but do not think I would look good in one........

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  10. Beautiful! You should so get yourself one. Life is short...go for it!

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  11. Great post! I think we just want to be beautiful, I guess that's part of being a girl!

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  12. They really are gorgeous! I've always wanted to wear one of the long tunics that are colorful and decorated with beads and embroidery and the wide flowing pants or skirt! They look so beautiful when you see someone with them on! ♥

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    1. I could so see you in one. I think you would look gorgeous!

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  13. I never tried one, but I have a friend who traveled through India extensively and when she came home she wore one to church every once in a while - so beautiful. I have tried a kimono though, and that was fun. :)

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    1. OOOO I would love to try a Kimono too!

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  14. Hi. I'm from India and I just loved your post and the fact you're so interested in wearing a saree. The first time I wore one was at my wedding and though its quite tiring to keep the long drapes in place, you do feel pretty and graceful and slimmer too :) - so its worth all the trouble. I now look forward to any occasion where I can wear it again. Hope you too experience the joy of wearing it. :)

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  15. I love the fabrics on the saris. This brings to mind a business trip about three years ago to Athens Greece I took with my husband. I fell in love with the fabrics of most of the dresses the women wore. The other thing I noticed was that the women never seemed to wear slacks and only skirts and dresses. Also,they all had glamorous big sun glasses.

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  16. There's no difference between "sari" and "saree" :) Just two different spellings of the same thing!

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