Over the centuries, sarees have undergone massive changes in textures, varieties and draping styles. Every region in the country boasts of at least a couple of variety of sarees and each saree is accompanied by a fascinating history and lineage. Broadly sarees can be classified into the material they are woven of. Even today, the most popular textiles are silk and cotton. Cotton sarees are extremely good for legendary Indian summers. They are light and airy, and can be worn by women who undertake a lot of physical activity. In fact, most classic forms of dance and martial arts practised by women in India are done in a saree. Nothing matches the grace that a saree delivers when worn properly. Silk sarees are the crown jewels of any woman’s wardrobe. Exclusively reserved for special occasions like festivals, weddings, pujas, etc., designer silk sarees can never fail to impress with their effortless elegance. In fact, for Hindu brides, it is mandatory that they wear heavy silk sarees in brilliant shades of red and gold like Kanjeevarams and Banarasi sarees. Other silks that are prized are tussar, muga, Bangalore silk, mangalgiri, uppada silks, to just name a few. Modern times have also seen the emergence of other materials for designer sarees like chiffon, net, tissue, georgette and velvet. Designer sarees today come in combinations of any of the above to create exclusive designer pieces.