Half Sarees – A different Saree style

Published: 28th January 2011
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India is a large country with multiple states and each state has its own culture and traditions and its own individuality and the most amazing factor is, there is nothing common among these states except for the factor that we are all Indians. Passing through state gives one a feeling of passing through different countries.

Among all these styles of dress wearing, saree is most commonly used in each state, and one of the innovative ways to wear this is half saree also commonly known as Half Davani, most commonly worn in Southern parts of India. This is a traditional outfit worn by unmarried girls in the Southern India. This style of wearing saree was only restricted the village belles and was only used by them never to be worn by city girls.

Today teenagers and young women make it a point to include atleast one pair of this dress to their collection and beautify their wardrobe. All, thanks to our movie stars and television actors because of whom this half saree is patronized by today’s generation, not only this, but today these half saree’s are flaunted by models while walking on a ramp, and the icing on the cake is even the designers are taking interest in changing the simple half saree to a in- demand fashion wear.

Half saree’s are more comfortable than sarees and fuss free, just a long flowing skirt, matching blouse and a saree-wrap tucked across the skirt and you are ready. During festivals like Onam and Pongal, these half sarees are a hit among the teenagers and it adds to the beauty of festival with colourful dresses. It’s amazing to know the transformation these half sarees have undergone, from rickety village roads to racks of big designer boutiques and shopping malls. The styles and patterns have been modified keeping in mind the changing fashion trends.

In India these half sarees have different names according to each state a few of them are half Davani, Langa voni, Mundum Neriyathum, Ghagra-choli, though in different names patterns are all similar but with a touch of the state’s art.

These traditional dresses are in no match to any other western wear and our traditional wear is always classy and elegant, it always brings the beauty and sensual side of the Indian women. Luckily, thanks to our internet we can always surf through different sites and look out for the best apparel and later on buy exactly what we have in mind. If you are a busy bee then internet shopping is for all those busy bee’s who can just log in select something they like and receive the product right at your door-step, that sounds fuss free and mess free.

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