Saree, one of the most beautiful man-made creations. It is both smart and elegant at the same time. Although draping a Saree is a real art, over the years the trend of Saree has been changing. Sometimes it is the good old Traditional way and sometimes it has a Modern touch to it.

For all those who are not aware, saree is an Indian traditional attire worn by women in almost every part of India; different states have their own styles. It is consisted of a five meter long cloth which is draped around your body in many styles, it comes in different fabrics like cotton, chiffon, silk, etc.

Saree has always remained a very important part of Indian Tradition, it always makes a Female look like One Fine Lady, it brings out the Beauty of a Woman.

In this article, I bring to you the changing patterns and designs of the Saree over the last five decades. Now as we all know that Bollywood(Indian film industry) has always been a Trend-Setter for Indians all over the world so we will look at the various styles adopted by our Indian celebrities.

 1970 – 1980: During this time, almost all of the Bollywood heroines were experimenting with their looks and trying on different ways of draping a Saree, on one side we saw Mumtaz’s(yester years Indian actress) style trending but on other side saree came in different prints to give it a more subtle look.



 1980 – 1990: In this decade Saree was one of the most popular forms of clothing worn by women, it was welcomed among the common crowd so the Saree was made more affordable in cotton fabric with different prints to give it a simple yet stylish look.


1990 – 2000: This decade was a complete transformation in terms of Saree, the Bollywood actresses were going for a basic Saree with a light embroidery blouse and Sarees were trending in double shades as well also bright colors like dark pink and yellow were introduced into the fashion to give it a bold look.



2000 – 2010: This decade bought a huge change in Saree patterns though they remained simple in terms of material but a bold look was tried with different blouses like halters, tubes and even backless. Designers started experimenting with Neon Colors.


 2010 – 2018: Saree remained light but long blouses came into fashion with Heavy Designs and Bright Colors and are completely different from Past Decades. Long jackets are also in trend that gives you a complete royal look.



Maybe over the years the trends have been changing, but the Beauty and the Grace of a Lady in a Saree remains irreproachable.

An avid reader and writer, traveller,  loves to bake, foodie and fashion enthusiast.

Written by

Kishita Gandhi

An avid reader and writer, traveller,  loves to bake, foodie and fashion enthusiast.