India is known for its rich traditional and vibrant fashion taste and has marked its statement in the fashion industry for several years. When it comes to the history of clothing in India, Khadi plays a very important role. Khadi is a trend these days, and wearing a Khadi saree makes any woman look stunningly pretty.

“Khadi” is an Indian term that evolved from an Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi word ‘khaddar’, meaning handspun fabric. Khadi can be made from cotton, silk and woollen yarn as well. Khadi is not just a fashion fabric for Indians. It’s a fabric of India striking out from the history of freedom and struggle. Yes, you heard it right! Khadi is a fabric of freedom. The sole person behind this fashion statement is none other than our Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi. We can also call him the brand ambassador of Khadi apparel. It was the primary source of employment for the unemployed rural population of India. Khadi is a hand-spun and handwoven fabric, but they aren’t similar to handloom. Yarns for handloom fabrics are made at mills, whereas Khadi fabrics are purely handmade.

Khadi – The new fashion statement of modern India. Today, Khadi is not just a cotton fabric. It blends with other fabrics to make raw silk, matka khadi, ponduru khadi, tussar khadi, khadi pattu, banarasi khadi and many more. This ancient fabric has gained wide recognition in the global fashion industry.

Features of Khadi Sarees:

  • Khadi is a flexible fabric, warm In winter and cool in summer.
  • When starched, Khadi gives a stiffer feel, thereby enhancing the look.
  • The more you wash, the better it looks.
  • It’s an expensive fabric that gives a rich and royal look.
  • Khadi is a durable fabric that lasts long.
  • Many dresses are made from Khadi like sarees, kurtis, salwar suits, western tops, skirts, trousers, shirts, handkerchiefs etc.
  • Khadi fabrics can get shrinked by 3% after the first wash.

Preferred Age Group and Body Type for Khadi Sarees:

The best thing about the Khadi saree is that it is suitable for all age groups. The right saree can hide your body flaws and enhance your true beauty. Fashion is all about dressing according to your body shape. Many times, women fail to choose the right saree for their body shape. This, in turn, results in odd dressing. Listed below are some tips on choosing the right Khadi saree for your body shape.

  • Pear-Shaped Body: A pear-shaped body means your bottom portion of the body will be comparatively heavier than the upper portion. Khadi georgette saree is best recommended for women with a pear-shaped body. Go for bright and bold-coloured sarees. Having small prints and embroidery works is an added benefit.
  • Apple-Shaped Body: Apple shaped body has plumpness around the bust and stomach. Fabrics like Khadi silk saree with embroidery work well. Pair it with a long-sleeved blouse to take the attention away from the stomach and waist. Avoid wearing net or see-through sarees.
  • Plump-Shaped Body: Being fluffy gives a cute look. But when wearing a saree, it might not look the same. Women with plump body shapes wear lightweight sarees like Khadi georgette sarees. It gives a slimmer look, especially when wearing dark colours. Long-sleeve or full-sleeve blouses will hide the excess weight.
  • Overweight Body Shape: It is recommended to wear silk and chiffon Khadi sarees. Avoid wearing cotton sarees that show up your body weight. Wear it with a full-sleeve or long-sleeve blouse.
  • Short and Slim Body: Go for Khadi georgette or chiffon sarees and avoid sarees with heavy borders and big prints. Make it simple and classy.
  • Tall and Slim Body: For tall and slim women, wearing a Khadi pure silk looks good. You have thick borders, or bold prints do wonders for your look.

Latest Khadi Saree Types and  Styling Tips:

Let us look at the top 10 Khadi fabric sarees with images.

1. Khadi Silk Saree:

Are there any silk saree lovers here? Well, then Khadi silk saree is a must-try. Khadi silk sarees are one of the best-selling khadi sarees in India. A Khadi silk saree comes with 50% Khadi fabric and 50% silk fabric. Their unique texture and design give a classy and rich look that no other clothing can give. The Khadi silk sarees come from the Eastern and North Eastern states whereas.

  • Design: Yellow Embroidered Pure Silk Khadi Saree
  • Fabric: Pure Silk
  • Preferred Occasion: Wedding, Festive wear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for all women

2. Khadi Cotton Saree:

Khadi cotton sarees are made of the most original form of Khadi fabric and, in their natural form, give a very subtle and earthy appeal. The material is made of 100% cotton, which is woven on handspun yarn. The saree is very light and porous, making it suitable for any weather condition. It is best worn on formal occasions or at the workplace. Khadi Cotton is the most Eco-friendly fabric of any other fabric as it is handwoven and does not leave any residue during manufacturing. Pairing it with a high-collared blouse will give the elegance that a formal occasion calls for.

  • Design: Red and Pink Khadi Cotton Saree
  • Fabric: Khadi Cotton
  • Preferred Occasion: Formal and Day events
  • Suitable Body Shape: Slender/ Tall/ Apple Shaped

3. Handloom Khadi Saree:

Handloom fabric means they are cloth woven on handloom using mill-pun yarns. These sarees are also best donned during formal occasions or casual meets. They are also very light and porous, making them very comfortable to drape. They also come in a variety of colours and textures. Since they are mill-spun, the texture is slightly softer than the pure khadi cotton saree giving it a more polished appearance.

  • Design: Black Handloom Khadi Jamdani Saree
  • Fabric: Khadi Cotton
  • Preferred Occasion: Formal, Casual
  • Suitable Body Shape: Pear-shaped/ Apple Shaped/ Hour-glass

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4. Khadi Printed Silk Saree:

Khadi is a coarse porous fabric making it easy to blend with other materials to maintain variety in the fabric. Printed Khadi silk saree gives the saree a designer touch, perfect for a festive occasion. The fabric falls beautifully on any body type as it accentuates the curves. The saree comes in various colours and prints, perfect for evening wear. A Printed Khadi Silk saree is best to pick for an elegant, festive occasion.

  • Design: Maroon Kalamkari Printed Khadi Silk Saree
  • Fabric: Art Silk
  • Preferred Occasion: Festivals, Semi-Formal,
  • Suitable Body Shape: Pear-shaped/ Apple Shaped/ Hour-glass/ Short/ Tall

5. Ponduru Khadi Saree:

Ponduru Khadi sarees are among the exceptional Khadi sarees available in the Indian market. These sarees might not be available for the coming generations as weavers are shifting to other professions. Ponduru is a spinning and weaving town, with looms in the houses of the Pattusali, Devangi and Sali communities. Women from the Pattusali community do the processing and spin into the fine yard.

  • Design: Off White Khadi Saree with Gold Zari Border
  • Fabric: Ponduru Khadi
  • Preferred Occasion: Casual Wear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for all women

6. Khadi Pattu Saree:

When it comes to marriages, pattu sarees come in need. The Khadi pattu sarees are available at reasonable rates and are not as costly as the original pattu saree. The orange-bordered Khadi pattu sarees are the all-time favourites of many saree lovers.

  • Design: Black Printed Kahdi Pattu Saree with Orange Border
  • Fabric: Khadi Pattu
  • Preferred Occasion: Festive Wear, Bridal Wear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for all women

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7. Khadi Designer Saree:

Khadi cotton was originally a simple yet elegant material. But with ever-changing fashion trends and technology, Designer Khadi sarees have become very popular in the fashion industry. It is accepted globally and has become a go-to fabric because of its comfort and style quotient. Designer khadi is the new trend in town as it is not very expensive and gives the looks of a diva when donned. The saree can easily express the best of anyone as it is comfortable and beautiful to wear.

  • Design: Cream Designer Khadi Sarees with Floral Embroidery
  • Fabric: Cotton blend
  • Preferred Occasion: Party wear, Occasionwear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Tall/ Pear-shaped/ Apple Shaped/ Hour-glass

8. Khadi Georgette Saree:

Another trendy Khadi saree that has gained wide popularity among Khadi saree lovers is the georgette Khadi saree. Its lightweight and net texture gives a slimmer look and a perfect body shape when worn. And it makes Khadi georgette and silk fabric.

  • Design: Rani Pink Color Georgette and Khadi Silk Saree
  • Fabric: Khadi Georgette and Silk
  • Preferred Occasion: Party wear, occasion wear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for curvy and slim women

9. Banarasi Khadi Saree:

As mentioned above, different Khadi sarees come from different parts of the country. Banarasi Khadi sarees are well known for their rich use of zari work and beautiful dyes. It’s a must-have khadi saree on the list. You can see many online stores that offer Khadi Bhandar sarees at reasonable rates. A white Khadi saree is one of India’s most commonly seen Khadi sarees. But these days, you can see a variety of colours with added designs and themes to give elegance to the saree.

  • Design: Self-Weaved Red Banarasi Saree
  • Fabric: Banarasi Khadi Silk
  • Preferred Occasion: Bridal wear, Wedding
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for all women

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10. Pure Khadi Saree:

Pure Khadi sarees are made with lightweight cotton that gives a charming look when worn. As it is blended with denim, polyester, wool and silk, pure Khadi sarees offer a wavy look.

  • Design: Hand-Woven Pure Khadi Saree
  • Fabric: Lightweight Cotton
  • Preferred Occasion: Office Wear, Casual Wear
  • Suitable Body Shape: Suitable for all women, especially slim women

Different Ways of Styling a Khadi Saree:

If you have managed to get your mom’s or grandma’s Khadi saree from the wardrobe, these five styling techniques will transform you into the new generation lady.

  • Wrap Around the Neck: while the traditional look remains classy and cultured, the new ways of draping the saree have gained wide acceptance. One among them is wrapping the pallu around your neck. All you need to do is drape your saree the normal way and wrap the pallu across your neck. This looks reminds you of a saree with a scarf.
  • Hung Along with the Hand as One Layer: Wearing your Khadi saree in just one layer without taking pleats and pinning gives a fashionable look. This draping style has never lost its grace to date.
  • Over the Right Shoulder: Another trendy way to drape your Khadi saree is to let your pallu flow towards your front through your right shoulder. This is ideal when you wear a heavy-worked blouse. Match it with a plain simple coloured saree.
  • Butterfly Style: This draping style is one of the favourite styles for women of all ages. Just pleat the pallu into a thin strip and spread it like a butterfly around the torso.
  • Alternate Bengali Style: Looking for a trendy style to wear a Banarasi Khadi saree? Just pleat your pallu horizontally along the border such that the pleats fall in a slanting order. This is one of the best ways to create your fashion statement among your friends.

Suitable Blouse Designs for Khadi Sarees:

A well-designed and well-fitted blouse is vital to pair with Khadi sarees. Here are some ideas –

  • Khadi Cotton and Handloom: High Neck Cotton blouse with ¾ sleeves; Chinese collar blouse with elbow length blouse; shirt style full sleeves blouse; Peter-Pan style blouse;
  • Khadi Georgette Saree: Boat neck Blouse with lace, Sleeveless blouse with broad neck, Broad neck blouse with mini sleeves; Empire style sleeveless blouse; off-shoulder designer blouse; and Lace designer blouse.
  • Khadi Silk and Pattu Sarees: High neck golden colour blouse, matching colour blouse with cap sleeves in princess cut, Silk blouse designed in gold zari work or Kundan and stone, Round neck blouse with elbow-length sleeves; Silk blouse with puffed or semi-puffed sleeves.
  • Banarasi Khadi Saree: Tussar Silk blouse with gold and silver sequin work, Designer blouse with silver embroidery.
  • Designer Khadi Sarees: Turtle neck ¾ sleeves blouse; round neck with net sleeves; scoop neck blouse with Potli buttons; off-shoulder blouse;
  • Khadi Printed Silk Sarees: Plain solid coloured blouse with high neck front button blouse; gold-coloured sleeveless blouse, Chinese neck blouse with short sleeves or sleeveless;

Khadi sarees bring out the originality of pure Indian sarees. They can be worn on any occasion and bring out the best in any woman. It quickly adapts to your figure and gives elegance. It takes poise and grace to carry out a saree, and Khadi sarees are easy to maintain and very comfortable to drape. They are mostly lightweight and breathable. Khadi sarees keep you cool during summer and warm during winter.

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