Every woman dreams of a wardrobe that consists of designer sarees in India. Sarees that she can look flawless in and make her stand out. Saree has seen a renewed interest in Indian fashion in recent years. Many of our favourite designers like Arpita Mehta, Masaba Gupta, etc have experimented with draped sarees and dhoti sarees. Be it a big fat Indian wedding, or fancy party, a fun get-together with family or a casual pooja at a friend’s place, a stunning designer saree is an Indian woman’s go-to!
With weddings and the festive season around the corner, I got a query about the designer sarees in India that are also available online. So I thought of writing a complete article about it.
So here is a list of 11 best designer sarees in India.
1) Jayanti Reddy.
About the designer: Fashion designer Jayanti Reddy is a Hyderabad-based designer who launched her label in 2012. Her label portrays old world charm and understated elegance by combining handwoven textiles with intricate hand embroidery. Her debut line of Indian ethics at the Lakme Fashion Week with the collection “Siaa” was a big hit worldwide.
Saree details: This purple saree by Jayanti Reddy is crafted in silk and is embellished by scalloped borders with embroidery detailing.
Occasion: Evenings party, weddings sangeet, etc. (evening look)
Style tips: You can pair this saree with either the same color blouse or add a pop with a contrasting peach blouse. Style it up with 2 tone Kundan jewellery.
You can buy more Sarees from Jayanti Reddy here.
2) Arpita Mehta.
About the designer: Arpita Mehta debuted at the Lakme India Fashion Week Winter ’13, with her first collection, ‘Violet Garden’ that featured unique digital prints with mirror work detailing. Her minimalistic yet fashionable style is a blend of ethnic and contemporary designs that enhance the feminine silhouette.
Her outfits have been worn by many Bollywood actresses and other famous personalities such as Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Juhi Chawla, Parineeti Chopra, to name a few.
Saree details: Below is a georgette ruffle saree with yellow fan flower print. It comes with a coordinating blouse.
Occasion: Perfect wedding functions like mehndi or sangeet. (day look)
Style tips: Style it with Contemporary jewellery and some delicate hand accessories.
You can buy more Sarees from Arpita Mehta here.
3) Papa Don’t Preach.
About the designer: Papa Don’t Preach was launched in 2010 by Shubhika. The label was launched in the year 2010 for the girls and women who like to stand out, who are fun, bold and fearless. Her designs consistently display uber-chic style in vibrant designs and head-turning colours such as Indigo, green, pink, yellow, red, blue, orange, white with heavy embellishments.
Saree details: This orange and peach half and half saree in satin georgette and net by papa don’t preach has pre-stitched pallu and is embellished with gold beaded and sequins. It comes along with a peach jacket style blouse with mirror acrylic and bead roses embroidery.
Occasion: Perfect for a cocktail party. (evening look)
Style tips: Style it with statement hoop earrings and Rings. Pair it with simple gold heels to shine out.
For more sarees by Papa dont preach click here.
4) Masaba Gupta
About the designer: Masaba Gupta at the age of 19 made her debut at Lakme Fashion week in the year 2009 as Gen-Next designer with the collection called ‘Kattran’. She is the youngest person to have ever displayed their collections at LFW. The designs under House of Masaba are versatile, lightweight, fuss-free and easy going. Women aged between 18-30 years is their main target audience. The label has worked very hard to make the conventional saree more consumer-friendly.
Saree details: Following is a fuschia pink saree in a flat silk base with tropical banana print from Masaba. It comes with a green rabbit print blouse piece.
Occasion: Simple yet classy saree for any family or friend’s function. Also very festive.
Style tips: Style it with silver or oxidized contemporary jewellery. Match it with beautiful mojris.
You can buy Masaba Gupta sarees here.
5) Varun Bhal.
About the designer: Varun Bahl launched his label in 2001. Nazionale della Moda Italiana to showcase his Spring summer ’07 and Autumn-Winter ’07-’08 collections at Milan Fashion Week, making him one of the first Indian designer ever to participate on the calendar. He is known for the simple silhouette without overloading them with heavy embellishments. His clothes range from traditional saris and lehenga ensembles to contemporary things like trousers, tunics, jackets, and dresses.
Several Indian celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Parineeti Chopra, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, among others, have been spotted wearing Varun Bahl.
Saree details: The saree below is in georgette pre-draped saree by Varun Bahl. It has a fresh gingham check pattern, The unique scallop print adds an element of nautical glamour for a festive look. It comes with a printed chandari blouse.
Occasion: Elegant for a wedding function or as festive wear.
Style tips: keep it simple with delicate pearl earrings and mojri.
For more sarees by Varun Bhal click here.
About the designer: Ankur and Priyanka Modi started their brand AMPM Fashion in 2002. Their Designs are comfortable and have sheer elegance and chic silhouettes. Every outfit is made with beautiful applique techniques and handicrafts which make them extremely contemporary and understated.
Bollywood fashionistas like Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Shilpa Shetty, Kalki Koechlin, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and many more have adorned their designs.
Saree details: Below is a classy chanderi black and white saree by AM:PM’s Qalb collection. It has a delicate white booti motif. It is styled with a black embroidered blouse.
Occasion: Perfect for any evening function.
Style tips: You can style it with either traditional oxidized jewellery or with antique finish gold temple jewellery.
You can buy AM:PM sarees here.
7) RI by Ritu Kumar.
About the designer: Ritu Kumar is the largest and one of the most respected designer-wear brand in India. It was started in the year 1969 with just four hand block printers and two tables in a small village near Calcutta. Today the brand has grown to above ninety retail stores across the country. She was given the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in the year 2013.
Ritu Kumar as a brand has been admired and worn all over the world. Her outfits have been worn by not just Indian celebrities but international celebrities such as the late Princess Diana, Mischa Barton, Anoushka Shankar have been spotted wearing her designs.
Saree details: This saree by RI by Ritu Kumar is a silk-blend saree with colar and pink striped and has a printed border with mirror embroidery. It comes with a coordinated stitched blouse.
Occasion: Simple and elegant saree for any wedding or family function.
Style tips: Style it with beautiful chandbali and similar colour hand accessories.
Fide more saree by Ritu Kumar here.
You can also check my article on 9 Dresses by Label Ritu Kumar.
8) Satya Paul.
About the designer: The brand was founded on 1 April 1985 and is now present at over 35 locations in India and select high street boutiques abroad. Satya Paul is known for light and easy to wear saree in innovative print and vivid color palettes.
Saree details: Below is a black and red geometric print saree with embellishment by Satya Paul. It comes with a matching blouse piece.
Occasion: A perfect night party saree. Best for cocktail and party look.
Style tips: Keep it look modern with black crystal tassel earrings and a similar ring. style it up with black stilettoes.
check out more sarees from Satya Paul here.
9) Payal Singhal.
About the designer: Payal Singhal was 22 when she started her label under her own parent company in the year 1999. Today, the label is known for its Indian fusion designs. It’s famous among young and experimental women who crave something trendy yet traditional. Designs by Payal Singhal focus on modern Indian bridal and occasion wear with global appeal. Her collections are a perfect mix of the Western silhouette with genuine Indian magic.
Many celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, and others have worn her collection at different events.
Saree details: The silk mul saree with aqua titli print by Payal Singhal is simply beautiful. The tassel in the saree added an element. The saree comes with a cute titli print sleeveless choli.
Occasion: Perfect saree for your friend’s wedding functions.
Style tips: Style it with real bead accessories.
Check out more sarees by Payal Singhal here.
You can also check my aritle on 8 Latest Design By Payal Singhal.
10) S&N Drape by Shantanu & Nikhil.
About the designer: Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra started the label in the year 2000 and are based in Delhi. Shantanu & Nikhil is a common name amongst top celebrities in Bollywood and many renowned actors and actresses like Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Serena Williams, Stephen Fleming, Sania Mirza, Dia Mirza, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, A.R.Rehman, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha to name a few are seen adorning different looks from the exclusive designer clothing collection of the label.
Saree details: Below is a solid saree with ombre sequinned pallu with a modern twist. Saree is paired with a black back zipper sleeveless boat neck blouse with overall rexin stripe to added that twist.
Occasion: Perfect evening wear for parties and cocktails.
Style tips: Keep it modern with simple silver or black hoops. Wear it with black stilettos.
You can buy this saree by Shantanu and Nikhil here.
11) Asal By Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.
About the designer: ASAI by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla is amongst the oldest couture label in the country. The designer duo has been at the forefront of Indian fashion for the past 30 years. Established in 1986, they are famous for their formal, bridal and occasion wear. The two have also won the National Award for Costume Design for their work on the film Devdas.
Actress Sonam Kapoor wore an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga for her wedding to Anand Ahuja in early 2018. They have also dressed international stars including Beyonce and Judy Dench. Their label ASAL by Abu Sandeep has stores in Mumbai and Delhi and is also available online.
Saree details: Below is a pink color block saree with gota frill lace, two-layer mirror border and contrast blended chamois covering. the saree comes with a sleeveless net blouse with gota flower embroidery, half blended chamois lining and sheer back.
Occasion: Perfect for an indoor day function.
Style tips: Keep it simple accessories wise, style it with simple stud earrings and hand accessories.
You can check out more sarees by ASAI here.
Well, here I will have to end the list because then it would be too long since there are too many Amazing Indian designers and it’s definitely not possible to include all of them!
I hope you love my compilation and have got a handful of ideas of which designer saree you want to buy this wedding season. Do share with us your views on the best designer sarees in India.