The linen fabric is a 4000-year-old fabric sourced from the flax plant. The fabric is light and airy. The comfort it provides makes it one of the most popular fabrics in the world today.
Difference Between Linen Sarees and Other
Unlike cotton, linen sarees are a little thicker because they naturally have a lower thread count. The fabric is also more solid and durable than other fabrics. A linen saree is a warp-based saree. The warp is entirely made up of linen yarn. A linen-by-line is when we use linen yarn for both the warp and the weft. You can also combine it with other fabrics like cotton, silk or khadi, using 30-40% of that to make it linen by cotton, linen by silk or linen by khadi. Since linen is naturally a firm and stiff fabric, mixing it with other fabrics makes it softer.
Linen Sarees Wearable Throughout The Year
Most of India experiences a tropical form of climate. Since it is a light fabric, it is perfect for India's hot and humid weather. Wear it in light and pastel colors during the summer months for the perfect breezy and airy summer look. Linen allows easy airflow and reflects heat better than other fabrics, making it a perfect choice for Indian summers. On the other hand, you can wear linen in darker colours (like black, grey, dark blues, dark greens, etc.) during the winter months.
Types of Linen Sarees
Cotton Linen Sarees
Since the mixture of cotton and linen provides you with a unique and soft blend. As cotton is such a perfect-for-summer fabric, the combination of linen and cotton is essential for summer.
Printed Linen Sarees
Linen sarees can support a lot of printed designs and patterns. You can have a lot of options here. You can go for simple or complicated designs, depending on the type of look you are going. The options are endless: block patterns, flowery patterns, or simple plain colours.
Zari Work Linen Sarees
Zari's work is world-famous for its beauty. So, their addition to a linen saree only adds charm and elegance. Heavy embroidery combined with the light fabric makes the saree very comfortable and easy to carry.
Silk Linen Sarees
Since silk is a luxurious material, it provides that classy and chic look to a line saree. You can also go for an embroidered or silk border to make it out of this world!
Styling of A Linen Sarees
Picking jewellery for a linen saree can be very easy. A linen saree can be accessorised heavily or lightly. You can go for simple artificial or imitation jewellery, like a simple pendant or oxidised jewellery, if you want to go for a simple look. Pair it with some plain flats and simple jhumkas. This would be perfect for everyday office, college wear, or even a casual hangout with your friends. You can also go for heavy, authentic jewellery like gold or silver necklaces if you need to go to a big party or formal event. Wear black heels to complete the elegant look. The draping style can also differ. Try out different styles to find the perfect one. The point is to experiment and find something that matches your unique style.
Tips to Take Care of Linen Sarees
Linen sarees can be machine-washed or hand-washed. But it would help if you kept in mind that they get softer with each wash. Wash the linen saree separately to avoid transferring colours. Always iron linen sarees before wearing them to get that elegant and smart look.